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Automation Technician at Flex in West Columbia, South Carolina

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:


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Job Description

The Automation Technician will be based in Columbia, SC. Supports automation engineering services activities such as hardware and software design and development.

We are looking for someone who demonstrates:

  • Intense collaboration

  • Passionate customer focus

  • Thoughtful, fast, disciplined execution

  • Tenacious commitment to continuous improvement

  • Relentless drive to win

Here is a glimpse of what you’ll do:

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

  • Troubleshoot electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems and components and return to serviceability

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

  • Ensure preventative maintenance of robotic and process support equipment are completed on a regularly scheduled basis.

  • Understanding of PLCs.

  • Read and interpret electrical schematics, mechanical diagrams including complex automated system drawings.

  • Analyze engineering test results and implements changes to resolve problems.

  • Collaborate with the automation team in the qualification process of automated systems.

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

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

  • Assist engineers in developing and designing hardware and software required for all automation solutions per specifications.

  • Train other technicians and operators on products, processes, and equipment.

  • Proper use of power tools and measuring equipment.

  • Strong awareness of safety.

  • Assist with customer presentations and interface with customers.

  • Assist engineers with outside third-party automation developments.

  • Organize documentation (specifications, schematics, and procedures).

  • May direct other employees; in some sites, functions as a working supervisor with large scope of responsibility.

  • Determine quality/testing methods/ procedures on new assignments. Decisions may affect department/ function.

  • May mentor, coach and lead other employees.

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

  • Typically requires an Associate’s degree, military training, equivalent vocational training, or equivalent experience.

  • 7-10 years of related experience.

  • Serves as an expert/consultant in technical skills with other employees. Demonstrates knowledge of advanced technologies as well as functional techniques and improves processes.

  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedures. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers and customers.

  • Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts and operations.

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Here are a few of our preferred experiences:

  • Experience in the medical field or a highly regulated industry.

  • Automation experience in assembly of products.

  • Ability to travel to other sites to learn about new machines

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 does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies or fee based recruitment services. Flex is an Equal Opportunity Employer and employment selection decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Flex does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices 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. Flex provides reasonable accommodation so that qualified applicants with a disability may participate in the selection process. Please advise us of any accommodations you request to express interest in a position by e-mailing: Please state your request for assistance in your message. Only reasonable accommodation requests related to applying for a specific position within Flex will be reviewed at the e-mail address. Flex will contact you if it is determined that your background is a match to the required skills required for this position. Thank you for considering a career with Flex.