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Company: Flex
Location: Buffalo Grove, IL
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Technology, Software, IT, Electronics



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Job Description

The Automation Technician (Night Shift) 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…

  • Maintain continuous system operation by adjusting, repairing, replacing, or modifying automation/robotic system components.
  • Troubleshoot electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems and components and return to serviceability.
  • Perform scheduled preventive maintenance actions on all subsystems and related components.
  • Perform preventative maintenance of robotic and process support equipment.
  • Understanding of PLCs.
  • Read and interpret electrical schematics, mechanical diagrams including complex automated system drawings.
  • Proper use of power tools and measuring equipment.
  • Strong awareness of safety.
  • Analyzes engineering test results and implements changes to resolve problems.
  • Assist automation team in the qualification process of automated systems.
  • Records procedures and results, numerical and graphical data, and recommendations for changes in product or method.
  • Maintains software, documentation and equipment to the latest revision or operational specifications.  
  • Assists engineers in developing and designing hardware and software required for all automation solutions per specifications. 
  • Trains other technicians and operators on products, processes, and equipment.

Here is some of what you'll need (required)…

  • 3+ years of experience in a technical, hands-on manufacturing support role.
  • SMT experience
  • Mechanical and electrical experience.
  • Strong foundational understanding of PLCs and logic.
  • Strong understanding of automated manufacturing principles and techniques.
  • Previous experience maintaining and repairing high-speed robotics and production experience required.
  • Ability to monitor the process and show an awareness of issues and demonstrate corrective actions to address those issues.
  • 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…

  • Experience maintaining equipment within a clean room environment is strongly desired.
  • Experience with a high-volume manufacturing of medical device, pharmaceutical, food, beverage, or electronics application.
  • Previous experience with automated injection molding equipment.
  • Previous experience in an FDA-regulated facility.
  • Prior experience maintaining vision systems strongly desired.
  • Prior experience maintaining Nordson glue systems strongly desired.
  • Prior experience maintaining Fanuc Robots strongly 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 Category Operations


Eligible for domestic relocation only Is Sponsorship Available? No

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