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Hey guys, I've decided to switch back to doing automation work. I was an electrical guy there, we build automated machines from the ground up.

Anyone else in this field? How's it looking?
 

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the field varies quite a bit and electricians skilled in automation are an asset.
highly skilled programmers in ladder logic are usually sought afterbut i would say that having the patience to deal with these is a blessing
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the field varies quite a bit and electricians skilled in automation are an asset.
highly skilled programmers in ladder logic are usually sought afterbut i would say that having the patience to deal with these is a blessing
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You're weird.
 

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You're weird.
never said i wasn't:laughing::laughing::laughing:

yapping chihuahuas refers to the term of annoying production bosses always on your a$$ every 2 minutes asking when you will be done.
or bugging you to work on chit with things running (worried about their bonuses)

really annoying when working in a potentially serious arc flash zone
 

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Instant start up you get dismembered or crushed zone.


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we have to put up barriers around panels now and any unauthorized person stepping in the barrier is fined by the safety observer!

of course i would also prefer a warning sign stating that any unauthorized person stepping inside the barrier has just given up permission to kick their a$$ up over their shoulders:laughing:

that would be a lot more fun IMHO.:bangin:
 

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never said i wasn't:laughing::laughing::laughing: yapping chihuahuas refers to the term of annoying production bosses always on your a$$ every 2 minutes asking when you will be done. or bugging you to work on chit with things running (worried about their bonuses) really annoying when working in a potentially serious arc flash zone
Ohhhhh gotcha. Never heard that term before. Lol
 

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Haha yeah I was there for almost a year before but the going got tough with sales so I had to move. Seems better now according to what I could see.

I have been trained in PLC programming as well so that is a plus.
 

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In central and southeastern Michigan we can't get enough automation people. The automotive industry is exploding in growth again. It all depends if you like working 10-12hrs, 362 days a year. My department is still looking for at least 4-5 more positions. I couldn't recommend working here though. Inexperienced management is having some problems with the pace of growth.
 

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In central and southeastern Michigan we can't get enough automation people. The automotive industry is exploding in growth again. It all depends if you like working 10-12hrs, 362 days a year. My department is still looking for at least 4-5 more positions. I couldn't recommend working here though. Inexperienced management is having some problems with the pace of growth.
Ah that was a problem here too, but they took care of it when they had cuts.

I hope one day I can move somewhere warm with the experience I will have haha
 

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Ah that was a problem here too, but they took care of it when they had cuts.

I hope one day I can move somewhere warm with the experience I will have haha
Warm, relative to Maine? Wouldn't that basically be anywhere else? :whistling2:
 

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Hey guys, I've decided to switch back to doing automation work. I was an electrical guy there, we build automated machines from the ground up.

Anyone else in this field? How's it looking?
I'm on the west side of Michigan. I in work manufacturing for the automotive industry. We are keeping machine builders around here VERY busy.
 

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I'm on the west side of Michigan. I in work manufacturing for the automotive industry. We are keeping machine builders around here VERY busy.
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I am doing the same part time when this guy gets jobs. The work is good but the hours are grueling ! Always around production, so we end up working a lot of Saturdays, and Sundays with 10 - 12 hr days !!
 

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never said i wasn't:laughing::laughing::laughing:

yapping chihuahuas refers to the term of annoying production bosses always on your a$$ every 2 minutes asking when you will be done.
or bugging you to work on chit with things running (worried about their bonuses)

really annoying when working in a potentially serious arc flash zone
Arc flash... Thought every used these?

 

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Most modern equipment has a grace port.

For you kids with all your Allen Bradley and Siemans new fangled stuff, thats to be expected.

Try to find one of those hooked to a Reliance, a Borgbeck,or DMP, based machine. Just watch out for the exposed buss bars while you are searching. :laughing:
 

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People who works in maintenance and repair always work under time pressure. Management appreciated when something breaks down.
 

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Arc flash... Thought every used these?

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Yes, we used to use those, but now we connect wirelessly and usually getting out the computer is my last step in troubleshooting as I can often find the problem quicker than the time it takes to boot up the computer and get online.
 

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Yes, we used to use those, but now we connect wirelessly and usually getting out the computer is my last step in troubleshooting as I can often find the problem quicker than the time it takes to boot up the computer and get online.
A couple of the facilities around here are starting to go AWAY from wireless- claiming it is a security risk.

I think if they paid the IT guys enough so it is not a revolving-door job, they would not have to worry so much or change P-words every other week.:(
 
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