Learns to perform the job of Mechatronics & Robotics Technician and install, alter, troubleshoot, repair, and maintain electronic, mechanical, computer, control, and robotics/automation equipment, systems, and components in a complex fulfillment/distribution center through the completion of a comprehensive classroom, laboratory, and on-the-job learning program. Trains in and adheres to all health and safety policies and procedures.
As a Mechatronics & Robotics Apprentice: Follows work processes closely at school and on the shop floor to ensure a safe environment while job shadowing with technical advisor in OJL. Communicates and works well within a team environment both in school and in OJL. Works capably with technical documentation. Works capably with a computer both in school and on the shop floor. Learns to perform work with material transfer conveyors by following the lead of experienced technical advisors. Learns to understand, identify, locate malfunctions, remove, replace, adjust, and return to service following the lead of experienced technical advisors. Learns PLCs and works with Automation Engineers in a laboratory environment. Learns to perform work with robotic systems and work with Robotics Engineers and OEMs in a real environment.
As a Mechatronics & Robotics Technician: Combines electronic, mechanical, computer and control skills at the workplace. Works with complex high-performance manufacturing systems and analyzes, troubleshoots and repairs systems to maintain process efficiency. Understands and analyzes the technical specifications of mechatronic systems, subsystems, modules and components; performs scheduled, predictive, and preventive maintenance to detect and prevent problems; uses troubleshooting skills to identify and prevent possible problems and failures, and to systematically and intelligently make repairs; incorporates relevant technical literature into the understanding of system operation and coordinate efforts with other technicians involved in installing or maintaining equipment or components; installs, repairs, adjusts, and tests equipment and components to ensure that systems function properly; communicates with machine operators, and operate equipment to detect equipment problems, analyze malfunctions, and verify system problems; and observes and incorporates safety standards and regulations required for safe operation of the system.
· Current Tier 1 or Tier 3 blue-badge associate in Operations
· Previous experience in an electrical, mechanical, or controls field
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Ideal candidate profile
· 18 years old or older with a high school diploma or GED.
· Must meet the minimum qualifying score on a Mechanical Aptitude Test.
· Must be willing and able to attend a 12-week training at one of three colleges: Vincennes University (Vincennes, IND), Lehigh Carbon Community College (Allentown, PA), or Dallas College – Eastfield Campus (Dallas, TX).
· Previous or current Vincennes University, Lehigh Carbon Community College, and Dallas College students must be in good standing with the school, both academically and financially.
· Applicants must be able to perform all physical duties of a skilled labor associate (i. e. heavy lifting, prolonged standing, bending, twisting and reaching).
· Applicants must be able to work any shift.
· Applicants must be open to the possibility of relocation after completion of the 15 month program.