Automation Manager

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Kennewick, WA


Kennewick, WA

Description :

Job Title: Automation Manager

Location: Kennewick, WA

  • Must reside within commutable distance of Kennewick, WA.
  • Must be willing to Travel


  • Automation Technician experience
  • Installation experience – irrigation and other hydraulic controllers
  • Management experience (Leading Others)
  • Ability to work outdoors year-round
  • Microsoft and Google computer skills
  • High School Diploma

Experience required: 5 Years

Education level: High school or equivalent

Job function: Engineering

Industry: Farming

In this role, the Automation Manager will supervise and lead a team of automation technicians to accomplish installation projects. The supervisor facilitates the installation, operation, monitoring, and maintenance of computer-controlled irrigation and hydraulic systems. They will work regularly with low-voltage electrical components, hydraulic controls, and other electro-mechanical devices (valves, pumps, filters, chemical injectors, etc).

Automation Technician Responsibilities:

  • Install irrigation and other hydraulic controllers including radios, solar panels, antennas, antenna masts, valve solenoids, pump relays, critter guards
  • Install (trench when necessary) conduit and run wire to interconnect devices
  • Troubleshoot components and processes and if needed, replace the defective hardware and test functionality before leaving a site
  • Calibrate sensors and ensure water meters, switches, and other devices are reporting accurate values
  • Test valves, pumps, and other outputs for proper functionality
  • Provide remote and on-site support, in rare cases, respond to emergency support calls on Saturday
  • Train customers on the system once it is automated

Supervisor responsibilities:

  • Recruit, train, and guide automation technicians
  • Manage work schedules and timecards
  • Provide troubleshooting
  • Train customers on the use of automation software and automation systems, including manual overrides, simple troubleshooting, etc.
  • Work closely with the Operations Manager on equipment needs, priorities, ongoing projects, and real-time issues
  • Consult with the Director of Automation to resolve complex issues
  • Oversee automation projects and report daily status to the operations manager
  • Ensure pickup trucks and equipment are maintained as required
  • Ensure that safety policies are strictly adhered to
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Management capabilities – leading a team for high performance
  • Strong communication skills – written and oral
  • Must have a passion for customer satisfaction
  • Must have the desire to work outdoors year-round and travel frequently
  • Must have a High School diploma or equivalent, Associates Degree preferred
  • MS & Google computer skills. NetSuite and FSL are preferred but not required, training will be provided
  • Technical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to complete assigned tasks under time requirements and seasonal picks
  • May be required to lift/move items in excess of 75 lbs.
  • Full-time job


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Company-paid life insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account & Dependent Daycare Spending Account – HSA Account
  • 401K (starts after 90-day waiting period), with company match up to 4%
  • Discretionary Vacation Policy, 10 company observed Holidays

Preferred Skills:

  • NetSuite and FSL experience
  • Associates Degree

Job Type: Full-time

How to apply :

Send "Pre-Screening" Question Responses & Resume to: [email protected]

Application question: What is the highest level of education you have completed?
Application question: How many years of Automation Technician experience do you have?
Application question: How many years of Installation - irrigation and other hydraulic controllers experience do you have?
Application question: How many years of Management (Leading Others) experience do you have?
Application question: Do you currently live within a commutable distance of Kennewick, WA., (if not, are you willing to relocate to the area)?
Application question: Please provide the link to your LinkedIn profile?
Application question: What is your Work Authorization (US citizen, green card, etc)?
Application question: What is your desired total compensation?

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