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Automation Technician

Date:  08-Aug-2022
Country/Region:  US
City:  Highland Park
Contract Type: 
Requisition ID:  25521


Repair and maintenance work on electronic control equipment and apparatus as associated with automated assembly systems.


Associates degree in electronics technology preferred and/or 2-5 years experience in the following: Basic electricity, industrial controls, micro processors, programming/logic, electrical circuit troubleshooting, trigonometry, electrical schematics, ladder logic, AC/DC circuits, solid-state devices, electronic system troubleshooting, knowledge of basic DOS, hydraulic systems, pneumatic systems, mechanical aptitude, and motion controllers. The associate must be experienced and trained with Hilite’s environmental aspects and impacts for the jobs they perform.


Works closely with electrical engineers, manufacturing engineers, maintenance manager, maintenance supervisor, mechanical technicians, tool room, stock cage coordinator, and manufacturing assistant.


  • Perform repair and maintenance to equipment/robotics utilizing PLC interfaces.
  • Participate in developing, designing, and problem-solving discussions relating to present and future test and assembly equipment installations.
  • Observe machine operations to determine the nature of the operating problem.
  • Use appropriate test instruments to diagnose and locate the reason for process issues/malfunction and make needed repairs.
  • Replace, adjust, and calibrate components to bring assembly operations back into operating requirements.
  • Maintain an electrical/electronic “library” of resource material to support component and equipment procurement and expanding test parameter development.
  • Use computers and software for testing, collecting, analyzing, and storage of product test and assembly data.
  • Repair and ensure calibration of testing and assembly equipment, including power supplies, computers, PLCs, function generators, counters, X-Y recorders, oscilloscopes, and wave analyzers.
  • Initiate procurement, calibration, maintenance, and/or replacement of test instrumentation and equipment to ensure hardware in use is functioning optimally. Backups defined are in place and functional to maintain test and assembly systems required to meet Hilite customer requirements.
  • Maintain the product build and testing areas to insure the lowest possible level of contaminants exist in a clean and presentable environment.
  • Perform other related responsibilities as may be assigned or required
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