Automation Specialist, 2nd and 3rd shift Bowling Green, KY

192 Technology Way, Bowling Green, KY 42101

Full time

Organization: Nova Steel USA Inc.

Establishment: Bowling Green, Kentucky

Job Type: Maintenance - Automation Specialist

Description of the Company

Nova Steel, USA, is a family-owned company that is known as an excellent employer with over 40 years of expertise in the processing, manufacturing, and distribution of steel.  We serve the automotive, mining, agriculture, transportation, plumbing and heating, HVAC, waste equipment, rail and other related industries across North America.

We are seeking a dynamic candidate to join our Bowling Green, Kentucky location as an Automation Specialist.

The ideal candidate would have experience in working in an ever-changing, fast-moving, and evolving environment. Candidates who have worked within a manufacturing/distribution environment are highly preferred.

Why Join Our Team?

  • Competitive Pay.
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Plans.
  • Deferred Compensation (401k) Plan with a company match.
  • No-cost Life Insurance, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability overages.
  • Paid Time Off.
  • Team Events.
  • Employee Perks
  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion.

Job Description

This position will support the maintenance department needs as part of the overall department teamwork initiative. This position will report to the Maintenance manager (or designate)

Job Skills and Knowledge:

  • Problem-solving skills, identify issues, analyze the problem, and take actions to improve the outcome.
  • Able to review, repair, maintain, and test systems to improve business operations.
  • Implement QA quality tests using scripts that automatically test system operations.
  • Write code to automate specific processes.
  • Install databases and applications crucial to automation.
  • Configure hardware and electronic parts.
  • Test operating system performance
  • Identify quality issues and bugs in service, development, and business processes.
  • Track automation changes, results, improvements to manage the changes implemented.
  • Provide support to the maintenance and operations team to achieve the goals and objectives for quality and productivity while providing ideas for continuous improvement.
  • Supporting the maintenance team and operations in resolving problems on lasers
  • Performing and instructing operations in laser start-up procedures and machine operation
  • Ensuring production equipment operates efficiently by monitoring and performing laser maintenance daily.
  • Responsible for maintenance on automated check fixtures
  • Responsible for the daily, weekly, and monthly preventative maintenance inspections on lasers
  • Responsible for ensuring effective reporting and handoff of information between shifts on issues affecting the safe and efficient operations of the facility.
  • Cleans and assists with upkeep of the facilities.
  • Performs other duties as requested, directed, or assigned.


  • High School diplomas or equivalent required. maintenance experience preferred.
  • Mechanically inclined
  • Strong organizational skills are required.
  • Must be proficient in using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Must be able to work independently as well as in a team orientated environment.
  • Must be able to follow instructions, safety rules and regulations.

Additional Information

Nova Steel USA provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Nova Steel USA, complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Nova Steel USA expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Nova Steel USA’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

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