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Automation Technician (2nd Shift)

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Are you experienced in Automation and/or Engineering? Do you enjoy maintaining and operating production equipment to optimize availability, quality, and speed of mechanical and electrical subsystems? If so, you may be a good fit for the Automation Technician opening at Dr. Bronner's!



Dr. Bronner’s Company Culture


Cool, kind, and capable employees are core to Dr. Bronner’s company culture! Our people are our greatest strength—strong and healthy relationships drive our success. Our workforce is impassioned, collaborative, engaged, and shares a commitment to diversity, inclusivity, and equity. Respect for differences in perspective and experience enriches our community with a sense of belonging. We seek to model a better, more just and caring world in how we show up for work, and how we show up for each other!


Benefits at a Glance

  • Company-paid Full Medical (PPO), Dental, Vision for Employees & Family
  • Annual Bonus – up to 10% of salary
  • Profit Sharing Program –up to 10% of salary + bonus fully funded by Dr. Bronner’s into your retirement account
  • Development & Training Program
  • 13 Paid Holidays
  • Child Care Assistance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Free Daily Vegan Lunches (onsite employees)
  • Green Team and Toastmasters
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Bring Your Dog to Work Program



Starting Wage

$31.52/hr + 10% shift differential



On-site at headquarters in Vista, CA.



2nd Shift, 1:15 pm - 9:55 pm



Duties will include:


  • Troubleshoots and repairs hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical, and electrical equipment, Programmable Logic Controller (PLCs), vision systems, and computer-controlled devices.
  • Uses strong mechanical aptitude for troubleshooting production issues, while minimizing downtime. 
  • Performs preventative maintenance, following written schedules and procedures. 
  • Performs PLC and Human Machine Interface (HMI) troubleshooting using AB-Rockwell and Siemens software.
  • Performs routine maintenance and inspections on dispensing and unit dose packaging equipment.
  • Communicates with vendors and order materials, machine components and parts. 
  • Maintains and organizes spare parts inventory.
  • Creates preventive maintenance programs to optimize and maintain equipment.
  • Trains production operators/ employees as appropriate for set-ups, operation of equipment, etc.
  • Responsible for safety compliance personally and with equipment.
  • Participates in special projects and/or rebuilds.
  • Other duties as assigned within job scope.


We understand that not all candidates will meet every qualification and encourage all interested candidates to apply.


  • High school diploma or GED.
  • 5 years of experience in the Automation/Engineering field performing maintenance on industrial/commercial equipment, or related work.
  • Intermediate knowledge of troubleshooting and repairing equipment such electric motors, pumps, mixers, valves, PLC’s, HMI’s, Pneumatic Systems, Flowmeters, Level & Temperature Transmitters, and other mechanical devices.
  • Knowledge of electrical circuits, wiring and operating principles of motors.
  • Ability to read blueprints, schematics, and written reference material.
  • Ability to diagnose and resolve problems and use hand and power tools.
  • Must be proficient in the operation of tools including multimeter, ohmmeter, oscilloscope, and testing equipment; soldering iron; hand and power tools; light truck or van; scissor lift, forklift, pallet jack, and articulating boom lift.

  • Must possess/obtain forklift and pallet jack certifications. Additional in-house safety certifications must be completed.


Any combination of educational and/or work experience that would be equivalent to the stated minimum requirements would qualify for consideration of this position.


Dr. Bronner’s is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.