USA Irvine, CA

Automation Maintenance Technician - All Levels

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Automation Maintenance Technician - All Levels

Time type: full time

Posted on: July 01, 2024

Job requisition id: R3299

Symbotic is seeking an Automation Maintenance Technician at all level. As a Maintenance Technician you will be responsible for repairing and calibrating our automated and robotic systems. These systems are Symbotic’s automated adapters, vertical lifts, and Symbotic’s fleet of automated robotic vehicles You will be responsible for system upkeep and operations of automated adapters used to interface with the Symbotic structure. As the Maintenance Technician you will become the system expert including all mechanical, PLC, electrical or electronic subsystems. 


What we do  

Our Automation Maintenance Technician team 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 inspections on systems associated with Automated Storage and Retrieval System of automated robotic vehicles and Automated Adapters/ Lifts. 

  • Lead continuous operation by adjusting, calibrating, repairing, replacing or modifying system components. 

  • 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. 

  • Troubleshoot automated robotic vehicle anomalies and stoppages using schematic and wiring diagrams as well as advanced test equipment. 

  • Perform periodic system inspections within expected durations on all equipment and thoroughly document all actions and repairs to include parts used and labor. Ensure quality maintenance and complete documentation via the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS). 

  • Effective communication of production impacting problems and suggested actions, including approximate time required for corrective and emergency maintenance to required team members. 

  • Must be able to work in a dynamic environment and change course based on immediate business needs. 

  • Cleanup of equipment and removal of replaced parts from work areas after repairs are completed. 

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

  • Responsible for minor utility work such as machining holes, brackets; cutting steel; aligning sensors; attaching Unistrut; etc.). 

  • Responsible for troubleshooting, calibration, set up, and tool changes on Robotic arms. 

  • Responsible for continuous cleaning and adhering to 5S policies. 

  • Perform Cell Operator functions as needed. 

  • Other duties as assigned by leadership. 


What you’ll need  

  • Associate degree and/or certification in electronics, automotive, automation, manufacturing or equivalent work experience preferred.  

  • A minimum of 3 years of experience with mechanical automation systems or educational/training equivalent 

  • Manage and lead advanced troubleshooting skills and ability to follow electro-mechanical diagrams. 

  • Must be able to operate and run Automated systems 

  • Experience with PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) knowledge and troubleshooting. 

  • Advanced troubleshooting skills and ability to follow electro-mechanical diagrams. 

  • Proficient in performing all Inspection functions. 

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


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 Irvine, California is $25.00 - $35.00 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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