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Automation Technician

Location: GREENSBORO, NC, United States
Job Family : Computers, Hardware
Job Type : Regular
Posted : Sep 15, 2023
Job ID: 43299

Job Description
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Support operations in the design, build, implementation, and maintenance of custom-built equipment and processes under the direction of the Manufacturing Engineer, mainly utilizing Automation Direct’s PLC and software.  Develop innovative and creative approaches for improvement in safety, quality, and productivity in processes and equipment. Occasional travel may be necessary.




  1. Must be capable of following and meeting standard work requirements.
  2. Must be able to use computer programs to assist in recording data, making labels, obtaining prints and specifications, etc.
  3. Lead projects to improve equipment within the facility.
  4. Be able to continue to pursue future designs that will help Parker HPD move forward in leading edge technology
  5. Troubleshoot equipment or PLC issues.
  6. Able to foster professionalism with all associates in order to obtain feedback and ideas to incorporate into improvements for the facility.
  7. Aide in the development of apprentices.




  1. Specify and order any materials required to create any approved project and document the final designs. This documentation must include items such as: blueprints, bill of materials, preventative maintenance standard work, etc. as required for continued support of the equipment
  2. Develop a spare parts stock strategy to organize and correctly account for that inventory and usage
  3. Develop safety practices that improve working conditions on equipment as needed and beyond OEM standards to ensure a safe Parker work environment in HPD plants
  4. Schedule equipment repairs or implementation with production control department.
  5. Other duties may be assigned at a later time
  6. Work safely in accordance with regulations, standards, and procedures in a manner that eliminates risk to health and the environment.  Notify leadership of unsafe conditions or practices unlawful activities and activities which present unreasonable health and/or environmental risk.  Report all safety and/or environmental incidents to leadership immediately.
  7. Participate in peer-based teams (i.e., Cross Functional Teams), and work with groups to initiate and implement programs such as Lean Manufacturing, 5S, and Total Productive Maintenance.



  1. High School diploma or GED
  2. Certified electrician preferred
  3. 2 years of trade school education preferred
  4. Desired 4 years of trade school education or certificate


5 Years in a Manufacturing Environment

Required Skills

  1. Good verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  2. Good math, reading and writing skills
  3. Proficient with Microsoft Office.
  4. Experience with Automation Direct’s Productivity Suite
  5. Capable of wiring PLC and related components.
  6. Have working knowledge and understanding of pneumatic systems, hydraulic systems, electrical equipment (systems up to 480 volts).
  7. Creative and out of the box thinker to visualize and construct equipment and/or make modification that will improve safety and productivity for our processes and people.

Preferred Skills

1.Experience with Codesys programming software.

2. Capable of writing training instructions, Standard Work instructions, and repair records.

3.  Have working knowledge of the maintenance and functionality of various types of manufacturing equipment.

4.  Have working knowledge and understanding of pneumatic systems, hydraulic systems, electrical equipment (systems up to 480 volts).

5.  Strong programming knowledge in PLC’s and HMI’s.



  1. Report directly to Manufacturing Engineer
  2. Work closely with other departments to resolve issues with the processes & equipment.
  3. Communicate with incoming shift of issues and needs.






  1. Work in areas where safety equipment will be required (steel toe shoes, eye protection, hearing protection)
  2. Standing is required for extended periods of time. Walking, pushing, pulling, reaching, bending, turning, twisting, squatting, and lifting is performed on a regular basis
  3. Air-conditioned facility


The employee may be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties as requested, subject to all applicable state and federal laws.





The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.



Parker is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job related reasons regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. However, U.S. Citizenship, Permanent Residency or other appropriate status is required for certain positions, in accord with U.S. import & export regulations.


Parker Hannifin is a Fortune 250 global leader in motion and control technologies. For more than a century the company has been enabling engineering breakthroughs that lead to a better tomorrow. Learn more at or @parkerhannifin.

Drug-Free Workplace
In accordance with Parker’s policies and applicable state laws, Parker provides for a drug-free workplace. Therefore, all applicants seeking employment with Parker will be subject to drug testing as a condition of employment.

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