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Automation Technician in Chicago, IL at Flex-N-Gate Corporation

Date Posted: 3/14/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Chicago, IL
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    2 to 4 years
  • Date Posted:

Job Description

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

The Automation Technician’s role is to support and initiate automation programs throughout the facility by implementing and maintaining automation projects and equipment.

The position will train on day shift and will eventually move to B or C crew permanently.

B crew is Tuesday through Friday, 6pm to 6am

C crew is Friday & Saturday, 6am to 6pm; Sunday and Monday, 6pm to 6am


Contacts suppliers for quotations of equipment and reviews output quantity, quality, process reliability and downtime of equipment;
Implements new equipment in plant and coordinates activities with maintenance;
Organizes and maintains project schedules by communicating with both plant personnel and supplier’s timing requirements;
Develops project objectives by conferring with management regarding design, set-up and maintenance;
Determines project specifications by preparing cost estimates;
Develop new automation processes;
Develop and implement training programs for all new equipment and automation cells;
Identifies and reviews various sources for required equipment and determines criteria for which equipment is to be evaluated with input from a cross-functional team;
Confirms product performance by conducting capability tests/trials on prototype orders and time studies;
Conducts continuous improvement studies through automation designing, cost-benefit analysis and maintenance;
Ensure procurement of equipment that matches the intended needs and savings;
Establishing and bring all equipment up to both mechanical and electrical standards.
The incumbent is responsible for the awareness, understanding, specific responsibilities and management of the Environmental Management System (EMS) as stated in EMS policy CEVPL.00005.


University degree/College diploma in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience
2-4 years related experience in an automotive/manufacturing industry.
Ability to comprehend and communicate detailed instructions orally and in writing
Ability to multi-task and establish priorities
Exhibit initiative, responsibility, flexibility and leadership
Able to create alternative solutions to problems
Excellent time management and project management skills
High level of sound and independent judgment and reasoning
Demonstrated ability to exercise necessary cost control measures
Highly flexible, with solid interpersonal skills that allow one to work effectively in a diverse working environment
Able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing
Able to work well under pressure
Strong attention to detail
Strong working knowledge of Microsoft computer software (e.g. Excel, Word, etc.) and email
Proven ability to troubleshoot
Knowledge of basic computer hardware and applications software.
Ability to work effectively alone and prioritize.
Must be a highly motivated, service and team-oriented individual with an attention to detail.
Enthusiasm for challenge and new initiatives are prerequisites.


• 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 company’s young enough to be exciting, but old enough to be stable.”
Not just a job—a great place to work!

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


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