Monsanto Robotics Process Technical Lead in SODA SPRINGS, Idaho

Robotics Process Technical Lead

Monsanto Company is a leading global provider of technology based solutions and agricultural products that improve farm productivity and food quality. Our Soda Springs, Idaho plant, a leading producer of elemental phosphorus, is seeking a highly-motivated individual for a Robot Tech Lead in the manufacturing department.

The Robotics Process Technical Lead will oversee the maintenance and continuous improvement of the robotic hardware and control systems, ensuring reliability, on-stream time, quality, and safety of the operations. The Robot Tech Lead will report to the Furnace Area Lead while providing technical direction and development to the robot technicians.

Monsanto provides employees with competitive wages and a complete package of benefits including: a 401(k) plan, medical and life insurance, dental and vision insurance, health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts, adoption assistance, parental leave and other work/life resources.


  • Become expert with robot control system needs and provide technical support

  • Train and mentor robot techs and other operations personnel on robot operation and maintenance

  • Coordinate operations and maintenance activities to ensure optimal robot operations

  • Monitor/trend and analyze performance of hardware and control system to improve reliability and on-stream time

  • Enhance communications within the crew and throughout the manufacturing area as to promote idea generation and motivation

  • Accountable for maintaining high standards of operational excellence within crew responsibilities

  • Achieve business targets and improvements in the areas of safety, quality, efficiency, and costs

  • Promote and lead implementation of management, organization, and technical changes in the manufacturing area

  • Assist or relieve robot technicians when needed

  • Act as a troubleshooting resource

Qualifications - Required Skills/Experience:

  • Associates degree in Robotics Technology, or related field

  • Solid understanding of electrical engineering disciplines – electrical schematics, electronic/mechanical components, design & implementation of electronic/mechanical systems

  • Ability to program, use, understand and troubleshoot PLCs

  • Demonstrated initiative, foresight, and results oriented

  • Capability to clearly present information and influence others through oral or written communications

  • Ability to make decisions and solve problems while exhibiting situational judgment

Desired Skills/Experience

  • Prior leadership in a heavy industrial manufacturing plant

  • Bachelors degree in Robotics, Electrical Engineering, or Computer Science

  • 3+ years of experience in industrial operations, mechanical maintenance, and/or electrical maintenance

  • Experience with Fanuc robots

  • Computer proficiency

  • Knowledge of process improvement principles such as Lean and/or Six Sigma

Organization: US SC CP Soda Springs Plant51012071_

Title: Robotics Process Technical Lead

Location: North America-USA-Idaho-Soda Springs

Requisition ID: 01RYF

Job: Chemical Manufacturing

Schedule: Full-time

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