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Automation Technician

Job Details

Legal Address - DENTON, MD
Full Time
High School


The Automation Technician works directly with the Engineering & Production Department to support our
manufacturing facility. They should have the ability to program, troubleshoot errors, and repair malfunctions with
welding robots, CNC water jet, PLC controlled equipment, CNC routers, CNC mills and machining centers, and other
CNC machines. The Automation Technician must possess the ability to ensure the automated systems and
equipment are serviced, programmed, adjusted, calibrated, and maintained. Must have the ability to design, fabricate,
install, test, modify, and troubleshoot electronic and control systems.



  • Work with the Engineering Department to program CNC Water Jet to CAD specifications and perform preventative maintenance
  • Perform maintenance and troubleshoot errors on CNC Mills and Machining Centers
  • Understand our company welding robot programming techniques and be current with the industry standards
  • Set up, troubleshoot, and maintain Welding Robots as well as implement new technologies and features
  • Become familiar with our Programmable Logic Controllers controlled lines, then have the ability to troubleshoot, program, and perform preventative maintenance
  • Install, troubleshoot, update, and program electronic safety equipment
  • Work with the Engineering Department to program CNC Routers to product specifications and perform preventative maintenance
  • Read and interpret CAD drawings and specifications
  • Apply strong mechanical/electronic aptitude when responding to maintenance requests
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times
  • Active Learning- Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem solving and decision-making
  • Critical thinking- Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents
  • Complex Problem Solving- Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions
  • Judgment and Decision Making- Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one
  • Operations Analysis- Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
  • Instructing - Teaching others how to do something
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of oneself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively


  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas by speaking so others will understand
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing
  • Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you
  • Control Precision- The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions
  • Manual Dexterity- The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects
  • Finger Dexterity- The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects
  • Multi-limb Coordination- The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully
perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to
stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance;
stoop, kneel, talk or hear. The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities
required by the job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


  • High School Diploma or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate preferred
  • At least 3-5 years experience working with automation equipment and programmable controllers or
  • In lieu of 3-5 years experience will consider Electronics Degree/Certification or Military Electronics/Electrical Technician Training
  • Knowledgeable and experienced with industrial control hardware and communication systems - PLC’s
  • Must be able to apply mathematical concepts such as, fundamentals of fractions, percentages, area, circumference and volume.
  • General Maintenance Experience a plus