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Howmet Aerospace Automation Technician - 21000889 in La Porte, Indiana

JOB SUMMARY This position is primarily responsible for providing support for HLC PLC systems, HMI's and robotic control systems.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Key emphasis on maintaining and improving reliability and productivity of robotic/automated systemsProviding specialized technical expertise in the application and use of material handling, control, and automation technology for plant facilities and processesJOB RESPONSIBILITIESJob responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:Maintain accurate records for all robot/automation programs and all changes to these systemsProvide support for PLC and HMI and Robotic systems in the plantsProvide support to the maintenance techs troubleshooting issuesImproving the overall safety of the plant's equipment and processes.Work closely with Production, Planning and other departments (Purchasing, Maintenance, or outside vendors) to plan work activitiesContinuing to learn the craft of mechanical, electrical, controls and automation.Monitor safe work practicesMaintain and improve equipment OEEPerforms all other work related duties as assignedBasic Qualifications:High School Diploma or GED from an accredited insitution3 years work experience in an industrial/manufacturing environmentEmployees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status. ITAR defines U.S. person as an U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.Preferred Qualifications:Associates Degree from an accredited institution in a technical disciplineProficiency in varying control and automation programs including Rockwell Automation or similar control and automation softwareRobotic experienceProficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Outlook.Ability to integrate new devices into legacy systemsGood verbal and written communication skillsBasic understanding of hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrical control systems in a diverse industrial environmentStrong electrical/controls aptitudeFamiliarity with a wide variety of facility infrastructure systemsAbility to rapidly grasp concepts and understand processesAbility to multi-taskA self-starter with the ability to prioritize work assignmentsEqual Opportunity Employerminorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity