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Senior Robotics Engineer

Orange County Metro Area, CA

Posted: 09/13/2018 Job Type: Scientific Job Number: JN -092018-22535
he Robotics Senior AME (Advanced Manufacturing Engineer) will play a high visibility, leader role in furthering our robotic automation strategy by using their successful development and implementation experience in cutting-edge robotic automation applications including, dispensing, packaging, precision fastening, 3D printing, additive materials technologies, 3D Vision and cage-less safety. Work will include building robotic solutions that improve manufacturing safety, quality, quantity and productivity. The Senior Engineer is also responsible for managing and executing electrical, robotic & automation equipment projects, ensuring all procured or modified equipment is compliant with standards.
What you will Do
  • Provide advanced manufacturing robotic, electrical and controls expertise in leading detailed and comprehensive planning for conceptualization, specification, development and implementation of right-sized manufacturing and facility equipment. Responsibilities can extend across all areas of manufacturing and warehouse facilities.
  • Drive product cost out and improve factory productivity.
  • Act as a key liaison between the project team and the plant operation and manufacturing teams; ensuring that plant priorities and objectives are clearly understood and considered for the area under their ownership.
  • Be the primary technical expert to investigate and drive the development of robotic, electrical, controls and safety equipment standards for all equipment. Owned standards shall be responsible in providing a supportable, reliable infrastructure for manufacturing systems and ensure all national codes and regulations are met.
  • Deliver guidance, mentoring, training and leadership for more junior engineers and/or cross-functional team members with regard to robot, electrical, safety circuits and control equipment design and execution.
  • Utilize technical and project experience to add to the Test and Control AME teams body of knowledge to drive continuous improvement throughout the organization and company.
  • Lead advanced manufacturing engineering activities in support of NPI, Factory Of The Future (FOTF), and LEAN.
  • Investigate new technologies (special emphasis on robots, robotic tooling/ fixturing and controls) for low and medium volume manufacturing and recommend applicable new technologies to business leaders.
  • Leverage and expand in-house 3D printing capabilities in developing manufacturing tooling, equipment and processes. Utilize cross-functional groups to ensure that the tooling, equipment and processes are compatible with the entire value stream. Efforts should include: right-sized equipment, workstation design, material presentation, standard work and single piece flow. Use data and statistics to characterize delivered manufacturing process capabilities in qualifying the release of processes and equipment.
  • 5+ years hands on & relevant robotic and controls engineering experience with electrical, automated manufacturing equipment and processes
  • Universal Robots and FANUC robot mechanical, entire programming development, 3D vision guidance and line-tracking integrations, pick and place, automated fastener, dispensing applications, packaging applications, payload ID setup, and DCS expertise.
  • Experience implementing robot automation and electromechanical equipment procurement projects: Including specification development, supplier selection, technical reviews, installation and qualification of equipment
  • Excellent project tracking and detailed planning skills required
  • Ability to work in small cross-functional teams and at multiple levels in the organization (both salaried and shop floor operators / skilled trades team members)
  • Good oral and written communication skills will be expected to provide status report outs to cross-functional team and train other engineers to electrical standards
  • Demonstrated ability to take ownership of cross-functional program deliverables and ability to drive decisions based on the overall benefit to the company
  • Some travel <5%.
  • Computer literate and skilled in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SolidWorks, Minitab, MS Project, and Outlook
  • Bachelor s Degree or Master s Degree in Engineering. Electrical or Mechanical Engineering preferred with robotics training or course work.
  • Prior work experience within OEM integrator of industrial robotic workstations.
  • Universal Robots programming and simulation expertise.
  • Working knowledge of controls software, PROFICY, RXLOGIX and SIMATIC or SIMOTION preferred, along with experience integrating Industrial Safety and Security
  • Experience designing robot tooling & fixturing
  • Very creative talent with a proven ability to look past what is currently done and develop a practical, implementable vision for future electronic control systems with a strong history of executing to vision
  • Six Sigma Certification Green Belt, Black Belt, or Master Black Belt a plus

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