Automation Technician, 3Rd Shift

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. Rochester , NY 14618

Posted 2 months ago

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US - New York - Rochester


Job Description

Job Title: Automation Technician

Reports To: Supervisor Automation Engineering

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Location: Rochester, NY

No. of Direct Reports: 0


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Position Summary:

Under the general supervision of the Supervisor Automation Engineering, the primary responsibility of this position is to support manufacturing with respect to automated and semi-automated post-molding equipment. This includes a variety of automated material handling, assembly, decorating and packaging systems.

Responsible for detailed communication with Supervisors & Maintenance about current state of automation related concerns. This also includes detailed communication with Automation Engineering on future department needs.


  • Determines root cause of failures and problems with automation equipment via structured problem solving efforts and implements robust corrective actions.

  • Communicates effectively, both verbally and in writing, to a broad manufacturing base

  • Troubleshoot & support:

  • Various PLC formats with heavy emphasis on Allen-Bradley PLC/HMI hardware and software: SLC, PLC, ContolLogix, Panelview

  • A wide variety of automation technologies, including: Robots, Printing (Pad/Screen/Offset/InkJet), Ultrasonic Welders, Vision Systems, Leak Testers, Labelers, Capping Equipment, reamers & other finishing equipment.

  • Works with equipment vendors to solve automation problems & increase self-knowledge.

  • Interacts with molding setups & process engineering to solve component related issues & their effect on the automation process.

  • Support Automation Engineering with installation of improvements & new Automation.

  • Mentors and provides daily guidance to Automation Mechanics.

  • Develop / modify procedures & training guidelines as needed for automation processes.

  • Read & modify electrical schematics as needed for automation equipment.

  • Designs, sketches & dimensions improvements to existing automation systems

  • Tracks & helps maintain automation data (stops, scrap, etc) to support continuous improvement process. Uses PPI tools and Lean techniques to analyze data and improve processes.

  • Participates in process flow mapping and PFMEA development for new or existing automation.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications

  • Associate's degree in Engineering or a technical discipline. Equivalent experience may be considered, but only with a demonstrated record of self-development and continuous learning.

  • 5+ years related automated equipment experience.

  • Must have a very broad electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic background, including hands on experience with PLC's, robots, motion controls and associated programming software.

Professional Characteristics:

  • Must have excellent troubleshooting and root cause analysis skills.

  • Must have excellent written and verbal communications skills.

If you are an individual with a disability who requires reasonable accommodation to complete any part of our application process, click here for further assistance.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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Automation Technician, 3Rd Shift

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.