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We are seeking a highly motivated and skilled Automation Technician to join our dynamic team in West Des Moines, Iowa. The Automation Technician will be responsible for troubleshooting technical issues, collaborating with cross-functional teams to optimize production processes, participating in automation design initiatives, and ensuring the smooth operation of our automated systems. If you are a detail-oriented problem solver with a passion for automation, we want to hear from you!


  • Troubleshoot and diagnose technical issues, including electrical, mechanical, and software-related problems
  • Collaborate with engineers and production teams to optimize automation processes and improve efficiency
  • Participate in the design and development of automation systems, including PLC programming, HMI design, and robotic integration
  • Assist in the installation and commissioning of new automation systems.
  • Document automation design activities, including PLC code, HMI interfaces, and system architecture
  • Participate in continuous improvement initiatives and provide input on automation enhancements
  • Adhere to safety protocols and maintain a safe work environment


  • High school diploma or equivalent; associate degree in automation technology or related field preferred
  • Proven experience as an Automation Technician or in a similar role
  • Strong knowledge of automation systems, PLCs, HMI, robotics, and industrial controls
  • Proficiency in troubleshooting electrical and mechanical systems
  • Experience in automation design and PLC programming
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility to work occasional weekends or off-hours for system installations and commissioning
  • Knowledge of safety protocols and regulations in an industrial setting

Work Model:

  • On-Site

Interested and qualified candidates can contact Eric Peterson at (515) 225-7000 or email Eric at

Ref: JOB-43615

Eric Peterson


(515) 225-7000

3737 Woodland Ave, Suite 200, West Des Moines, IA 50266

    • Job type: Direct Hire
    • Location: West Des Moines, Iowa
    • Date posted:
    • Pay:
      $30.00 - $32.00 per Hour