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Automation Maintenance Technician

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Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) is an innovative and full-service Tier One supplier with a global presence and emphasis in development for lightweight technologies.  CSP offers employees the opportunity to join a leading edge company within the composite material industry and enjoy the benefits offered by a growing company in North America and internationally.

We are seeking an Automation Maintenance Technician for our Salisbury, NC Plant.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Update, modify, and continuously improve existing controls systems including robotic programs, ladder logic programs, relay logic, electrical distribution, motor controls, operator interface, hydraulics, and pneumatics distribution and control.

  • Design and develop new machine controls including robotic, electrical, electronic, hydraulic, and pneumatic and vision systems.

  • Coordinate with engineering and maintenance on existing machine control modifications to robotic, electrical, electronic, hydraulic, and pneumatic and vision systems.

  • Create, maintain and keep current all hard copies and electronic data bases: all electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic schematics; panel layouts; PLC, operator display, operator interface, and robot programs; machine power distribution and all related vendor controls component part documentation.

  • Schedule and complete backups of all electronic machine control and robotic programs on set schedule.

  • Implement and maintain data collection system from shop floor processing equipment.

  • Maintain and expand existing plant floor machine control to Ethernet gateways, links and connections.

  • Maintain all sub machine control data highways

  • Maintain and update controls portion of machine standards

  • Coordinate with and aid company systems personnel with plant floor Ethernet machine drop routing and Ethernet message traffic control

  • Complete correspondence, forms and reports using personal computer and applicable software

  • Handle confidential information on a regular basis

  • Support multiple PLC and electrical controlled automated systems.

  • Design, implement and support all human machine interface (HMI) hardware and software for automated systems.

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Associate’s Degree is preferred, but not required.  Preferably in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field of study.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in this role.

  • Must be available to work off shifts.

  • Preferred experience in  Core software using Fanuc Software, DVT Frameworks, Wonder Ware, RS-View, Allen Bradley SLC 505 series, Fluid Delivery, Panel builder 32 and RS Logic 500 and 5000 software.

  • Electrical controls engineering background desired

  • Complete knowledge of and ability to design and use relay logic, ladder logic, pneumatic logic and hydraulic logic

  • Complete knowledge of and ability to use RS232, RS422, DH485, Ethernet, DH+, Device Net, Control Net and remote I/O communications protocol.

  • Complete understanding and ability to use Excel, Word, Access, Acad 2000 or Acad 2000LT, and all related computer software for machine programming, backup and monitoring.

  • Must have good problem solving skills

  • Experience with waterjet programming and ABB robots is a plus.

Physical Requirements:

  • Walking / standing for minimum of 8 hours per day.

  • Frequently lifting up to 40 lbs.

  • Bending, stooping and carrying.

  • Must be able to work overtime, weekends and/or alternate shifts as required.

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