Automation Engineer

Northwood, OH 43619

Posted: 05/25/2023 Job Number: 23995777

Job Description

ITS has a client in the Highland Park, Mi area seeking an Automation Engineer.  This is a direct hire role with full benefits including 401k. 

Key Responsibilities
•     Design, maintain, and continuously improve all Assembly robotic equipment to ensure safe and efficient operation.
•     Manage all phases of secondary equipment to ensure successful new program launches.
•     Continuously improve secondary equipment and assembly processes through increasing machine uptime and capability while decreasing machine cycle time.
•     Implement error proofing systems throughout the department.
•     Review and implement new technologies.
•     Assist with investigating equipment and part quality issues and implement effective action plans.
•     Provide training and guidance on robotic equipment to all department personnel.
•     Provide training for all Assembly Team members operation of Assembly machines and technology.
•     Ensure all robot programs are backed up and up to date.
•     Respond to downtime.
•     Design, install, and maintain assembly end of line testing systems.
•     Assist in investigating customer and internal quality issues and implement corrective action plans to improve or products, processes, and equipment.
•     Implement error-proofing (poka-yoke) systems to eliminate the possibility for assembly errors.
•     Assist in launching new programs by assisting with secondary equipment builds.
•     Review secondary equipment with regards to machine operation.
•     Assist in creating effective PM' s for new equipment.
•     Implement continuous improvement projects to improve machine capabilities.
•     Support LEAN manufacturing including lean thinker and winning teams' programs.
•     Internal machine builds.
•     Manage special projects.
•     Some travel will be required periodically to support off site assembly and sequencing operations.
•     Support and improve departmental KOI' s that include:
o     Correcting handling damage (HD) causes.
o     Reducing costs by eliminating waste.
o     Improving PM completion percentage.
o     Reducing robotic downtime.
o     Secondary equipment readiness.
•     Support maintenance and engineering activities, including preventative maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of all equipment, consistent with departmental expectations and goals.
•     Assist process engineers.
•     Assist other departments.
•     Available to work weekends as required.
Key Qualifications/Requirements
•     A bachelor' s degree in an Engineering Science or Technology area or 5 years related work experience in a technical field.
Additional Information

•     Previous experience in a manufacturing environment.
•     Proficient computer skills a must (Word, Excel, Project, AutoCAD, Solid works).
•     Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision and participate as a team player.

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