Canon U.S.A., Inc.

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Machine Specialist-C

Machine Specialist-C

Job ID 
US-VA-Newport News
Experience (Years) 
Systems Technical Support

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Company Overview

This opportunity is located in Gloucester, Virginia. Canon Virginia Inc. is a global manufacturer for Canon’s office and consumer products.   Our innovative and efficient production methods along with our environmental commitment make us a leading global manufacturer.   Since opening our doors in 1985, Canon Virginia has provided world class manufacturing services.


It is the policy of Canon Virginia, Inc. (CVI) to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, creed, color, age, sex, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, national origin, or physical/mental disability except where there is a bona fide occupational qualification. This policy relates to all phases of recruitment, employment, compensation, benefits administration and participation in company sponsored employee activities. This includes hiring, promotions, demotions, transfers, layoffs, recall, training and terminations.  Employment practices will conform to all federal, state and local laws on non-discrimination.

Position Overview

Performs repairs, maintains and installs mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic components of production machines and equipment following schematics, mechanical drawings, and specifications. Utilizes knowledge of complex electrical and/or mechanical principles in performing routine and unscheduled maintenance on production equipment. Uses PLC controls for troubleshooting, implementing software change notices or making equipment improvements. Assists other Machine Specialists by providing training and developing work instructions for routine task.



  • Repairs and maintains mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic machinery using hand tools and power tools, and following schematics, diagrams and service manuals.
  • Conducts functional and operational tests to evaluate performance and reliability of machinery.
  • Verifies, adjusts, calibrates, aligns, and modifies machinery components for good Process Condition. Inspects and measures parts to detect wear, misalignment, or other problems and recommends corrective actions.
  • Solves practical problems encountered through troubleshooting and repairs existing line equipment.
  • Recommends changes to simplify assembly and maintenance and or improve equipment cycle time.
  • Visually inspects and listens to machines and equipment to locate causes of malfunctions.
  • Performs machines and equipment start-up to test operation following repair.
  • Use’s PLC programming panel and knowledge of program commands to troubleshoot equipment; may install and/or modify PLC-controlled equipment.
  • Use’s NC programming panel and knowledge of program commands to troubleshoot equipment; may install and/or modify NC-controlled equipment.
  • Analyzes equipment histories to identify specific repetitive failures and implements countermeasures to enhance performance. Evaluates need for equipment modifications and/or redesign (considering cost) when recommending solutions.
  • Use’s oscilloscope, digital multimeter, signal generator, power supplies, voltage calibrator and other test equipment for calibration, troubleshooting and repair.
  • Assists Supervisor with planning and coordinating schedule of preventative maintenance for equipment, machinery and/or tools.
  • Creates PM Check Sheet.
  • Orders and track spare parts usage and adjusts inventory. Creates Part Changing Plan.
  • May train and coordinate the activities of other department members.
  • Writes work instructions for Machine Specialist functions explaining techniques for repair and maintenance of production equipment and test equipment.
  • May prepare reports to explain the need/justification for countermeasures to equipment or the result of performance after implemented countermeasures.
  • May be assigned additional duties and/or special projects.



  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to 5-8 years preventative maintenance experience, preferably in an automated manufacturing environment.
  • Completion of Canon Technical Training Academy curriculum preferred.
  • Experience with robotics, PLC/NC programming, industrial electrical wiring and controls, mechanical and pneumatics principles used in an automated manufacturing environment needed.
  • Experience with project management preferred.
  • May have to work overtime and may be assigned to other shifts based on company needs.