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Automation Specialist

Company: Spectrum Brands
Location: denison
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Division Information

The Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI) business of Spectrum Brands is a major manufacturer and supplier of residential locksets, residential builders' hardware, faucets, and commercial locksets and doors, with a portfolio of renowned brands, including Kwikset, Weiser, Baldwin, National Hardware, Stanley, FANAL, Pfister, EZSET, and Tell. HHI is a leader in its key markets with #1 positions in U.S. residential locksets (Kwikset), Canada residential locksets (Weiser), U.S. luxury locksets (Baldwin), and U.S. builders' hardware (Stanley-National Hardware), #2 in Mexico residential hardware (Fanal), #3 in U.S. retail plumbing (Pfister), and #1 in U.S. retail commercial locksets. Headquartered in Orange County, California, HHI has a global sales force and operates manufacturing and distribution facilities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Asia.

Job Summary

Designs complex PLC, HMI, and advanced technology programs, which involves the selection, design and installation of all associated hard wiring. Assists in the maintenance of high technology equipment. Uses computers to interface with PLC's and all other electrical test equipment of the trade. Oversees and guides electricians and provides assistance to the maintenance and production departments on all electrical issues.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

* (10%) Works autonomously while designing complex PLC, HMI, robotic, servo and other controls systems. * (10%) Assists with diagnosing complex electrical circuits and be a resource to shift electricians and mechanics. * (10%) Works with leads, supervisors and technicians to coordinate machine modifications and/or complex electrical repairs. * (10%) Assists with getting faulted equipment back on line by whatever means are necessary, i.e. calls vendors, take initiative to acquire additional resources or technical help. * (10%) Plans, lays out and installs complex circuits and distribution equipment in accordance with all applicable codes. * (10%) May fabricate and install electrical systems on production equipment while working from drawings and schematics. * (5%) Provides documentation and electrical drawings for new projects as well as existing equipment. * (5%) Controls electrical blueprints (print as well as electronic documents) and assures all prints and programs are up to date. * (5%) Maintains and upgrades the computer floor terminals (software/hardware). * (5%) Trains maintenance and production employees on newly installed equipment. * (5%) Determines if repairs can be made, or if service technicians must be called in. Repairs or reports any safety discrepancies immediately. * (5%) Performs any other duties as assigned by his Supervisor or the Maintenance Supervisor. * (5%) Takes initiative to respond to any discrepancies. Contacts vendors for technical assistance, parts availability, and prepare Purchase Requisitions, PTO's, and other types of documentation. Initiates Engineering contacts for problem resolution. * (5%) Takes extraordinary responsibility for safety and housekeeping. Ensures safety measures and compliance to OSHA regulations and plant safety rules. Participates in and leads group efforts and projects. * Performs other duties as required.

Education and Experience Profile

* Position requires Associates degree in electronics/electronics technology or equivalent combination of education and experience. * Minimum of 7 years industrial electrical/electronic experience to include in-depth working knowledge of process controls and PLC's.

Required Skills

* Must be able to read and interpret electrical, mechanical and hydraulic blueprints. * Must be able to work from diverse data and drawings while coordinating equipment repairs. * Good interpersonal skills required for indirect supervision and for frequent vendor contacts. * Extraordinary overtime is required in this position; late night calls and call in's can be expected. * This position will be issued a cell phone for emergency contact. * Position also requires extraordinary initiative and self-motivation, as this function must perform with little or no direct supervision. * Must be computer proficient. DOS, Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project and all PLC (Allen-Bradley, Omron, Siemens, Mitsubishi, etc.) programming software.

Mathematical Skills: Ability to apply concepts of electricity, electronics, chemistry, physics, algebra, trigonometry and geometry to everyday problems.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Physical Demands: The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

Working conditions are normal for a manufacturing environment and non-climate controlled manufacturing facility.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and risk of electrical shock. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; extreme heat; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Must be able to travel domestically 10% of time and internationally 1% of time.

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this job/classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Spectrum Brands is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Keywords: Spectrum Brands, Allen , Automation Specialist, Other , denison, Texas

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