Automation Engineer

Automation Engineer

Summary of primary duties and responsibilities:

  • Develop new and support existing robotic automation systems. This includes both in-house and off-site equipment installations.
  • Identify and implement appropriate new technologies, controls and automation to maintain a competitive advantage in the market.
  • Manage new projects considering budget/cost targets, delivery timelines and early build events.
  • Communicate with customers, suppliers and internal personnel during all phases of new launches.
  • Troubleshoot and coordinate appropriate response measures for existing production equipment.
  • Responsible for all aspects of electrical and control systems including electrical controls system design, specification, programming, debug, and start-up assistance.
  • Lead all process development efforts for Meter/Mix/Dispense applications. This includes specifying equipment and performing trials for new liquid material developments.
  • Management of new equipment installations
  • Develop program plans including Project Proposals, Gant Charts, Open Issues Logs, Budgets and Spending Plans, and Lessons Learned Documents.
  • Generation and modification of control & pneumatic schematics
  • Robot programming (Fanuc & Sepro preferred)
  • PLC programming (Allen Bradley preferred)
  • Operator interface programming
  • Motion control system configuration, programming and support
  • Ensure that equipment performs as specified.
  • Collaboration with outside vendors to ensure that all project goals are met.
  • Work with internal skilled trades, operators and outside vendors to troubleshoot hardware and software issues.

 

Job Requirements:

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Electro-Mechanical Engineering or Mechatronics
  • 3 years’ dispensing experience required; applicable automotive experience preferred

Skills/Abilities: 

  • CAD Experience
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Project Management
  • Knowledge of 1K and 2K Dispensing systems
  • Knowledge of Robotic Systems & Programming
  • Knowledge of Pneumatic Circuits
  • Knowledge of Electrical systems (NEC Code, Control Circuits, Motion Control, PLC Programming)
  • Ability to travel as needed (<25%) when support is required at off-site equipment installations
  • Ability to maintain a flexible schedule to support 2nd and 3rd shifts