USA Melrose Park, IL

Lead Automation Maintenance Technician

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Lead Automation Maintenance Technician

Time type: full time

Posted on: April 10, 2024

Job requisition id: R3319

What we need 

Symbotic is seeking a Lead Automation Maintenance Technician who will lead our technician team on repairs, calibrations, on our automated and robotic systems. Our systems are Symbotic’s Automated Adapters, Vertical Lifts, and Symbotic’s fleet of automated robotic vehicles. A Lead Automation Maintenance Technician will become the system expert of Symbotic’s automation, including all mechanical, PLC, electrical or electronic subsystems. You will also be responsible for system upkeep and operations of automated adapters used to interface with the Symbotic structure. 


What we do 

The Lead Automation Maintenance Technician 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. 

  • Support and 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. In addition to troubleshooting skills in electro-mechanical diagrams. 

  • 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. 

  • Responsible for 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.). 

  • Other duties as assigned. 


What You’ll Need  

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

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in mechanical automation systems. 

  • Be proficient in performing all Inspection functions. 

  • Strong electro-mechanical skills. 

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


Our Environment  

  • Approximately 75% of time will be spent on a construction site with PPE required (hard hat, safety vest, steel toes, eyeglasses, ear protection, fall protection (e.g., safety harness)  

  • There will be steep stairs to climb into the structure. You may be required to routinely walk up and down stairs to navigate the automation 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.  

  • 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. Where you may need to be able to stand, climb, balance, 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 




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