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AME (Advanced Manufacturing Engineer) will play a high visibility, leader role in furthering our robotic automation strategy by using their successful development and implementation experience in cutting-edge robotic automation applications including, dispensing, packaging, precision fastening, 3D printing, additive materials technologies, 3D Vision and cage-less safety. Work will include building robotic solutions that improve manufacturing safety, quality, quantity and productivity. The Senior Engineer is also responsible for managing and executing electrical, robotic & automation equipment projects, ensuring all procured or modified equipment is compliant with standards.
What you will Do
Provide advanced manufacturing robotic, electrical and controls expertise in leading detailed and comprehensive planning for conceptualization, specification, development and implementation of right-sized manufacturing and facility equipment. Responsibilities can extend across all areas of manufacturing and warehouse facilities.
Drive product cost out and improve factory productivity.
Act as a key liaison between the project team and the plant operation and manufacturing teams; ensuring that plant priorities and objectives are clearly understood and considered for the area under their ownership.
Be the primary technical expert to investigate and drive the development of robotic, electrical, controls and safety equipment standards for all equipment. Owned standards shall be responsible in providing a supportable, reliable infrastructure for manufacturing systems and ensure all national codes and regulations are met.
Deliver guidance, mentoring, training and leadership for more junior engineers and/or cross-functional team members with regard to robot, electrical, safety circuits and control equipment design and execution.
Utilize technical and project experience to add to the Test and Control AME teams' body of knowledge to drive continuous improvement throughout the organization and company.
Lead advanced manufacturing engineering activities in support of NPI, Factory Of The Future (FOTF), and LEAN.
Investigate new technologies (special emphasis on robots, robotic tooling/ fixturing and controls) for low and medium volume manufacturing and recommend applicable new technologies to business leaders.
Leverage and expand in-house 3D printing capabilities in developing manufacturing tooling, equipment and processes. Utilize cross-functional groups to ensure that the tooling, equipment and processes are compatible with the entire value stream. Efforts should include: right-sized equipment, workstation design, material presentation, standard work and single piece flow. Use data and statistics to characterize delivered manufacturing process capabilities in qualifying the release of processes and equipment.
5+ years hands on & relevant robotic and controls engineering experience with electrical, automated manufacturing equipment and processes
· Universal Robots and FANUC robot mechanical, entire programming development, 3D vision guidance and line-tracking integrations, pick and place, automated fastener, dispensing applications, packaging applications, payload ID setup, and DCS expertise.
Experience implementing robot automation and electromechanical equipment procurement projects: Including specification development, supplier selection, technical reviews, installation and qualification of equipment
Excellent project tracking and detailed planning skills required
Ability to work in small cross-functional teams and at multiple levels in the organization (both salaried and shop floor operators / skilled trades team members)
Good oral and written communication skills – will be expected to provide status report outs to cross-functional team and train other engineers to electrical standards
Demonstrated ability to take ownership of cross-functional program deliverables and ability to drive decisions based on the overall benefit to the company
Some travel <5%.
Computer literate and skilled in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SolidWorks, Minitab, MS Project, and Outlook
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