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Lead Automation Engineering Technician (2nd or 3rd Shift)

Company: Automationtechies
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

For over 100 years this company has manufactured pharmaceuticals!
The Lead Automation Engineering Technician - 2nd shift (3:00pm - 11:15pm) provides technical expertise and work direction to the Mechanics on their associated shift.
You will interact with other Lead Technicians to ensure the effective transfer of work across the shifts; provides leadership, clarifies requirements, and defines expectations to the Mechanics; maintains, repairs, and improves manufacturing machinery with minimal interruption to the production schedule.
You will trouble-shoot and develop a root cause and solution to equipment issues. Expected to exercise independent judgment with minimal supervision. Thorough understanding of standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the maintenance field, with a focus on equipment automation.
-Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Performs maintenance activities on the Manufacturing/Packaging floor (automated machinery & systems). Provides guidance to the shift Maintenance activities and technical direction to Maintenance Technicians.
  • Troubleshoots and develops a root cause and solution to equipment issues. Completes repairs and/or performance required preventative maintenance/certifications as required.
  • Ensures the maintenance department is adhering to the appropriate SOP's, cGMP's, safety, and quality standards.
  • Updates/creates procedures and policies to improve departmental effectiveness and overall efficiency of the personnel utilization.
  • Recommends changes to optimize processes, equipment, systems, procedures, and protocols. Interacts with outside vendors to rectify issues and identifies new suppliers to reduce costs and/or increase quality.
  • Completes documentation requirements for the shift. Including but not limited to: work orders, deviations, weekly reports, time cards, etc.
  • Responsible for input on equipment documentation, including calibrations, certifications, preventive maintenance, etc.
  • Assists in hiring personnel for the maintenance department.
  • Assist Engineering, Technical Services and projects as necessary.
  • Education: A Vocational training in electromechanical systems, automated machinery, packaging machinery, or equivalent.


    • 10+ years of experience in a manufacturing, packaging, and/or automation/maintenance environment.
    • Supervisory or lead experience is desired. Knowledge of pneumatics, single and three-phase electricity, electronics, controllers, servomotors, stepper motors, AC & DC motors, PLC's, hydraulics, general mechanical systems, welding, machine shop skills, instrumentation, and controls.
    • Ability to read and analyze blueprints, schematics, ladder logic diagrams, and P&ID diagrams.
    • Some experience and knowledge in HVAC.

      Certifications / Licenses: Special Engineer boiler license (or willingness to obtain one in the first 6 months in the position) required. 1-B Boiler's license (high and low pressure) strongly preferred.

Keywords: Automationtechies, Minneapolis , Lead Automation Engineering Technician (2nd or 3rd Shift), Engineering , Minneapolis, Minnesota

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