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AIT Support Technician, Maintenance and Support - 2nd Shift in Palmdale, California

Support Technician, Maintenance and Support - 2nd Shift

Palmdale, CA, USA

Req #314

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

AIT is the world's largest provider of automation, factory integration and tooling solutions dedicated to the global aerospace, defense, and space launch vehicle industries.


The Support Technician – Maintenance and Support 2nd Shift is responsible for all support operations pertaining to the usage and maintenance of equipment delivered at customer sites. They are the customer interface for AIT’s on-site activities; they have strong communication and client service skills. They apply knowledge of electrical/electronics, PLC, pneumatic and mechanical principles in determining equipment malfunctions and restores equipment to operation. They support maintenance, production and factory equipment, and tooling in the customer’s facility.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform all duties in a safe and collaborative manner and immediately report any potentially dangerous conditions or other safety concerns to the supervisor.

  • Start up and shuts down equipment in accordance with operation’s requirements, company safety procedures and OSHA requirements for machine activation and shutdown.

  • Provide technical support on PLC’s and network interfaces throughout the manufacturing floor.

  • Perform work requiring a thorough knowledge of electrical/electronic and mechanical theory and principles, written specifications, local and national electrical codes, properties of various materials, and principles of operation and application of electronic equipment.

  • Troubleshoot and repairs mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical/electronic equipment including but not limited to PLC’s, numerical controls, power supplies, drives, gages/HMI and test equipment.

  • Receive wiring diagrams, drawing, specification, and instructions, both verbally or in writing, concerning emergency and scheduled repair, installation, and inspection work to be performed.

  • Plans details of working procedures to determine material or replacement needs and determines a logical approach to repair problems.

  • Service electronic equipment by checking, testing, and replacing faulty components, circuit modules, printed circuit boards and similar electronic devices.

  • Perform plant-wide electronic and electrical maintenance making operating adjustment as required.

  • Maintain and install communication cables, power distribution cables and wiring, and performs splicing as required.

  • Promote and comply with good safety practices and habits, including but not limited to, use of all PPE.

  • Provides technical assistance (interpretation of drawings, recommendation of construction methods and equipment, etc.) as required, including mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection.

  • Ensure AIT is operating and following intent of maintenance contract.

  • Maintain relationships with internal and external clients.

  • Develop and maintain site logistics plan with customer

  • Attend and participate in project meetings with customer

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Education and Work Experience:

  • Technician Certification or Associates degree in related field required.

  • Five or more years’ experience with PLC’s and HMI controlled processes.

  • OSHA Certification preferred.

  • Thorough understanding of controls software in an automated environment.

    Work Authorization/Security Clearance Requirements:

  • DoD Security Clearance is required.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Performs routine maintenance on equipment and determine when and what kind of maintenance is needed.

  • Reads and understands blueprints, schematics, and/or measuring devices.

  • Behaves consistently and predictably; is reliable, responsible and dependable in fulfilling obligations and diligently follows through on commitments and consistently meets deadlines .

  • Achieves thoroughness and accuracy when accomplishing a task through concern for all the areas involved.

  • Clear and effective communication skills in both written and spoken forms.

  • Understands how to use the computers, including such tasks as turning the computer on and off, locating and opening files, navigate to websites, perform searches, and download files.

  • Knowledge of computer applications including email, databases, word-processing program and spreadsheets (such as Microsoft Office).

  • Respond and follow up to a customer’s inquiry or problem in a timely and effective manner.

  • Identifies problems and review relevant information to develop options, then implement the solutions.

  • Works effectively with different levels of management, team members and customers.

    Work Conditions:

    Work Hours :

  • Standard work schedule, overtime may be necessary for meeting deadlines, required travel, and emergent conditions.

    Travel Requirements:

  • Perform job responsibilities from customer work sites.

    Physical Demands:

  • Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.

  • Medium work that includes moving objects up to 50 pounds.

  • Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.

AIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer - All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.EEO is the Law (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf) | E-Verify (https://www.e-verify.gov/)

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  • Pay Type Hourly

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  • Palmdale, CA, USA