Industrial Automation Technician
Johnson Controls' Wichita operation designs, builds and distributes around one million pieces of residential heating and cooling equipment every year. Johnson Controls Wichita builds and assembles some of the biggest HVAC brands in the industry, including York, Luxaire, Coleman, Champion and Guardian.
The Wichita facility houses not only manufacturing and its staff but also the residential product engineering staff, designers, technical services, warranty, accounting, supply chain and procurement. Johnson Controls Wichita also hosts and provides factory visits to thousands of customers, suppliers and local university students each year.
The primary manufacturing campus sits on 63 acres with a total of 1.3 million square feet. It has also translated into large employment growth in Wichita, where its workforce is around 1,600 employees which is up nearly 22 percent year over year. The Wichita manufacturing facility is the largest non-aircraft manufacturing plant in Wichita.
What you will do
The Industrial Automation Technician will support the production lines, equipment, and facility by providing troubleshooting, repairs, and preventive maintenance activities. The abilities and skills required are broad based to include electrical, electronic, mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic.
How you will do it
As an Industrial Automation Technician, you will:
* Troubleshoot, repair, and perform preventive maintenance on all production machinery, testers, and facility systems and equipment as needed utilizing a variety of hand tools, testers, and shop power tools.
* Read and comprehend electrical, electronic, mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic prints and schematics and perform troubleshooting and repairs of these systems.
* Work with engineers, technicians, production, and maintenance associates in resolution of equipment issues and repairs.
* Provide written documentation and reports as requested.
* Facilitate, coordinate, and communicate with other supervisors to coordinate repair activities in individual departments in a customer oriented manner with "customer first" sense of urgency.
* Recommend measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, and quality of product.
* Train or instruct others on technical issues and operation of equipment as needed.
* Attend classes and seminars to update skills as required.
What we look for
* High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
* Two year industrial electronic course from a reputable school
* Two to three years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
* Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, correspondence, sketches, diagrams, and memos
* Ability to create and write correspondence
* Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to employees, customers, clients, and vendors
* Strong interpersonal skills to encompass establishing productive relationships with company management and personnel
* Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to convert metric system measurements.
* Ability to work overtime to meet production demands and can include Saturdays and Sundays when necessary
* Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions. Ability to deal with standardized situations with variables.
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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to handle and finger, feel and talk or hear and is required to walk and stand frequently and occasionally required to sit, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl. The employee must be able to perform work while from ladders and manlift equipment. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to adjust focus and capable of vision good enough to read prints, schematics and part numbers.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The exposed noise level varies from a quiet office level to a very high production manufacturing level around machinery and equipment requiring hearing protection as required.
The employee in this job must be knowledgeable of and follow all company safety policies and procedures.
Who we are
At Johnson Controls, we're shaping the future to create a world that's safe, comfortable and sustainable. Our global team creates innovative, integrated solutions to make cities more connected, buildings more intelligent and vehicles more efficient. We are passionate about improving the way the world lives, works and plays. The future requires bold ideas, an entrepreneurial mind-set and collaboration across boundaries. You need a career focused on tomorrow. Tomorrow needs you.
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