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Automation Technician (Night Shift) at Flex in Buffalo Grove, Illinois

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Flex is the manufacturing partner of choice that helps a diverse customer base design and build products that improve the world. Through the collective strength of a global workforce across 30 countries and responsible, sustainable operations, Flex delivers technology innovation, supply chain, and manufacturing solutions to various industries and end markets. Create the extraordinatry:


  • Industry: Electrical / Electronic Manufacturing

  • Type: Public Company


  • Headquarters: 2 Changi South Lane, Singapore, 486123

  • Company Size: 10,001+ employees

  • Website:

At Flex, we welcome people of all backgrounds. Our employees thrive here by living our values: we support each other as we strive to find a better way, we move fast with discipline and purpose, and we do the right thing always.

Through a respectful, inclusive and collaborative culture, a career at Flex offers the opportunity to make a difference, invest in your career growth and join our purpose -- to make great products that create value and improve people’s lives.

Job Summary

The Automation Technician will be based in Buffalo Grove, IL. The Automation Technician will be responsible for the maintenance and technical support of highly automated manufacturing solutions for a high-volume medical device application.

***This is a night shift position. If selected, you will be provided a $3,000 USD Sign On Bonus after 45 days of employment***

Here is a glimpse of what you’ll do…                                                                                                                                       

  • Analyze reject, downtime, vision data and operator input to actively identify causes of yield/productivity loss

  • Perform complex/precise mechanical adjustments and troubleshoot precision mechanisms/devices to maintain optimal line performance

  • Maintain, troubleshoot and repair complex systems, including precision mechanical cam driven motions, rotary & linear servos, pneumatic actuators and a wide variety of sensors/measuring devices

  • Respond to machine alarms as they occur, identify the root cause, correct as needed

  • Troubleshoot mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and vacuum systems and return to serviceability

  • Repair and maintain electrical controls on molding, assembly and packaging machines

  • Repair pick and place tooling, mechanical systems, and controls, calibrate and adjust pick/place points

  • Read and interpret electrical and pneumatic schematics, mechanical drawings and flow charts

  • Perform scheduled preventive maintenance actions on all subsystems and related components

  • Rebuild and repair critical devices and components

  • Assist automation team in validation and Measurement System Analysis of automated systems

  • Assists with customer presentations and interfaces with customers

  • Records procedures and results, numerical and graphical data, and recommendations for changes in product or method

  • Maintain continuous system operation by adjusting, repairing, replacing, or modifying automation/robotic system components

  • Maintains software, documentation and equipment to the latest revision or operational specifications

Here is some of what you’ll need (required)…

  • Strong experience in preventive maintenance

  • Minimum 2-year experience working in manufacturing operations as an automation technician/ field service technician/ Equipment maintenance technician or related experience

  • Strong mechanical aptitude and demonstrated understanding of mechanical systems/devices.

  • Working knowledge of electrical and control systems/devices

  • Understanding of PLCs, I/O and logic

  • Understanding of automated manufacturing principles and techniques

  • Strong awareness of safety

  • Ability to read and interpret electrical and pneumatic schematics, mechanical drawings and flow charts

  • Ability to monitor the process and show an awareness of issues and demonstrate corrective actions to address those issues

  • Ability to effectively communicate and interface with customers, management, peers, and direct reports

Here are a few of our preferred experiences…

  • Experience with high-volume manufacturing of medical device, pharmaceutical, food, beverage, automotive, or electronics applications

  • Knowledge of electrical and control systems

Here are a few examples of what you’ll get for the great work you provide…

  • Full range of medical benefits, dental, vision

  • Life Insurance

  • Matching 401K

  • PTO

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Employee discounts at local retailers


Job Category

OperationsRelocation: Eligible for domestic relocation only

Is Sponsorship Available?


Flex is an Equal Opportunity Employer and employment selection decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. We celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on: age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability, pregnancy status, or any other status protected by law. We're happy to provide reasonable accommodations to those with a disability for assistance in the recruitment process. Please advise us of any accommodations you may need by e-mailing:

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