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Automation Equipment Technician - 2nd shift, Penfield

Company: Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
Location: Rochester
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

When you are part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you will do important work, and you will be valued and recognized for your performance. With talented managers and inspiring coworkers to support you, you will find the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.

Thermo Fisher Scientific's Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer, and the global coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is a powerful reminder of the importance of that Mission. In fact, Thermo Fisher is at the forefront of the global response to COVID-19. We are working with governments, agencies, industry partners and researchers globally to ensure priority access to instruments, consumables, safety supplies and other products to address the outbreak. Our efforts have been particularly focused in supporting analysis of the virus, diagnosis, personal protection, and ultimately helping in the development of new therapeutics and vaccines.

How will you make an impact?

Under the general supervision of the Manager - 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.

2nd Shift: 2:30 PM- 11:00 PM (Sun-Thur) - Penfield, NY

What will you do?

  • Determines root cause of failures and problems with automation equipment.
  • 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.
  • Coaches Automation Associates in work centers supporting root cause troubleshooting.
  • 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.

How will you get here?

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications

  • Prefer Associate's Degree in Engineering or a Technical Discipline. High School Diploma/GED minimum plus Equivalent experience may be considered with a demonstrated record of self-development and continuous learning.
  • 5+ years related automated equipment experience.
  • Must have a very broad electrical and mechanical 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.

What Thermo Fisher Offers to Employees:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits effective on first day of employment
  • Paid Time Off - Eligible to accrue up to 120 hours of Paid Time Off (PTO), pro-rated based on start date
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • 401(K) Retirement Plan - Company Matching Contribution up to 6%
  • Referral Bonus'
  • Annual Incentive Program
  • Shift Premium for night shift employees

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of more than $22 billion and approximately 75,000 employees globally. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics, deliver medicines to market and increase laboratory productivity. Through our premier brands - Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services - we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive services.

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.

Keywords: Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., Rochester , Automation Equipment Technician - 2nd shift, Penfield, Other , Rochester, New York

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