Manufacturing Automation Engineer
The ideal candidate will be a passionate individual with a combination of technical and strong communication skills who is excited about joining a team-oriented company on a change journey. This career will take you outside the office and onto the manufacturing floor working with front line employees who make things and make things happen. This position will be pivotal to our ability to profitably grow, and the right manufacturing professional needs to be a proven change agent.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
|% Time||Job Responsibilities|
|40%||Identify requirements and facilitate for lean manufacturing and other improvement or innovation projects. Such as:
|15%||Implement ideas, concepts and automation projects. Research current automation industry trends for applicability. Develop long range automation plans.|
|15%||Evaluate, financially justify and implement projects to drive cost reduction and manufacturing process improvement.|
|10%||Coordinate and standardize automation processes and facilitate knowledge transfer and best practices.|
|10%||Design and develop standard operating procedures, diagrams and references for automation projects. Develop training instructions and/or conduct initial training of branch employees on operation and maintenance of systems|
|10%||Develop requests for proposals for complex automation projects and programs. Select, contract and manage automation integrators.|
Education & Certification Requirements
|Required or Preferred||Degree or Certification|
|Required||Bachelor’s Degree in related engineering discipline|
|Preferred||Certified Automation Professional|
|Preferred||LEAN or Six Sigma Certification|
|Years||Type of Experience|
|3 year||Experience with industrial/mechanical control, PLC process controls, plant electrical systems, equipment instrumentation, variable frequency drives, human/machine interface and equipment operation.|
|3 year||Experience with robotics, palletizing and packaging|
|2 year||Experience in hydraulic, pneumatic, and mechanical systems (preferred)|
|2 year||Experience with machine vision systems|
|2 year||Project management experience|
Skills, Knowledge & Abilities
|Skill Knowledge or Ability||Explanation|
|Speaking||Ability to effectively present information to the intended audience|
|Writing||Ability to write in a clear, concise, organized and convincing manner for the intended audience|
|Reading||Ability to read and interpret equipment manuals, drawings, schematics, blueprints and electrical code|
|Analysis/Reasoning||Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables|
|Attention to detail||Ability to diligently attend to details and pursue quality in accomplishing tasks|
|Teamwork||Ability to build and sustain cooperative working relationships|
|Computer||CAD or Automation modeling software, Windows based computer skills (Outlook, Excel and Word), MS Project/Smartsheet or other project management software|
Travel Required / %: This job requires domestic and international travel, up to 35% of the time.
This full-time, exempt position could potentially work from any of our major manufacturing locations, remote from home, but preferably from our Pleasanton, CA home office. (Please note that working from a location other than Pleasanton, CA would incur more travel time.)
Relocation will be considered for this position.
To apply for this position, please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Job posted: 5/10/2017
Please Note: All job offers are contingent upon a successful background investigation and drug test.
In keeping with the Company's commitment to the communities in which it does business, we are an equal opportunity employer.