INSTRUMENTATION / AUTOMATION TECHNICIAN (Automotive) – East London
International Automotive Component Manufacturer needs to appoint an Instrumentation Technician to do maintenance on Hydraulic Presses, Industrial Robots, CNC Machines, Spot Welding Guns as well as Project installations.
Report to the Control & Instrumentation Manager
Must be prepared to work shifts
Qualifications + Experience
N6 Diploma with Trade Test in Automation and Instrumentation OR
Qualified Millwright with applicable experience
T3/S4 Diploma will be an advantage
3 years as a Technician in the Electrical field, especially in Automation (Hydraulics and general maintenance / projects)
Read and understand Electrical drawings
Electrical and PLC fault finding
Read and understand Hydraulic / Pneumatic drawings ESSENTIAL
Able to work on 3 phase 380 V
Maintenance installation on hydraulic presses, industrial robots, CNC Machines, spot welding guns and well as project installation
Electrical fault finding
PLC (Siemens & Festo) and robot programming
Improvement and upgrades of a variety of machines
Setting up checklists
Maintaining software backups
Motors, AC & DC Drivers
Planning maintenance schedules
Maintenance, fault finding, programming and control of S5 and S7 PLC’s and SEW drives that control Robots, used for the assembling of parts for the motor industry
Fault finding and correction of electrical problems as there are no Electricians in the Assembly Department on the lines
Small projects and assist with projects that are run by the Projects Departments
Upgrades of PLC programs and adding robots
Servicing of the robots and assist production during the shift
Pneumatic experience with clamps and cylinders on Jigs
Hydraulic experience with power packs for Hydraulic Presses and Sealer Systems
Faultfinding and configuring on Siemens S7 programming and Simatic 7 and MicroWin.
HMI Simatic S7 and WinCC Flexible.
Preventative maintenance and work orders.
Faultfinding and problem solving on hydraulics and pneumatics systems.
Relays, contactors and sensors.
Build and repair electrical circuits.
Attend to faults and breakdowns pertaining to 3 phase electricity motors.
Conduct root cause analysis and corrective actions in case of machinery failure and quality deviations on ABB robots.
Operate automatic equipment and maintain production equipment.
Faultfinding and analyses on Siemens PLC’s and networking.
Repair and optimize ABB robots.
Change Axis servo motors for ABB robots.
Perform back-ups and restore programs on ABB robots.
Perform back-ups and restore programs on Siemens PLC’s.
Faultfinding on robotic integrated systems.
Faultfinding and adjust camera vision systems using Insight Cognex software.
Work with Scada systems such as Stamp Master and Stamp Ware.
Repair faulty equipment such as vacuum generators, vacuum suckers and Linax robots.
Calibrate the 6 Axis of ABB robots when required.
Analyze and faultfinding industrial communication errors within robots, Profibus DP and Ethernet cables.
Faultfinding on Siemens drives.
Perform preventative maintenance on robots.
Conduct a fishbone charts to understand the breakdowns.
Analyze and interpret electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic diagrams.
Panasonic Towers robot training for CO2 welding.
SALARY OFFERED TO SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT WILL DEPEND ON QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
ONLY APPLICANTS THAT MEET THE ABOVE REQUIREMENTS WILL BE CONSIDERED
Applicants who have not been contacted within 14 days should consider their applications as having been unsuccessful