Canon USA & Affiliates Machine Specialist A in Newport News, Virginia

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.

Utilizes basic knowledge of electrical, pneumatic and mechanical principles in performing routine maintenance on production equipment. Assist other Machine Specialists with trouble calls, improvements, completing PMs and other routine tasks. Relies heavily on OJT with other senior PM members in order to increase skill level and overall knowledge concerning automated equipment.

  • Removes and replaces worn or defective parts of drive mechanism or pneumatics system, using hand tools and power tools while under direct supervision.

  • Conducts functional and operational tests to evaluate performance and reliability of machinery. Adjusts machine for good Process Condition (e.g. maching equipment off sets and coating paramets).

  • Performs routine and scheduled maintenance per PMCC’s and Work Standards on machines such as cleaning, lubricating parts, and daily repair.

  • Solves practical problems encountered through troubleshooting and modifies existing line equipment.

  • Visually inspects and listens to machines and equipment to locate causes of malfunctions.

  • Starts machines and equipment to test operation following repair (e.g. all maching and coating equipment).

  • Completes PM Check Sheet.

  • May orders and track spare parts usage and adjusts inventory. May create part changing plan.

  • May assist other Machine Specialist in troubleshooting equipment using NC programming panel and/or PLC programming panel.

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

  • May perform minor changes in PLC programming.

  • 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 operate a forklift or other lifting equipment.

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

  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to 1-2 years preventative maintenance experience, preferably in an automated manufacturing environment.

  • Completion of Canon Technical Training Academy curriculum preferred.

  • Experience with basic electrical, pneumatic and mechanical principles in a manufacturing environment desired.

  • May have to work overtime and may be assigned to other shifts based on company needs.

ID: 7148

External Company Name: Canon U.S.A., Inc.

External Company URL:

Canon is proud to be an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Minority/Female/Individuals with Disabilities/Veteran. We value the diversity of our workforce and knowledge of our people. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, national origin, disability, genetic information or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. To view the "EEO is the Law" poster, click here, and to view the supplement, click here. To read our Pay Transparency Statement, click here.

Canon is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to complete an employment application, or during the application process, please contact our Talent Acquisition Department at, which will route you to Canon’s Talent Acquisition Support Team.