Senior Automation Technician (2nd shift)

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Richmond, CA, United States

Posted on: 2023-11-29

Category: transportation

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Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:



Salary not provided

About the company:

Moxion is pioneering mobile energy storage to change the way we move energy through our environment.

We have the power to change the way the world operates and we take that responsibility seriously. Building a culture of collaboration and innovation is essential to effecting change in the world around us. Moxion’s technology and business model put us in a unique position to help build a cleaner future for everyone.

About Us

Moxion is a vertically integrated manufacturer of all-electric mobile power and energy storage solutions. We have developed commercial-scale, powerful, silent, and emissions-free mobile battery stations that are designed to replace traditional diesel generators in most applications today. We’re pioneering mobile energy storage technology, leveraging vertical integration and a software-enabled service model to deliver last-mile electrification for our customers and communities. The Moxion team is a passionate group of humans who care about the environment and disrupting the diesel economy. Come build the first distributed utility with us, propelling the biggest energy transformation of our lifetime.

The Role

As Moxion’s Controls Senior Automation Technician, you will support production equipment including electrical test equipment used by Moxion’s Battery Manufacturing lines. This highly collaborative position is a key part of the Battery Technology team, and you’ll work with engineers, and technicians to establish Moxion as a world-class manufacturer of battery-based energy storage. 


Pay Equity

Moxion is committed to the principle of pay equity – paying employees equitably for substantially similar work. Compensation displayed is a range. Maximum amounts are reserved for those candidates that exceed all experience and background requirements.  We reserve the right to offer compensation based on level of experience.  Moxion has different base pay ranges for different work locations within the United States, which allows us to pay employees competitively and consistently in different geographic markets. The range above reflects the potential base pay within the San Francisco Bay area. If you live outside that region, the range is subject to change. 

Base pay is one part of our total compensation package and is determined within the range provided above. This provides the opportunity to progress as you grow and develop within a role. 

At Moxion you get

Health, dental, and vision coverage, 401K, PTO, competitive equity & compensation packages, free lunch, coffee, and snacks onsite, flexible work from home (for some roles), free tax advisory services, access to Mountain Hardware, Columbia, Sorel, & Prana employee stores and discounts, company swag, and parental leave program.

We Value

People are at the core of Moxion’s values. We care about growth for our people and team, and this translates to an open and transparent culture. Moxion believes that diversity is as core to our business as the underlying products and technology we’re developing. Diversity in people leads to diversity of thought and different perspectives to draw from, often resulting in a new or unique way of approaching or solving a problem. Diversity drives innovation. 

Moxion is looking for candidates who identify with different races, religions, national origins, age groups, genders, or gender identities, and we don’t discriminate against marital status, physical or mental disability, health or medical conditions, military and veteran status, genetic information, and other classifications that may or may not be protected by law. If you can bring a unique perspective or experience to our company, please apply.

Moxion is committed to the full inclusion of all applicants. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please let our recruiting team know or email [email protected]

What you’ll do:

  • Work with manufacturing equipment and processes ranging from whole production lines to individual automation cells by working with both internal design resources and external automation vendors.
  • Work with HMIs and SCADA systems for manufacturing production lines and automation work cells
  • Work with safety systems for safeguarding robots, gantries, conveyors, and other high volume manufacturing equipment.
  • Assist in the debug and optimizing of automated processes to reduce cycle time, maximize availability and improve yield.
  • Support manufacturing by implementing the testing and programming processes needed for production.
  • Support the creation of training plans and troubleshooting documentation for maintenance and production teams who will be the end user and supporter.
  • Support the Maintenance crews with knowledge to execute the daily tasks and preventive maintenance schedule.
  • Supporting operations and the maintenance team when issues arise with either of the following: faulty automation instrumentation/sensors or problems with logic within the logic of the PLC
  • Install, maintain, and replace automation systems at key points in the production process
  • Troubleshoot non-functioning components including servos, sensors, and control components
  • Log equipment usage, parts replacement, and scheduled maintenance to ensure maximum functionality
  • Periodically report to leadership regarding autoamtion capabilites and status

  • Skills to be successful:

  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Good organizational and communication skills, and ability to manage projects. 
  • Hands on experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Exposure to PLC based control systems, HMI interfaces.
  • Experience operating and maintaining automation equipment and industrial machinery
  • Mechanical systems
  • Hydraulics systems
  • Pneumatics systems
  • PLC and Networks (Allen Bradly)
  • Vision inspection equipment (Cognex & Keyence)
  • Lockout and Tagout the equipment when a PM or repair is going on.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or similar technical field– example Majors include: Electrical Engineering, Computer and Control Systems, Mechatronic Engineering, Industrial Engineering etc.
  • You might also have:

  • Strong preventive maintenance development experience, familiarity with reliability centered maintenance principles preferred.
  • Adhesive dispenser equipment (Dymax)
  • UV Cure Systems (Dymax)
  • Fanuc robots (Six axis & Scara)
  • Good computer skills, experience with Microsoft Office is a must
  • Shift:

  • 2nd shift: 2pm-10:30pm
  • some Saturdays and OT may be required depending on business needs
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