Maintenance Technician - Automation

Des Plaines, IL 60089

Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Technician Job Number: PR977212745 Compensation: $70000-74800 / year

Job Description

The Maintenance Technician is responsible for repairs on injection molding equipment, robots, setups, changeovers, adjustments, maintenance, repair and operations of various types of assembly, subassembly, printing, and/or packaging machines. The company scope includes scientific injection molding processing operations and automation equipment in the manufacture of components and devices into FDA regulated markets. This is a high-speed and a controlled manufacturing environment (CME).  

Shift & Pay:
  • 1 opening on days (6am-6pm) 1 opening on nights (6pm-6am)
  • 12 hour shifts  2/2/3
  • 35/hr (10% shift premium for night shift)

  • Read, use and interpret measuring devices, gauges and inspection tools
  • Perform all required necessary preventive maintenance and repairs on equipment
  • Follow all 5S guidelines  
  • Perform and document inspections per cGMP for work instruction sheet, on device history sheet records, and work instruction sheet tables
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot any pneumatic, electrical or mechanical malfunction on a variety of machines  
  • Adjusts assembly machine units for major/minor lot production operations following department specification  
  • Repair and maintain electrical controls on equipment (molding, assembly and packaging machines), including servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines and devices primarily on the basis of electronic principles  
  • Repair robot arms and controls, including replacing bad boards, motors, encoders, etc.  
  • Perform weekly, monthly and as required preventive maintenance (PM)  
  • Perform root cause analysis for safety, quality, and processing issues
  • Must be able to fluently operate presses, robots and auxiliary equipment to diagnose malfunctions, and to verify repairs.

Required Education/Preferred Skills:
  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • 3+ or more years of experience in a technical, hands-on position
  • Strong math, reading and communication skills required
  • Experience with injection molding required
  • Knowledge of PLC programming and troubleshooting (AB, Koyo, Omron, Mitsubishi, etc.)  
  • Experience in hydraulics and pneumatics required
  • Computer skills, including Microsoft Office applications required and SAP experience preferred
  • Ability to understand Lean Manufacturing concepts


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