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Industrial Automation Maintenance Technician

Posted by: Hydranautics <> on August 14, 2017 at 00:04:01. Click here to reply to this post via Email.Click here for help with email link

Contract / Temp to Direct / Direct Hire: Direct Hire
City: Oceanside
State: California
Country: United States
Zip or Postal Code: 92058

Under general supervision, performs moderately complex maintenance related to operations, machinery equipment and automation systems like PLC programming. Incumbents perform major building electrical, construction and security equipment maintenance and repairs. Provides input to proposed manufacturing equipment. Modifies, rebuilds and installs capital equipment. Works flexible, alternate shifts: including nights, weekends and holidays as necessary. Primary Shift is: 8pm-6:40am, Thursday-Sunday.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1.Checks the operation of machines and trouble-shoots electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, electronic, equipment and automation problems.

2.Performs complex preventative and predictive maintenance on machines and equipment using various tools and equipment.

3.Trouble-shoots electrical and electronic controls on manufacturing equipment for rebuilding, repairing or fabricating purposes.

4.Diagnoses and resolves PLC issues using ladder logic and text based logic programs and familiarity with robotics.

5.Modifies and rebuilds manufacturing equipment to meet new machine requirements or production demands with engineering support. Provides input to proposed manufacturing equipment. Installs capital equipment.

6.Performs major building electrical, construction and security equipment maintenance and repairs. May perform machinist duties.

7.Understands and interprets electronic schematics for trouble-shooting electronic equipment with minimal assistance.

8.Maintains work orders on a daily and weekly basis. Documents all machine preventative, predictive and/or maintenance repairs clearly and concisely for historical and future maintenance purposes.

9.Continues education and/or training by taking a class related to maintenance technicians job on a continuous basis.

10.Follow safety regulations and adhering to OSHA and Cal OSHA standards. Operates Forklifts, Genie Booms and Scissor lifts.

11.Familiarity with electronic circuit boards/control panels which control the automation of manufacturing equipment.

12.Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

1.Advance knowledge of electrical, mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic processes and repair methods/techniques.

2.Must understand PLC ladder logic and text based logic programs within control systems for manufacturing equipment.

3.Intermediate to advance skills in reading and interpreting electrical and mechanical drawings, schematics and/or blueprints as well as technical product specifications to understand and identify standard manufacturing parts. In addition must be able to read safety rules, operating & maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.

4.Ability to train others in the maintenance of machines and continuous learning and application of maintenance techniques/methods.

5.Organize and prioritize work orders while meeting deadlines to minimize production downtime with a high-level of accuracy in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.

6.Ability to deal with problems/issues involving some variation in standardized situations.

7.Work under direct supervision and independently and foster a cooperative spirit within a large and/or small team.

8.Basic working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite to execute e-mails, word documents and open power point presentations and use Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) Systems.

Education and/or Experience:

1.High School Diploma and 5 years experience in an automation environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience that together with experience and training, enables the applicant to demonstrate the required knowledge and experience.

2.Electromechanical (required), PLC Tech. (a plus), Forklift, Genie Boom & Scissor Lift (recertified w/Hydranautics)

Physical Demands and Work Environment: (Typical physical demands and the work environment characteristics an employee must meet and encounter while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

1.Position works in an office environment involving prolonged sitting in front of a computer workstation.

2.Ability to work under demanding requirements and hard deadlines (e.g. product deliverables).

Must be able to work extended hours per the demands of the business especially for month-end closing.

About this Company

Hydranautics is a part of the Nitto Group and one of the global leaders in the field of integrated membrane solutions. Hydranautics offers complete membrane solutions like reverse osmosis, nanofiltration, ultrafiltration and microfiltration for water, waste water and process treatment and applications. Hydranautics membrane based solutions are currently in use on seven continents throughout the world for diverse applications such as seawater desalination, industrial high-purity water, surface water treatment, waste water treatment and specialty process applications. For further information kindly visit our website at

Hydranautics is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data or other legally protected status. Visit our website at

TO APPLY: Submit resume to Human Resources at with INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN in subject line.

The above statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels and characteristics of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities. Management has the right to change duties at any time to meet business needs.


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