Automation Technician

Columbus, OH 43035

Employment Type: Contract to Perm Job Category: Technician Job Number: Ts874703726 Compensation: $30-36 / hour

Job Description

Automation Technician III (Contract to Hire)

Location: Columbus, Ohio
Pay Range: $30 - $36 per hour

Company Overview:
We're seeking an Automation Technician III to join us in Columbus, Ohio. This contract-to-hire role offers competitive pay and the chance to work with innovative technologies in a collaborative environment.


Develop test plans (PATP, FAT, SAT) in collaboration with the Project Manager.
Oversee equipment assembly, wiring, plumbing to standards and customer specs.
Lead mechanical and electrical debugging, including I/O setup.
Ensure accurate task assignment, reporting, and completion through task scheduler.
Execute test plans (PATP, FAT, SAT) and assist with customer installations.

Provide input for assembly personnel evaluations.
Mentor technicians in build, testing processes, tool usage, and safety.
Supervise and guide Automation Technicians in task execution.
Collaborate on task lists and updates with the task scheduler.

Assist Project Manager in project planning and issue resolution.
Collaborate with Assembly Group Lead on task assignments.
Offer suggestions to Engineering and Manufacturing for improvements.
Coordinate with Materials Department on material needs.
Provide technical support to customers during design and build phases.

Proficiency in computer usage, including Microsoft Office Suite.
Strong data interpretation and project execution skills.
Leadership abilities for projects and technician teams.
Mechanical and electrical assembly proficiency.
Ability to read mechanical and electrical prints independently.
Troubleshooting skills and familiarity with assembly best practices.
Knowledge of continuous improvement methodologies.
Strong understanding of mechanical drawings, electrical diagrams, pneumatics, and assembly procedures.
Proven experience in leading and mentoring technician teams.

Minimum three years' automation-manufacturing experience preferred.



Meet Your Recruiter

Max Francis
Technical Recruiter

Max Francis is a seasoned Engineering Recruiter specializing in the Automation Division at Sterling. With five years of invaluable experience in recruitment, Max is on a mission to help individuals find their perfect career move—one that aligns with their professional goals and supports their families.

As an Engineering Recruiter, Max excels in the Automation Division, leveraging his deep industry knowledge to connect candidates with opportunities tailor-made for their unique skill sets and aspirations. He understands that finding the right career move is a pivotal moment in people's lives, and he thrives on being a part of that journey.

What Max finds most exciting and rewarding about his work is the opportunity to guide individuals to their ideal career fit. He recognizes that this transition is an exhilarating time for most people, and he derives immense satisfaction from helping them navigate the path toward their next professional adventure.

Max's advice to job seekers is grounded in the value of connections. He believes that having a well-connected recruiter within the industry you aspire to be in can open doors to companies and positions that may not be readily available on job boards. In today's competitive job market, he encourages candidates to connect with a recruiter early in their job search journey. While he advocates for candidates to continue their independent job searches, he emphasizes the benefit of having an additional set of experienced eyes on the market.

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