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Automation Maintenance Technician

Digi-Key Electronics
Thief River Falls, MN
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DigiKey is one of the fastest growing distributors of electronic components in the world. In addition to offering the broadest selection of in-stock electronic components and providing the best service possible to customers, employees have access to a highly competitive benefits package. The package includes a comprehensive health insurance plan featuring a low co-pay and no deductible plan as well as dental, vision, life, and long-term disability coverage; flexible spending accounts; competitive paid time off; relocation assistance; 401(k) and profit sharing; and education advancement. To learn more, visit our benefits and perks page .


Position Overview: The position of an Automation Maintenance Technician is to Support, maintain, and assemble Digi-Key automation projects and equipment to Digi-Key standards

Schedule: Monday- Friday 5:00 am - 1:30 pm

  • Automation equipment production support
  • Monitor software dashboards for indications of production issues
  • Communicate production issues to other teams within Digi-Key
  • Take corrective software or mechanical actions to resolve issues
  • Collect data about the issue
  • Enter data about issues into spreadsheets/software
  • Maintenance and assembly
  • Assembling automation devices consisting of mechanical, electrical, and pneumatic components
  • Testing and qualifying automation devices
  • Installing/updating Firmware
  • Assembling and installing wiring harnesses
  • Assembling/repairing circuit boards
  • Replacing worn components on automation devices
  • Assembling storage components used for automation projects
  • Trouble shooting problematic automation devices
  • Collect and document detailed information about devices
  • Assisting with other Digi-Key team projects as needed

Additional Work & Educational Experience

  • High school Degree
  • 2 years of work experience in a closely related technical field.
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively in a team environment or individually with minimal supervision
  • Work well in cross functional teams
  • Ability to understand and follow safety procedures
  • Ability to understand written and verbal communications
  • Able to work independently and collaboratively while maintaining a positive attitude
  • Self-motivated
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of electronic assemblies, construction and testing techniques
  • Mechanical experience
  • Hands on Trouble shooting skills

Physical Requirements:
• May walk/standing on concrete for 8-10 hours a day
• Ability to lift 40 lbs. from floor to shoulder height
• Ability to lift up to 70 lbs. alone

• Physical ability to perform the full range of maintenance and assembly duties

* Ability to drive a forklift
* Must have a valid driver's license
* Requires availability for some weekend work

DigiKey Electronics is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled, and other diverse candidates to apply and be considered for open positions.

If you are an applicant with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact Human Resources at 1-800-338-4105 or .

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As one of the fastest-growing electronic component distributors in the world, DigiKey is ramping up. And we’re giving quality people lots of opportunities to grow. Here, you can find a role that fits your future with career development resources and an industry-leading benefits package including an $18/hour starting wage for full-time entry level positions with an additional $2,000 sign-on bonus. No matter where life takes you, DigiKey is the kind of place you’ll want to stay put.



We believe in hiring the best people - and offering a benefits package that makes them want to stay for the long term. Check out the benefits and perks you'll receive as a valued Digi-Key employee.

  • Health Insurance Plan
  • On-Site Clinic - save time and money without a co-pay or a need to clock out
  • Relocation Assistance - you could be eligible for relocation assistance 
  • 401(k) - with matching funds
  • Flexible Spending Account - enables you to pay for unreimbursed medical and dental expenses.
  • Time Off  - competitive time off to meet your needs


Company info
701 Brooks Avenue South
Thief River Falls
United States

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