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The Automation Technician I will manufacture and test electrical/mechanical assemblies for robotic and factory automation systems. Interface with representatives of other departments. Possess fundamental knowledge of quality and production systems for effective performance with minimum supervision.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties maybe assigned.
• Adhere to the highest practicable safety/housekeeping standards.
• Build, test, repair electrical and mechanical sub-assembly components and systems as required.
• Build assemblies and systems by providing manufacturing support as schedule dictates.
• Organize and plan assigned tasks and workflow, using verbal and written communication.
• Build prototype assemblies and systems.
• Liaise directly with representatives of other departments as required to meet quality, delivery and production goals.
• Support immediate supervisor and/or Lead person in departmental planning and coordination to meet or exceed quality, delivery and productivity standards.
• Utilize and help maintain ISO procedures, work instructions, and documentation.
• Recommend improvements in quality, on time delivery, and productivity, to enhance customer satisfaction.
• Evaluate, during the assembly process, standard components and special ordered parts for fitness of use. Report discrepancies using Quality system.
• Responsible for the proper usage of all departmental equipment and tools.
• Responsible for usage and disposition of all materials used in production.
• Perform collateral duties as assigned, including DCR's, ECR's, Kaizen team participation, and floor stock management.
• Assist co-workers with on the job training.
• Promote teamwork and foster an exemplary working environment. Interact with coworkers in a manner, which enhances employee satisfaction.
• May be required to travel to customer facilities and to assist with install and start-up systems and equipment.
• Work under reduced supervision completing assignments and meeting project specific requirements.
• Complete all departmental Technical Training programs, including Automation Qualification requirements, and all associated safety training.
• Package automation equipment for safe transport to customer sites.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and six months to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Appropriate job related education, such as vocational-technical training or equivalent is desired.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Must be able to read and understand basic electrical/electronic schematics and diagrams. Must be able to read and understand basic mechanical blueprints. Must be able to apply these technical skills in an effective manner.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand.
The employee frequently is required to walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel or crouch. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee may also be required to use material handling equipment to transport, rig and move equipment. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to risk of electrical shock.
The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. Use of appropriate safety equipment such as safety glasses, hearing protection and safety shoes may be required.
Duties may require the occasional use/of contact with/exposure to various hazardous
materials (such as, but not limited to grease, oils, lubricants, paint, thinner, parts cleaner, etc.). Employees should have basic awareness of hazardous materials cautions. Those directly using the materials must have specific knowledge of material in use.