Plant Technician

Plant Technician

This position is located at our Warehouse in Itasca, IL.


At KEYENCE, we never settle.  We aim to change the status quo for society and for the world, one product at a time. We are a global leader in industrial automation with the ability to add value to customers in all aspects of manufacturing, research, and design.  Our strict promote from within policy puts pressure on our organization to continue developing new managers so we can expand our business and provide lucrative careers for our employees.  We hire talented individuals who push themselves and our organization to get to the next level.


Responsibilities and Duties

  • Maintain and troubleshoot all conveyor systems, electrical and mechanical
  • Perform maintenance checks on all equipment within distribution facility (conveyor, case sealer, case taper, print and apply,
    • Equipment includes: Conveyor, Carton Erectors, Carton Sealer, Print and apply machines, compressor and compressed air lines, stretch wrappers, self-driving stretch wrappers)
  • Handle all support related requests by phone or email to tech support to resolve issues
  • Complete documentation of equipment stoppages, interventions and repairs in all production filling and packaging equipment logbooks, per applicable SOP for analysis and corrective actions
  • Develop and maintain maintenance schedules for all equipment     
  • Maintain inventory for all supplies, tools, spare parts and tools.     
  • Work with 3PL to perform inventory and reorder supplies needed     
  • Maintain reports for supply spend and cost analysis     
  • Support scheduled maintenance (2 -4 Saturdays per year)     
  • Start machines and observe mechanical operation to determine efficiency and to detect problems.
  • Inspect or test damaged machine parts, and mark defective areas or advise supervisors of repair needs.
  • Lubricate or apply adhesives or other materials to machines, machine parts, or other equipment, according to specified procedures.
  • Collaborate with other workers to repair or move machines, machine parts, or equipment.
  • Clean machines and machine parts, using cleaning solvents, cloths, air guns, hoses, vacuums, or other equipment.
  • Assist and/or help out in other Distribution Center functions as required.
  • Act as safety officer for warehouse operations.


Requirements and Qualifications

  • Experience installing, troubleshooting, replacing, and updating electromechanical systems, PLCs, conveyor systems, sorters, etc.
  • Ability to operate equipment in a safe and controlled manner, i.e., box erector, tape machine, material handling equipment etc.
  • Ability to perform all tasks in a safe manner, following all safety rules and guidelines
  • Ability to follow simple directions (verbal and written) in English
  • Must have knowledge of Excel, Word and WCS/WMS Systems
  • Knowledge of electrical systems including 480 VAC power 
  • Bachelor's Degree is required.


Environment Factors

  • This position works primarily in a typical warehouse and industrial environment.
  • This position requires ability to lift 25 - 75 lbs. individually
  • Able to move 150 lbs in a safe manner
  • Read electrical and mechanical drawings for troubleshooting


Why work for KEYENCE?

  • Competitive compensation & benefits
  • “Learn by doing” development policy
  • Recognized by Forbes World’s Top 100 as “Most Innovative” company 8 years in a row
  • Promote from Within Culture


KEYENCE is an at-will, Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keyence will not sponsor applicants for work visas.


Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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