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Lippert Components, Inc Apprentice Automation & Robotics Technician in Goshen, Indiana

Responsible for learning and developing skills to operate and maintain the mechanical, electrical, and control systems that operate advanced manufacturing production equipment. Apprentices will be coached and mentored by assigned LCI journeyman technicians and will be required to complete on the job learning and college requirements. This program is a stepped program, requiring apprentices to complete assigned course work and on the job training to an acceptable level before proceeding onward in the program. Later steps of the program include DOL certified apprenticeships. Apprentices graduating from the various steps will be placed in appropriate job titles throughout LCI Maintenance departments. Apprentices completing all steps will become Automation and Robotics Technicians within LCI.

Essential Functions

  • Learning Intermediate Tool Proficiencies – including safe and proficient operation of lifts, meters, welders, power and hand tools

  • Learning Advanced Electrical – ability to troubleshoot electrical systems and components, knowledge of electrical safe work practices, ability to read and understand electrical schematics, ability to troubleshoot relay logic circuits

  • Learning Advanced Control Circuits – ability to troubleshoot motor control circuits, understanding of PLC/CNC systems and their components and programming, proficiency with ladder logic and human machine interfaces

  • Learning Mechanical Systems – tooling and fixturing systems design, understanding of mechanical power transfer systems and components, ability to read and comprehend drawings and schematics

  • Learning Intermediate Fluid Power Systems – hydraulic and pneumatic systems and components, understanding of fluid power schematics

  • Learning the National Electric Code – understanding of the code as it pertains to industrial installations and design

  • Learning Intermediate Robotics – jogging, troubleshooting, and repair of robotic systems, knowledgeable about programs and touchup, understanding of stepper motor basics

  • Learning Basic Facilities Maintenance – Understanding of sheet metal work, carpentry, compressor systems, HVAC systems, building structure, and plumbing


  • Good housekeeping and implementing/sustaining 5s standards

  • Observation and promotion of all safety rules and policies, especially LOTO

  • Intermediate computer, reading/writing, and communication skills

  • Good interpersonal communication and conflict management skills

  • Openness to coachability and mentoring

  • Highly motivated, organized, self-starter, with time management and critical thinking skills

  • Must be passionate about winning while contributing to team play with trust

  • Required to use honesty, integrity, and candor

  • Committed to a maintaining positive attitude and caring about people

  • Must be reliable and prompt

Supervisory Responsibility

This role does not have any supervisory responsibility upon hiring.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is very active – while performing this job the employee is regularly standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, balancing, reaching, handling, and climbing all day. The employee may have to lift and/or move items over 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

In addition, the employee may be exposed to dust, fumes, gases, noise, heat, cold, and wet work while performing job duties. This position requires Personal Protective Equipment.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time hourly position, and hours of work and days are based upon the need to support operations and production. Some Saturdays will be mandatory. School hours will be based upon availability of classes. Coordinators will work to adjust work schedules to school schedules on an as needed basis.


Some local travel will be required. Further travel may be recommended for additional training opportunities.

Required Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Must successfully complete LCI new hire safety training and refreshers

  • Must be able to successfully pass the LCI OSHA approved forklift-training course

  • Must successfully complete LCI Lock Out Tag Out Training

  • Must successfully complete LCI Arc Flash/Electrical Hazard Training

  • Must successfully complete LCI Fall Hazard Training, as required

  • Must successfully complete LCI Confined Space Training, as required

  • Must successfully complete all LCI lean training, as required

  • Must successfully complete LCI Tabware Technician Training

  • Current LCI employees must be in good standing in attendance and Core Values

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Basic Construction – Experience with electrical, plumbing, concrete, painting, dry wall, and framing work tasks

  • Hand and Power tools – Experience completing tasks using hand and power tools

  • Repair - Education/Experience with machine operation and repair

  • Bi-Lingual – Spanish to English or English to Spanish experience

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

Must supply, or make reliable arrangements to access, personal computer with network access to complete schooling requirements. Must provide transport to and from school and work.

Work Authorization/Security Clearance

Must be able to pass EVerify.

AAP/EEO Statement

LCI provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected category.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

LCI provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected category.

Requisition ID: 2021-4159

of Openings: 6

External Company Name: Lippert Components

External Company URL:

Street: 3340 Corrie Dr