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Maintenance Operative (Automation Technician)

Date: Jun 27, 2022

Location: Lincoln, NH, US, 03251

Company: Hubbell Incorporated

Brand Overview

Founded in 1924, BURNDY manufactures electrical connectors and installation tooling and wiring accessory products for the commercial, industrial and the electric utility markets. We are world-renowned for our robust product lines, commitment to innovation and exceptional customer-centered service.

Standing behind all those accomplishments are our people. It’s this talent that we consider to be our company’s greatest asset. As such, we are invested in your success.

BURNDY offers a wide range of health and welfare, incentive and educational opportunities that have earned us a reputation as one of the leading employers. We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes: Medical, dental and vision insurance, a Retirement savings plan, Time away from work and more! We also offer great opportunities for Professional development and training: Leadership Development Program, Project management training, Six Sigma training, Toastmasters and more!

When you work at BURNDY, you can expect an environment where your expertise can engineer, build and supply the framework to merge the company’s success with your own.


Posting Address

34 Bern Dibner Drive Lincoln, NH 03251

Position Overview

The Automation Technician will work alongside manufacturing engineers, maintenance personnel, toolmakers, production personnel, and members of Hubbell Automation Solutions (HAS), to support the development and implementation of automation equipment within the facility.

Duties and Responsibilities

Support the development, introduction, and sustaining-effort of/for the factory’s automation equipment.
Participate in the drafting of equipment specifications for custom automation
Participate in engineering design reviews with HAS
Visit HAS, as required, to gain familiarity with any custom automation that is destined for this facility.
Become the facility’s robotics/automation authority
Gain expertise with the facility’s various makes and models of robots and other automation elements (such as man/machine Interfaces, vision systems, hall effect and other proximity sensors, pick-and-place, conveyors and feeders, vacuum pick-ups, etc).
Work with Manufacturing Engineering to maintain the equipment and to develop a robust preventative maintenance program for the respective machine.
Help identify the replacement parts to be stocked on site.
Ensure the integrity of the system that keeps these item in-stock
Assist in the teaching of operators in the proper operation and care of the automation.
Troubleshoot issues with the automation.  This includes, but is not limited to:
Effectively communicating with operators to understand the nature of the problem
Eliminating non-relevancies and characterizing the circumstances for which the problem occurs
Communicating the characterization to Manufacturing Engineering and/or HAS
Develop a safe, intermediate repair, if possible, for the purposes of maintaining production pending the execution of a final/ permanent repair.
Quickly order replacement parts and track the arrival of those parts.
Establish a plan and timeline with Manufacturing management and Manufacturing Engineering to make the necessary repairs in a timely fashion with minimal interruptions to production.
Effect the repairs either alone or by coordinating with Maintenance personnel.
Read and program PLCs and I/O devices for the support of the industrial automation
Work effectively with Maintenance Dept. Mechanics and Master Electrician to troubleshoot, repair, and improve automated machines.
Understand, troubleshoot, and maintain vision systems and sensor for automated machines.
May be called upon to set-up and operate machines in support of production.
Identify opportunities for implementing new automation and work with Manufacturing to produce new automated systems.
Maintain documentation such as schematic diagrams and operation manuals
Maintain software back-ups
Work alongside manufacturing engineering to identify and reduce production bottlenecks associated with automated production sequences.
Provide programming assistance to read, write and debug automated production issues.
Work Alongside manufacturing engineering to analyze, identify, design and implement new and/or replacement automation components to improve automated production output.

Skills and Experience

Ability to read and understand production prints and tolerancing conventions.
Excellent verbal communication skills. Good written communication skills.
Ability to check computer throughout the day for emails and internal workflow notifications.
Mechanical and Electrical aptitude: must be able to work on and with machinery in a manner that is safe, systematic, and effective. Must be comfortable working safely with progressive die sets.
Leadership: must be comfortable implementing changes in an environment where change is difficult.
Ability to use Microsoft Excel for project tracking and documentation indexing.
Familiar with creating CAD models and drawings; experience in Autodesk Inventor preferred.
Ability to converse with toolmakers and skilled setup personnel to understand critical tooling information, and to convey this information using engineering drawing conventions.
Must be able to take repeatable measurements with digital vernier calipers, micrometers, and gage blocks.
Must take responsibility for project successes. Must have the persistence required to complete technical tasks. Must proactively continue to check for task completion if the task has been delegated to another party.
Must have thick skin. Must react to potentially challenging situations in a way that diminishes or resolves conflict rather than amplifying it.
Must have basic understanding of cold forming physics.
Must be able to maintain a clean and organized workbench while simultaneously dealing with articles that do not fit into categories.
Bonus Skills (valued but not required): 
Understanding of fits and tolerances (press fit, slip fit, etc.)
Conversant knowledge of material compositions (D2, S7, 4140, etc.) and Rockwell Scale hardness for tooling applications.
Understanding of GD&T.
Ability to conduct bulk computations (macros) in Microsoft Excel.
Ability to make insightful recommendations for process improvements, and to develop an implementation plan for these recommendations.
Ability to perform basic electrical diagnosis with basic tools (test light, multimeter, etc.) and read electrical diagrams.
Experience with machine fixture and jig design.
General understanding of control systems and input/output logic as it relates to production machinery.


Associates Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering

Nearest Major Market: Hanover

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