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Senior Manufacturing Engineer - Automation

at Rain Bird Corporation

Posted: 3/2/2019
Job Reference #: 3762
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  • Job ID
    3762
    # Positions
    1
    Experience (Years)
    5
    Country
    United States
    City
    Tucson
    State
    AZ
  • Overview

    This position emphasizes on identifying equipment performance issues and acting to address them. The Sr. Automation Engineer will focus on addressing the six big losses the most common causes of equipment-based productivity loss in manufacturing and help Rain Bird achieve World Class Overall Equipment Effectiveness.

    Responsibilities

    • Identify equipment failures (unplanned stops), reduce setup and machine adjustments times including PMs (planned stops) and eliminate idling and minor stops/reduced speed
    • Machine design and mechanical design considerations involved with robotics
    • Trouble shoot electro-mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems
    • Use CAD (Autodesk Inventor and/or Solid Works) to create and analyze designs, run simulations and test how a machine is likely to work, interact with connected systems, and generate specifications
    • Working knowledge of various fabrication methods including, machining and welding. Candidate does not need to be proficient in these skills but must be aware of limitations and considerations these processes impose on mechanical design
    • Responsible for the selection and integration of sensors, controllers, and machinery
    • Manage vendors and projects as required to develop and improve automated assembly processes
    • Provide automation design experience in PLC, HMI, Motion Control, Vision Systems, and Robotics.
    • Ensure all mechanical and automation technicians are properly trained and highly skilled in troubleshooting automated assembly equipment
    • Maintain Equipment documentation as required for proper maintenance
    • Manage and keep designs or upgrade equipment projects on schedule
    • Participate in the design, construction and testing of new or upgraded automated assembly equipment
    • Work with every plant development teams in the design and development of automation equipment for their operations
    • Employee should anticipate 48+ hours per week, with short term travel required

    Qualifications

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    • 5+ years of experience as Automation Engineer in highly automated manufacturing environments
    • S. Degree in Mechanical, or Mechatronics related engineering field
    • Proven track record integrating and programming automation systems from multiple brands/vendors
    • Extensive experience working under pressure in multiple manufacturing environments
    • Willingness to participate daily in lean, hands on and “lead by example environment”
    • Familiarity with QA procedures and statistical controlled process
    • Strong English verbal and written communication skills

    DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Advanced degree in Mechanical Automation
    • Strong organizational and management skills
    • Capable of programming Compact Logix, Keyence Vision, IAI / Yamaha Robots
    • Working knowledge of MP2

    Rain Bird Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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