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Aerotek Cell Operator in Melrose Park, Illinois


This position is for a Cell Operator , which will be responsible for system upkeep and operations of automated adapters/robotics used to interface with the conveyor system structure. The position will be responsible for assisting with system readiness to achieve performance targets as defined by leadership. This will also be responsible for utilizing Human/Machine Interface (HMI) terminals to effectively operate equipment.

Role and Responsibilities:

Ensure that the safety commitments in compliance with OSHA, and our customers’ processes and procedures are met daily.

Perform pre-production checks on automated adapters ensuring equipment is in ‘ready to run’ state.

Process and monitor the flow of the automated storage and retrieval system, through means of the adapters, including manual inbound, automatic inbound, automatic outbound, to achieve maximum throughput and cases per hour.

Prepare pallets for induction into the storage and retrieval system.

Assess cause of system stoppage and return to service using Human/Machine Interface (HMI) and manual intervention.

Assist other team members in the operation of systems troubleshooting.

Analyze recurring faults and determine best corrective action.

Communicate and escalate all issues impacting production immediately to operational leadership.

Contribute to overall system uptime through system preservation, robot recovery, suspect removal, and bot health actions.

Make recommendations for process/continuous improvement.

Perform periodic system inspections including: cleaning, lubrication, tolerance checking, component validation.

Report all out of spec conditions and perform root cause corrective action.

Maintain continuous operation of system components.

Monitor and utilize common radio etiquette while obtaining instructions from leadership and operational leads.

Perform rover bot upkeep to include, but not limited to, replacing wheels, cleaning, ESD brushes, sensors, etc.

Responsible for automated robotic vehicle recovery in the Matrix select system to include working in restrictive environments.

Assist Automation technicians with breakdown calls and continuous system availability.

Perform basic duties of the Automation Technicians as needed.

Other duties as assigned by leadership.

Benefits through Aerotek:

  • Weekly pay

  • 1 week vacation

  • Holiday time off

  • Benefits through Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Personal recruiter to service candidate throughout the duration of their assignment


Olivia Chambers - Skilled Trades and Manufacturing Recruiter

Phone: 815-261-9305


About Aerotek:

We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing® Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.