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Berry Global Automation Technician in LAWRENCE, Kansas


Berry Global Berry Global, headquartered in Evansville, Indiana, is committed to its mission of ‘Always Advancing to Protect What’s Important.’ With $13billionin revenue for fiscalyear 2019 on a combined pro forma basis from operations, Berry is a leading global supplier of a broad range of innovative nonwoven, flexible, and rigid products used every day within consumer and industrial end markets. Berry operates over290manufacturing facilities worldwide, on six continents,and employs over48,000 individuals.

At Berry, we pursue excellence in all that we do and are always advancing to improve the way we work along with the products and services we provide. Our culture fosters trust and partnerships through appreciation, acknowledgement, and inclusion. At Berry, we are continuously improving to support our mission and exemplify our values of partnerships, excellence, growth, and safety. To learn more aboutBerry, visit berryglobal.com

The Automation Technician is responsible for the maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of all mechanical, electrical, and pneumatic functions of automated equipment (to include part retrieval and IML automation) on the Injection Molding floor. This is a key technical support position with opportunity for training, development, and career growth.

12 hour shifts 7am-7pm or 7pm- 7am (with shift differential)

Starting pay- mid to upper $20’s, commensurate with skills, knowledge, and experience.


  • Be a role model of our Values (Partnerships, Excellence, Growth, and Safety) and Behaviors (United, Focused, Accountable, and Agile).

  • Communicate and work with equipment operators, product operators, fellow technicians, other departments, and leadership to keep them informed of maintenance problems and activities.

  • Troubleshoot and repair electrical, mechanical, and pneumatic problems on production equipment that uses electro-mechanical relay logic of PLC controls.

  • Perform scheduled and preventive maintenance procedures.

  • Provide electrical support, including but not limited to, panel building, field wiring, troubleshooting, and component setup.

  • Provide mechanical support, including but not limited to, assembly, disassembly, and rebuild of automated systems.

  • Utilize equipment manuals, analytical skills, and test equipment to identify equipment problems and perform repairs.

  • Assist and participate in Maintenance training programs and on the job training to develop a skilled and efficient maintenance team.

  • Responsible for maintaining, installing, and/or fabricating all guards and safety devices on automated equipment.

  • Perform job requirements in a safe and professional manner.

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Must perform all duties in a safe and effective manner.

  • Preferred 2 year technical degree or equivalent combination of education / experience.

  • Preferred 2+ years of work experience as an Automation Technician.

  • Previous experience with IML systems (Pages, Muller, IML Robotix) and/or part retrieval systems (CBW, Islemann, Yudo) strongly preferred.

  • Advanced knowledge of PLC’s ladder logic, I/O, and machine control devices.

  • Demonstrated strong mechanical aptitude and troubleshooting skills.

  • Ability to connect to various PLCs in order to troubleshoot and/or manipulate programming.

  • Working knowledge of machine vision systems (Cognex, Acquire).

  • Must have excellent understanding of electrical, mechanical, and pneumatic drawings to assist with troubleshooting equipment problems along with sufficient understanding to trace problems when prints are not available.

  • Must be a team player with excellent attendance, communication, and problem solving skills.

  • Must be able to multi-task and work independently in a fast paced production environment.

  • Capable of physical mobility including walking, sitting, bending, climbing, twisting, standing, pushing, pulling, and lifting/moving (up to 50 pounds). Must be able to work from elevated platforms and ladder lifts.

  • Must have 20/20 vision with correction and be able to differentiate color to detect defects.

  • Must be able to work around grease, oils, and solvents without adverse reaction.

  • Able to work in a production environment, recognizing various sounds and alarms.

  • Must provide your own tools.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. (https://careers-berryglobal.icims.com/jobs/11741/automation-technician/job?mode=apply&apply=yes&in_iframe=1&hashed=-1834445335)


Job ID 2021-11741

Position Type Regular Full-Time

Category Manufacturing