Automation Technician (DOUBLE OT)


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Norwich, CT
Multiple Shifts

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

Collaboration drives Nordson’s success as a market leader in Industrial Precision Solutions and Advanced Technology. Our employees thrive in an environment where we help each other reach our personal best and enable our company to continuously improve and grow, and our customers to succeed. You will find Nordson employees sharing our success by giving back in the communities around the world where we live and work.

Nordson EFD designs and manufactures components for controlled fluid flow including desktop dispensing equipment, precision valves, tips, dual dispensing cartridges and syringes. Our products are used in a broad range of market segments including, Life Sciences, Animal Health, Electronics, Automotive and Construction. Leading with innovation, Nordson EFD holds proprietary material and “0 waste” patents and technology to micro-dispense materials <0.2mm in diameter.

From the mobile device in your pocket to the sensors in your car, and even life-saving medical devices, Nordson’s technology is used to make products that touch your life every day. Do you want to join a growing team in a market-leading technology company? We’re looking for motivated individuals who care about helping our customers succeed. If you value integrity, respect for people, customer passion, energy, and excellence, you’ll fit right in to the Nordson culture.

Come join our team as an Automation Technician! As an Automation Technician, you will repair and maintain the computer-controlled assembly systems and robotic devices within the manufacturing facility. Duties required will include troubleshooting component parts including motion sensors, control components, photosensors, and other vital technology. Knowledge of electronics, mechanics, pneumatics, motors and programable controllers (PLC) is essential.

How You Will Make an Impact:

  • Troubleshoot non-functioning components including servos, sensors, and control components
  • Troubleshoot & repair electro-mechanical and pneumatic equipment
  • Log equipment usage, parts replacement, and scheduled maintenance to ensure maximum functionality
  • Report to leadership regarding automation capabilities and status
  • Participate in the machine development process
  • Improve existing equipment and tooling through robust root cause analysis of repetitive issues.

What We Offer:

  • Double overtime through the end of 2022
  • Starting day 1, your benefits include:
    • Medical / Dental / Vision
    • Paid Time Off (including annual company shutdown between Christmas and New Year’s)
    • Annual bonus based on personal & company performance
    • 401k (with match AND additional 3% annual company contribution)
    • Health Savings Accounts (with employer contribution)
    • Tuition reimbursement
    • Company paid Life Insurance
    • Wellbeing programs to help you live a healthy happy lifestyle

Shifts Available:

  • 1st Shift: Mon-Fri, 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • 2nd Shift: Mon-Fri, 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm (Shift premium available)

Qualifications to be successful:

  • High School diploma or equivalent. Technical school degree/certification is preferred.
  • 2-4 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment in the support of automated assembly/mechanical equipment/Robotics
  • Thorough understanding of and experience troubleshooting electro-mechanical equipment
  • Ability to read electronic & pneumatic schematics
  • Experience wiring industrial controls
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • PLC programming experience (Allen Bradley) is highly desired
  • Familiarity with CAD systems is a plus
  • Experience in welding/fabrication would be helpful
  • Previous Field Service experience desired

Working Conditions & Physical Demands:

Manufacturing environment. Frequent stooping and bending. Ability to inspect small parts. Regularly required to sit or stand and move about the facility. Physical ability to lift boxes up to 40lbs. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Notice to Third Party Recruiters & Recruitment Agencies

Third party recruiters and agencies should not contact employees of Nordson EFD or its subsidiaries directly. Any resumes sent to a hiring manager or submitted to Nordson EFD employees are considered unsolicited and property of Nordson EFD. Nordson EFD will not pay a placement fee unless the agency or recruiter has a signed contract with Nordson EFD’s Human Resources department in advance of submitting a candidate for consideration. Verbal and written approvals will not be considered a valid contract for service.


Nordson Corporation provides equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees. No person is to be discriminated against in any aspect of the employment relationship due to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of our pre-employment drug screening and background/criminal check, consistent with applicable laws.