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Sr. Automation Systems Technician

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Job Introduction

HydraForce Mission Statement

To create worldwide customer delight by providing the highest quality products and the most responsive customer support in the world at a globally competitive cost.

The company mission is the primary job description for all employees.  All duties and responsibilities assigned to this job description should be performed to support and enhance the company mission.

Position Summary:

Provide functional support to the technical maintenance department to implement, repair and maintain highly complicated precision automated systems and keep our manufacturing systems running at a high level.

Role Responsibility

Duties and responsibilities:

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 and robotic breakdowns and reliability issues

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

Maintain the work area and equipment in a clean orderly condition

Understand the operation and programming of programmable controllers (PLC) Rockwell/AB, servo, machine vision and laser marking systems

Assist in implementation of new equipment and sub-assembly systems

Read and understand electrical wiring block and schematics, machine drawings, equipment layout drawings and other associated drawing and resources

Assist in automation systems design, frequent engineering design reviews and factory acceptance testing with systems integrators

Work cooperatively with the Manufacturing team

Other projects as assigned by manager




The Ideal Candidate


Associate degree in Mechatronics, Factory Automation, Robotics or similar field or equivalent experience

Minimum two years’ experience working with automated systems, mechanical, electrical and/or robotic technical maintenance

Basic robotic knowledge and understanding of functions and programming EPSON, FANUC, UR or similar

Experience with 3-D modeling systems; CREO experience preferred

Familiarity with networking, PC and server

Ability to communicate with Manufacturing management, Engineers and Technicians

Demonstrated technical aptitude and a strong desire for continuous improvement

Ability and willingness to lead and train

Strong attention to detail

Other responsibilities as assigned



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


Package Description

Our employees enjoy a full complement of benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Company Paid and Voluntary Life Insurance, Disability coverage, 401(k) with a generous match, and the opportunity to participate in our ESOP. Paid Time Off (PTO) 10 Paid Holidays and more!

Education Assistance

Our employees are encouraged to further their educations with our Tuition Assistance Programs, Apprenticeships and our on-site English As a Second Language (ESL) and Citizenship classes.

On-Site Training

We offer best manufacturing practices training, Six Sigma classes led by our own Black Belts, supervisory and management development courses and basic computer skills classes

About the Company

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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