Warn Automotive - Automation Technician

Date: Sep 14, 2022

Location: Milwaukie, OR, US

Company: Dover Corporation

Warn Automotive, part of Vehicle Service Group is a world leader in driveline disconnect technology. Our heritage comes from making WWII surplus Jeeps easier to drive on the road with the first unlocking hubs. We continue today by making disconnects for cars, trucks, and SUVs around the world. These trusted technologies come from years of innovation and listening to our customer's needs. We have a bright future ahead so come join our growing team at Warn Automotive.

Position Summary:

 

Under general supervision, the Automation Technician will perform a wide variety of skilled duties to maintain computerized systems and robotic devices by performing regular inspection and cleaning, along with routine and preventative maintenance that ensure the device or process is uninterrupted.

 

They will know the manufacturing process in detail, respond to automated equipment errors, troubleshoot root cause, resolve ongoing issues and at an appropriate level and when necessary, involve senior members of staff.

 

The Automation Technician will write work instructions and provide training on troubleshooting of automated equipment.  Identify opportunities for improvement and lead projects related to safety, quality, delivery, or cost of the automated equipment. Responsible for the machine up-time of robots, PLC controllers, servo hydraulic presses, pneumatic actuators, various sensors, and other automated equipment.

 

 

Essential Functions:

 

  • Work safely and without injury.
  • Routine operation of equipment including inspection, cleaning and maintenance.
  • Responsible for creating and maintaining the operational capability of automated equipment and processes.
  • Collaborate with production and maintenance to minimize downtime and optimize operation efficiency.
  • Quick and effective diagnosis of routine problems in manufacturing step.
  • Work from limited documentation as required.  Provide work guidance to assemblers/machine operators.
  • Manage automation and control system optimization projects.
  • Implement new processes and process improvements.
  • Update and maintain documents.
  • Mentor and train new team members.
  • Conduct time and motion studies.
  • Implement the Quality Policy and Procedures in all aspects of daily duties and responsibilities.
  • Participate in defining strategies to meet quality objectives
  • Participate in team meetings as required (safety, problem solving, etc.).
  • Problem-solve individually or as part of a group. 
  • Accountable for Sarbanes-Oxley compliance in assigned area.  Responsible for design and operating effectiveness of internal controls, including a self-assessment and report to management.
  • Accountable for developing and monitoring processes and practices necessary for legal and ethical compliance in assigned area.
  • Responsible for prompt and regular attendance as scheduled.
  • May be required to work on the production line, as required.
  • May be required to work overtime.
  • Performs other various duties as may be assigned.

 

Competencies:

  • Technical Capacity.
  • Ethical Conduct.
  • Communication Proficiency.
  • Personal Effectiveness/Credibility.

 

 

Availability Requirements:

This is a full-time position.  Days and hours of work are Monday – Friday, 7:00am – 4:00pm.  This position regularly requires long hours and occasional weekend work as job duties demand.  

 

Limited travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out of area travel may be expected.

 

Education and/or Experience:

 

  • Three years manufacturing experience required.
  • Two year technical degree preferred.

 

 

Required Qualifications, Skills and Abilities:

 

  • Must possess good mechanical aptitude; demonstrated success in previous PLC, Robotics, etc. operation or similar activities.
  • Must have a well-rounded knowledge of assembly techniques, materials, tools and shop equipment.
  • Possess good manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, something high pressure environment.
  • Strong numerical skills.
  • Oral and written communication skills commensurate with the job tasks and position necessary to communicate clearly and effectively with internal and external customers while providing exceptional quality of work and outstanding customer service. Ability to present information in a manner designed to educate or inform other team members and customers in one-on-one or group interactions as directed.
  • Ability to review, comprehend, interpret, process and evaluate effectively written work instructions and procedures written in English, prints, specs and diagrams, and tool gauges, measuring devices and inspection tools in conjunction with the performance of the essential functions and other assigned job duties.
  • Strong interpersonal and conflict resolution skills including ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced work environment while maintaining a calm, rational and respectful demeanor and communication style in times of stress occasioned by work demands, tight timelines, heavy production expectations, unexpected quality control issues, and other work-related issues or concerns that may cause a heightened level of anxiety, frustration, anger, disappointment, confusion, etc.
  • Strong technical, trouble-shooting, problem solving, research, organizational and analytical skills, combined with the ability to prioritize tasks and meet established deadlines.  Ability to multitask is also essential while remaining flexible with changing priorities and deadlines. 
  • Well-reasoned decision making with a high attention to detail regarding organization, planning, work flow, and project prioritization to ensure tasks are completed efficiently and accurately.
  • Highly ethical, self-motivated individual with ability to work independently and/or with limited direction, as well as cooperatively in a team environment, while consistently demonstrating collaborative, respectful and productive work habits.

 

Physical Requirements:

 

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

  • Receive, understand, evaluate and appropriately respond to communications from employees, members of management, customers, vendors, and visitors using available technology, in person and in a public setting when necessary.
  • Work for extended periods of time in a stationary position daily while performing repetitive assembly-related movements that may include consistently grasping, moving, and manipulating parts, tools, equipment and product in conjunction with completing required job tasks.
  • Maintain professional and respectful communication style to ensure reactions and responses to both emergency and non-emergency situations serve as an example to others of appropriate workplace communications.
  • Provide intellectually sound and well-reasoned answers, recommendations and solutions to identified business problems, issues and/or questions.  Efficiently and quickly analyze, process, manipulate, and accurately record extensive amounts of data (some of which is technical in nature) and other information that serves as the basis for this position.
  • Observe and detect product anomalies, quality deficiencies and potential safety hazards using sound, vibration, appearance, temperature, performance, and other measurable quality control indicators.
  • Move to, from and within the designated work area frequently and consistently throughout the work day and regularly throughout our building.
  • Use a personal computer or other technology devices frequently and consistently for the purpose of reviewing, analyzing, creating, transmitting, and presenting documents, data and other business-related information.
  • Lift, transport and/or move up to 20 pounds of weight frequently each day in the performance of regular duties as outlined below with respect to each assembly area.  Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, climbing and descending a stepladder may also be required.

 

Environment/Atmospheric Conditions:

 

The work environment conditions described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position.  This position’s job duties are performed generally in a shop or warehouse type environment.  Team members in this position may be exposed to loud noises from operating machinery, cold temperatures, chemicals and vapors, and possibly injury associated with work involving manufactured parts, assembly and heavy machinery.  The team member may also occasionally be required to work in an office environment with traditional office lighting and office furniture, as well as consistent and frequent noise, interruptions and other similar distractions.

 

 

 

 

Machines, Tools Equipment, Software:

 

Personal computer, network environment, fax machine, copy machine, other office equipment, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Windows and other company specific software.

 

Assembly presses, manual and power tools, measuring instruments, and lift trucks.

 

 

The characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties that may be required for this position.  Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this or similar positions and additional duties may be assigned.

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, genetic information, or any other factors prohibited by law.

This position may be located in: Americas : United States : Oregon : Milwaukie

Sub Division : VSG Warn Automotive

Job Requisition ID : 45920


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