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Mechatronics Technician


To repair, maintain and install various types of electromechanical machinery and control systems.  This position works closely with other technicians and engineers to resolve difficult or unusual problems. To implement other projects related to plant maintenance and equipment preventive maintenance as required.

Job Duties & Responsibilities
  • Performs complex tasks required to maintain equipment functionality and minimize downtime on extruders, injection molding machines, and highly automated winding & packaging cells.  
  • Uses advanced knowledge of PLC/CNC/HMI and motion control and robot software to troubleshoot equipment and make repairs.
  • Uses advanced knowledge of PLC to perform programming functions as required.
  • Identifies trouble areas and determines corrective action. Observes electro-mechanical and hydraulic devices in operation.
  • Dismantles devices to gain access to and remove defective parts or to locate and adjust wiring, tooling, fittings, etc that do not reconcile to schematics and drawings.
  • Sets up and programs and troubleshoots advanced control systems with little to no assistance.
  • Performs preventive maintenance to maintain equipment within manufacturer specifications.
  • Disassembles equipment as required to replace defective components and return to an operational condition.
  • Assists with lower level technicians, setting priorities and providing training as needed.
  • Understands and operates lathe, drill press, grinder, and other metalworking tools to make and repair parts.
  • Completes work in compliance with ISO 14001 and 9000, forklift training, and other safety training courses as prescribed.
  • Must be available for emergency service during off hours.
  • High school diploma or equivalent and 2 years related formal training in engineering or related field.
  • Certified apprenticeship graduation in Mechatronics, Electronic or Mechanical Technician is a plus.
  • 7 to 10 years related experience as a maintenance or mechatronics technician working in a high volume manufacturing facility.
  • Advanced knowledge of electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic maintenance and equipment integration.
  • Ability to read and interpret electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic blueprints, drawings and documentation.
  • Advanced training in PLC/CNC/HMI motion control and robots (FANUC preferred), able to program in S7 Graph, LAD and CSF.
  •   Previous experience working in the plastics industry (extrusion, injection molding, blow molding etc.) is preferred.