Work at the direction of others to build simple mechanical assemblies to engineering drawings or other documentation.  Work may be repetitious due to nature of the job. Assist with the building of various workstations or equipment and to fabricate or alter parts as required.  Work to be performed at the lowest cost consistent with quality standards, design requirements and completion schedules.


  • Troubleshoot electro-mechanical control systems
  • Support Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) based controls systems.
  • Resolve problems using solutions that involve new techniques, technologies, or concepts.
  • Notify Manager of any concerns, major repairs, additional equipment need to support automation equipment
  • Respond to issues in a timely fashion
  • Maintain a clean and safe work area
  • Demonstrate application of acquired knowledge from Lean training.
  • Perform all activities in conformance with the AGR Quality System and ISO procedures
  • Support the shop on technical issues during fabrication, assembly and debug
  • Provide assistance to others.
  • Travel to customer sites in support of AGR business
  • Be consistently at work and punctual
  • Maintain orderly work area and cleanup work area at the end of the day.
  • Be consistently at work and punctual.


  • Ability to read and understand blueprints and machine specifications including understanding engineering language, symbols and formulas
  • Must have necessary foundation knowledge in Mathematics, Physics, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering and Electronics
  • Knowledge of computers and computer applications
  • Computer based drafting using AutoCAD Electrical
  • Experience with various automation software is a plus
  • Familiarity with simple logic functions, optics, RS-232, RS-485, pneumatics, serial and parallel communication, AC/DC drives, HMI, relay logic, and 3-phase power is preferred
  • Knowledge of OSHA, Electrical codes and safety procedures
  • PLC programming experience
  • Experience with other varied PLC’s, drives and components a plus
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical procedures, or governmental regulations
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
  • Maintain orderly work area and cleanup work area at the end of the day.

Work Environment

  • Frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts.
  • Occasional risk of electrical shock.
  • Moderate noise level.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Material handling equipment is available at all times.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Regularly required to use hands for a variety of tasks.
  • Must be able to reach with hands and arms, talk and hear.
  • Ability to walk, stand and sit, occasionally to climb, balance, stoop, kneel.
  • Frequently lift 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
  • Good vision and eye / hand coordination.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position, and typical work hours are Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Overtime is on an as needed basis and at the direction of the Operations Supervisor.


Travel with reasonable notice, for installation, training and service work.

Preferred Education and Experience

High school diploma or equivalent

Minimum of two years machining experience.

5+ years of experience in related Automation/Engineering/Industrial Maintenance or education in related field