United States, Bowling Green, KY, Henkel Consumer Brands

Automation Technician

At Henkel, you can build on a strong legacy and leading positions in both industrial and consumer businesses to reimagine and improve life every day. If you love challenging the status quo, join our community of over 50,000 pioneers around the globe. Our teams at Henkel Consumer Brands continuously drive the evolution in dynamic categories: Laundry & Home Care and Hair. With our trusted brands, including Persil and Schwarzkopf, our cutting-edge technologies and our disruptive solutions, you will have countless opportunities to explore new paths and develop your skills. Grow within our future-led businesses, our diverse and vibrant culture and find a place where you simply belong. All to leave your mark for more sustainable growth.

The Henkel Bowling Green, KY manufacturing facility is looking for top talent to lead our facility to Best in Class performance levels and culture.  We have a clear 3-5 year journey laid out to build capability and drive to ZERO losses using world class processes.  If you enjoy working with others and have a passion for improvement, come join our winning team! 

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The Automation Technician ensures plant equipment and facilities are operational and in constant production by troubleshooting and maintaining control components (e.g., PLC, VFD, Servo, Robotics, Vision, HMI, Safety Circuits). They also assist in creating and updating programs/graphics for new and existing projects, collaborating with Engineering, Maintenance, and Production personnel to ensure accurate automated functions.

  • Ensure all production equipment is safely functioning at its highest efficiency by resolving downtime issues, improving performance, and reducing scrap
  • Perform electrical/control based preventative maintenance tasks as assigned
  • Provide leadership / facilitation in troubleshooting by utilizing automation programming software packages
  • Utilize knowledge of machine controls to train operators and maintenance on basic operation and troubleshooting of equipment
  • Complete controls and electrical work orders as assigned


  • Associate degree in electronics or automation controls required or 4 years comparable experience
  • Minimum 2 years experience in manufacturing environment
  • Carry, lift, push/pull up to 50 lbs
  • Must have experience in Allen Bradley or Ladder Logic Programming
  • Lean Manufacturing experience is preferred
  • Ability to work 12 hour NIGHT shift, 5:45pm – 6am with rotating days, including every other weekend & some holidays

The salary for this role is $29.75 - $42.00. This is the range that we in good faith anticipate relying on when setting wages for this position.  We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and this range. This salary range may also be modified in the future.

Henkel does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Unsolicited referrals and resumes are considered Henkel property and therefore, Henkel will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited referral. At Henkel's request only, preferred vendors may be invited to refer talent for specific open positions. In these cases, a fully-executed agreement with Henkel must be in place and current.

All employees applying for an internal position must have a discussion with his/her manager about their interest in a job posting opportunity. The discussion will not preclude the employee from interviewing if their skills meet the job requirements.

At Henkel, we come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences. We believe the uniqueness of all our employees is the power in us. Become part of the team and bring your uniqueness to us! We welcome all applications across different races, colors, religions, sexes, national origins, disabilities, veteran statuses, ages, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and other legally protected characteristics.

JOB ID: 24064957
Contract & Job type: Regular - Full Time
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