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Automation Technician

Date: Oct 21, 2021

LOCATION: Torrance, CA, US

Company: Pelican Products, Inc.

SUMMARY

Under minimum supervision, participates in the manufacturing, installation, and support of automated equipment, jigs, fixtures, and machinery, as part of the Manufacturing Engineering Department’s Automation Team. Fabricates and assembles components with the use of blueprints and wiring and/or pneumatic controls diagrams, and ensures all work meets national and state safety requirements and guidelines.

 

WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Fabricates, assembles, and integrates automated equipment, jigs, fixtures, and other machinery to help improve the internal customers’ processes. Assists in sourcing and creates requisition orders for parts and components.
  • Develops operating as well as preventative maintenance and troubleshooting instructions for automated equipment.
  • Installs automated equipment in cooperation with maintenance and production and supports with integrating equipment into the manufacturing processes.
  • Trains maintenance and production personnel on using, maintaining, and troubleshooting equipment.
  • Assists in the specification and design process of automated equipment.
  • Assists in the setup and programming of PLCs, sensors and other industrial controllers and devices.
  • Works as part of project teams within the organization and/or third-party organizations.
  • Maintains inventory of parts, tools, and shop supplies and issues requisitions for purchases as needed.
  • Uses mechanic and electrician hand tools and hand-held power-tools, such as band saw, belt sander, pedestal grinder, for the purpose of fabricating and integrating automated equipment, jigs, fixtures, and other machinery, as needed.
  • Generates technical documentation (sketches, electrical or pneumatic diagrams, operation and/or maintenance instructions, etc.), and maintains training records for automated equipment, jigs, fixtures and machinery.
  • Ensures that work areas are always kept clean and organized and that all tools and supplies are kept in good working order and in their proper location.
  • Follows company policies and practices as outlined in the Employee Handbook and/or applicable employment agreement. Follows safety guidelines and procedures in accordance to the job.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.

 

WHAT YOU'LL NEED      

  • Associates degree in Mechanical or Industrial/Manufacturing Engineering or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years’ experience within industrial automation.
  • Must be able to read and interpret blueprints, wiring and pneumatic diagrams.
  • Must have the ability to diagnose equipment mechanical and electrical problems, and to apply troubleshooting procedures.
  • Must have the ability to use precision inspection tools such as calipers, micrometers and gauges is desired.
  • Basic knowledge in Lean/Six Sigma.
  • Experience with industrial control devices (e.g. PLCs, sensors, relays, etc.) a plus.
  • Basic computer skills, including MS Office.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • Actively supports and complies with Pelican’s objectives, guidelines and commitment to Quality and Safety, with an emphasis on continual improvement.
  • Must be able to interact effectively and cooperatively with employees at all levels.
  • Must have the ability to complete assignments within the timeframe specified by the Manager.
  • Must be flexible regarding working hours and overtime. Must be able to work overtime on evenings and weekends, with or without advanced notice.
  • Must be able to operate in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple projects simultaneously.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be frequently required to execute standard physical activities within the facility areas (i.e. stand, walk, sit, use hands/fingers).
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be occasionally required to execute non-standard physical activities within the facility areas (i.e. climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch).
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
  • This position requires repetitive hand/wrist activities.

 

Why Join Pelican? Here’s a glimpse of Pelican Perks… 

  • Generous paid time off plans  
  • 401k plan – with a competitive match
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Established reputable brand offering premium products – you’ll be proud to represent Pelican!
  • Prime location – minutes away from the beach!
  • Employee discount program on Pelican Products
  • Great Benefits – several options including Pet insurance for our animal lovers.
  • Wellness Discount Program
  • Lucrative employee referral program – get paid to work with your trusted network.
  • And more…

 

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Pelican Products, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


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