Urbana, IL

Automation Maintenance / Controls Technician

Posted over 1 month ago

Job Description

Job LocationsUS-IL-Urbana
Posted Date4 months ago(11/9/2020 9:45 AM)
ID2020-6306# of Openings1CategoryMaintenanceCompanyFlex-N-Gate Urbana, LLC

Flex-N-Gate is a leading manufacturer and supplier of components for the automotive industry, recently ranked 10th of the 150 Top North American Suppliers in Automotive News. A growing and vital company, Flex-N-Gate provides a great opportunity for hard-working and skilled individuals.

Scope of the Position

A Controls Technician is responsible for the installation, calibration and maintenance of automated industrial machinery. The Controls Technician keeps things running smoothly as they check on and maintain machinery. Successful Controls Technicians are able to respond quickly to any problems that might arise.



  • Install, diagnose and fix programmable logic controllers and other devices that operate automated equipment.
  • Monitoring controlled systems on automated equipment.
  • Support vision detection and color recognition systems throughout the facility to support production by maintaining the systems at top operational capabilities (Cognex Vision Systems).
  • Test, troubleshoot, and oversee implementation of new processes
  • Install retrofits to existing systems and troubleshoot hardware, software, and instrument problems
  • Supports start-up activities
  • Create and maintain automation processes
  • Over-see testing procedures, writing reports and making sure that the instruments you develop comply with quality standards and safety regulations.
  • Available for support calls 24/7
  • Install, diagnose and fix programmable logic controllers and other devices that operate automated equipment.
  • 2-year degree or technical certificate program
  • 3 to 5 years manufacturing experience and a strong technical knowledge in the programming, installation, configuration, troubleshooting and maintenance of equipment
  • Superior analytical capabilities
  • Problem-solving and decision-making
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to manage multiple projects
  • Experience with Nachi, Allen-Bradley, Mechantronics, HMI preferred
  • Strong electrical and/or mechanical background desired
  • Experience in automotive manufacturing start up facility preferred

Medical, dental, prescription, vision, life and disability insurance; and a flexible spending account
401(k) retirement savings plan with company match
Extensive safety training, new hire orientation, continuous learning and development programs and tuition reimbursement
Paid holidays and vacation time

What do our employees have to say?
It engages you professionally, and provides learning opportunities.
Lots of growth opportunity.
The companys young enough to be exciting, but old enough to be stable.
Not just a joba great place to work!

Flex-N-Gate is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled.

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