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Automation Technician

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UPM Raflatac
Fletcher, North Carolina, United States
9 days ago


Want to #FEEL GOOD ABOUT WHERE YOU WORK?  Get to know UPM Raflatac! We make sustainable labelling materials for companies all over the world right here in Western North Carolina. With UPM you can be financially successful and learn top skills!

The competence, integrity and drive of our people make us unique.  Our values – trust and be trusted, achieve together, renew with courage.  Be the Changemaker – join us in working towards a more sustainable future.

UPM Raflatac is looking for the Automation Technicians, who will be responsible for keeping the machines running on the production. This involves scheduled preventative maintenance as well as repairs.

Greetings from your future colleagues:

“If you are looking for a challenging position in a safety conscious manufacturing team environment, we’d like to have you on our team. Our business is growing steadily, and we offer great training and development opportunities. We are looking forward to hearing from you!”

What you will do:

  • Troubleshoot automation, electrical and mechanical equipment problems during breakdowns and implement corrective/predictive/preventive measures to eliminate equipment problems and improve work practices.
  • Monitor PLC systems and participate in new equipment installations, upgrades, and modifications.
  • Participate in reliability centred maintenance program to optimize efficiency and production flow.
  • Maintain appropriate documentation of condition monitoring, work performed, parts used, follow-up needed, as related to equipment maintenance.
  • Coordinate, communicate and oversee local contractors as required and support service agreement negotiations for machines and machine elements.
  • Prioritize assigned work in coordination with Operations Leadership Team.
  • Perform all duties in full compliance of all laws, safety, and environmental regulations, and in a manner consistent with company policies and procedures.


Who you are:

  • You have any combination of education and experience equivalent to an Automation Degree, certifications, or equal job experience.
  • You understand mechanical components used and the effective maintenance of a wide range of equipment, including highly automated, technologically advanced machinery.
  • Knowledge of PLC’s, ABB, Siemens required.
  • You have a good understanding of electrical hardware diagrams and electrical symbols for both European and US Standard styles strongly desired.

This is what we offer for you:

Meaningful job: We are proud of what we do. Our work highlights the expertise of our personnel, the high quality of our products and the company's values.

Inspired and motivated teams: We have highly skilled workforce. We are a multifaceted, international organization that works as a team to achieve our shared objectives.

Development opportunities: With us you can build up your expertise. We provide opportunities to support your development throughout every stage of your career.

Responsibility for people and environment: Our ethical principles embrace people as well as the environment. We are always striving to build a more sustainable future.

Comprehensive benefit package: UPM’s benefit package includes medical, dental and vision insurance, paid time off and a 401(k) retirement plan.

Additional information:

Location: Fletcher, NC

Are you interested? Please apply via the link above and attach your CV and cover letter by July 21st, 2022.

Please note that we are going through the applications already during the application period, and you may be contacted already before the application deadline. For support with submitting your application, please contact the HR Service Center at or tel. 877-723-5247.

Only candidates authorized to work within the United States without sponsorship will be considered.

This Job Description is intended to be a guide and is not intended to be a contract of employment, explicit or implicit. All contents are subject to change at the sole discretion of the company.

UPM North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

UPM Raflatac is a leading in sustainable labeling through our innovative self-adhesive label materials and services. We offer high-quality paper and film label stock for branding and promotion, informational labels, and labels with functionality. We operate a global network of factories, distribution terminals and sales offices. Our company employs around 3,000 people and made sales of EUR 1.7 billion (USD 1.9 billion) in 2021. UPM Raflatac is part of UPM. Find out how we are labeling a smarter future beyond fossils at

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Job Information

  • Job ID: 62869945
  • Location:
    Fletcher, North Carolina, United States
  • Position Title: Automation Technician
  • Company Name For Job: UPM Raflatac
  • Industry: Machine Tools
  • Job Function: Maintenance
  • Job Type: Full-Time
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