Posted on Sep 14, 2020 by Altra Industrial Motion Corp.
The Automation Engineer will be responsible for driving productivity and quality improvements by implementing automated equipment. This position will also serve as a technology leader bringing the latest innovative and cutting-edge manufacturing technologies to production areas across Kollmorgen.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Along with those identified below, other duties may be assigned.
Develop machine concepts, design, build, integrate and validate automated process equipment using PLCs and microcontrollers.
Design, develop and validate mechanical tooling to support machine builds.
Create detailed equipment specifications based on project needs, identify and work with external equipment suppliers to design, build, install, and commission equipment solutions.
Build automation funnel and lead event-based funnel build activities. Identify opportunities where automated process equipment can drive improvement in Productivity and Quality. Write proposals and justifications for equipment purchases and builds.
Conduct manufacturing assessments in existing lines to identify areas of general improvement and automation opportunity.
Track performance of implemented solutions, including efficiency improvement, Quality improvement, cost reduction, and cycle time reduction.
Advise Product Engineering on design for manufacturability and variation reduction to support implementation of automated equipment.
Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelors' in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or, equivalent field of study (such as, General Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering) is required; Masters' in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering is preferred
A minimum of three (3) years' of work experience in a manufacturing or automation environment is required; experience working with cobots in machine tending or similar applications is preferred
Proficient in one or more CAD packages (ex: Creo, Solidworks, Inventor, AutoCAD) is required
Proficient in one or more Schematic packages (ex: PADs, Altium) is required
Minimum 2 years electro-mechanical machine design experience & mechanical design experience, or equivalent, is required
Demonstrated experience in control system development (PLC/Ladder, microcontroller, LabView, C++, VB) is required
Demonstrated experience with pneumatic, hydraulic, servo or stepper motion control systems is required
Knowledge of lean manufacturing concepts including Standard work, Variation Reduction/Six-Sigma, Value Stream Mapping, IPO and Process Flow Diagrams is required
Event-based leadership experience using lean tools: Standard Work, Variation Reduction/Six-Sigma, Value Stream Mapping, IPO and Process Flow Diagrams is preferred
Manufacturing Engineering experience in direct product line support is preferred
Experience with domestic or international site transitions of manufacturing lines is preferred
Experience creating capital equipment proposals and justifications including ROI calculations is preferred
Familiarity with global machine design standards (CE, UL, IEC) is preferred
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