Automation Technician

Job Snapshot

Employee Type: Full-time
Job Type: Manufacturing
Date Posted: 6/17/2021

Job Description

The Automation Technician A is an experienced technician with the ability to support the vial department equipment, and employees, in setting up, maintaining, and troubleshooting automated assembly machines, with an emphasis towards process improvements that reduce or eliminate scrap, improve productivity, maintain specified quality standards, and add value to product.

 

This job description lists major areas of responsibility and additional job activities may be added at any time.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Set-up and start-up automated production equipment
  • Responsible for sustaining quality standards of in-process and fully-assembled products
  • Maintain order and cleanliness of department
  • Other duties and projects as determined by business needs and production
  • Create and maintain Total Productive Maintenance list
  • Troubleshoot and resolve automated assembly problems
  • Make professional and lasting modifications and repairs to existing equipment
  • Communicate pertinent product and quality related information to Operators, Inspectors, Supervisors, and peers, in both written and verbal forms
  • Create and maintain inventory of spare parts list (Also maintain inventory levels)
  • Assist in the installation and operation of new equipment
  • Responsible for training and mentoring other automation technicians to safely and properly operate equipment through a positive and supporting demeanor
  • New product sampling, as necessary
  • Perform preventative maintenance according to schedules
  • Make program adjustments to automated systems as necessary for repairs, improvements, modifications
  • Perform large scale modifications and repairs to existing equipment
  • Perform major machine upgrades or enhancements

 

 

Education, Skills, and Experience

  • Knowledge of LOTO practices and proper machine guarding
  • Strong math skills and mechanical aptitude
  • Associate's degree in Automation Technician or equivalent completed Apprentice program
  • Minimum of four (4) years' experience in manufacturing with automation experience
  • A working knowledge of the proper use of hand tools and basic fabricating machines (Bridgeport, Lathe, CNC Milling equipment) used in the modification and repair of automated equipment
  • Comprehensive skills in metrology and the use of measuring equipment
  • Leadership quality communication, interpersonal, and mentoring skills required
  • Prioritization skills essential
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