Kelly Services Automation Technician in Lorain, Ohio

Automation Technician (Lorain, Ohio)

Our client, in metals/stamping, is currently hiring an Automation Technician. This position is a Direct Hire role.

The Automation Technician will be responsible for programming automation and control systems to specific design and specifications, and integration, programming, testing and startup of machinery and parts.


Provide technical support for production operations, technicians and engineers by launching new programs and handling engineering functions, as well as troubleshooting problems on the shop floor

Evaluate new developments and or programs in industry for possible application to current problems and to improve production processes

Create, support and read logic and flow diagrams for program design, programming, simulation testing, HMI’s, PLC programs and startup

Maintain current databases; create new databases and reports as necessary, including user screens and VBA coding

Develop and implement automated spreadsheets and reporting solutions to minimize manual clerical work. Train and assist others within the company on automated programs, provide on the job training as necessary

Prepare engineering analysis of projects to include: preliminary design, calculation and life cycle cost and equipment selection

Identify and implement process improvements, particularly through weekly Process Auditing reports and regular meetings

Provide data and reports to management for decision making/trend analysis. Create and present technical presentations to management

Function as project leader on engineering projects, manage, direct, resolve issues, work within budget and timelines

Review and ensure that standardized adopted engineering practices within the company are being followed. Review and critique proposed changes to engineering standards, policies or details.

Responsible for providing high quality, effective and efficient programming (start to finish)

Develop and implement weld, fixturing and laser/camera programs

Prepare technical PLC programs to specifications. Troubleshoot PLCs, Controllers and Tooling fixtures as well as pneumatic, electrical, mechanical and programming repairs

Develop and support programming for integration of systems with plant floor automated production and quality data collection systems, as well as plant floor networks

as customer liaison, as necessary as well as contact vendors when needed for assistance

May be required to work a flexible schedule, dependent on the needs of the manufacturing plant


An Associate’s degree in Manufacturing Technology (with emphasis in Automation) or equivalent with 5-7 years of programming experience

Knowledge of welding (knowledge and demonstrated ability of welding techniques)

Knowledge of robotic programming tools

Skills with- SQL administration, T-SQL, RSSQL design and implementation, and IQS administration, Visual Basics, Visio, Crystal Reports

Detailed knowledge of both MS Access and MS Excel (including macros)

Min. five years’ experience programming automation controls, and control systems design, specification, integration, testing and startup

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