JOB SUMMARY:To support all new automation manufacturing technology projects, automation continuous improvement efforts, and implement best automation methods and standardization processes. Responsible for research, development and implementation of automation equipment and components on new and exis

Automation & Robotics Engineer

Textron Aviation • 
Wichita, Kansas, United States
Position Type: Permanent
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JOB SUMMARY:
To support all new automation manufacturing technology projects, automation continuous improvement efforts, and implement best automation methods and standardization processes. Responsible for research, development and implementation of automation equipment and components on new and existing programs aimed at mitigating safety and ergonomic risk, increasing product quality and reducing overall cost.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
I. Collaborates with Engineering and Tool Engineering on automation solutions and build-plan methodology for new programs; Gives input/feedback on associated design criteria
II. Identifies, justifies, and implements new technology and manufacturing techniques to improve safety/ergonomics, reduce manufacturing cost (labor, material, inventory, scrap), and improve product/process quality
III. Design, build, implement and provide production support for all automation systems used in manufacturing
IV. Supports cross-functional teams in the development and implementation of automated systems in support of manufacturing
V. Provide process capability specifications for new technology
VI. Leads production in tracking the performance of the automation system by creating and measuring Key Performance Indicators
VII. Troublshoots manufacturing issues in automation cells, recommends and implements improvements and solutions to support manufacturing
VIII. Executes support for major automation programs and continuous improvement projects
IX. Analyzes/interprets engineering drawing, manufacturing operation sequence, tooling function, and process specifications and issues engineering change requests (ECR) to improve or eliminate manufacturing issues in sustaining production operations as related to automation
X. Responsible for creation of automated cell concepts, authors Robotics/PLC contolling software, ensures proper operation of cells, program manages automation projects, and ensures compliance to safety and RIA standards.
XI. Works with vendors/suppliers regarding sourcing, technology information updates
XII. Works with other Textron Business Units to provide technical assistance and benchmarking

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Job Requirements:

EDUCATION/ EXPERIENCE:
• Bachelor’s degree required in:
o Mechatronics Engineering
o Mechanical Engineering
o Electrical Engineering
o Computer Engineering
o Manufacturing Engineering Technology
o Other related field

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Experience creating concepts for automated systems preferred
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
• Collaborates and easily gets along in team-based environments
• Strong mechanical aptitude
• Excellent organizational skills
• Computer Proficiency (MS Office, CAD, etc.)
• Computer programming language capability preferred (C , C#, MatLab,etc.)

Salary Range: -
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