Automation Control Technician

Location: Detroit, MI
Date Posted: 03-13-2018
Located in Lyon Township, MI and headquartered in Germany, SW North America is a technology focused company that supplies solutions for demanding, workpiece-specific manufacturing systems for the metal working industry. SWNA’s equipment is used worldwide, particularly in the automotive and aerospace industries, in hydraulics and pneumatics manufacturing, and in many other emerging fields and markets.

The Position
SW North America is hiring an Automation Control Technician to its team to hit the ground running and make an immediate impact with the Company. The Automation Control Technician will have the responsibility for, among other things, the maintenance, repair, service, and installation of SW Automation systems and machines, assisting our customers in the resolution of problems they may encounter, installing and demonstrating new automation and/or machines in customer plants, and training customer personnel in processing, tooling and operating SW machine products.

This position requires up to 75% domestic travel. Candidates should be comfortable working from home, and traveling to customers on a daily or weekly basis.

Targeted Experience, Skills and Abilities  
  • Bachelor’s degree within the Electrical Engineering field preferred, but not required
  • 5+ years of related experience and/or training on servicing complex automation equipment
  • Understanding of mechanical, hydraulic, and laser systems
  • Knowledge of CNC equipment, Siemens preferred
  • PLC programming experience with Siemens Step 7
  • Customer service-oriented demeanor
  • A valid Driver’s License
  • Understanding of German language preferred, but not required
Compensation & Benefits
The position is full-time, permanent, and offers a competitive compensation package based on skills and experience. In addition, the Company offers 100% Company paid Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance, a 401K, ongoing career development and training, and a team-based work environment.
The Recruiting Process
The Recruiting process will include two phone screens, two in-person interviews, candidate assessments, and a pre-employment background check and drug test.
The Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer!
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