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Automation Technician - Night Shift

Company: Flex
Location: Buffalo Grove
Posted on: May 3, 2022

Job Description:

To support our extraordinary teams who build great products and contribute to our growth, we're looking to add a/an Automation Technician Night Shift located in Buffalo Grove, IL.

Reporting to the Operations Manager , the Automation Technician Night Shift role involves---

What a typical day looks like:
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.
Highly skilled with ability to move between projects.

The experience we're looking to add to our team:
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
Ability to effectively communicate and interface with customers, management, peers, and direct reports
Strong awareness of safety
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry
Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations
Microsoft Office
Automated troubleshooting process experience.
Ability to walk, sit, and stand for extended periods

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

What you'll receive for the great work you provide:
Full range of medical benefits, dental, vision
Life Insurance
Matching 401K
Tuition Reimbursement
Employee discounts at local retailers


Flex is an Equal Opportunity Employer and employment selection decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. We celebrate diversity and do not discriminate 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. We're happy to provide reasonable accommodations to those with a disability for assistance in the recruitment process. Please advise us of any accommodations you may need by e-mailing: accessibility@flex.com.

Keywords: Flex, Buffalo Grove , Automation Technician - Night Shift, Professions , Buffalo Grove, Illinois

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