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Automation Technician

Bell & Associates

Bell & Associates is seeking an Automation Technician in Horn Lake, MS area. The selected candidate will provide technical support to the engineering, maintenance, and production groups in automated work areas to maximize work cell uptime, ensure proper processes are followed, and maintain product quality standards.


Repairs and maintains mechanical, hydraulic, and programmable components of production machines and equipment in and around the automated system work areas.

  • Visually inspects and listens to machines and equipment to locate causes of malfunctions.
  • Diagnoses and replaces faulty mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic components of machines and equipment. This may involve inspecting and measuring parts to detect wear, misalignment, or other problems; removing and replacing worn or defective parts; realigns and adjusts components; repairing broken parts; and conducting operational tests of equipment following repair.
  • Installs, programs, or repairs automated machinery and equipment such as robots or programmable controllers.
  • Modifies computer-controlled motion of robot.
  • First responder to automated work area faults and enacts corrective measures to clear faults.
  • Operates robotic and programmable controls to test automated equipment after repair to verify proper operation of equipment.
  • Reviews manufacturers’ service manual, and records of maintenance problems to determine optimum frequency of preventive maintenance.
  • Studies production and operation schedules and confers with Engineers, Production, and Maintenance to determine when planned maintenance will least interfere with production requirements.
  • Set up and maintain records of planned, unplanned, and completed maintenance in PC based preventative maintenance program.
  • Works closely with Quality on problem resolutions and new product implementation.
  • Participates in strategic planning to include input regarding new equipment, support software, and training.
  • Supports Engineering to develop, evaluate, and improve manufacturing processes, workflow, time standard data collection, and documentation.
  • Supports the Production to determine work cell capacity, personnel requirements, and utilization, and maintain schedule attainment goals.
  • Supports Maintenance to maintain uptime in all automated work areas, support internal programming efforts, and provide maintenance support/repairs as necessary.
  • Position may require moderate travel to corporate headquarters and vendor locations.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot automated and programmable equipment to provide maximum uptime.
  • Effectively evaluate and improve manufacturing processes and documentation in automated work areas.
  • Provide uptime, downtime, and product throughput information of automated work areas.
  • Support Production to maintain scheduled throughput in automated work areas.


  • Associate degree (A. A.) in electronics, mechatronics, robotics, industrial maintenance or equivalent from a two-year/technical college with minimum of 3 years related experience and/or training.
  • Incumbent must have basic computer understanding including Microsoft Office, and robotic and programmable equipment software experience.

Bell & Associates, Inc. was recently recognized by Forbes list of Best Professional Recruiting Firms in America –
Bell & Associates, Inc. is a recognized Executive Recruiting & Staffing leader based in Kansas City. We focus and specialize in the following practice areas – Accounting/Finance, Engineering, Executive Leadership, Financial Institutions, Healthcare, Human Resources, Information Technology, Manufacturing/Operations Management. We provide top talent to our clients on a Direct Hire, Contract, and Contract-to-Hire basis.

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