Roxboro, NC

Job Description

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead integration of automation strategy for Halfshaft and Propshaft Assembly Cells and systems
  • Develop concepts for automation system design and build to support plant Assembly Operations, including robots, vision systems, and any technical solutions required to solve assembly challenges
  • Apply Project management skills to develop timing plans, assign task owner, and oversee tasks per the timeline
  • Develop project justifications and work with creation of documents necessary to request CAPEX
  • Oversee installations according to all relevant company and US safety standards.
  • Oversee the creation of mechanical, electrical, hydraulic/pneumatic, and layout drawings and BOM’s
  • Oversee development of revision control of tooling and other mechanical devices to support automation projects, including management of documentation on company servers
  • Oversee component specification and selection, with preference toward utilizing items already stocked
  • Oversee implementation of a training plan upon completion of equipment installations to ensure Operations, Maintenance, and VS ME are equipped to take ownership of equipment
  • Lead the creation of technical specifications for selection of machines and automation to support RFQ
  • Perform robot programming (Yaskawa Motoman) and train others in robot programming
  • Direct team members in the development of electrical control and safety system specification
  • Familiarity with PLC, HMI and Safety controller programming (AB and Siemens)
  • Familiarity with Industrial network specification and configuration
  • May involve some mechanical work (Assembly and fabrication)
  • Occasional support of maintenance teams for repairs, troubleshooting or continuous improvement.
  • May require some travel for machine runoffs or projects
  • May require some weekend and night work to support projects
  • Perform additional assignments as defined by Manufacturing Engineering & Program Launch Manager


About you

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Electrical Preferred) from Accredited Institution
  • Minimum of 5 yrs. experience with robotic systems, including tooling and mechanical design, ladder logic and integration with machine PLCs.
  • Training and a minimum of 2 yrs. experience with vision systems
  • Training and a minimum of 2 yrs. experience with PLC and HMI programming.
  • Proficiency with: PC’s, Industrial networks, PLC’s, HMI’s, Safety Controllers, vision systems, AutoCAD, Excel, Word, Outlook, Industrial robot programming.
  • Able to work to tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Self-motivated with a strong work ethic

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5 years of experience in a fast-paced high-volume manufacturing environment
  • Yaskawa programming experience
  • Project Management Certification
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