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Automation Engineering Technician

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Provide functional support to the Automation department to use technology to improve, streamline and automate manufacturing processes. Implement, repair, and maintain complex automated systems and keep the automated systems running at a high level.


Role Responsibility

The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned.  Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons:

  • Detect and assess problems: resolve; debug; troubleshoot; to provide solutions to automated systems, robotic malfunctions, and reliability issues
  • Work independently with little to no direction to determine and implement corrective actions on equipment and processes
  • Ensure proper safety procedures are always in use and utilized / followed
  • Perform equipment start-ups and shutdowns, modifications, and upgrades on all automation systems
  • Respond in a timely manner to all issues to ensure productivity and efficiency of automated systems
  • Provide technical support to improve equipment operations and performance
  • Maintain all production equipment in good, clean, and functioning condition
  • Apply appropriate preventative maintenance (PM) methods in planned and unplanned maintenance requests
  • Understand and analyze interactions between all components and systems: mechanical, servo, robotic, electrical, etc.
  • Maintain the work area and equipment in a clean orderly fashion
  • Understand the operation and troubleshooting of programmable logic controllers (PLC), as well as servo drives, vision systems, laser marking systems, etc.
  • Assist in implementation of new equipment and sub-assembly systems
  • Work cooperatively with the Manufacturing team
  • Other projects as assigned by manager

Supervisory Responsibilities:


Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to do the following:

  • Lift and move up to 40 pounds without assistance
  • Must have sharp hearing and ability to discern tones at various levels

Work Environment:

  • Work time is spent in a manufacturing environment where temperatures are often warm or cool, depending upon the season, and noise level can be moderate to high
  • Exposure to oil, oil odor and some sealants such as Loctite
  • Must be able to wear safety glasses, latex gloves and safety shoes as required

The Ideal Candidate


  • Associate degree in mechatronics, factory automation, robotics or similar field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum three years’ experience working with automated systems, mechanical, electrical and/or robotic technical maintenance
  • Basic PLC understanding and troubleshooting
  • Allen Bradley Studio 5000 (preferred), or equivalent ladder logic programming
  • Basic robotic knowledge, understanding of functions, and programming; EPSON (preferred), FANUC, UR or similar
  • Experience with 3D and 2D modeling systems; CREO Parametric (preferred), Solidworks, AutoCAD Inventor, AutoCAD
  • Ability to communicate with Manufacturing management, engineers, and technicians
  • Demonstrated technical aptitude and a strong desire for continuous improvement
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Package Description

Our employees enjoy a full complement of benefits including Blue Cross and Blue Shield Health insurance, Dental, Vision, Company Paid and Voluntary Life Insurance, Disability coverage, pet insurance and 401(k) with a generous match. Paid Time Off (PTO), 11 Paid Holidays and more!

About the Company

HydraForce, a Bosch Rexroth company offers one of the most comprehensive lines of high-quality hydraulic cartridge valves for the mobile and industrial equipment markets. We design and manufacture high performance valves that meet virtually any need encountered in machine design. HydraForce cartridge valves are designed to fit a wide range of industry-common valve cavities. Our employees enjoy a fast-paced and challenging work environment that provides them with daily opportunities to Power Forward their careers. Through interaction with our global network of employees and customers, our employees provide products and solutions that have a global impact. For almost 35 years, HydraForce has been producing the most innovative electro-hydraulic control solutions for the mobile machinery and industrial equipment markets.

Throughout the world, you can find our products in a broad range of applications:

  • Agricultural and Turf Care Machinery
  • Construction and Road-Building Equipment
  • Material Handling and Personnel-Lift Equipment
  • Transmission, Engine and Powertrain Controls
  • Forestry and Resource Management Equipment
  • Refuse and Waste Handling Equipment
  • Injection Molding and Press Machinery
  • Other Specialized Mobile and Industrial Applications


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