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Automation Technician

Position Title Automation Technician
Business Division Hamilton Company

Reno, NV

Job Description

This position works within our clean room environment monitoring our plastic injection molding machines and associated automation. A background in running automation machines, in line process controls, maintenance and/or repair would make for a strong candidate.

Essential Job Functions
  • Operate automated manufacturing equipment while monitoring automation for potential failures or out of control conditions.
  • Check meters and gauges to verify that machines work properly and analyze the results to ensure they meet company standards.
  • Troubleshoot problems and perform repairs when machines develop problems, preferably while processes continue to run.
  • Prepare reports for managers and recommend upgrades or changes to processes.
  • Responsible for the timely completion and adequacy assigned tasks for performance and compliance with standards.
  • Responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the cleanroom to meet the standards and Hamilton Company procedures.
  • Responsible for periodic air sampling in compliance of ISO 14.
  • Accountable for regular and consistent attendance.
  • All other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Must be able to think critically and be detail-oriented to solve problems and follow complex instructions.
  • Must be able to remain calm under pressure to quickly resolve equipment issues with minimal down time.
  • Must be comfortable using computers and applications necessary to perform the job.
  • Possess strong Interpersonal and communication skills for writing reports, interfacing with manufacturing, engineering, etc.
  • Position requires exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.  Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.
Education and Experience
  • High School diploma/GED is required.
  • Additional schooling (AA, certification or technical school) preferred.
  • 3+ years of Experience in the fields of: Automation Operations, Maintenance, Quality, Electronics, Molding, Process Technician.
  • Additional expertise within the disciplinary field may be required.