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Industry: Electrical / Electronic Manufacturing
Type: Public Company
Headquarters: 2 Changi South Lane, Singapore, 486123
The Automation Technicianwill 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.
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
Identify risk areas likely to cause equipment break-downs, participate in projects for the purpose of improving equipment reliability, process improvement, lean manufacturing
Upload programs in the event of program loss or CPU replacement
Perform scheduled preventive maintenance actions on all subsystems and related components.
Perform preventative maintenance of robotic and process support equipment.
Analyzes engineering test results and implements changes to resolve problems.
Assist automation team in the qualification process of automated systems.
Assists engineers in developing and designing hardware and software required for all automation solutions per specifications.
Assists with customer presentations and interfaces with customers.
Assists engineers with outside third-party automation developments.
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.
Trains other technicians and operators on products, processes and equipment.
Organizes documentation (specifications, schematics, and procedures).
Here is some of what you’ll need…
Associates degree, military training, or equivalent vocational training required.
Minimum 8-10 years of experience in a technical, hands-on manufacturing support role, or 10 years related work experience.
Strong foundational mechanical and electrical experience.
Strong foundational understanding of PLCs and logic.
Strong understanding of automated manufacturing principles and techniques.
Strong awareness of safety.
Previous experience maintaining and repairing variable speed motors required.
Previous experience maintaining and repairing high-speed robotics and production experience required.
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.
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.
Here are a few examples of what you’ll get for the great work you provide…
Full range of medical benefits, dental, vision
Employee discounts at local retailers
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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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Flex is a leading Sketch-to-Scale™ solutions company that designs and builds intelligent products for a connected world. With more than 200,000 professionals across 30 countries and a promise to help the world Live smarter, the company provides innovative design, engineering, manufacturing, real-time supply chain insight and logistics services to companies of all sizes in various industries and end-markets.
We believe in a brighter tomorrow and what people can do when our lives are connected. That’s why every day we set out to do one thing–-create a smarter, more connected world. Our focus is developing and empowering talented people to deliver on their potential, providing employees with a healthy, safe and secure workplace.
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