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Actalent Automation Technician in Ridgefield, Washington

Actalent is hiring for an Automation Technician to join on a full time, long-term basis with a client of ours in Ridgefield, WA. Entry level candidates with degree in Automation/Robotics or Experienced Automation Technicians will be considered.

Job Description:

  • This person will be traveling 50-70% of the time doing customer installs, repairs and commissioning.

  • The equipment is typically fluid processing equipment for the food and beverage industry but could be something as simple as conveyer / basic automation equipment as well.

  • This person will be responsible for repairing, maintaining and starting up equipment.

  • This person will provide communication between the customer and engineers and will be responsible for doing the documentation associated with the visit (IE what is going wrong, why, what did you troubleshoot).

  • This work is sometimes done over the phone (if possible) and is being created to free up more of the engineers time.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • PLC troubleshooting experience (do not need start to finish programming)

  • Installation & commissioning experience

  • Machine wiring experience

  • Mechanical knowledge – really just mechanically inclined, knows how to use hand tools and diagnose issues

  • Customer Service experience

About Actalent

Actalent is a global leader in engineering and sciences services and talent solutions. We help visionary companies advance their engineering and science initiatives through access to specialized experts who drive scale, innovation and speed to market. With a network of almost 30,000 consultants and more than 4,500 clients across the U.S., Canada, Asia and Europe, Actalent serves many of the Fortune 500.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

At Actalent, diversity and inclusion are a bridge towards the equity and success of our people. DE&I are embedded into our culture through:

  • Hiring diverse talent

  • Maintaining an inclusive environment through persistent self-reflection

  • Building a culture of care, engagement, and recognition with clear outcomes

  • Ensuring growth opportunities for our people

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

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