Automation Equipment Technician

US-TX-Fort Worth
1 month ago
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Automation Equipment Technician

Schedule:  3 PM - 11 PM M-F (weekend and OT as needed 40-60 hrs/week)

Scope of Position:  To provide both preventative maintenance and repair for manufacturing equipment used in the Connector Automation department.


This position includes significant duties such as:

  • Troubleshooting of electrical, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic processes of both automation and manual equipment in order to support production needs. 
  • Determining the quantities and capabilities of materials needed and the cost for the repairs, upgrades, and modifications of the equipment. 
  • Performing basic operation processes for all equipment used in production. 
  • Using drawings sketches, specs, charts and tables to locate machinery, determine requirements, machine moving requirements, identify spare and repair parts, determine preventative maintenance schedules, determine machine capabilities and optimize them. 
  • Assisting Mfg. Engineering with the layout of equipment and installation of necessary utilities. 
  • Prioritizing preventative maintenance and repair on all mfg. equipment. 
  • Identifying issues and reacting appropriately, including bringing long-term downtime or urgent quality issues to the Supervisor and Engineer’s attention. 
  • Using computers to communicate with software PLC’s and other programs needed to troubleshoot or operate equipment to the proper industrial standards. 
  • Working independently or as a team member to perform minor equipment improvement projects to reduce downtime, improve quality and overall reduce costs for the operation of the equipment. 
  • Maintaining inventory counts for spare parts


Required Education:
• High School Diploma or equivalent
• Current enrollment or Technical degree is a plus

• 5+years of experience in a manufacturing environment with proven skills in mechanical and/or electrical troubleshooting

Required Skills:
• Able to work in a team environment
• Able to successfully complete special projects with little or no supervision
• Able to communicate in English both written and verbal



2 year degree strongly preferred. 5+ years of experience is required. Familiarity with PLCs, CAD software, reading blueprints, and MS Excel and PowerPoint are all nice to have. Must have a background working with mechanical, electrical, hydraulics, pnuematics, etc. for industrial equipment. Note this is a 2nd shift position, candidates need to be comfortable working this schedule


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