Senior Manufacturing Automation Technician Swing Shift at Intuity Medical
Fremont, CA, US

Position Summary:

Individual reports to the Director of Manufacturing and full technical support to production automated manufacturing equipment including; Preventive Maintenance, product change-overs and set-ups, troubleshooting, repairs, installation, process performance monitoring and ensures the product quality meets specifications.  Collaborate with R&D and Operations engineers and Project Managers in a fast-paced setting.

Position Description and Responsibilities:

  • Debugs and replaces of pneumatic components and pick and place devices.
  • Assists with the installation of new systems and production equipment as needed.
  • Identifies and diagnoses failures, replaces defective components and performs basic troubleshooting using standard electronic equipment, detailed drawings, and machine manuals.
  • May provide backup assistance to Department Lead by assigning daily task to operators and/or assemblers as needed.
  • Provides operators and/or assemblers with technical training including the safe operation of equipment.
  • Assists operators in machine set-ups and adjustments as required.
  • Performs operator and/or assembly work as needed.
  • Reports any safety violation, machine equipment problems or misusage, and nonconformance work to Supervisor.
  • Inspects product using calipers, micrometer, scales, templates, or other measuring instruments to verify conformance.
  • Attends all required job-related training (internal and external)
  • Preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of molding machinery and auxiliary equipment.
  • Electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic troubleshooting of production equipment per maintenance manuals and schematics.
  • PLC programming and troubleshooting.
  • Automation and robotic programming, setup, and troubleshooting.
  • Ability to work independently with equipment supplier support groups over the phone and on-site for required maintenance work.
  • Familiarity with machine shop equipment including mills, lathes, and other fabrication equipment.
  • Ability to conceptualize, design, and fabricate jigs, fixtures, and other production related materials with manual and CNC equipment.

Position Qualifications:

  • Analytical: Collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; understands work flows and procedures.
  • Technical Skills: Able to clearly share expertise and transfer technical knowledge to others; Communicates technical knowledge and expertise with others. Strong mechanical abilities in order to set-up, troubleshoot, and operate assembly machinery.
  • Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens intently to others and seeks clarification; Provides clear and pleasant responses to inquiries regardless of the situation; Presents complex concepts in a simple manner to achieve understanding.
  • Written Communication – Writes technical documents clearly and accurately; Transfers technical data into meaningful written documents that can be understood by all levels of the organization.
  • Team Work – Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests.
  • Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently.
  • Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments; perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • Strong mechanical skills in order to troubleshoot and maintain proper operation of assembly machines.
  • Proficiency in Solidworks a plus

Minimum Education:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); and a minimum of 2 years of recent experience and/or training in Assembly Automation.
  • Certification in Automation Technology, Electrical or Electronic Engineering or similar technical degree preferred

Minimum Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years of recent experience



Working Conditions:

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is required to sit; climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include: close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus. Hearing level within normal/average range.