Automation Engineer


  • Work collaboratively with design, product excellence, production operations, Manufacturing Engineering, Process Engineering, Maintenance and other cross functional teams as the expert to ensure production lines run in a safe, efficient manner producing high quality parts
  • Lead equipment upgrades with a focus on serviceability, reliability and process capability
  • Responsible for continuous process optimization of automated lines
  • Become owner / subject matter expert to drive equipment-related process improvement including detailed troubleshooting and root cause analysis.
  • Build training material, maintenance routines, service bulletins, and related documentation related to cradle to grave equipment life cycle management
  • Lead safety and ergonomic improvements to production equipment which meets or exceeds regulations or best practices.
  • Develop and improve equipment validation procedures including calibration and qualification
  • Identify equipment critical spare parts and ensure sufficient coverage to prevent extended downtime situations
  • Participate in supplier and equipment buyoffs
  • Debug and optimize automated processes to maximize cycle time and uptime.
  • Develop and manage FMEA risk assessments to prioritize equipment improvement projects and ensure sufficient repair strategies.
  • Provide hands-on support to maintenance team to troubleshoot and resolve extended downtime situations
  • Carry out Gauge R&R to validate repeatability of measurement equipment
  • Familiarity with Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP)
  • Familiarity with SPC and development of equipment-related OCAPs


  • S. in Mechanical, Manufacturing, or Electrical Engineering; or equivalent experience and evidence of exceptional ability
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Good overall computer skills, including Microsoft Office and e-mail programs
  • Structured problems solving methodologies (DMAIC, 8D, etc)
  • ACAD experience in developing electrical schematics
  • Experience creating various reports and database tools for management
  • Experience with PLC programming, troubleshooting, and configuration
  • Experience with robot programming, backup and restoration
  • Experience in automotive or high volume manufacturing is highly desired