Automation Technician


  • Install, maintain, and replace automation systems at key points in the production process
  • Troubleshoot non-functioning components including servos, sensors, and control components
  • Log equipment usage, parts replacement, and scheduled maintenance to ensure maximum functionality
  • Periodically report to leadership regarding automation capabilities and status
  • Follow TS16949 requirements
  • Support ISO14001 System, Policies and Procedures as assigned
  • Support 6S activities in Team
  • Demonstrate safe use of hand tools
  • Follow safety program for facility and machinery using NEC and OSHA requirements
  • Perform actions required for machine start-up and shutdowns.
  • Assist mechanics and electricians with repairs of all production equipment
  • Assist mechanics and electricians with maintenance, optimization, and calibration of production equipment
  • Assist mechanics and electricians with troubleshooting and diagnosis of all equipment issues
  • Provide on call support to Production and Team
  • Maintain quantities and storage locations of all spare parts throughout the plant
  • Proactively search and provide OEM part numbers for rapid ordering of spares
  • Perform daily rounds of all equipment interacting with operators to proactively prevent unplanned breakdowns
  • Possess multiple skills in the areas of fluid power, manufacturing processes, electricity, electronics, and mechanical systems
  • Interpersonal skills to communicate with peers
  • Possess a deep understanding of Ethernet communication, Siemens PLC/HMI and Lenze VFD
  • Demonstrate knowledge concerning general safety protocol and procedures regarding field operations
  • Possess broad-based knowledge in order to successfully troubleshoot, diagnose, and solve problems that relate to mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, etc.
  • Electro-mechanical skills and problem-solving abilities
  • Knowledge in the areas of computers and electronics which relates to circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, computer software and hardware
  • Mechanical knowledge concerning machines and tools. It includes design, uses, repair, and maintenance

Education and Experience:

  • Associates degree in Industrial Maintenance, Mechatronics, Automation Technology or a closely related technical field and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in a production environment, particularly as it relates to automation technology
  • Siemens PLC experience desired (S7, TIA Portal).
  • Automated packaging experience a plus.
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing desired.
  • Must be familiar with 6-axis robot programming and machine vision principles.