Automation Technician - Midland, MI at FloWorks International LLC in Midland, Michigan

Posted in Other 11 days ago.

Job Description:

Oliver Equipment Company (OEC) is a leading industrial supplier of specialty process equipment. Our products include centrifugal pump and compressors, positive displacement pumps and compressors, steam turbines, static & dynamic mixers, turbo blowers and related products and a provider of technical solutions to the downstream, midstream, power generation and general industrial sectors. OEC headquarters are in Houston, TX.

Summary of Responsibilities

Operates in a shop environment using technical knowledge and skills to assemble and build semi-complex assemblies. Installs, configures, performs problem determination and maintains products and equipment in a shop environment, following blueprints and manufacturer's instructions, utilizing product and technical knowledge of equipment. Repairs or coordinates repair of worn or defective products or equipment. Perform skilled, technical work in the design, installation, testing, calibration, maintenance, and repair for assigned product or process. Additionally the candidate is responsible for specialized warehouse tasks in loading, unloading, order pulling, shipping, returns, forklift, fabrication, counter, or may have a generalized role working in all departments.

Major Tasks, Responsibilities and Key Accountabilities

  • Provides expertise related to product implementation and continued service.

  • Provides technical solutions and design implementations for products and services.

  • Builds, tests, troubleshoots, repairs and modifies equipment, parts, components and assemblies.

  • Analyzes and interprets test data.

  • Evaluates performance and reliability of materials.

  • Performs routine analysis and calculation and recommends changes.

  • Diagnoses and reports malfunctions.

  • Learns and understands particular technical equipment; attends training and completes certification as required.

  • Complete tasks such as loading, unloading, sorting, picking, stocking, staging, fabrication and transportation of goods.

  • Load and unload materials to and from designated storage area, such as racks, shelves, or vehicles. Stack or pilematerials, such as lumber, boards, or pallets

  • Install protective devices, such as bracing, padding, or strapping, to prevent shifting or damage to items beingtransported.

  • Verify computations against physical count of stock.

  • Maintains condition of work area (i.e. free of trash, product in correct location, etc.). Follows company safety policiesand procedures and encourages other associates to do the same.

  • Receive and fill orders or sell supplies, materials, and products to installers and subcontractors.

  • May drive truck to pick up incoming stock or deliver materials to designated locations or operate forklift or othermachinery in order to complete tasks.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the Valve Industry and Valve Automation.

  • Knowledge of machines and tools.

  • Forklift experience.


  • HS Diploma or GED required.

  • Level 1 Valve Technician Certification

  • 3-5 Year's Experience in the Industrial Valve and Valve Repair Industry or Equivalent.

Problem Complexity:

  • Selects correct processes from clearly prescribed rules, past practices or instruction.

  • Seeks advice and guidance on non-routine or problem areas from supervisor. Deviations from the norm are cleared by the supervisor.


  • Under close supervision, exercises limited latitude/independent judgment.

  • Work typically involves detailed checks or close review of output by a senior co-worker and/or supervisor.

Environmental Job Requirements:

  • Typically, in a comfortable environment but with regular exposure to factors such as temperature extremes, moving machinery, loud noise, and fumes, which may cause noticeable discomfort or a moderate risk of accident or illness.

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. in a physical environment. Ability to stand for periods of time up to and exceeding 60 minutes. Ability to make repetitive movements including, but not limited to, using a 10-key or calculator, bending or squatting

  • Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.

This information indicates the general nature and level of work performed by associates in this role. It is not designed to contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of associates assigned to this role. This description supersedes any previous or undated descriptions for this role. Management retains the right to add or change the duties of the position at any time. Questions about the duties and responsibilities of this position should be directed to the reporting Manager or Human Resources.

FloWorks is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or protected veteran status.

FloWorks participates in the US Government's E-Verify program.