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Automation Technician

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Job Details
Job Order Number
7895442
Company Name
Flex
Physical Address
700 Corporate Grove Dr
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Job Description

Flex is the manufacturing partner of choice that helps a diverse customer base design and build products that improve the world. Through the collective strength of a global workforce across 30 countries and responsible, sustainable operations, Flex delivers technology innovation, supply chain, and manufacturing solutions to various industries and end markets.

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.

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


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