Senior Automation Engineer
Reporting to a Business Unit Engineering Manager, the senior automation engineer will design process improvement and lead-in house automation projects. Strong PLC programming skills (Allen Bradley, HMI) required.
- Provide technical guidance from concept through design, development, system delivery, commissioning and validation.
- Liaise with Engineering team in order to identify opportunities to improve automation systems.
- Develop automation procedures to support and maintain process lines.
- Implement and support automation systems for manufacturing and packaging.
- Assist in setting up new machines and transferring equipment at different plants.
- Provide automated solutions on budget & on time.
- Keep abreast of latest developments in industrial automation technology and introduce them to plant wide operations to achieve cost savings and improve productivity.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Provide automated solutions on budget and on time.
- Oversight and control of assigned projects.
- Determine best in class frameworks, systems and processes.
- Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents, including customer specifications, blue prints, and technical procedures.
- Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
- Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, diagram, or schedule form.
- Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from external customers, internal customers and management.
- Ability to effectively present information to top management and customer/client groups.
- Experience dealing with customers and suppliers in a previous employment.
- Must be capable of coaching and mentoring others.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as the ability to accurately document work performed.
- Have good data analysis capabilities and be familiar with statistical software (ideally Minitab).
- Demonstrate knowledge of 6 sigma methodology and structured systematic route cause problem solving.
- Knowledge of computer systems; integrated manufacturing systems; word processing and spread sheets, Allen Bradley PLC, HMI, VB.
- Good knowledge of motor drivers.
- Knowledge of medical device manufacturer and supplies knowledge preferred.
- Knowledge of regulatory requirements of machine building.
- Proficiency in hardware and software designs and troubleshooting.
- World-class manufacturing knowledge preferred.
- Degree/Diploma in Mechatronics /Electrical Engineering.
- Minimum 5 – 8 years relevant experience.
- PLC Programming experience/ability.
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