Automation Technician

Pactiv Evergreen


Have you worked with Worked with Whittman and Krauss Maffie equipment?? Do you have strong a nalytical, problem solving, and strong technical skills including mechanical, electrical and PLC programming??? We are looking for you!!!

Automation Technician – HIRING IMMEDIATELY – Bridgeview, IL

Automation Technician available shift: 7PM to 7 AM


Eligible for annual & skill-based wage increases

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Eligible for monthly bonus based upon plant productivity


Medical (Comprehensive PPO, two HRA Plans and an HSA plan)

Dental (basic and comprehensive coverage)

Vision (basic and premier coverage)

Prescription drug coverage

401K with a 6% company match (Eligible to participate from day one (1) with 100 % vesting in all company provided funds immediately)

New Hire Wellness Bonus (see plan details)

Healthcare and Dependent day care flexible spending accounts

Livongo diabetes program

Corporate discounts

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Summary: Automation Technicians are the front line “reactive” responders to solve maintenance problems that occur throughout the plant requiring troubleshooting, analyzing, problem solving, and implementation of plans and solutions; duties and tasks are performed on electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, robotic, and automated production equipment to meet all operational goals and objectives.

Job Duties of an Automation Technician:

Electrical duties: performing all major and minor electrical repairs including 480V 3-phase motor repairs/installation, motor starter circuit repairs, VFD drives, photo-optic sensing devices, proximity switches, e-stop circuitry, and group fault detection in accordance to the guidelines established by Pactiv’s “Electrical Safety Program”, read and interpret schematics and basic electrical symbol identification, understand electrical theory including basic OHMS-law application, AC/DC drives, PLC, basic motor control circuits

Troubleshoot maintenance problems that occur throughout the plant with a major emphasis on electrical problems, to include A.C.(Alternating Current) and D.C. (Direct Current) drives, PLC (programmable logic controllers) as well as basic motor control circuits.

Maintenance and repair of all mechanical, electrical, and electronic components of automation equipment

Perform basic troubleshooting and maintenance work on automation equipment in a manufacturing/production environment

Perform maintenance, set-up, and PM on automation equipment in Injection Molding department

On-call as needed by department and able to be flexible with schedule as needed

Use standard and metric hand tools to complete tasks and duties

Mechanical duties: clean, lubricate, and adjust equipment when needed, examine mechanical equipment to diagnose and repair problems, disassemble, repair/replace, and maintain machinery and mechanical equipment/devices including motors, conveyors, pumps, belts, chains, etc., read mechanical prints and technical data during installation and repair of equipment, read and interpret PI&D drawings

May assist with the training of other employees

Utilize mandatory safety equipment; executes duties in a safe and efficient manner; adhere to all safety rules and regulations

Assists maintenance and production staff as needed

Other duties may be assigned as needed

Summary : must have 5 years of directly related experience and a solid understanding of all related equipment, processes, and controls. You must have a strong manufacturing background with demonstrated in depth troubleshooting abilities as well as a high mechanical and electrical aptitude.

Hard Skills:

5 years automation technician experience within plastics industry; experience within Injection Molding industry highly preferred

Strong technical skills including mechanical, electrical, and electronic/PLC programming in a manufacturing/production environment

HS Diploma or equivalent; Associates Degree in related field preferred

Must possess the ability to work in tight spaces and on ladders/platforms

Strong understanding of electrical and mechanical troubleshooting robotics/automation

Understanding of pneumatics, hydraulics, bearings, gearboxes, belts/pulleys, chains, and sprockets

Full term of experience must include working knowledge of electrical and electronic theory, ability to read schematics (electrical, mechanical/piping), P&ID diagrams, and blueprints

Experience working with Whittman and Krauss Maffie equipment is preferred

Soft Skills:

Strong problem solving skills with a solutions oriented mindset and innovative, creative, critical thinking

Strong work ethic with a high sense of urgency, leadership qualities, strong teamwork mentality, independent self-starter

Leadership skills, high integrity, good judgement, professional, ownership, safety

Strong interpersonal skills in customer service, oral communication, written communications

Teamwork, planning, organizing, quality, quantity

Adaptability and flexibility

Attendance, punctuality, dependability


Electrical: AC/DC Electrical competency; up to 480 volt AC and 90 volt DC. Experience with motors and drives; both AC and DC. Ability to read and understand electrical schematics. Experience with all types of switches and sensors, including high speed counters. Ability to read wiring diagrams, use multimeters, need manual skills as well as programs, logics, editing/troubleshooting program and motor controls, 3 phase circuits

Electronic: PLC Experience with Allen Bradley and GE-Fanuc PLCs, AC and DC I/O cards, high speed counter cards, stepper motor control cards and operator interface controls (Horner, TCP and Allen Bradley). Knowledge of ladder logic, program sequencing, and PC diagnostic tools. Ability to troubleshoot PLC and control interface problems, including program downloads

Mechanical: Experience with power transmission systems including gear reducers, roller chain systems, and conveyors. Experience with pneumatic systems including solenoid valves and motion controls

Computers: Understanding of the operation of a Personal Computer and peripheral equipment. Experience with Microsoft Office Software (Outlook, Excel, Word, Access) or equivalent. Integrated Operation System (ERP).


Pactiv Evergreen Inc. (NASDAQ: PTVE)is a leading manufacturer and distributor of fresh foodservice and food merchandising products and fresh beverage cartons in North America and certain international markets. It supplies its products to a broad and diversified mix of companies, including full service restaurants and quick service restaurants, foodservice distributors, supermarkets, grocery and healthy eating retailers, other food stores, food and beverage producers, food packers and food processors. To learn more about the company, please go to the company website at

Bridgeview is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. It is located approximately 15 miles southwest of the Chicago Loop. As of the 2010 census, the village population was 16,446. It is a 10 minute car ride from Bridgeview to Bedford Park.

Pactiv Evergreen is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Pactiv Evergreen is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, religion, creed, age national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status or other characteristics or statuses protected by law. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please call (847) 482-4320 or email

All information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines and applicable laws.


Pactiv Evergreen employees are subject to post-hire drug and alcohol testing in accordance with company policies

Job Locations US-IL-Bridgeview

ID 2023-23094

Category Operations

Position Type Full Time

Pay Type Hourly