FIELD TECHNICIAN I 

“Creating Quality Automation Solutions Through Innovation and Service” is what we are at Kahler Automation. We seek dependable, hardworking candidates who are not only looking for a job, but a career with our progressive team. For additional information on this position, call (507) 235-6648. Send resume and cover letter to: Kahler Automation, c/o Human Resources, 808 Timberlake Road, Fairmont, MN 56031 or e-mail to HR@kahlerautomation.com.

Summary: Installs, repairs, maintains, and adjusts indicating, recording, telemetering, and controlling instruments and test equipment, used to control and measure variables such as pressure, flow, temperature, motion, force, electronic scales and chemical composition by performing the duties listed below. These systems are used in the bulk material handling for grain, chemicals and fertilizer, minerals and more.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Install control systems in accordance to drawings and specifications as layout by engineering department.

  • Adjust measuring devices and control systems to peak performance for end user.

  • Training end user in operation of control system.

  • Trouble shoot control systems such as flow meter, electronic scale systems, machine automation systems. Technologies include electrical, electronic, pneumatic, hydraulic, VFD, programmable logic controllers and computer systems.

  • Replaces or repairs defective parts.   Write service reports describing what was damaged and what was repaired.

  • Reassembles instrument or test equipment, and tests assembly for conformance to specifications.

  • Inspects instruments and test equipment periodically and adjusts calibration to ensure functioning within specified standards.

  • Calibrates instruments or test equipment according to established standards.

  • Calibrates liquid flow instruments in agronomy product manufacturing and distribution systems, repairs electrical and electronic controls.

  • This position requires the person to collaborate with owner and contractors to coordinate a successful installation and start up. 

  • Employee shall study to become proficient with software to work with PLC equipment as manufactured by Allen Bradley, Siemens, and Schneider

  • Completes and files work reports at the end of each day. Reports will reflect time, travel,

  • Worked hours, and all supplies and materials used.

  • Travel about 70% of the time.

Education/Experience: Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.