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Automation Technician at The Aagard Group LLC

Automation Technician

The Aagard Group LLC Alexandria, MN Full-Time
Position Objective:

Through the practice of servant leadership; enhance people’s lives; assembly components to build packaging equipment and safely deliver quality, best value products and services, on time, to internal and external customers.

Primary Responsibilities:

Assemble mechanical/electrical components to Engineering specifications to meets customer’s requirements
Test/cycle equipment to verify performance and identify potential design issues
Maintain build quality by verifying part and assembly to print
Record issues in SharePoint to ensure proper workflow of corrective action
Accurately record data in ERP system to capture part movement and cost
Follow safe work practices and perform housekeeping tasks
Maintain tools and equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements
Assist with training other team members
Recommend and implement up-to-date manufacturing methods to increase productivity and reduce costs
Communicate openly, share knowledge, build positive collaboration between departments and team members
Support and contribute to department and company metrics
Be actively engaged in continuous improvement projects and culture

Machine Lead Additional Requirements and Expectations:

Lead team members in the assembly and testing of assigned machine
Be first point of contact for team members and floor support Engineer for assigned machine
Maintain machine schedules and notify appropriate personnel of issues that arise during the project
Attend all scheduled status meetings and have a list of missing parts with part numbers prepared in advance
Perform quality checks throughout build process to ensure adherence to specifications
Suggest design modifications to Engineering.
Track open issues
Maintain a positive attitude throughout the entire project
Ability to train and direct the work of others
Ability to work independently on complex projects
Ability to start-up and install Aagard equipment

General Responsibilities:

Adhere to, support and promote the Aagard vision and culture statements
Demonstrate professional, respectful interaction with other team members
Accurately and professionally represent Aagard to customers and vendors
Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:

Minimum High School diploma, Associate degree in related field plus assembly experience preferred or equivalent combination of education and/or experience
Previous experience working in a manufacturing environment preferred
Ability to read and understand the proper use of measuring instruments
Ability to operate small hand tools
Ability to follow customer specifications
Basic shop math skills as rounding, positive/negative numbers, metric system
Knowledge of mechanical/electrical assembly terminology
Knowledge of blueprint reading, hydraulics, and pneumatics
Ability to read CAD drawings and operate CAD software
Experience or training with computers and ability to learn and use Aagard specific software
Attention to detail
Ability to communicate with a variety of people
Ability to operate or be trained to operate a forklift
Valid driver’s license required
Ability to walk or stand up to 100 percent of the time
Ability to lift, push, pull up to 50 lbs
Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl or climb
Must be highly safety conscious
Ability to prioritize tasks
Ability to take action and be proactive
Strong time management and organizational skills
Passion for excellence
Value and build a culture of measurement
Ability to perform service responsibilities at customer site
Ability to travel up to 30% of the time


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