Automation Technician - 2nd Shift
Company: Husco International
Posted on: August 17, 2019
Automation Technician - 2nd ShiftJuly 23, 2019 - Waukesha, WI
This position is located in Waukesha, WI and is 2nd shift.
The Automation Technician will be responsible for supporting the
development and installation of new manufacturing
equipment/processes, supporting and implementing continuous
improvement activities, and resolving equipment performance issues.
The key to success in this position is problem solving and
utilizing technical knowledge to get to the root cause of a problem
rather than simply identifying symptoms. The best Automation
Technician is self-motivated and a natural trouble-shooter who is
able to react quickly under pressure and prioritize and manage
several tasks concurrently.PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES
- Support Daily Production Operations. Prioritize multiple
projects and equipment/line needs to support optimal production
quality and volume levels. Collect and record accurate test and
process data for use in problem analysis and product verification.
Maintain manufacturing process and machine documentation.
- Minimize Machine Downtime and Maximize Parts per Hour on the
Line. Utilize strong automation background and problem solving
skills to design, modify and debug existing and new equipment.
Determine root cause of equipment problems and improve process
performance. Troubleshoot electrical, mechanical, automation,
software and hydraulic systems.
- Develop and Document Engineering Procedures and Continuous
Improvement Techniques. Work closely with quality and engineering
from program start-up through completion to analyze machine
performance and implement continuous improvement techniques to
maximize parts per hour on the line. Use working knowledge of
continuous improvement philosophies and techniques (5S, Kaizen,
TQM, change management, lean manufacturing and/or cellular
manufacturing) to assist engineers to develop, evaluate, qualify
and improve products, software programs or processes. When
improvements are made, assist in the documentation of new processes
and techniques utilizing CAD software.
- Apply Lean Manufacturing Methods. Analyze production techniques
and machine performance. During the first 90 days, focus on one key
line (identified by supervisor) to develop, implement and document
process improvements. This requires strong
automation/mechanical/electrical knowledge and will be accomplished
through machine software and component improvements, identification
of weak processes (manual or equipment), and troubleshooting
ability to test and implement improved manufacturing
- Support Assembly and Testing Processes from Concept through
Prove-Out. Work closely with mechanical and program engineers to
design and repair assembly and testing processes. Assist in
identification of areas for improvement, documentation and operator
- Facilitate Tool and Fixture Purchases. Develop the business
justification for, select, design, procure and assist in
installation of tools and fixtures utilized to maximize line
- Associate Degree or equivalent military or formal training in
Industrial Automation Technology, Electrical/Mechanical or
- Minimum of two (2) years of experience working in a related
position. Machine troubleshooting/process control and basic CAD
exposure beneficial. Ability to proficiently use electronic
- In a standard workday, this person will be required to sit 25%,
stand 60%, walk 15%, and limited twisting, kneeling or
- Able to complete required physical activities: lift up to 50
lbs, fine manipulation, ability to read and follow directions,
excellent number and depth perception.
- This person may come in contact with all types of office or
shop floor hazards: high temperature, summer humidity, frequent
contact with chemicals (oils/spirits), fumes (oil and solvent),
- Required to wear personal protective equipment in posted areas
of the plant (safety glasses, ear plugs, safety shoes)
- Total awareness of plant environments as it pertains to the
safety of other employees, operation of equipment, handling of
equipment/materials and visitors required.
(HUSCO IS PROUD TO BE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.)
Keywords: Husco International, Waukesha , Automation Technician - 2nd Shift, Professions , Waukesha, Wisconsin
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