Automation Technician- 1st Shift


Manufacturing and Production

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Minnesota Engineering - (USA) 3600 Minnesota Drive Suite 850 MN Edina , MN 55435 Phone : 612-630-1200



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Automation Technician- 1st Shift | Chicago, IL | Direct Hire | up to $41/HR + $2k Sign On Bonus

Support production and other departments by troubleshooting, repairing, maintaining, upgrading, and building machinery as directed by preventative maintenance (PM) plans, work orders, and calls. Continuously improve methods, techniques, machinery, and other as needed to positively impact the organization. Troubleshoots and repairs robotics, electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems, electro-mechanical control systems, and supports the PLC based control systems.

* Focus on our highly automated production lines including metal forming, vision systems, robotics, state of the art packaging systems, etc.

* Install, maintain, and repair production machinery and equipment.

* Plan maintenance and repair procedures. This will include power, electric, and electronic control. Diagnose problems. Determine what repairs are required and what equipment, supplies, and skills are needed to complete the repairs.

* Plan sequences of operations for fabricating & installing new machinery.

* Submit purchase requisitions or make components for assigned repairs.

* Operate machine tools as required to install and repair equipment (for example, torches, welders, drill presses, parts cleaning, band saws, forklifts, jib hoists/cranes, high lifts, and rigging equipment).

* Perform preventative maintenance on equipment. Closure of maintenance work orders in a timely manner with a high level of quality. Experience using a CMMS system to manage work orders and PM tasks is a plus.

* Maintain a clean and safe work area for all employees. Maintain compliance with all safety policies and standards.

* Train new/current employee in basic machine operations to increase machine knowledge to maximize utilization; relieve operators and setup personnel, as necessary.

* Recommend & execute cost saving improvements, safety, and ergonomic improvements.

* Ensure comprehensive and complete communication with oncoming shift.

* Work with outside contractors and maintain positive, long-term relationships with suppliers. Utilize a variety of communication tools including cell phone, email, text, Zoom, Teams, Skype, etc in an international setting.

* Document all work in a neat and legible manner. Ensure that all documents are maintained within the CMMS system.


-High School Diploma OR Associates Degree

-Electrical background

-Someone who's familiar with hydraulics, etc.

-Maintenance/mechanic background