USA Centralia, WA

Cell Operator

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Cell Operator

Time type: full time

Posted on: March 06, 2024

Job requisition id: R3187

What we need 

Symbotic is seeking a Cell Operator, you will be responsible for system upkeep and operations of automated adapters used to interface with the Symbotic structure. You will be responsible for assisting with system readiness to achieve performance targets as defined by leadership. You will also be responsible for utilizing Human/Machine Interface terminals to effectively operate equipment. 


What we do 

The Cell Operator is part of the Customer Operations organization which is responsible for leading the day-to-day operations of Symbotic’s robotic material handling system. The Customer Operations organization drives operational excellence by engaging and partnering with our onsite customers to drive best-in-class quality, safety and system performance.   


What you’ll do 

  • Perform pre-production checks on automated adapters ensuring equipment is in ‘ready to run’ state. 

  • Process and monitor the flow of the automated storage and retrieval system, through means of the adapters, including manual inbound, automatic inbound, automatic outbound, to achieve maximum throughput and cases per hour. 

  • Prepare pallets for induction into the Symbotic storage and retrieval system. 

  • Assess cause of system stoppage and return to service using Human/Machine Interface (HMI) and manual intervention. 

  • Communicate and escalate all issues impacting production immediately to operational leadership. 

  • Contribute to overall system uptime through system preservation, robot recovery, suspect removal, and bot health actions. 

  • Perform periodic system inspections including cleaning, lubrication, tolerance checking, component validation. 

  • Report all out of spec conditions and perform root cause corrective action and maintain continuous operation of system components. 

  • Monitor and utilize common radio etiquette while obtaining instructions from leadership and operational leads. 

  • Perform rover bot upkeep to include, but not limited to, replacing wheels, cleaning, ESD brushes, sensors, etc. 

  • Responsible for automated robotic vehicle recovery in the Symbotic Matrix select system to include working in restrictive environments. 

  • Other duties as assigned by leadership. 


What you’ll need 

  • Associate degree or equivalent experience or certification in electronics, automotive, automation, manufacturing or equivalent field preferred. 

  • A minimum of 1 year of experience with mechanical automation systems, educational or training equivalent. 

  • Be proficient in performing all System Inspection functions including: cleaning, lubrication, tolerance checking, current measurements, and checking electrical systems 

  • Ability to prioritize work to gain maximum uptime and throughput from an automated cell. 

  • Demonstrates commitment and ability to work safely.  

  • Ability to work independently of supervisor following procedures and manuals. 

  • Ability to Multi-task and perform multiple job functions at once. 


Our Environment 

  • There will be steep stairs to climb into the structure.   

  • You will regularly be near railings that are high off the ground.   

  • Subject to environmental conditions, protection from weather conditions but not necessarily temperature changes. Must be capable of working in temperatures ranging from 105° to 32° Fahrenheit.   

  • If the site location is in construction, you will be required to wear proper PPE (hard hat, safety vest, steel toes, eyeglasses, ear protection, fall protection (e.g., safety harness). 

  • Frequent ability to safely and efficiently lift items weighing up to 50lbs and move items weighing up to 80lbs.  

  • Stand/walk for up to 10-12 hours and is frequently required to walk and reach with hands and arms.   

  • The employee is routinely required to work at heights of up to 45 feet and within restrictive areas of 24 inches. to stand; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.   

  • Must be capable of occasional and/or continuous feeling, seeing, hearing, bending, twisting, stooping, pushing, pulling, balancing, gripping, climbing, crawling, sitting, handling objects, and repetitive movement using both hands and feet. Must comply with all safety requirements and protocols, including without limitation Lock out tag out safety protocols and fall protection safety protocols.    

The base range for this position in Centralia, Washington is $23.00 - $25.00 per hour; however, base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The compensation package includes medical, dental, vision, disability, 401K, PTO and/or other benefits.   



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