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Machine Vision Engineering Technician

Vista Solutions Inc.

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Posted on 09/14/2021


Toledo, Ohio


The Machine Vision Field Engineering Technician is responsible for integrating and supporting advanced machine vision and inspection technologies and solutions for a large manufacturing customer located in Toledo, Ohio for a period of 12 months with possible extension.  

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Technical Director, the duties and responsibilities of the Machine Vision Field Engineering Technician include, but are not limited to, the following:

· On-site servicing, installation and programming of vision and automation equipment at customers facilities across North America, Mexico and potentially worldwide;

· Assist and support Engineers with duties of evaluating, developing, any implementing vision application solutions;

· Technical service and support of custom machine vision solutions, including phone support, troubleshooting hardware/software issues and documenting results;

· Assist with the configuration and deployment of solutions (to include Vision Guided Robotics) utilizing 2D and 3D machine vision technology;

· Troubleshoot and diagnose any problems with vision systems and communicate with Engineers for solutions with complicated issues;

· Liaise with Client and Vista Solutions on a daily basis;

· Skill development through informal training onsite relating to machine vision, controls, robotics and other automation systems;

· Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

· Mechatronic, Electrical, Computer or other related technical diploma with a keen interest and/or prior experience in machine vision, automation, or robotics;

· Experience in programming vision equipment is considered an asset;

· Strong analytical skills;

· Ability to work with minimal supervision;

· Strong ability to communicate both written and verbal;

· Knowledge of PLC, electronics, robot programming and automation is an asset;

· The desire to work hard and be challenged by expanding knowledge and learning new technologies and applying them in a diversity of industries;

· Ability to travel and be away from home for extended periods, if necessary;

· Possess a valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle is required;

· Police clearance and drug testing upon offer.

Key Relationships

This position interfaces with internal and external contacts:

· Internal: Technical Director, Machine Vision Engineers, Project Manager, Vice President

· External: Clients’ representatives

Working Conditions

· Factory floor configuration of industrial machine vision systems;

· Interaction with all levels of customer personnel on the factory floor;

· Extensive travel and field service durations, where necessary;

· The Company follows a work schedule that’s tailored to meet its clients’ manufacturing needs; therefore, the position requires to work during client business hours and may be required to do some work in the evenings, outside normal working hours or on weekends;

· Able to work on a computer for long periods of time;

· Able to stand and/or walk for long periods of time;

· Required to work in a busy, open area plant and office which may result in constant interruptions;

· Required to spend long hours concentrating which will require attention to detail and high levels of accuracy; and

· Required to meet a number of deadlines which may cause stress.

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Vista Solutions Inc. is an advanced engineering and technology company providing turnkey vision inspection products and solutions to a diverse client and industry base including automotive, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, consumer products, military and metal casting. Vista Solutions maintains an on-site, state-of-the-art laboratory facility complete with robotics, 2D and 3D smart camera vision systems, LED lights configurations, robotics, material handling and conveyance systems and advanced software for customs vision products and imaging development.

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