Bull Moose Tube
  • TX, USA
  • Full Time

Very competitive compensation and benefits package.

We are looking to hire an Automation Technician at our facility in Sinton, Texas. We know that we would not be successful without our hardworking team made up of individuals who believe in maintaining a steadfast dedication to our customers and to each other. At Bull Moose Tube, we believe in teamwork, integrity, growth, and safety. We offer competitive pay and a generous benefits package that includes comprehensive health and dental insurance options, paid vacation plus 10 paid holidays, annual bonus potential, and a rich 401(k) plan!


Founded in 1962, Bull Moose Tube is a steel manufacturer that boasts more than a half-century of steadfast commitment to serving customers requiring steel pipe and tube. Our enduring commitment to quality, innovation, and service has made us the fastest-growing competitor in the market.


The Industrial Automation Technician works closely with multiple departments to identify operational, equipment, process and other needs and establish metrics for achieving improved operational quality, throughput, and accuracy.


  1. Provide technical support, problem-solving, maintenance, modifications, and continuous improvement for automated control systems.
  2. Work cross-functionally to optimize current equipment and develop controls specification for functions, user interface and quality control for high reliability.
  3. Improve manufacturing efficiency by analyzing and planning workflow, space requirements, and equipment layout.
  4. Support and perform commissioning duties as needed for internally supported projects, including system validation, system training and documentation.
  5. Source and manage outside integration contractors to meet project deliverables of cost, timeline, and equipment performance criteria.
  6. Research new and innovative equipment and processes to support the company initiatives of increasing market share and reducing cost.
  7. Keep equipment operational by coordinating maintenance and repair services, following manufacturer's instructions and established procedures, and requesting special service when appropriate.
  8. Manage Automation projects including approval process, equipment and material ordering, installation, and start-up.
  9. Integrate into systems methods of eliminating or controlling potential safety and health hazards to maintain a safe work environment.
  10. Other duties as assigned by the Plant Engineer.


  1. Strategic mindset with sound technical skills, analytical ability, problem solving, strong operational focus, and creative thinking.
  2. Extensive technical knowledge of engineering and product development.
  3. Ability to work cooperatively with others to ensure constructive and productive business relationships and cross-functional collaboration.
  4. Ability to understand and effectively use computerized business systems and other technology and business platforms.
  5. Ability to travel overnight as required.


  1. Bachelor's degree in manufacturing, industrial, or mechanical engineering or equivalent experience, including training in electrical engineering, automation, engineering, or equivalent electrical training.
  2. At least 7 years of experience in manufacturing, industrial engineering or related field.
  3. Strong knowledge in programmable logic controllers (PLCs) with experience in related programming and ladder logic.
  4. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or similar software.


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