Automation Technician

Lift, Inc. is Central Pennsylvania’s exclusive material handling dealer for Toyota and Crown Forklift Trucks. We are a full-service material handling supplier; specializing in equipment sales and service, warehouse products, and fleet management. Starting as a forklift service company, we have evolved into a trusted partner for our warehousing and distribution customers across Central Pennsylvania.


  • 100% Employee Owned Company

  • Competitive salary

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance plans

  • 100% company paid short term and long-term disability coverage

  • 401(k) Plan with company match

  • Company paid life insurance with optional additional coverage

  • Paid holidays and Paid Time Off (PTO)

  • Professional work environment

Automation Technician

We have an exciting opportunity for an Automation Technician to work out of our Carlisle branch. The Automation Technician assists in the installation, preventive maintenance, and corrective repair of automated packaging and distribution equipment. This person utilizes advanced skills to perform installation, preventive maintenance, and corrective repair of all automation system equipment. The responsibility of this position also includes designing solutions for difficult problems, leading outside contractors, being on call for emergencies, handling multiple projects, and meeting timelines.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Maintains and troubleshoots all conveyor/automation systems (Belted and Roller Conveyor, MDR Conveyors, ASRS, Sorters, Palletizing, GTP Systems, etc.), electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, and mechanical.

  • Maintains and troubleshoots motors, photo eyes, relays, proximity sensors, solenoids, motor starters, encoders, etc.

  • Troubleshoots basic to advanced electrical and mechanical problems related to all automation equipment components.

  • Performs preventive/predictive maintenance of conveyance/automation equipment using the appropriate job plans, procedures, and manuals.

  • Modifies and fabricates parts as needed using basic machine shop tools.

  • Creates and closes work orders to include labor hours, equipment maintenance, and parts used into asset management system.

  • Assists with electronics/Programmable Logic Controls troubleshooting.

  • Performs all work in accordance with established safety procedures.

  • Performs other duties as required for business operations.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and good driving record.

  • Previous work experience in basic preventive/predictive maintenance & troubleshooting skills including repair methods.

  • Must have basic computer skills.

  • Ability to use electronic devices for document submission.

  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to work independently.

  • Good organizational, time management, and customer service skills.

  • Ability to work accurately and meet deadlines.

  • High level of professionalism and the ability to follow up.

  • Positive and friendly attitude toward customers and fellow team members.

  • Ability to follow directions both written and verbally.

  • Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years previous experience working in a distribution center, manufacturing, or production environment.

  • Strong leadership skills.

  • Advanced Certification in Mechatronics, Mechanical, or Electrical skills.

  • Previous work experience with Automated conveyor systems and controls, preventive maintenance procedures, Programmable Logic Control (PLC) programs, National Electric Code (NEC).

Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to lift or exert force up to 50 pounds.

  • Wearing steel or composite toe shoes or boots during work hours as needed

  • Ability to work in wet or humid conditions as well as extreme cold or heat as needed.

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