Automation Technician

$33.00 hourly
  • BorgWarner
  • 1400 East 10 Mile Road suite 150, Hazel Park, MI, USA
  • Nov 02, 2023
Full time Automotive Manufacturing Technical/Technician

Job Description


Automation Technician – Drivetrain Battery Systems


Hazel Park, MI

About us




BorgWarner is a global product leader in delivering innovative and sustainable mobility solutions for the vehicle market. We are a company of innovators and independent thinkers that brings together talented employees, meaningful work, and amazing technology in a unique environment. At BorgWarner we constantly work towards our vision of a clean and energy-efficient world.

Our Culture

We believe health and safety of our employees are a top priority, we care about our local communities and the global environment. BorgWarner promotes and nurtures a diverse and inclusive environment, honors integrity, strives for excellence, commits to responsibility for our communities and the environment, and builds on the power of collaboration. 

Career Opportunities

We manage talent as seriously as we manage our businesses and encourage you to learn about our proud history, strong culture, technologies, and future vision. We offer a strong local presence and interesting global opportunities. Start your future with BorgWarner now!


Job purpose

An Automation Technician is responsible for providing technical support and resources to manufacturing and engineering processes and equipment. The Technician must ensure that the equipment and processes are maintained at the highest level of safety, quality, efficiency, productivity. Additionally, the Automation Technician is responsible for installing and repairing systems, apparatus, electrical and electronic components of industrial machinery and equipment.


Key responsibilities

  • Troubleshoots automated equipment failures to determine necessary upgrades and/or repairs
  • Read and understand equipment manuals and electrical schematics
  • Documentation of the activities carried out and the results of work
  • Work with Controls/Manufacturing Engineers to develop equipment and controls for new products as well as improving existing equipment (cycle time, scrap reduction, improved quality, etc)
  • Perform preventive maintenance as assigned which includes but is not limited to repair, diagnose, clean, lubricate, upgrade manufacturing equipment, glue dispensing equipment, plasma treat equipment, slide actuators, hoist, conveyors, etc.
  • Provide support to troubleshoot and recover any problem with robots on the production line
  • Follow all safety procedures and protocols while servicing or maintaining equipment
  • Performs other related duties as assigned


What we’re looking for

  • Successfully completed vocational training in electrical engineering/mechatronics or comparable training preferred
  • At least three years of related experience preferred
  • Professional experience in maintenance and with automated systems, focusing on assembly technology
  • Working knowledge of tools, and devices such as torque guns, volts meters etc.
  • Experience with basic electrical systems (e.g., PLC, sensors, fuses, contacts, relays) and with the ability to read and use mechanical and electrical schematics for repairs and troubleshooting
  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair industrial electronic, pneumatic, and hydraulic system components, such as pumps, valves, cylinders, motors, and solenoids.
  • Experience with basic handling of robots from pendant (KUKA preferably)
  • Experience troubleshooting controls circuitry (AC/DC power supplies, relays, motors / servos) is required
  • PLC experience is a plus
  • Willing to work non-traditional hours including nights, weekends, and holidays with on-call availability
  • Ability to use hand and power tool
  • Ability to work under pressure and multi-task
  • High level of commitment as well as a responsible, independent, and team-oriented way of working
  • Familiar with Lock Out Tag Out
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills


What we believe

  • Inclusion-We value diversity in people, ideas, and experiences.
  • Integrity- We believe in transparency, authenticity, and depend on each other to deliver what we promise.
  • Excellence- We contribute to our developments by seeking knowledge and sharing information.
  • Responsibility- We care about our local communities and the global environment.
  • Collaboration- We are one BorgWarner.



This position will adhere to Global Star Safety Program, including safety rules, practices and training as outlined in the BorgWarner Safety Policy Manual, which includes the use of equipment, protective devices, or clothing that the employer requires. This individual will work in manners that stress the importance of preventing accidents and illnesses. He/she must take every precaution reasonable in the given circumstance for the protection of themselves and coworkers. In addition, he/she is responsible for reporting all injuries and/or possible dangerous situations, incidents, or occurrences to the immediate supervisor.


Equal Employment Opportunity

BorgWarner is an equal employment opportunity employer such that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


Visa Sponsorship

BorgWarner does provide sponsorship for employment visa status based on business need. However, for this role, applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.


No Unauthorized Referrals from Recruiters & Vendors

Please note that BorgWarner and any of its affiliated companies does not seek or accept unsolicited resumes or offers from third party recruiters or staffing agencies associated with any published or unpublished employment opportunities. Any unsolicited information sent to BorgWarner will be considered as unencumbered and free from any fee or charge whatsoever. Only members of our Human Resources Team have the authority to engage or authorize recruiting services, which must be agreed upon before the unsolicited resume or offer is received.



Join the company that is creating solutions that support a cleaner, more energy-efficient world.

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