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At Novolex, we take pride in supporting our families across the globe. Our team is rich in diversity and our entrepreneurial culture encourages continuous personal growth and teamwork. Our careers include manufacturing, engineering, procurement, supply chain, finance, HR, product development, sales, marketing and an ever-expanding array of others to support our continuing rapid growth.

Job Title:

Automation Technician    


Bonus Terms:

  • $1500 sign on bonus
  • Must be employed at the time of payout
  • Payouts will occur in installments, 30 days, 90 days and 180 days

Position Summary:

 The Automation Technician will work with injection molding personnel to troubleshoot, test, repair, maintain, and update Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) Systems to maintain continues and optimum output of injection molding machinery and associated packaging machinery.


Essential Functions & Key Responsibilities:

  • Prototype, build and troubleshoot experimental hardware alongside engineering teams and researchers.
  • Create and maintain detailed records of issue resolution, loggings events during the repair workflow, and accounting of parts consumed.
  • Interface with external partners to resolve issues and ensure customer success.
  • Completing preventative maintenance routines, documentation and procedures.
  • Evaluate the efficiency and reliability of industrial robotic systems, reprogramming or calibrating to achieve maximum quantity and quality.
  • Modify computer-controlled robot movements.  Document robotics test procedures and results.
  • Maintain service records of robotic equipment or automated production systems.
  • Preform preventative or corrective maintenance on robotic systems and automated material handling systems or components.
  • Troubleshoot robotic systems, using knowledge of microprocessors, programmable controllers’ electronics, mechanics, sensor or feedback systems, hydraulics, or pneumatics.
  • Work with injection molding supervisor, process engineering, and molders in order to identify problems in the processing of product.
  • Develop and implement corrective actions.
  • Work with process improvement/tooling manager in the development of new product processing parameters.
  • Work with the tooling department supervisor, machinists and mechanics as necessary in the development of processing techniques as it relates to tooling.
  • Assist action teams and increase awareness of continuous improvement methodology to the technical staff.

Candidate Requirements:

  • 3+ years of experience in automated systems and controls.
  • Degree from a vocational school or college with a focus in Robotics, Mechanic or Electrical fields preferred.
  • Self-motivated and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Advanced computer skills required.
  • A methodical approach to resolving problems and able to exercise sound judgement under tight deadlines.
  • Must have a good working knowledge to include, but not limited to, the troubleshooting and repair of VFDs, Motors/Wiring configurations.  Must have working knowledge of the following:  proper use of hand/power tools and electrical troubleshooting/diagnostic equipment, shop math, fasteners, measurements and parts nomenclature.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Able to travel up to 10% of time.
  • Be able to work overtime including weekends with short notice.
  • Typical office/manufacturing environment with heat/cold and machinery with shelves overhead and above work surfaces.
  • Working knowledge of LOTO, and ARC Flash.
  • Have general tools and diagnostic equipment.

Safety Expectations:

  • Safety is always the number one priority.  All actions taken will be conducted in the safest manner possible and without risking injury to yourself or others. 
  • Follow all Safe Practices and safety policies and procedures.
  • Report all accident, incidents, safety violations, near misses or unsafe conditions to your Supervisory IMMEDIATELY.  If any bodily fluid (bloodborne pathogens) are present, it must be properly cleaned by a trained employee.

Quality Expectations:

  • Our product is our livelihood.  We must ensure that our product is of the highest quality.  Every employee plays a part in quality
  • Follow all Good Manufacturing Practices while in production areas
  • Adhere to all GFSI standards policies and procedures in regards to product Safety, Quality and Legality
  • Adhere to and enforce procedures in regards to Food Defense and HACCP

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Novolex™ is committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all employment practices, including but not limited to, selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, and compensation to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, handicap or disability, genetics, citizenship status, service member or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. Any individual, who because of his or her disability, needs an accommodation in connection with an aspect of the Company’s application process should contact Jamie Wells at  hrcompliance@novolex.com.


City:  Chelmsford
State:  MA

Nearest Major Market: Boston

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