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Field Technician

Company: Kahler Automation Corporation
Location: Fairmont
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Description:Job Title: Field Technician IReports to: VP of ServiceDepartment: ServiceLocation: 808 Timberlake Road, Fairmont, MN 56031Updated: January 2022Position Summary: Installs, repairs, maintains, and adjusts indicating, recording, telemetering, and controlling instruments and test equipment, used to control and measure variables such as pressure, flow, temperature, motion, force, electronic scales, and chemical composition by performing the following duties. These systems are used in the bulk material handling for grain, chemicals and fertilizer, minerals and more.Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.Exhibit and promote the following values:Curiosity Attitude: An employee who is curious is motivated to take time to question and explore new things to find answers that will ensure the best outcomes for the organization.Focus on Quality: An employee who values quality has integrity and produces results that meet high standards set by the organizationPassion for Service: An employee who is service-oriented displays a positive behavior and responds to customers using good business practices to meet their needs and expectationsDedicated Spirit: A dedicated employee is one who takes ownership for their role and the whole organization to ensure that goals are achieved.Install control systems in accordance with drawings and specifications as layout by engineering department.Adjust measuring devices and control systems to peak performance for end user.Training end user in operation of control system.Trouble shoot control systems such as flow meter, electronic scale systems, machine automation systems. Technologies include electrical, electronic, pneumatic, hydraulic, VFD, programmable logic controllers and computer systems.Replaces or repairs defective parts. Write service reports timely describing what was damaged and what was repaired.Reassembles instrument or test equipment, and tests assembly for conformance to specifications.Inspects instruments and test equipment periodically and adjusts calibration to ensure functioning within specified standards.Calibrates instruments or test equipment according to established standards.Calibrates liquid flow instruments in agronomy product manufacturing and distribution systems, repairs electrical and electronic controls.This position requires the person to collaborate with the owner and contractors to coordinate a successful installation and start up.Employee shall study to become proficient with software to work with PLC equipment as manufactured by Allen Bradley, Siemens, and SchneiderCompletes and file work reports at the end of each day. Reports will reflect time, travel, worked hours, and all supplies and materials used.This Job description is not comprehensive, and all employees must be flexible, and willing to perform other duties as assigned by their supervisor.Requirements:Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual must demonstrate the following:DEPENDABILITY AND RELIABILITY: Performs all duties and assignments whether or not supervision is present.COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Expresses ideas, information, and instruction in a positive and effective manner.TEAMWORK and COOPERATION: Works cooperatively with coworkers and supervisor. Acts as an effective team member with other employees through cooperation.JUDGMENT: Makes reasonable and appropriate decisions.ADAPTABILITY: Readily and effectively adjusts to changing ideas and activities.ROLE MODELING: Acts as a good role model for other employees.CREATIVITY: Shows imagination and innovation in solving problems.ATTENDANCE: Reliably reports for work as scheduled, works OT when requested.SAFETY: Follows all safety rules and works in a safe manner.PRODUCTIVITY: Produces an acceptable amount of work, of sufficient quality in an appropriate amount of time.Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Education/Experience:Associate degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or six months to one-year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.Computer Skills:To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Word, word processing software; Microsoft Excel spreadsheet software. Willing to be trained in other software offered by Kahler for measuring and dispensing liquid and dry materials.Reasoning Ability:Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.Math Ability:Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry, trigonometry, algebra, and calculus. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.Language Ability:Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees in the organization. Effectively receive and provide information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.Certificates and Licenses:Valid Driver's LicenseTravel:Training or job site visits may be required with overnight stays. We estimate the travel to be around 70% of the time but may be greater due to projects. Travel may be by automobile and airplane. During the Spring and Fall the travel may increases to close to 100%.Supervisory Responsibilities:This job has no supervisory responsibilities.Work Environment and Physical Demands: The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet or humid conditions indoor and outdoor locations (non-weather); work near moving mechanical parts; work in high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outdoor weather conditions; extreme cold (non-weather); extreme heat (non-weather); risk of electrical shock; risk of radiation and vibration.The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus, while performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear and taste or smell.Employee Supplied Tools:5 Straight blade screw drivers 3/32, 1/8, 5/32, inch2 Phillips tip screw driver and 21 Pair of long nose pliers1 Diagonal cutter1 Ideal wire stripper1 8" crescent wrench1 Set of nut drivers up to 1/2"1 Set of Allen wrench's up to 3/8 inch1 Hammer1 Small knife1 VOMOther specialized tools will be supplied by Kahler

Keywords: Kahler Automation Corporation, Rochester , Field Technician, Professions , Fairmont, Minnesota

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