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Automation Maintenance Technician

Responsible for the maintenance, support, development and implementation of automated work cells to minimize machine down-time and optimize productivity.  This position will strongly focus on constantly looking to improve current systems and methods through the identifying of new technologies or automated processes.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Respond quickly & efficiently to production downtime situations to maximize machine up-time.
  • Drive continuous improvement to enhance work cell productivity through the use of identifying and developing new methods, subsystems, or entirely new automation processes.
  • Must be familiar with programming PLC’s, pick and place devices, fiber optic sensors, and vibratory systems (tracks and bowls).
  • Troubleshooting of equipment to repair or replace defective circuit boards, sensors, controllers, encoders, servomotors, or valves.
  • Develop and implement the Preventive Maintenance system.
  • Understands and properly utilizes instructions, drawings, schematics, blueprints, specifications and instruction manuals regarding use and maintaining proper function of manufacturing systems, equipment, and subcomponents. 
  • Design and fabricate small fixtures for equipment.
  • Support process validation plans (IQ, OQ, PQ) designed by engineers.
  • Routine machine and tool maintenance and repair duties as required.
  • Adheres to all safety regulations.
  • Demonstrates support of CPC core values.
  • Performs other job duties as assigned to meet business needs.


    Essential Supervisory Responsibilities:    


    Required Job Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Post-secondary education in manufacturing systems/technology or related
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience in applicable maintenance or automation experience.
  • Strong Electrical Pneumatic and Hydraulic knowledge.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated previous use of programmable logic controllers (PLC) and I/Os - (Allen Bradley a plus)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.


    Preferred Job Qualifications:

  • Associate’s Degree in manufacturing systems/technology.
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing concepts.
  • Familiar with solid modeling CAD software such as Pro-E.
  • Experience running a lathe and mill.
  • Cognix vision systems.



  • Up to 10%


Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands 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.


  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands and fingers and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and/or stoop

Work Environment:

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive list of tasks, responsibilities or duties.  Colder Products Company reserves the right to amend to meet legal, business and organizational requirements as necessary.

About CPC (Colder Products Company)

We are Colder Products Company, the industry leader in the design and manufacture of specialized quick disconnect couplings for the life sciences, industrial, and chemical handling markets.   Used around the world in a broad range of applications, connection technologies from Colder Products Company allow flexible tubing to be quickly and safely connected and disconnected, reducing spills and increasing safety.  Colder Products Company, a Dover company, is based in St. Paul with global offices and operations in Europe and Asia.

What Colder Products Company offers you:

Over 35 years of design innovation

Strong, consistent history of growth

Competitive compensation package

Comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, life, LTD, 401(k), profit sharing and tuition reimbursement

Professional challenge

Positive and collaborative work environment

A business casual and team-oriented environment

The opportunity to make a significant impact in a growing organization with innovative technologies

A casual, friendly and fun workplace culture that respects your contributions

To learn more about CPC, we invite you to explore our website at

Notice to Agency and Search Firm Representatives:
CPC is not accepting unsolicited resumes from agencies and/or search firms for this job posting. Resumes submitted to any CPC employee by a third party agency and/or search firm without a valid written & signed search agreement, will become the sole property of CPC. No fee will be paid if a candidate is hired for this position as a result of an unsolicited agency or search firm referral. Thank you.


Dover Corporation
Full time
St. Paul, Minnesota 55101, US