Job Description

Job Summary:
The Automation Engineer is responsible for the design of the mechanical systems and some electrical and controls functions of new and retrofitted medium to large sized industrial automation machines. Developing mechanical machine mechanisms, generating mechanical assemblies, developing machine algorithms, and debugging electromechanical designs are the normal tasks that are done daily. Some specification and programming of PLCs, robots and servos may need to be done from time to time as well.
Primary Job Functions:
  • Design and develop mechatronic systems used in the automation of industrial tasks
  • Analyze manufacturing and development processes, identifying opportunities for automation, modifications and improvements
  • Design and specify some electrical components for custom automated industrial machines
  • Design industrial machine control panels and general schematics
  • Conduct research and analysis to determine the feasibility, costs, and performance benefits of mechantronic equipment or enhancements
  • Identifies and selects materials appropriate for each mechatronic system
  • Models, test, builds, and implements mechatronic automated design solutions
  • Ability to accept design feedback and improvement suggestions and brainstorm with others
  • Collaborate with developers, fellow engineers, project managers, clients, and others to understand the requirements and scope of the project
  • Develop machine and manning timing plans for new production equipment/processes
  • Provide training and consultation on mechatronic and automated processes and equipment
  • Assist with cost estimates and project calculations
  • Adhere to good manufacturing and documentation practices
  • Ability to self-direct on projects and tasks
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Job Qualifications:
  • Experience in Solidworks 3D CAD software
  • Mechanically inclined with strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work in a hands-on, fast-paced environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient with MS office software
  • Experience with robotic programming
  • Experience with machine vision
Education and Training:
  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, Automation, or related field
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in the design of automated equipment

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