Automation Technician (2nd Shift)

Our Opening and Your Responsibilities

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned. 

1. Designs and builds new prototype and production automation equipment.

2. Specifies automation components.  Identifies vendors providing the best price and availability.  Places the orders with the purchasing department.

3. Performs experiments designed to assess performance of automation equipment and evaluate options for improvement.

4. Improves automation equipment by making modifications to mechanical, electrical and pneumatic components.

5. Optimizes equipment performance by modifying machine controls including making changes to PLC code.

6. Monitors equipment status and performance metrics relying on electronic data collection and close communication with equipment operators.

7. Troubleshoots automation equipment.  Uses a digital multi-meter to troubleshoot control circuitry, measure voltages, continuity, and resistance.

8. Develops and documents preventative maintenance procedures.  Supports and documents preventative maintenance activities.

9. Works closely with all departments that rely on automation including Molding, Manufacturing, Packaging and Quality.

10. Monitors and maintains inventories of spare parts for existing production equipment.

11. Performs detailed electrical soldering, may include “microscope assisted” soldering of surface mount technology components.

12. Ensures that the automation laboratory and storage areas are clean and orderly.

13. Works a flexible schedule as required for production support.

What You Need to Succeed

1. Education: High school diploma.  Additional vocational training desirable.

2. Experience: 10+ years industry experience.

3. Ability to plan experiments, collect and analyze data, write reports.

4. Experience with electrical controls (PLC and PC based), servomotors, sensors and machine vision.

5. Experience with pneumatic controls used in automation.

6. Able to read  electrical schematics, pneumatic schematics,  mechanical part drawings and assembly drawings.

7. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Our Offer to You

  • Medical, dental and vision care coverage and a 401(k) savings plan with company matching – all starting on date of hire
  • Tuition reimbursement, educational matching gift program, perks and discounts
  • Parental and caregiver leave programs
  • All the usual benefits such as paid time off, flexible spending, short-and long-term disability, basic life insurance, business travel insurance, Employee Assistance Program, and domestic partner benefits
  • Global market strength and worldwide leadership in precision instrumentation
  • A brand name that is identified worldwide with precision, quality, and innovation
  • Thousands of patents, design and innovation awards across Mettler Toledo
  • Global recognition for the quality of our products and services

About Mettler Toledo

Working at Mettler Toledo means you are impacting the world in important ways. Our precision measuring devices span the world's laboratories, production facilities, and retail stores. We manufacture, sell, and service instruments that detect, measure, and weigh - from the infinitely small to the largest of vehicles or airplanes.

  • We help feed the world. We impact how food is produced, packaged and made safe.
  • We help keep you healthy. Our instruments make it possible for scientists to develop new drugs and bring life-saving medicines to the world.
  • Mettler Toledo products are important to the production and consistent quality of every kind of consumer product.
Mettler Toledo Rainin manufactures pipettes, one of the most basic tools used in every type of chemistry laboratory and many kinds of biological laboratories. Rainin's pipettes consistently rank among the top premium pipette brands in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Equal Opportunity Employment

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For those who prioritize precision, Mettler Toledo is precisely where you belong.

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Mettler-Toledo Rainin, LLC [Delaware]

7500 Edgewater Dr, Oakland, CA 94621 United States

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