Automation Engineer
Job Opportunity at Discovery Personnel, Inc.

Posted on Nov 2

http://www.discoverypersonnel.com    +1 (952) 431-2500

Location: New Richmond, WI
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4170811

A well established plastic injection molding contract manufacturing company is searching for an Automation Engineer.  The Automation Engineer is involved from; project conception, equipment specifications, quotations, through the full scope of project management until proven production ready.  The Automation Engineer's main focus and responsibility lies in design of manufacturing cells, end-of-arm-tooling design for robotics, integration of robotics and work cells and design of automation.  This position also is responsible for continuous improvement, robotics and cell support while in manufacturing.
  • Identify areas of waste in our manufacturing processes to include but not be limited to scrap and reject reduction, equipment downtime, earned hours per employee and process/equipment changeovers.
  • Prioritize and manage projects and tasks necessary to deliver to the need of the customer(s). Efficiently utilizes available resources and engineering tools.
  • Properly analyzes, develop and procure all aspects of a project from inception through successful completion for the life of program.
  • Generate processes that are robust and exceed the criteria established by customer while supporting the company's financial metrics.
  • Leverage the available engineering resources and software to understand our manufacturing processes and data so that accurate decisions can be made.
  • Generate clear and concise standard work instructions and other technical documents that are appropriate for the end user. 
  • Troubleshoot and maintain custom electromechanical equipment, automated work cells, vision systems, and multi axis robots.
  • Create and de-bug PLC programs with varying levels of complexity.
  • Develop, understand, implement/integrate and program vision related programs in work cells.
  • Integrate robots and automated equipment for manufacturing needs.
  • Initiate and complete technical activities leading to new and improved production processes.
  • Must be able to program and operate a robotic cell and train accordingly.
  • Will provide technical assistance and guidance to other robotic operators.
  • Analyze and evaluate manufacturing methods and provide solutions to problems that adversely affect costs, operator safety, productivity and quality.
  • Purpose cost justifications to receive project approvals.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Bachelors of Science in Manufacturing Engineering preferred. 
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in robotics and automation.
  • Previous experience in an injection molding environment is preferred but not required.
  • Self-motivated to adapt to changes in a fast paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands. 
  • Strong organization of documentation.
  • Ability to exercise strong judgment in analyzing, evaluating and solving problems.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.  Strong team player. 
  • Computer proficiency (Microsoft Office) and solid modeling preferred but not required.
  • Ability to read, write and communicate in English.
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