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Automation Project Engineer

Total Tech Specialists Little Rock Full-Time
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Job Description Position Overview:

My client is seeking a (Mechanical) Automation Project Engineer to be responsible for the design and development of new High-Speed Custom Automation.  In this role you will lead the machine development process and guide the activities of tooling design engineers. You will oversee machine lifecycle including quoting, mechanical design, and delivery schedule..


Essential Functions:

 •Design new cable manufacturing machinery (using Siemens NX). Provide assembly feasibility (Design for Manufacturability) and equipment cost estimates to the new product development team.

•Work with engineering department to determine design completion dates.  Prioritize work and delegate work assignments to design engineers.

•Assist in developing and executing the machine qualification plan.

•Provide technical support for launch of equipment produced by the Little Rock Automation Team. Travel to mass production facilities for machine install & qualification, training of technicians and operators to ensure the proper and safe equipment operation and to develop re-tooling strategies.

•Attend Design Reviews and PFMEAs while working with design engineers to improve current and future designs of automation.

•Track projects using internal methods for summarizing component cost, labor, and lead time. Develop accurate, up-to-date BOMs and Spare Tooling Lists.

•Bachelors’ Degree in Mechanical, Mechatronics or Manufacturing Engineering (or Engineering Technology) or  8+ years of automation design experience in lieu of an engineering degree

•3+ years’ Mechanical Design Experience.

•2+ years of 3D mechanical design and drafting experience

•2+ years’ experience designing machinery  for automated manufacturing and assembly systems.

•1+ years’ Project Management experience.

Preferred Qualifications:    

 •Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Mechatronics Engineering.

•Proficiency in Siemens NX

•Knowledge of Machine Building techniques and standards.

•Scheduling and budgeting experience.

•Design experience in the electronics industry.

Skills and Abilities:

 •Expertise in the design and documentation of complex assemblies in CAD. Mechanical Cam Linkage analysis experience preferred.

•Understanding of GD&T and knowledge of where to perform tolerance analysis. Prefer knowledge of mechanical and electrical systems design standards.

•Project management skills that demonstrate the ability to set goals and priorities to complete projects in a systematic and timely manner.

•Strong Mechanical Aptitude. Prefer toolmaking Knowledge (understanding of manual and CNC machining capabilities) and knowledge of Machine Wiring & Industrial Electrical Logic.

•Ability to work with many worldwide cultures in a positive manner.

•Competency in  Mandarin or Spanish, a plus!

•Available to travel internationally (20%).

Skills required

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