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Title:  Electrical Technician III - Automation & Robotic Design


Wausau, WI, US, 54403

Company:  Greenheck Group
Date:  Jan 18, 2023

Build your Future with Us!

Greenheck Group is adding an Electrical Technician III to their Manufacturing Excellence/Automation & Robotics Design team. This person will design, program, assemble, and install electrical controls used in machines and tooling systems throughout the company to minimize machine down-time and maximize operating efficiency.


Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  • 60% of the time
    • Project manage medium sized machine installations including:
      • Specify power requirements and locations
      • Request network connections and configurations
      • Disconnect machine at machine development center (MDC) and reconnect in the final location
      • Coordinate tasks with IT, maintenance, mechanical designers, etc.
      • Train maintenance personnel and automation and controls technicians
      • Participate in preventative maintenance events as needed
      • Travel to Greenheck locations to complete machine installs as efficiently as possible, at times with little notice.  
  • 25% of the time
    • Create electrical schematics and electrical cabinet layout using AutoCAD electrical
    • Write PLC-HMI program using over 50 manufacturer software packages
      • Typical programs range from medium complexity coordinated motion programs using complex calculations, to the simple machine control
    • Build and wire electrical panels
  • 10% of the time
    • Provide on-call maintenance service for architectural products (AP) storage/retrieval system
    • Use manufacturer's software to develop BOMs
    • Travel to Greenheck facilities to install or repair machines and train maintenance and manufacturing personnel
    • Perform design calculations to determine component sizing, overload protection, motor sizing, wire sizing, and circuit sizing
    • Draw sheet metal parts with AutoCAD
    • Work with application engineers at external control manufacturers for advanced programming solutions
    • Continuously be up to date with NEC standards, documents (CUL, CSA, UL, NEC, NFPA 70e, IEC)
    • Support all Greenheck CNC machines and robots
      • Offer advanced troubleshooting services on CNC machines
      • Contact control manufacturers when necessary
      • Write robot programs for new products
      • Work with business units to create and modify programs that make robotic welding programs and CNC programs more efficient, more operator friendly, and have better parts traceability
    • Support machines built by outside manufacturers
      • Integrate purchased machines to MDC machines or to other purchased machines
      • Investigate and install monitoring equipment on purchased machines
      • Modify purchased machines to comply with company safety standards
  • 5% of the time
    • Develop electrical parts list for the project
    • Order parts for projects using Ariba purchasing system
    • Wire external machine components to electrical cabinet
    • Design medium complexity machine guarding strategies that comply with OSHA and ANSI standards, to insure the safety of our Greenheck teammates
    • Work with IT Application developers with program integrations
    • Code machines for SAP integration
    • Power up, troubleshoot, and commission machine to make production ready
    • Integrate hydraulic and pneumatic systems into the machine electrical control system
    • Post machine installation troubleshooting and support
    • Support product development engineers with new products and field problems
      • Interpret NEC violations flagged by field inspectors
      • Support new product development so that the product meets NEC standards
      • Assist with specifying electrical components to be installed on Greenheck products
    • Support product development engineers with field problem installation and troubleshooting, following NEC, NFPA, and UL standards for compliance
    • Support automation and controls technicians with their projects
      • Provide parts lists with standard components used
      • Research safety devices appropriate for their application
      • Provide programming assistance
    • Upgrade existing MDC machines
      • Retrofit old control systems with new ones
      • Add new safety devices to meet current safety standards
      • Add new functions-features to old machines that are needed to produce new products
      • Work with business units to add features that allow for better data collection
    • Mentor less experienced electrical technicians


Job Qualifications:

  • An associate’s degree in electromechanical technology, automation engineering technology, or a related field is required.
  • A bachelor’s degree in a related field is preferred.
  • 5 – 10 years of related work experience is required.
  • Demonstrates deductive reasoning when troubleshooting
  • Independently able to read and interpret instructions in a variety of formats (instruction manuals, electrical schematics, written, or verbal instructions)
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite (e.g., Excel, Word, Outlook) and general computer literacy
  • Able to take direction from others and execute requests in a timely fashion
  • Must be a self-starter, team player, work well with others, and have a positive attitude
  • Must demonstrate strong attention to detail
  • Able to attend educational and training classes when required
  • Able to travel to regional locations and vendors when needed, at times with short notice
  • Able to work overtime and be on-call, to respond to urgent matters


Business Unit Specific Qualifications:

  • Expertise in reading electrical schematics
  • Exceptional experience with AutoCad is required
  • Programmable logic controller (PLC) advanced training is required
  • Basic motion programming training is required, advanced training is preferred
  • Experience with various design tools and techniques
  • The following areas of training will be required in the role; previous completion of any trainings is preferred:
    • Advanced motion programming
    • OSHA 1910 and NFPA 70E safety training
    • Industrial control safety standards
    • National electrical code advanced knowledge
    • CNC basic programming training
    • Robotics basic programming training
    • UL508A industrial control panel standards


Special Notation

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


Why join the Greenheck family?

Our benefit packages and salaries are among the best in our industry. Benefits may vary slightly by location, but usually include:

Health insurance

Prescription drug benefits

Dental insurance

Paid vacations and holidays

401(k) Retirement savings plan

On-site clinic and fitness center (Schofield location)

Employee Assistance Program

Flexible spending accounts for medical or dependent care expenses

Tuition assistance

Employee Wellness Program


Want to hear more about the Greenheck culture? Take a look for yourself!





We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.



Nearest Major Market: Wausau