Automation Technician - Kermit

Fairmount Santrol Published: March 20, 2018
Kermit, TX
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The Automation Technician will demonstrate the ability to perform the advanced functions related to the maintenance and repair of electrical equipment at all facilities. The Automation Technician will troubleshoot and maintain wiring, communications networks, programming of PLCs, CitectSCADA HMI, and other supporting automation devices.


  • Troubleshoot electrical issues as they arise. These issues can range from the low voltage sensor level, motor controls, and expanding up to the high voltage service side.
  • Maintain and update device level networks including DeviceNet and Ethernet
  • PLC Programming (RSLogix 5000, RSLogix 500)
  • SCADA Programming (CitectSCADA and RSView Studio Preferred)
  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot analog sensors (4-20mA)
  • Install, configure, test, and troubleshoot AC variable frequency drives and starters
  • Install, configure, test, and troubleshoot Ethernet devices
  • Assist with virtualized server management (VMWare)
  • Assist team with installation and testing of control system interconnections for new construction


  • Associate’s Degree or equivalent, Electromechanical Technology degree preferred
  • 2+ years of manufacturing electrical maintenance preferred
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office required
  • PLC Configuration Software experience, prefer RSLogix 5000
  • Knowledge of proper electrical codes and procedures
  • Ability to read and interpret electrical schematics
  • Ability to travel. Normal job will be local with some travel required during large scale remote projects

Physical Requirements:

  • Subject to outside environmental conditions; hazards such as moving parts, electrical current, and working in high places; subject to noise; occasional lifting and climbing

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