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Automation Engineer in Sayreville, NJ at Synerfac

Date Posted: 7/23/2018

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Job Description


This position is responsible for working with the Corporate Engineering & Technology team. The primary focus will be automation and adaptation of newly designed systems that will streamline the manufacturing process, aid in error proofing and ensure the highest quality optimal production as a direct result of technology enhancements. Additionally, this will be accomplished via equipment modification and process improvement initiatives. This position will play a lead role in identifying and implementing electrical control projects, mechanical projects and automation initiatives that will in turn eliminate non value added manufacturing costs.

Automation Initiatives
Establish technical competence and knowledge of process and manufacturing equipment.
Understand the product consistency and quality issues, which will hinder automation equipment.
Measure and analyze line and infrastructure performance.
Obtain consensus with Plant management of the proper selection or design of equipment to increase throughout while eliminating non-value added manufacturing costs.
Participate in the evaluation of equipment by contributing creative manufacturing solutions involving production lines, machinery and infrastructure.
Install or oversee the installation of equipment upgrades designed to optimize the production process.
Design or specify replacement control systems and components for obsolete systems. Includes electrical and electronic equipment, PLCs and software.
Populate this into like equipment at all sites.
Analyze current process requirements and standards.
Use Design of Experiment (DOE) processes where possible to correctly identify unstable conditions and optimize potential solutions.
Research, develop and recommend improvement initiatives.
Lead or support implementation of selected electrical – mechanical process improvements.
Work with the Project Lead in the conceptual development of automation projects, and coordinating requirements between manufacturing, engineering and operations management.
Assist in justification and financial benefit of automation projects.
Lead the implementation of selected automation initiatives.
Provide overall layout and conceptual rendering to senior management to gain approval of initiative.
Establish project scope, key deliverables, budget and schedule estimates in preparation for project kick-off.
Determine infrastructure/equipment layouts and space preparation as required.
Establish major equipment comparison data for target suppliers, with capability analysis and selection criteria for capital projects.
Coordinate equipment specifications, identification of potential suppliers.
Manage total project cost and schedule to confirmed plan.
Introduce and support internal change management process to ensure that new processes/procedures are fully adopted within the plant.
Ensure delivery of training for appropriate personnel on new equipment or processes.

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications:

Required Knowledge and Skills:

Superior understanding of electronics and electrical systems.

Naturally curious and creative thinker especially related to the application of electrical and mechanical technology.

Experience in presentation of major projects to management using Power Point or equivalent software.

Knowledge of manufacturing environment including current compliance requirements for safety.

Excellent problem solving skills in an industrial equipment environment.

Skilled in AutoCAD, Solid Works, Auto Desk Inventor.

PLC (Programming) & Motion control Knowledge.

BS Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial or a related Engineering field.

10+ years experience in engineering working on manufacturing equipment and processes.

PMP certification preferred.