Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Automation Engineer - Upstate New York

This position is to support a manufacturing facility in southern New York State. Selected candidate will be responsible for production processes in the plant. These areas include automated assembly lines, machining cells, and plant engineering. In these areas, process improvement, new product introduction, and trouble shooting equipment / product / process issues along with implementation of countermeasures will be the core responsibilities.
Must have proven experience in PLC Programming, HMI Development, SCADA Programming, panel design and layout, bills of materials, and wiring schematic creation. Additionally, the engineer will be expected to:' Set a personal example of behavior and commitment to instill a high level of morale and teamwork' Maintain high standards for workplace organization and housekeeping

Duties and Responsibilities:
' 5-Step capability management ' capable equipment, capable employees, capable processes, process control, process improvement'
Ensure capacity is available to meet current and future customer requirements'
Increase throughput (fewer/faster/safer/more reliable processes)'
Cost reduction (scrap, indirect materials, fewer/faster/safer/more reliable processes)'
Improvement - internal quality (scrap, process capability); external quality (BIS, AIS, warranty)

Functions as the 'controls specialist' for manufacturing, this position must be proficient with industrial devices, to include but not limited to the following:' Photoelectric Devices' Inductive Devices' Analog Devices' Programmable Logic Controllers (AB Control Logix Platform Preferred)' CNC (Okuma experience)' Human Machine Interfaces' Motors, Pump, & Associated Controls' Robotics' Proper Technical Reporting' Communication Protocols' Assembly and automation systems' Systems Design and Commissioning' Familiarity with Manufacturing IT Systems (MES, ERP, and Scada)Quality / ImprovementOrganized team based problem solving (A3)Application of Kaizen principlesLead and support FMEAs and prevention based planning toolsSix SigmaLean manufacturing principles and practices
Teamwork / LeadershipStrong verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to work cross functionally with all levels of the organization
Coordinate and work with other functions both internal and external to the organization

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