Automation Technician 2nd/3rd Shift
Whitewater, WI 
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Job Description
Automation Technician 2nd/3rd Shift

July 24, 2020 | Whitewater, WI

This position is located in Whitewater, WI and is 3rd Shift.

Husco is committed to building an environment for employees to be able:

  • To have the flexibility of their own work and put a personal 'stamp' on their output
  • Continuously expand and development their professional skills and knowledge
  • Create a product for our customers that serves a greater purpose to communities around the world

The Automation Technician will be responsible for supporting the development and installation of new manufacturing equipment/processes, supporting and implementing continuous improvement activities, and resolving equipment performance issues. The key to success in this position is problem solving and utilizing technical knowledge to get to the root cause of a problem rather than simply identifying symptoms. The best Automation Technician is self-motivated and a natural trouble-shooter who is able to react quickly under pressure and prioritize and manage several tasks concurrently.

  • Support Daily Production Operations. Prioritize multiple projects and equipment/line needs to support optimal production quality and volume levels. Collect and record accurate test and process data for use in problem analysis and product verification. Maintain manufacturing process and machine documentation.
  • Minimize Machine Downtime and Maximize Parts per Hour on the Line. Utilize strong automation background and problem solving skills to design, modify and debug existing and new equipment. Determine root cause of equipment problems and improve process performance. Troubleshoot electrical, mechanical, automation, software and hydraulic systems.
  • Develop and Document Engineering Procedures and Continuous Improvement Techniques. Work closely with quality and engineering from program start-up through completion to analyze machine performance and implement continuous improvement techniques to maximize parts per hour on the line. Use working knowledge of continuous improvement philosophies and techniques (5S, Kaizen, TQM, change management, lean manufacturing and/or cellular manufacturing) to assist engineers to develop, evaluate, qualify and improve products, software programs or processes. When improvements are made, assist in the documentation of new processes and techniques utilizing CAD software.
  • Apply Lean Manufacturing Methods. Analyze production techniques and machine performance. During the first 90 days, focus on one key line (identified by supervisor) to develop, implement and document process improvements. This requires strong automation/mechanical/electrical knowledge and will be accomplished through machine software and component improvements, identification of weak processes (manual or equipment), and troubleshooting ability to test and implement improved manufacturing techniques.
  • Support Assembly and Testing Processes from Concept through Prove-Out. Work closely with mechanical and program engineers to design and repair assembly and testing processes. Assist in identification of areas for improvement, documentation and operator training.
  • Facilitate Tool and Fixture Purchases. Develop the business justification for, select, design, procure and assist in installation of tools and fixtures utilized to maximize line performance.
  • Associate Degree or equivalent military or formal training in Industrial Automation Technology, Electrical/Mechanical or Electronics
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience working in a related position. Machine troubleshooting/process control and basic CAD exposure beneficial. Ability to proficiently use electronic tools.
  • In a standard workday, this person will be required to sit 25%, stand 60%, walk 15%, and limited twisting, kneeling or squatting
  • Able to complete required physical activities: lift up to 50 lbs, fine manipulation, ability to read and follow directions, excellent number and depth perception.
  • This person may come in contact with all types of office or shop floor hazards: high temperature, summer humidity, frequent contact with chemicals (oils/spirits), fumes (oil and solvent), etc.
  • Required to wear personal protective equipment in posted areas of the plant (safety glasses, ear plugs, safety shoes)
  • Total awareness of plant environments as it pertains to the safety of other employees, operation of equipment, handling of equipment/materials and visitors required.



Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Associate Degree
Required Experience
2 years
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