Cree Automation Technician--Instrumentation and Control in Durham, North Carolina

This position processes a high-level skill set in Instrumentation and Controls (I&C). The position allows a candidate to work on all instrumentation and controls for components, equipment and systems in a semiconductor facility. The skill level for this position requires an individual to work independently on complicated equipment and systems with minimal instruction and direction. This position is responsible for the preventive, predictive, corrective maintenance and repairs of the instrumentation and controls of all associated facilities equipment.

What can Cree do for you?

  • Position reports to the Engineering department with the opportunity to work closely with Engineers in the development and implementation of new systems and upgrades.

  • Unique opportunities for on the job training as well as annual offsite training for professional growth opportunities.

What can you do for Cree?

  • Troubleshoot programming and system faults for plant equipment and modify existing programs to improve sequencing, add/modify/remove alarms, and aide in improved troubleshooting and error response within the plant PLCs, HMIs, and automated systems.

  • Perform calibrations of Flow, Temperature, Pressure, and Humidity Transmitters.

  • Work with Mechanical, Electrical, and Process Engineers to correct deficiencies in systems across the site.

  • Maintain instrument as-built documentation

What you need for success:

  • Associates Degree from Accredited or Technical College

  • 5+ years of applicable experience

  • Superior troubleshooting ability

  • Ability to work with minimal instruction

  • Experience tuning PID loops

  • Proficiency in reading blueprints and electrical schematics

  • Proficiency and experience troubleshooting integrated HMI/PLC control systems, including proficiency evaluating/modifying associated programming and devices. (Rockwell RSLogix 500/Studio 5000 experience required)

Highly preferred skills and certifications:

  • Prefer degree in Industrial Technology or Electronics

  • Experience with Siemens Apogee or Siemens Insight

  • Experience with AutoCAD

Since our beginning 30 years ago, we have introduced innovative and disruptive solutions that enable a more efficient, productive and safer world. We continue our leadership in developing market-leading lighting-class LEDs, lighting products and semiconductor products for power and radio frequency (RF) applications. We believe in unlocking the power and potential of technology, enabling the world to do more with less. We aim to transform the way people experience light and are also leading the innovation of Power/RF products that move us toward a more energy efficient future.

Be part of our future and have a direct impact while working for an organization that provides a place to work alongside brilliant people, a competitive total rewards package, and a problem solving culture. We invite you to submit an application if you feel we would be a good fit.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Requisition ID: 2018-6904

External Company Name: Cree, Inc

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Street: Cree, Inc., c/o Shared Services