Automation Mechanical Technician -3rd Shift

at L. L. Bean, Inc. in Freeport, Maine, United States

Job Description

We invite you to be part of our team of trailblazers dedicated to helping people discover and enjoy the outside. Come join us. Because on the inside we’re all outsiders. And if it’s outside, we’re all in.

L.L.Bean is currently searching for a 3rd shift Automation Mechanical Technician to join the Maintenance Team located in Freeport, Maine.

The 3rd shift schedule will be Monday through Saturday, 10:30pm – 7:00am.

Position Purpose

In this important role this person will perform all automated maintenance functions requiring advanced knowledge of fluid power, electrical, mechanical power transmission, distribution, utilization, and control of electrical energy up to 480 volts AC. Serve as automation, fluid power and mechanical safety oversight resource across the company to leaders, engineering, project managers, risk management, etc. for any concerns related to equipment operation and repair safety in the workplace


+ Fulfillment or Manufacturing Support

+ Applies advanced knowledge of decision-making processes, precautionary techniques, job planning, personal protective equipment, and test equipment to recognize and avoid hazards.?

+ Provides second level support for complex problems to all departments for all things mechanically automated.?

+ Install, maintain, and support complex Kuka robot system, automated, pneumatic, cutting, packaging, sorting equipment, high speed sewing and production equipment, injection molding and carton and product transport systems and equipment.

+ Performs preventative maintenance functions on a variety of complex industrial equipment as scheduled.?

+ Follows procedures and properly handles Universal Waste per state guidelines.?

+ Maintains accurate documentation of all new and existing installations.

+ Acts as internal resource providing support and expertise required for projects and maintenance. May act as project lead. Oversees the work of automated equipment contractors and vendors.?

+ Applies computer skills to troubleshoot and repair automated industrial utilizing and adjusting parameter settings on (HMI, VFD and IO) controlled equipment.?

+ Collaborates with internal clients in support of new and existing technology requirements.?

+ Mentor and support and support all technicians, regardless of title and level.

+ Identifies hazardous conditions or actions that may cause injury or property damage and ensures action to abate them.?

+ Assures appropriate communication of issues/problems to coworkers and leadership. Shares expertise in support of others to build technical and diagnostic strength in the team.?

+ Provides coverage at designated times as required to meet business demands and off shift shutdowns.?

+ Assumes additional responsibilities as assigned.?

+ This position has been identified as a safety-sensitive position. A safety-sensitive position is one in which an impaired worker constitutes a serious and direct threat to workplace health and safety. Employees in this position must agree that they will not come to work or be at work at any time under the influence of alcohol or any drug that could render them impaired.?

+ Garage Support Position

+ Technician with the ability to work on gasoline and or diesel engines, trailers, and all types of outdoor equipment. Must be able to diagnose and make repairs quickly, must be able to perform tune-ups, and oil changes on gas and diesel engines, perform brake work, mount tires, make trailer repairs, and have a working knowledge of electric systems and EFI.

+ Performing routine maintenance tasks such as oil changes and tire rotation to ensure that company vehicles are running smoothly

+ Repairing vehicles using various tools such as hydraulic jacks and pneumatic lifts

+ Troubleshooting electrical problems such as faulty starters or alternators

+ Experience with the following: diesel engine repairs, two-cycle engine repairs (lawnmowers, chainsaws, line trimmers, portable generators, leaf blowers, snow blowers, etc.), and heavy equipment repairs (tractors, rubber tire wheel loaders, snowmobiles, trailers, etc.),

+ Ability to troubleshoot and resolve mechanical issues

+ Strong organization skills and ability to prioritize and identify need for outsourcing major repairs along with ability to multi-task to meet deadlines and achieve desired goals

+ Maintenance/Repair of small engine equipment including commercial mowers, chainsaws, blowers, trimmers; ability to train crews to perform field repairs if needed

+ Valid driver’s license. This position requires the use of company vehicles which is contingent of passing a driver’s license background check. Drivers and operators of company vehicles will adhere to Driver’s Policy 3.13.

+ Proficient with computers and systems including Microsoft O365, CMMS, and GPS vehicle monitoring systems.??

Health and Safety Requirement

Every employee is responsible for contributing to a safe and healthy workplace. Employees are expected to be active participants in health and safety by following all safety policies and procedures, reporting unsafe conditions or at-risk behaviors to leadership, and conducting work in a safe manner. Those in a leadership role are also expected to model safe behaviors, evaluate risk, and ensure that risks are reduced to acceptable levels.

Education Level: Highschool or GED; Vocational/Technical Degree is preferred but not required

Years of Experience: 2-5 years

Skills and Qualifications

+ Industrial equipment maintenance experience required?

+ Strong interpersonal and communication skills both written and verbal.

+ Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills?

+ Ability to create and maintain accurate documentation?

+ Knowledge and experience with NFPA 70E (Electrical Safety in the Workplace)?

+ Able to troubleshoot complex controls including experience adjusting and programming parameter settings with HMI’s, I.O.‘s, VFD’s

+ Ability to work with various 24-hour emergency support groups?

+ Experience reading hydraulic, and pneumatic schematics.?

+ Ability to collaborate at many levels internally and externally?

+ Self-motivated, able to work independently and provide guidance and support to JR technicians

+ Valid state driver’s license required?

If you care about the outdoors, joining L.L.Bean is a great way to feel good about what you do. Our benefits package makes a good thing even better, with programs and perks designed to support your health and financial goals. Plus, maintaining a healthy work-life balance and re-charging outside are all part of the plan. Because, when it comes to the outside-we’re all in. Visit to learn more. Being outside brings out the best in us, no matter where we come from or what we believe. At L.L.Bean, we value individual differences and encourage our co-workers to be themselves – because the uniqueness of each individual makes L.L.Bean better. Over a century ago, company founder Leon Leonwood Bean set out to make a boot to keep hunters’ feet warm and dry. Today, we continue to follow the trail he blazed, adding new paths to help more people discover the outdoors, whether it’s the thrill of sea kayaking, the quiet of early morning fishing or the vigor of a challenging climb. Of course, we remain true to L.L.’s core values, and are committed to quality, service, and putting the outside, inside everything we make. So join us, adventure awaits…

Being outside brings out the best in us, no matter where we come from or what we believe. At L.L.Bean, we value individual differences and encourage our co-workers to be themselves – because the uniqueness of each individual makes L.L.Bean better.

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Job Posting: JC257349259

Posted On: Mar 24, 2024

Updated On: Jun 14, 2024

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