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Automation Engineer

Summary

  • Responsible for all aspects of an automation project from initial planning, design and development, implementation, testing, commissioning to documentation.

Core Competencies

  • Problem Solving
  • Accountability
  • Decision Making
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Negotiation
  • Communication
  • Teamwork

Job Duties

  • Conduct research into the feasibility, design, operation and performance of mechanisms, components and systems.
  • Analysis, design, development, testing and implementation of automation applications and interfaces in a mixed environment.
  • Plan and manage projects, and prepare materials, cost and timing estimates, reports and design specifications for machinery and systems.
  • Supervise and inspect the design, installation, modification and commissioning of automated systems.
  • Investigate and analyze system failures and problems through known root cause methods.
  • Analyze and improvement of the OEE, in specific for existing equipment.
  • Direct involvement with Engineering with input on design, direction on current and new mechatronics projects.
  • Work effectively with co-workers and management through effective communication.
  • Hands-on work benchmarking and developing/evaluating prototypes.
  • Provide production support for assigned application and automation systems.
  • Travel to global plant sites, as required.

Requirements

  • Post-secondary degree in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering or equivalent, with 3-5 years of automation engineering experience in an industrial/manufacturing environment.
  • Eng designation preferred.
  • PMP certification would be considered an asset.
  • A solid understanding of electrical/electronic schematic diagrams, blueprints and pneumatic/hydraulic systems. Consult product specification books to identify the capacities, dimensions and prices of particular pieces of equipment.
  • Basic knowledge of computer networking, Ethernet connections, TCP/IP Protocol, PLC programming including IEC 61131 Languages, Fanuc, computer-assisted design, manufacturing, and machining is preferred.
  • Demonstrates the ability to pay attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to brainstorm new concepts, and take them through a logical, efficient development process.
  • Assembly system and machine design experience preferred.
  • Collaborative, positive, team-oriented mindset.
  • Highly self-motivated and directed. Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Strong customer service orientation while managing expectations.
  • Intermediate skillset in MS Office, MS Project, AutoCAD LT and Solid Works.

Responsibilities

  • Report directly to the Service Manager
  • Responsible for on-site customer servicing, assistance & repair, and prospective business development
  • Complete on-site customer preventive maintenance, machine installations & repairs
  • Repair electrical, electronic & industrial control systems, as well as any other related devices
  • Diagnose as well as restore and fix any electro-mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic mechanical and electrical equipment
  • Manage and deal with customer issues and frequently asked questions
  • Apply solutions that would enhance the company‚Äôs value to its customers
  • When required offer advice & feedback to other departments of the company
  • Complete Field Service Reports for all work performed
  • Use measuring and testing instruments to test, analyze and examine electronic, electrical, and mechanical machinery and systems
  • Complete training with customers (internal and external) on new machine installations
  • Read and understand blueprints, drawings & schematics to decide the layout of industrial mechanical & electrical equipment as well as machine installations
  • Test newly installed equipment/ machinery to ensure they are working properly

Working Conditions

  • Frequent travel required.
  • Ability to attend and conduct presentations.
  • Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals.
  • Occasional lifting of moderately heavy objects may be required.
  • Overtime as required.