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Canon USA & Affiliates Machine Specialist B in Gloucester, Virginia


Utilizes knowledge of fundamental electrical and/or mechanical principles in performing routine and unscheduled maintenance on production equipment. Handles the majority of the routine tasks such as trouble calls, PM schedules and minor equipment improvements. May use PLC controls for troubleshooting equipment problems only. Calls upon other Specialists within their department for help on more difficult equipment problems, PLC program changes and modifications to equipment requiring more expertise.


  • Removes and replaces worn or defective parts of mechanical/electrical, hydraulic or pneumatics systems, 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.

  • Solves practical problems encountered through troubleshooting 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.

  • Starts up machines and equipment to test operation following repair or fill in when needed.

  • Orders and track spare parts usage and adjusts inventory. May create Part Changing Plan.

  • May create PM Check Sheet.

  • Uses PLC programming panel and knowledge of program commands to troubleshoot equipment.

  • Uses NC programming panel and knowledge of program commands to troubleshoot equipment.

  • Uses oscilloscope, digital multimeter, signal generator, power supplies, voltage calibrator and other test equipment for calibration, troubleshooting, and repair.

  • May collect data on equipment conditions such as operating characteristics, malfunctions and deviations for evaluation per M.E. and/or other Machine Specialist.

  • May make mechanical drawings for machine shop to use in creating new parts or pieces of equipment.

  • May set up and operate metalworking tools, such as lathe, drill press, grinder or milling machine to make or repair parts.

  • May ensure that the PM department has all the supplies, tools, and materials, including those necessary for special projects, required for daily operations.

  • May operate a forklift or other lifting equipment.

  • May be assigned additional duties and/or special projects.

  • May use welding equipment to repair or fabricate parts and equipment.


  • Associate’s degree or equivalent from a two year college or technical school preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience equivalent to 2-5 years’ preventative maintenance experience, preferably in an automated manufacturing environment.

  • Completion of Canon Technical Training Academy curriculum preferred.

  • Experience with basic electrical, mechanical and pneumatic principles used in the automated manufacturing environment

  • May have to work overtime, respond to emergency call-ins and may be assigned to other shifts based on company needs.

Company Overview

About our Company - Canon Virginia, Inc. located in Newport News, Virginia 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.

Location US-VA-Gloucester

Company Canon Environmental Technologi

Requisition ID 22159

Category Systems Technical Support

Position Type Full-Time