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Senior Automation Technician - C Shift at CooperVision, Inc

Posted in Manufacturing 10 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: SCOTTSVILLE, New York

Job Description:

About Us:

CooperVision, a division of CooperCompanies (NASDAQ:COO), is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of soft contact lenses. The Company produces a full array of daily disposable, two-week and monthly contact lenses, all featuring advanced materials and optics. CooperVision has a strong heritage of solving the toughest vision challenges such as astigmatism, presbyopia and childhood myopia; and offers the most complete collection of spherical, toric and multifocal products available. Through a combination of innovative products and focused practitioner support, the company brings a refreshing perspective to the marketplace, creating real advantages for customers and wearers. For more information, visit

Job Summary

Operate DAC lathes and automated equipment according to current Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and provide technical production support services. Responsible for processes critical to the quality of the product and the impact quality can have on the end user. Ability to troubleshoot lathe problems. Use, operate, and train on metrology and inspection equipment to obtain, record and analyze results of process. Use analytical software and control programs to efficiently set up and operate automated equipment. 

Essential Functions

I.Machine set-up, adjustments, installations and work in progress inspection.

A.Regularly set up Made to Order (MTO) automation lathes and other technical equipment on the production line and check for continued adherence to standards of tolerance and product quality.

B.Work as part of a dynamic team environment to ensure automation equipment operates optimally.

C.Responsible for optimal operation of lathing equipment to include diamond tool changes and calibrations. 

D.Regularly inspect samples to assure proper machine results and make any necessary adjustments or modifications according to procedure.

E.Record and analyze data using Statistical Process Control methods.

F.Perform equipment cleaning duties as necessary.

G.Maintain regular surveillance over all production operations, load supplies, operate de-molding equipment and interface with Human Machine Interface (HMI) screens.

H.As directed, trouble shoot problems and make equipment adjustments, changes or recommendations to the MTO Automation Coordinator or Supervisor.

I.Perform other technical or support services related to production as directed.

J.Provide operational feedback to the MTO Coordinator or Supervisor and recommend solutions. 

K.Update the management team on current status of equipment/production with written turnover reports  as well as

verbal updates.

L.As a team member be extremely proactive in problem solving, lab performance, and identification of equipment or lathing issues.

M.Use simple hand tools to perform adjustment operations.

II.   Analytical Skills. (10%)

A.Operate, enter data, and retrieve data into electronic devices such as computers, scanners, and HMI control panels.

B.Interpret equipment performance and apply corrective actions as needed.

III.    Train new employees or cross-train current employees.

IV.    In the absence of the MTO Automation Coordinator, will oversee the department.

V.   Other duties may be assigned.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:   

•Exhibits good communication skills – verbal, written, and comprehension of the English language

•Adheres to SOPs and Regulatory requirements

•Knowledge of DAC ALM lathing and calibration metrology equipment required

•Intermediate skill in the use of Excel, Word and shop floor systems. Advanced level skills preferred.

•Ability to read and understand technical material and instruction.

•Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, customers and government regulatory officials.

•Sound foundation in mechanical principles.

Work Environment:   

•Work a 12-hour shift schedule to support 24/7 automated operations.

•Works scheduled holidays and overtime as necessary in order to maintain service levels for customers.

•Follows appropriate safety and equipment maintenance procedures.

•Works in a team manufacturing environment .

Working Conditions:

•Noisy conditions <25%

•Work near moving mechanical parts > 75%

Physical Requirements:

Standing - >75%

Walking - >50%

Kneeling - <25%

Bending, Stooping, Crouching - < 25-50%

Twisting, reaching overhead, prolonged sitting in front of a computer <25%.

Hand/eye coordination - > 75%

Finger/wrist dexterity - > 50%

Grasping/pinching - > 50%


•Minimum of one-year experience as a lathing technician OR Comparable experience with automated manufacturing equipment OR Demonstrated experience in the following areas while manufacturing contact lenses on automated lathe equipment: Successful execution of production schedules to meet customer demands with minimal supervision; adherence to safety protocols; implementation of corrective actions after consulting with engineering maintenance; and basic troubleshooting skills.

•Experience using DAC ALM lathing and calibration metrology equipment required


•High School Diploma or GED

•Mechanical or Industrial Arts training preferred

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

For U.S. locations that require disclosure of compensation, the pay range for this position is from $23.00 to $26.45. The actual base pay includes many factors and is subject to change and modification in the future.  This position may also be eligible for other types of compensation and benefits.


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