Automation Technician

Position Details


Fayetteville, AR

1st Shift

$45,000 - $60,000

Job Details

Our client in Fayetteville, AR, is seeking an experienced Automation Technician to join their team. This role offers a competitive salary range of $45,000 to $60,000 per year and involves planning, developing, modifying/improving, testing, and starting up PLC and HMI automation projects for industrial applications. The ideal candidate will have strong troubleshooting skills, experience with Rockwell Automation and PLC hardware, and a thorough understanding of electrical installations and codes compliance.

Key Responsibilities

  • Plan, develop, modify/improve, test, and start up PLC and HMI automation projects for industrial applications.
  • Troubleshoot Rockwell Automation and PLC hardware, including RS Logix 5, 500, and 5000.
  • Oversee electrical installations, ensuring compliance with codes and construction methods.
  • Update blueprints for structured cabling, building controls, fire alarm, security, and access control.
  • Work closely with contractors to implement software and hardware upgrades.
  • Produce accurate written documents, reports, and technical memorandums.
  • Inspect, troubleshoot, and repair high (480 VAC) and low (24VDC) voltage control systems.
  • Troubleshoot Allen Bradley PLCs using RS Logix software on a PC (laptop).
  • Champion reliability for all electrical installations, including low (110V) and high voltages (480V).
  • Ensure compliance with electrical labeling, signage, and regulatory requirements (OSHA, City, State, etc.).
  • Train maintenance or assigned teams on proper troubleshooting of AC inverter and DC variable speed motor drives.
  • Identify needed parts, plan jobs, and install complex electrical equipment under minimal supervision.
  • Document all work using company email and CMMS software.
  • Comply with company policies such as lock-out/tag-out, PPE utilization, and GMPs.
  • Assist other trades with repairs and installations.
  • Communicate ongoing repair information to management verbally and in writing.
  • Provide approved electrical/PLC training updates to maintenance teams.


  • Proven experience as an Automation Technician or similar role in an industrial setting.
  • Strong knowledge of PLC and HMI automation programming, particularly with Rockwell Automation and RS Logix software.
  • Familiarity with electrical installations, codes compliance, and construction methods.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair high and low voltage control systems.
  • Proficiency in documenting work and using CMMS software.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • Compliance with safety protocols and company policies.

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1st Employment – Rogers

1303 West Hudson Rd.
Rogers, AR 72756



Monday – Friday | 8am to 4pm

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1st Employment is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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