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Automation Technician

New Orleans, LA
Great opportunity to work in the food industry with a successful and growing company! Enjoy growing your automation experience  and not have to worry about traveling! Low cost of living area just outside of New Orleans. Great benefits and the ability to choose 1st or 2nd shift! 

The Packaging Technician operates, installs, maintains, troubleshoots, repairs and dismantles packaging equipment and related equipment. 

  • Troubleshoot and repair packaging machine problems with competent speed and accuracy under time and delivery constraints
  • Work from electrical schematics, blueprints, drawings, sketches, layout, and other specifications both verbal and written
  • Program and maintain coder systems, metal detectors, and check weighers
  • square, lace, replace, and track all types of conveyor belts
  • Align, tension, and replace all types of power transmission devices (v-belts, sheaves, chain and sprockets, bearings) 
  • utilize his/her tools and equipment in a safe and proficient manner
  • Start the machine and observe the operation to detect malfunction(s) of the machine
  • Work independently as well as a team player
  • Ability to work rotating shifts, weekends, holidays, and overtime 
Must be able to:
  • Work within precise limits and standards of accuracy
  • Set up and operates shop tools and perform simple metal work
  • Use all power and hand tools normal to the trade
  • Monitors equipment operations and makes adjustments and/or repairs (mechanical and/or electrical) on various types of packaging and related equipment such as but not limited to baggers, case erectors, case sealers, packers, etc. as necessary
  • Installs and dismantles packaging and related equipment
  • Performs preventative maintenance work 
  • Operates various packaging equipment
  • Reports to Supervisor the general condition of equipment and recommends replacement when necessary 
  • Responsible for keeping required records and documentation
  • Responsible for cleanliness of machine(s) and work area  
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned 
  • At least two (2) years of skilled electrical experience using and troubleshooting voltages up to 480 or more in a manufacturing/industrial environment is required
  • NCCER Certification is required
  • Must have a working knowledge of electrical test equipment, electrical circuits and power supplies, gearboxes, motors, agitators, actuators, valves, wiring and unwiring of equipment
  • Previous experience as a Packaging Technician or Journeyman Electrician is preferred
  • Experience in PLC troubleshooting, Fanuc robotic controllers, and/or hydraulic and pneumatic fields is also preferred 
High school diploma or GED required  

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