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Machine Technician – Night Shift (2023-5684)

Posted on: May 30, 2023
Machine Technician (2021 4256)

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Honest. Helpful. Humble.

Every day, in nearly 100 countries around the world, millions of people depend on Daktronics scoring and display systems for information and entertainment. Our displays provide vital travel information in airports and train stations and along highways. They advertise the price of gas, store specials, and more as you make your daily commute. They also enhance spectators’ experiences at sporting events of all kinds, from Little League to the major leagues.

The Manufacturing facility in Redwood Falls, MN, supports the Commercial, Live Events, and Sports markets. The Machine Technician is responsible for maintaining the equipment used in our highly automated Printed Circuit Assembly (PCA) and encapsulation processes; as well as maintaining metal fabrication and paint equipment used to produce the chassis that house the display systems. 

This position is Monday-Thursday 4:15pm-2:45am, plus a $2.00/Hr. shift increment. Extended hours and Fridays as needed (flexible hours mentioned below). 


Perform preventative maintenance (PM) on automated equipment on a scheduled basis.   
Current equipment includes Surface Mount line (component placement, soldering, automated optical inspection, encapsulation), automated insertion, soldering machines, and robots.  
Current automated equipment in the metal fabrication includes a sheet handler, CNC metal punch, sanding machine, press brakes, mill, and paint booth.   
Preventative maintenance will also be needed on various other tools and equipment as deemed necessary. 

Make emergency repairs to automated manufacturing equipment including electrical, mechanical, and pneumatic systems in Electronic Assembly, Metal Fabrication, Paint, and other areas as needed. 
Train machine operators and other maintenance personnel to perform maintenance tasks. 
Communicate effectively over the phone to repair equipment if needed. 
Evaluate and improve existing preventative maintenance (PM) programs. Use software to assist in creating reports to document machine down time. 


Be flexible, open to change, and ready to perform other duties as assigned by supervisor or leadership needed to meet customer, department, or factory needs/expectations. 
Help with facilities maintenance as needed and defined by facilities manager. 
Provide detailed verbal and written communication of cause and repair of down time on all equipment. 
Follow the escalation process, meeting the communication requirements and timelines called for in that process on a daily basis. 
Maintain spare parts inventory. Order and inventory needed parts. 
Maintain maintenance records including procedures, parts, and labor. 
Identify and implement suggestions for product and process improvement. 
Participate in and, on occasion, lead problem solving activities to identify root cause of problems. Implement countermeasures to prevent the problems from reoccurring. 
Pursue and acquire training on equipment operation and maintenance. Travel may be required. 
Meet or exceed customer service expectations set by production leadership and maintenance supervisor. 
Meet customer expectations and have equipment operating with no unplanned downtime. 
Work closely with engineering on equipment performance issues, creating and/or adjusting maintenance, or other items as needed.   
Participate in all meetings as needed (examples: shift change, tier meetings, problem solving efforts, 1-1’s with lead technician and/or supervisor, daily engineering meetings as applicable to shift). 
Flex hours to ensure full operation of equipment for all shifts. Work overtime when needed. 

Two-year degree in Automation and Robotics, Electro-mechanical, or related major. 
Minimum 3 years of experience in related field. Ten (10) years of experience in related field, without degree, may be considered. 
Knowledge of and/or ability to learn troubleshooting of: Motion controllers (Siemens, Fanuc), Servo Amplifiers (Allen Bradley, Siemens), I/O’s (OEM specific or PLC), and HMI’s (human machine interface). 
Demonstrated ability in problem solving and troubleshooting.  
Ability to interact with a variety of personnel in a positive, professional manner. 
Ability to successfully participate as a member of a team and lead by example, meeting Daktronics high performance standards in the performance dimensions for machine techs and production. 
Consistently complete quality work in a timely manner. 
Manufacturing experience preferred. 
Ability to work with minimum supervision. 
Ability to learn quickly. Open to change and willing to receive feedback, taking leader guidance to apply changes when necessary. 
Good technical writing and verbal communication skills required. Fluent in English, both written and verbal. 

Physical requirements include the ability to: 
Work in an environment with these types of smells: paint, solvent, and solder.  
Frequently lift 35 lbs. Occasionally to frequently lift 45 lbs., in some work areas.  
Stand for the full shift with planned breaks. The duration of standing between breaks varies from 2-3 ½ hours depending on work area.  
Work from heights, including working from ladders and platforms.  
Reach in all directions (up, down, side-to-side, and diagonal reaching), including some awkward reaching to insert components in difficult to reach sections of the product.  
Maintain steady hand/eye coordination.  
Identify wire and paint colors.  
Read fine print. 

Wear all proper protective equipment as required in work area in accordance with Daktronics Safety Policy and OSHA standards. 
Ability to travel by air and ground. Valid driver’s license and good driving record.  Motor vehicle records will be checked. 
Effectively exercise discretion and independent judgment. 
Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.
Ability to meet all workplace safety requirements, which includes following safety protocols related to COVID-19. 
Daktronics does not sponsor, renew, or extend immigration visas for this position.

Daktronics is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetics, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or citizenship status.

To apply for this job please visit careers-daktronics.icims.com.