As a Lead Controls Technician, you will assist with design & development, provide leadership on projects and mentor other Controls Technicians. Your experience will include electrical work within the automation industry. You’ll work alongside our Build, Applications, Controls, and Mechanical Engineering teams to design, build, program, and deploy custom automated equipment and solutions for every application, process, and industry.
What You’ll Do:
- Assist Engineering in the development phase
- Lead projects and assist project teams assigned during the electrical assembly phase.
- Plan, organize and control the build process and related costs.
- Work cross-functionally with all departments during all phases of the project including de-bug and runoff.
- Verify the arrival of materials to ensure they are available when needed.
- Keep the project team up to date on key project detail, and keep the team informed on workload, and hours required.
- Drive best practice and cost savings opportunities with the electrical team.
- Assign and track tasks for the project team so that all resources are used to their full potential.
- Strive to achieve the highest level of performance from each team member as it relates to their individual ability.
- Provide team member concerns/issues to Sr. Leads and Managers surrounding employee expectations, so management can provide feedback, coaching, and accountability to insure employees meet company expectations as needed.
- Support, promote, and execute company initiatives.
- Ensure that changes and problems get documented and communicated.
- Provide timely customer service to both internal and external customers.
- Communicate to the Sr. Lead Controls Technician, Electrical Manager and Project Manager on open issues, milestones, release status, timing, hours, and budget concerns.
- Responsible to assist the Sr. Lead Controls Technician and Electrical Manager in developing the electrical team through leadership, experience, positive attitude, encouragement, and training.
- Support the quoting team by giving input on concepts, hours, and material costs.
- Maintain a clean and organized work area.
- Demonstrate a commitment to upholding the highest standards of safety, on-time delivery, and quality of our products.
- Assist Sr. Lead Controls Technician and Electrical Manager on holding team accountable to company policy and procedure.
- Effectively and safely: Troubleshoot wiring and circuits; Wire according to NEC; Read and understand schematics.
- Coordinate tear down and installation. This begins in the design phase to help the engineer break up the job into sections sized to ship. Determine the sequence of tear down and figure out tools and resources to do install.
Note: This list of responsibilities is by no means inclusive; however, it is intended to be a guideline for activities.
What You’ll Bring:
- High school diploma or equivalent required.
- At least four years of electrical experience, preferably in the automation industry.
- Experience can include electrical work within construction, residential, commercial or manufacturing industries
- Related vocational education preferred.
- Willingness and ability to travel up to 20% of the time.
Skills You’ll Have:
- Proficient with Microsoft Office and the ability to navigate Excel.
- Proficient in: Schematic interpretation, Panel building, Machine Wiring and Troubleshooting.
- Strong mechanical aptitude with a focus on safety and quality.
- Proven ability to accept and give direction, set expectations, and hold team members accountable to meet timing, budget, and customer expectations.
- Ability to train and mentor.
Covid-19 Disclaimer: The health & safety of everyone at JR Automation is critical to our success. As an essential employee, you will work onsite at one of our facilities and follow the policies & practices in the JR Automation Covid-19 Safe Work Playbook. Social distancing, mask wearing, and capacity limits are a few of the strategies we utilize.
- Ability to maintain a steady pace while bending, kneeling, climbing ladders, and climbing onto and beneath machines.
- Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. as required.
- Ability to obtain a Hi-Lo (Fork Lift), Aerial Platform and Overhead Crane license, along with Lock Out Tag Out training, while employed at JR Automation.
- Ability to provide own hand tools and tool box suitable for the job (a list of those recommended will be provided).
- Travel at least 20% of the time will be required (including nights and weekends up to two weeks at a time). This may also include international travel depending on the project(s).
At JR Automation, our team of experts leverage the latest technologies, innovative thinking, and decades of experience to meet the automation needs of our customers all over the world. Founded in 1980, JR Automation now has over 2,000 employees at 23 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia with over $600M in sales.
We value creativity, assertiveness, quick thinking and a passion for technology.
Come think, solve, & create with us!