Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Buffalo Grove


*CURRENT EMPLOYEES: Please clickhere to be redirected to the internal career site. Job Description The Automation Technician will be based in Buffalo Grove, IL. The Automation Technician is responsible for the maintenance and technical support of automated and semi-automated manufacturing solutions for a high-volume consumer products application. We are looking for someone who demonstrates: •Intense collaboration •Passionate customer focus •Thoughtful, fast, disciplined execution •Tenacious commitment to continuous improvement •Relentless drive to win Here is a glimpse of what you’ll do… •Respond to machine alarms as they occur, identify the root cause, correct as needed •Troubleshoot electrical, mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems and components and return to serviceability •Repair and maintain electrical controls on molding, assembly and packaging machines •Repair robot end tools, mechanical systems, and controls, calibrate and adjust robot pick and place points if needed •Read and interpret electrical schematics, mechanical diagrams including complex automated system drawings •Perform scheduled preventive maintenance actions on all subsystems and related components •Perform preventative maintenance of robotic and process support equipment •Assist automation team in the qualification process of automated systems •Assists with customer presentations and interfaces with customers •Records procedures and results, numerical and graphical data, and recommendations for changes in product or method •Maintain continuous system operation by adjusting, repairing, replacing, or modifying automation/robotic system components •Maintains software, documentation and equipment to the latest revision or operational specifications Here is some of what you’ll need (required)… •High School Diploma •Minimum 5 years’ experience working in manufacturing operations as a technician/mechanic •Foundational mechanical and electrical knowledge and understanding •Understanding of PLCs and logic •Understanding of automated manufacturing principles and techniques •Strong awareness of safety •Ability to wire control panels •Ability to read and interpret electrical schematics, mechanical diagrams including complex automated system drawings •Ability to monitor the process and show an awareness of issues and demonstrate corrective actions to address those issues •Ability to effectively communicate and interface with customers, management, peers, and direct reports •Well versed in the use of precision measuring devices and inspection tools •Proper usage of power tools and measuring equipment Here are a few of our preferred experiences… •Associates Degree, Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent Vocational Training preferred •Experience with high-volume manufacturing of medical device, pharmaceutical, food, beverage, automotive, or electronics applications •Hands-on individual with excellent mechanical aptitude, problem solving and troubleshooting skills. •Experience working in a FDA-regulated facility •Knowledge of automated equipment systems and tools •Previous experience maintaining and repairing variable speed motors strongly desired •Previous experience maintaining and repairing high-speed robotics and production equipment strongly desired •Prior experience maintaining vision systems desired •Prior experience maintaining Nordson glue systems desired •Prior experience maintaining Fanuc Robots desired Here are a few examples of what you’ll get for the great work you provide… •Full range of medical benefits, dental, vision •Life Insurance •Matching 401K •PTO •Tuition Reimbursement •Employee discounts at local retailers Job CategoryOperations Flex does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies or fee based recruitment services. Flex is an Equal Opportunity Employer and employment selection decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Flex does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices based on: age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability, pregnancy status or any other status protected by law. Flex provides reasonable accommodation so that qualified applicants with a disability may participate in the selection process.

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