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Controls Technician II
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Post Date:Mar 06, 2020Type:Full Time
Start Date:As soon as possibleSalary:Depends on experience
Location: US - New Hampshire - Keene Job Reference:MedNA00693

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Smiths Medical is currently hiring a Controls Technician II in Keene, NH for 2nd shift (3pm-11pm).

The Controls Technician II will support the production lines with the goal of building quality product, meeting safety goals, and producing at high efficiency levels.
Smiths Medical has a positive impact on someone’s life around the world every minute of every day. In fact, over 240 people every minute benefit from a Smiths Medical product. Join us and grow your career while being a part of our continued success! We offer a fun, fast-paced, inspiring and collaborative work environment with opportunities to learn and contribute at all career levels. Innovation is part of who we are, with industry-leading products across a broad spectrum of medical device categories and a strong new product development pipeline.

Duties & Responsibilities
•        Subject Matter Expert (SME) on various production lines and will be expected to mentor the Line Technicians (LT) on Preventative Maintenance (PM) tasks and root cause / corrective actions of machine issues.
•        Work with the Operations Production team as required to increase efficiency of production processes or reduce waste within the processes.
•        Support PLC programming, software system diagnostics, as well as vision and control systems support.
•        Systems including Allen Bradley PLC programs. Preferred Systems Experience: A-B Contrologix, Compactlogix, PLC-5, SLC-500 processors. Panelviews, Devicenet, and associated Rockwell programming software, A-B variable frequency drives, servo systems, stepper motors, robots, and mechanical/pneumatic systems.
•        Proficient in Auto-Cad/Solid Works design packages.
•        Training of Operations Production team in basic skill sets (root cause analysis, electrical, pneumatics, electronics, controls, etc.) and to assist in developing the line technicians and other roles skill level.
•        Work with the tool crib and line technicians to verify the Preventative Maintenance & Predictive Maintenance tasks have been completed and entered into the Enterprise Asset Management system.
•        Write protocols, execute protocols and write final reports for Process Validation (Engineering Studies, IQ, OQ, PQ and CSV) and to perform basic statistical analysis
•        Create tooling, assembly, electrical drawings, and other drawings as necessary based on the project requirements.
•        Lead from the design phase to implementation phase for small to medium continuous improvement projects that will drive process improvements (scrap reduction, efficiency improvements, etc.) within the business.
•        Utilize the project tracker to ensure the accuracy of the estimated cycle time to complete the task / project is met.
•        Maintain safe operations by adhering to safety procedures.

Skills
Requirements
•        High School Diploma or GED required. Technical training and certifications post high school preferred.
•        Knowledge of electronics and machine controls
•        Knowledge of electrical circuits and debug of those circuits
•        Knowledge of basic measuring tools (Micrometers, calipers, gage blocks, etc.)
•        Continuous Improvement knowledge and practical application of fundamental Lean principles preferred.
•        Ability to read controls logic (Allen Bradley, Siemens, etc.) required.
•        Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and other advanced software packages (i.e. statistical software analysis, etc.) required.
•        Familiarity with clean room floor operating protocols, equipment, systems and processes required.
•        Education requirements can be obtained through an educational institution or gained through equivalent work experience
•        Ability to communicate information clearly and directly to co-workers and supervisory personnel both verbally and in writing.
•        Ability to recognize the operation, wiring and applications of various electrical control/devices to include the following: relays, starters, switches (proximity, photo electric, mechanical), plugs, connectors, solid state processors, variable speed drives, poser distribution (low/high voltage), AC/DC circuitry motors (AC/DC), and controls, capacitors, over current protection, lighting systems, telecommunication wiring, computer cabling and alternate power sources. Expected to perform other department activities as required. Ability to use poser equipment both inside and outside the facility. Work involves use of manufacturing equipment or close proximity to equipment. May be exposed to biohazards and /or chemicals.
•        Ability to adapt to change (positive & negative).
•        Ability to utilize interpersonal and communication techniques, working in a team environment, and dealing with a wide variety of personalities and communication styles.
•        Willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
•        Serve as technical expert on teams for production.
•        Train and Influence line technicians in areas for machine debug and preventative maintenance.
•        Practical problem-solving capabilities on complex problem statements.
•        Strong technical writing skills; Balance soft skills and technical skills for a well-rounded team member. for document change control procedure to process updates to drawings, work instructions, department procedures and other applicable documents affecting the tool room.
•        Able to work as part of a team, think creatively, and problem solve.
•        Capacity to work independently and set individual priorities.
•        Proven ability to troubleshoot problems in complex electromechanical systems.


Notes
Salary & Benefits
In addition to a competitive compensation package, Smiths Medical offers a comprehensive benefit package including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K and much more!

About Us
Smiths is always looking for curious minds. For new colleagues who want responsibility and relish a challenge. Those who would like to use their talents to help make the world safer, healthier, more efficient and more connected.
We're proud that we've been helping propel the human world forwards during our 160 year history of innovation. By looking at things differently. By adapting and never standing still. And by always thinking big.
Today we're an aligned global business of five divisions and around 22,000 colleagues, that touches the lives of millions every year across five vibrant global markets.
In Smiths Medical, one of the five divisions of Smiths Group, we touch the lives of millions of people every day. Our colleagues are focused on providing innovative, lifesaving solutions for patients around the world.
So whether you're an experienced professional or just starting out on your career, our global scale and focus on growth means great career opportunities for the right colleagues. There's never been a better time to join Smiths. And help us create the future.
At Smiths Medical, we believe that different perspectives and backgrounds are what make a company flourish. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, economic status, disability, age, protected veteran status or any other legally protected characteristics. We are proud to be an inclusive company with values grounded in equality and ethics, where we celebrate, support, and embrace diversity.


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Smiths Medical
Name: Becky Gramenz
Country: United States
Email: becky.gramenz@smiths-medical.com
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