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Automation Technician (Night Shift)

Company: Flex
Location: Buffalo Grove
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:


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Job Description

The Automation Technician will be based in Buffalo Grove, IL. The Automation Technician will be responsible for the maintenance and technical support of highly automated manufacturing solutions for a high-volume medical device application.

  • This is a night shift position. If selected, you will be provided a $3,000 USD Sign On Bonus after 45 days of employment*

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

  • Analyze reject, downtime, vision data and operator input to actively identify causes of yield/productivity loss
  • Perform complex/precise mechanical adjustments and troubleshoot precision mechanisms/devices to maintain optimal line performance
  • Maintain, troubleshoot and repair complex systems, including precision mechanical cam driven motions, rotary & linear servos, pneumatic actuators and a wide variety of sensors/measuring devices
  • Respond to machine alarms as they occur, identify the root cause, correct as needed
  • Troubleshoot mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and vacuum systems and return to serviceability
  • Repair and maintain electrical controls on molding, assembly and packaging machines
  • Repair pick and place tooling, mechanical systems, and controls, calibrate and adjust pick/place points
  • Read and interpret electrical and pneumatic schematics, mechanical drawings and flow charts
  • Perform scheduled preventive maintenance actions on all subsystems and related components
  • Rebuild and repair critical devices and components
  • Assist automation team in validation and Measurement System Analysis 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)

  • Strong experience in preventive maintenance
  • Minimum 2-year experience working in manufacturing operations as an automation technician/ field service technician/ Equipment maintenance technician or related experience
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and demonstrated understanding of mechanical systems/devices.
  • Working knowledge of electrical and control systems/devices
  • Understanding of PLCs, I/O and logic
  • Understanding of automated manufacturing principles and techniques
  • Strong awareness of safety
  • Ability to read and interpret electrical and pneumatic schematics, mechanical drawings and flow charts
  • 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

Here are a few of our preferred experiences

  • Experience with high-volume manufacturing of medical device, pharmaceutical, food, beverage, automotive, or electronics applications
  • Knowledge of electrical and control systems

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



Eligible for domestic relocation only

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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. Please advise us of any accommodations you request to express interest in a position by e-mailing: accessibility@flex.com. Please state your request for assistance in your message. Only reasonable accommodation requests related to applying for a specific position within Flex will be reviewed at the e-mail address. Flex will contact you if it is determined that your background is a match to the required skills required for this position. Thank you for considering a career with Flex.

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Keywords: Flex, Buffalo Grove , Automation Technician (Night Shift), Other , Buffalo Grove, Illinois

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