Automation Technician - Belmont, NH

Hubbell Incorporated

Location: Belmont, New Hampshire

Job Type: Not Specified


Corporate Overview

Hubbell Incorporated was founded in 1888 and has grown into an international manufacturer of quality electrical, lighting and power solutions with more than 75 brands used and recognized around the world. Our founder, Harvey Hubbell, developed tooling and equipment to serve the growing demand for new assembly and manufacturing machinery during the industrial revolution. An early, and one of many patents awarded, came for the creation of the first practical method to control electricity through the pull chain socket that remains unchanged today. As a market leader in reliable, electrical solutions, we provide more than half a million products delivered through our various business groups. Hubbell is committed to continually innovating solutions that work, transforming old products with new ideas, and ensuring that we Energize, Enlighten and Empower the communities that support us.

Posting Address

19 Field Lane, Belmont NH 03220

Position Overview

Job Summary:
The Automation Mechanical Technician is a mechanical role building Custom Automated Machines – which we design at our location. Every machine we build is innovative and creative - designed to automate a previously manual process that has never been automated before. Hands-on build and test effort to create new machines that function like self-contained automated assembly-lines.

  • Working with our engineers and Senior Automation Technicians on our build team to help us convert engineering designs into working custom automation equipment that meets design specs and goals.
  • Mechanical and Electrical assembly experience, and hands-on skills learned from repairing equipment, machining, fabrication, troubleshooting, assembly, etc. are required to build the Custom Automated Machines that we design.
  • Hands-on mechanic work to assemble, align, and install all components and subassemblies including: actuators, lasers, servo drives, automatic feeders, prox sensors, dial indexers, sensors, drives, pneumatics, and pick & place robotics, automatic packaging, machining, sawing, welding, forming, pressing, and almost anything we can dream up.
  • Troubleshooting and repair of all components in our Custom Automated Machines.

Duties and Responsibilities

Detailed Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Automation Mechanical Technician will need to work professionally with engineers and technicians to build, troubleshoot, install and service our Custom Automated Machines. This role will require working with engineers to interpret our designs, and then to bring our designs to life. Study specifications & review our models & drawings in SolidWorks as directed by Senior Automation Technicians.
  • Organize and stage incoming materials from our machine shop, and outside vendors for the build. Calculate dimensions, tolerances, precision fits, alignments and clearances, and determine assembly methods for putting together the various components of our Custom Automated Machines.
  • Some Electrical Controls Panel assembly of internal components, with power supplies, PLCs, relays, VFDs, breakers, motor controllers, vision system controllers, robot controllers, safety controllers etc., per prints.
  • Able to verify conformance of machined parts to drawing specifications and tolerances.
  • Any experience with Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs), PLCs, Servo tuning, Sensors, HMI set-up and testing also a plus.
  • Testing operation of all subsystems, and debug all systems to meet machine requirements for product quality and through-put rate.

Skills and Experience

Required Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Education and/or Experience: experience in a mechanic / manufacturing / machinist / electrician environment and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Hands-on skills you might learn from working on cars, farms, homes, etc. is a strong benefit.
  • Precision alignment of rotary and linear, indexers and actuators: Station-to-station part position repeatable alignment with various tooling to perform sequential precision operations on parts.
  • Some level of familiarity with VFDs, servo drives, and programming PLC’s.
  • Mathematical Skill: Ability to work with basic high school math concepts. Able to measure parts accurately with machinist tools such as calipers, micrometers, etc
  • Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions

Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Close & distance vision (ability to focus), color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception required
  • Use of hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls regularly
  • Ability to sit or stand for prolonged periods of time
  • Must be able to distinguish and identify different components/part colors
  • Must be able to read and follow detail drawings and assembly procedures
  • Assist-Lift and/or move up to 50 pounds frequently and 100 pounds occasionally
  • Lay down, kneel or crouch down to work inside a confined space occasionally

Preferred Skills:

  • Strong communication skills to professionally interface with internal and external personnel
  • Humble teamwork & collaboration – Team player
  • Strong organization and self-driven to meet project schedules

Hubbell Incorporated, its subsidiaries and affiliates, is an EO Employer AA: M/F/Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class.

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