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Automation Technician

Why You Should Work Here

Graco is a global leader in the design, development, and manufacture of highly-engineered systems for numerous industrial and commercial applications. This position supports our Industrial Products Division (IPD) in Minneapolis, MN. At IPD, our product line includes finishing products, such as paint spraying systems used in the aerospace and automotive industries, as well as on furniture, windows, and doors.

Graco was proud to be named a Best Place to Work in Manufacturing and Production by Fortune Magazine in 2016, 2018, and 2019. Opportunities exist for development and career progression as well as attractive benefit packages.

Job Description

Under limited supervision and with some technical guidance of more senior automation technicians, efficiently perform installation, integration, programming, maintenance, repair, upgrades, and all improvement modifications on electrical or robotic numerically controlled equipment. Manage multiple projects and prioritize actions in support of manufacturing objectives.

Day to Day Responsibilities

  • Provide electrical, mechanical, and robotic support necessary to keep all Company production equipment in good working order. May support or mentor Maintenance Mechanic positions.
  • Support engineering efforts to install and integrate new robotic equipment
  • Support engineering efforts to monitor equipment performance and perform systematic performance analysis to drive improvements on equipment reliability, availability, throughput, and cost of ownership.
  • Troubleshoot and diagnose complex problems
  • Keep accurate maintenance records
  • Order parts/supplies and maintain inventory accuracy (5%)
  • Perform preventative maintenance on all company-owned robotic equipment.
  • Meet operational requirements and expectations for accuracy of work, while minimizing waste by caring for product, equipment and facilities.
  • Maintain a productive, efficient and team-oriented work environment
  • Follow all required safety guidelines and utilize the proper personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Perform machine safety analysis to verify systems meet OSHA requirements
  • Create and modify machine wiring schematics

Minimum Years of Experience

Associates degree in an associated electronics, robotics, engineering field or equivalent work experience. 0-5 years of robotic experience. 0-5 years of experience with electrical, electrical controls, and PLCs 20 hours of (field related) continuing education per year. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Ability to disassemble equipment, diagnose problems, and reassemble in a proficient manner. Highly proficient working knowledge of a variety of electronic controls. Install, maintain, and repair robotics. Inspect work for conformance to blueprints, specifications, and standards. Develop preventive maintenance plan based on equipment documentation and experience for automation equipment. Understand safety rules and regulations to prevent unsafe set-ups, operations, or acts, which might cause injury to self, others, or the environment. Strong mechanical and electrical aptitude. Knowledge and practical experience with pneumatics, sensors, and hydraulics. Self-directed with the ability to work independently and as a team. Ability to take work direction and complete tasks in an organized and timely manner. Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. Excellent ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize actions to support management directive. Ability to lead and instruct co-workers in a manner that promotes teamwork.

Salary or Hourly Rate

Discussed in person

Benefits

  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Group discounts off vehicles, cell phone service, paint, and more
  • 401(k) plan with company matching contribution as well as an Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Health, dental insurance

Application Information

All we need is your resume to start!

About Company
Graco, Inc. is the leading provider of premium pumps and spray equipment for fluid handling in the construction, manufacturing, processing, and maintenance industries.

Location
1112 Sibley Street NE, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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