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PLC Maintenance Specialist

Company: Hyundai Transys Georgia Powertrain, Inc
Location: West Point
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

Position Summary:The primary role of the PLC Specialist is to provide technical support to ensure that the production lines and plant equipment are operational, and provide the technical expertise to troubleshoot, repair and maintain process PLC's, control systems and computers.Essential Functions:

  • Adheres to the HTGP policies and procedures
  • Learns, demonstrates and upholds HTGP Core Values
  • Treat all HTGP -team members with respect and professional courtesy
  • Complies with all HTGP Certification Standards; Management System (IATF16949), Environmental ISO 14001 and Health and Safety ISO 45001 policies and procedures
  • Always strives to maintain a positive work environmentEHS:
    • Adheres to all safety policies and procedures -
    • Complies with all safety policies and 5S clean philosophy to maintain a safe, clean working environment
    • Consistently meets company safety goals -Technical:
      • Troubleshoot, diagnose, and repair plant control systems, PLC's, motion controllers, HMI's and electrical systems.
      • Solid foundation of Siemens Step 7systems and Siemens TIA Portal software platforms (for Programmable Logic Controllers & Human Machine Interface devices) and programming motor controls
      • Read and interpret drawings, diagrams, manuals, schematics, and blueprints to maintain and improve equipment uptime.
      • Set-up, configure, program, modify, and improve PLC programs.
      • Maintains continuity among work teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and participating in daily pass down discussions
      • Create and implement countermeasures for equipment based on downtime data
      • Provide 2nd level technical support to plant electricians and technicians
      • Work with equipment suppliers & contractors to improve equipment or processes
      • Support and Implement capital projects as per yearly schedule
      • Contributes to team efforts by accomplishing KPI department goals
      • Must be hands on when problem solving and supporting equipment issues
      • Prepares reports and presentations as required, improvements, corrective actions and quality issues etc.
      • Understand and applies correct LOTO procedures and leads others in same
      • Support weekend / shutdown PM schedules for all HTGP equipment as required
      • Ensures PM Work Orders are completed on time -
      • Documents, evaluates and improves maintenance objectives
      • Leadership:
        • Documents all activities in a timely manner
        • Builds and maintains good working relationships with Team Members and Management
        • Measures team efficiency (downtime rate, MTBF, MTTR, etc---) and assure that key performance metrics are met or exceeded
        • Helps all direct reports with motivating, mentoring, personal and professional growth and goal setting
        • Maintains flow of operations by directing the work of employees, and communicating production status, requirements, and problems to related departments -
        • Directs and oversees outside contractors performing maintenance, installation, or equipment modifications -Education
          • High School/GED
          • 4 Year Degree or comparable background of work related experience related discipline preferredReporting:
            • Reports to: Maintenance Assistant Manager or designee
            • Direct reports: NoneCompetency RequirementsCommunicates critical issues (what, who, when, where) to Team Leader, Group Leader, Asst. Manager or Manager in a timely manner; cooperate in creating a positive work environment; gives input to achieve improvements with Leadership; works to meet unit/department goals; work with Leadership (as assigned) to develop and implement countermeasures to eliminate root cause and prevent problem recurrence; provide data as needed.CORE COMPETENCIES
            • Communication: Works to insure respectful, timely, accurate and appropriate communication across all levels of the organization.
            • Initiative: -Identifies problems and takes action in light of this identification to address current or future problems. Proactively does things and does not simply think about future actions.
            • Engagement: Engages team members in developing goals, executing plans and delivering results (output). Motivates team members through clear and consistent communication. Models adaptability uses collaboration and influential skills to achieve successful outcomes.
            • Leads by Example: Sets a good example for subordinates to follow. Does not ask subordinates to do anything he/she is not willing to do.
            • Customer Service Orientation: Focuses efforts on discovering and meeting the customer's needs. Develops trust in all relationships internally and externally.
            • Work Habits: Efficiently organizes and executes assignments. Demonstrates self-discipline and reliability.
            • Analytical Skills / Problem Solving: Understands situations, problems, or issues by breaking them down into smaller pieces, or tracing the implications of a situation in a step by step way. Systematically organizes the parts of problems. Makes systematic comparisons of data or aspects, prioritizing, planning, and developing countermeasures.
            • Flexibility / Adaptability: - -Adapts and works effectively in a variety of situations and with various individuals or groups. Seeks and appreciates opposing perspectives on issues. Adapts approach as the requirements of the situation change. Changes or easily accepts change in organization or job requirements.
            • Works Safely: Strives for an accident-free workplace. Keeps safety at the "heart" of everything done. Treats safety as a personal responsibility and sees oneself as being responsible for the safety of others.
            • Team Work: Contributes meaningfully to work group efforts by offering new ideas for improvement. Demonstrates a cooperative manner in dealing with supervisors and other team members. Does his/her part toward group efforts.
            • Mutual Respect and Support: Works cooperatively with others. Welcomes and takes advantage of opposing ideas and opinions. Is always respectful to others. -TECHNICAL COMPETENCY*Displays knowledge & skills necessary to perform assigned duties; understands Processes, procedures, standards, methods and technologies related to assignments; demonstrates functional/technical literacy; participates in measuring outcomes of work; keeps current on new developments in field of expertise: effectively uses available technology (automation, software, etc.) -*Applies companywide but are specifically defined per position essential functions.Physical Demands and Work Environment:Physical demands also at times may include safely handling multiple, continuous parts flow in and out of manufacturing operations work areas which requires pushing and pulling of carts. -Work environment is climate controlled in most areas.Physical TaskDemandRemarkPhysical TaskDemandRemarkStand / WalkFrequent (34-67%)Forceful GripOccasional (6-33%)Hand toolsSitFrequent (34-67%)Fine ManipulationFrequent (34-66%)ComputerBend/Stoop/SquatOccasional (6-33%)LiftRare -(1-5 reps)50 lb maxForward ReachOccasional (6-33%)CarryRare -(1-5 reps)50 lb maxOverhead ReachOccasional (6-33%)Push / PullOccasional -(6-32 reps)50 lb maxPosition Requirements and Qualifications:
              • 3 years job related experience
              • Knowledge of preventative maintenance guidelines and programs
              • Knowledge of OSHA machine regulations and recommendations
              • Experience with machine operation and programming systems -
              • Self-motivation and ability to work with little direction -
              • Excellent oral communication and listening skills
              • Excellent interpersonal skills
              • Outstanding organizational skills
              • General computer skills including MS Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook.
              • A positive team attitude -Software Skills Required:
                • MS-Excel
                • MS-PowerPoint
                • MS-Word
                • MS-Outlook
                • SAP
                • VAATZ -Other Information:
                  • Position may require domestic or international travel. -
                  • Must be able to move or work on other shifts as needed
                  • OT required as needed.
                  • Tier-1 Automotive Manufacturing experience preferred.
                  • Cross Cultural Experience is preferred
                  • Flexibility in working hours to include nights, weekends and holidays as require

Keywords: Hyundai Transys Georgia Powertrain, Inc, Columbus , PLC Maintenance Specialist, Professions , West Point, Georgia

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