Automation Technician | 1st Shift

Romeoville, IL 60446

Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Technician Job Number: Js76619897 Compensation: $68640-79040 / year

Job Description

Title: Automation Technician

Location: Romeoville, IL

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Hire Type: Direct Hire

Job Summary:
  • The Automation Technician position is crucial in our USDA production environment, focusing on maintaining food processing and packaging machinery, mechanical/utility equipment, and facility infrastructure. This role demands strong problem-solving skills, electrical proficiency, and a commitment to safety and quality standards.

Job Duties:
  • Ensure safe and dependable operation of all facility equipment.
  • Troubleshoot and repair various equipment, including conveyor systems and electrical components.
  • Perform maintenance tasks according to schedules, read electrical schematics, and adhere to safety protocols.
  • Coach and train maintenance and operating personnel.
  • Uphold compliance with SQF Food Safety Code for Manufacturing.
  • Set up, troubleshoot, and repair stacking, bagging, check-weighing, UPC bar coding, case erectors, and conveyor equipment.
  • Dismantle and reassemble equipment for repairs, cleaning, and lubrication according to maintenance schedules.
  • Test, troubleshoot, and repair 110/230/460 volt electrical equipment, including motors, starters, relays, timers, panels, breakers, conduit, and wiring.
  • Perform minor programming and troubleshooting of VFDs (Variable Frequency Drives) and PLCs (Programmable Logic Controllers).
  • Adhere to established safety programs such as lockout/tagout and ladder safety.

  • High school degree or equivalent.
  • Minimum 5 years of mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic experience in a USDA or FDA food manufacturing environment.
  • Proficiency in reading electrical schematics.
  • Self-motivated, dependable, and safety-conscious.
  • Preferred: Bilingual in English/Spanish and a valid Illinois Driver's License.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. 

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