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Posted: 02/21/2021

Automation Engineer

Full-time RegularSalary
Requisition ID: 2091

Job Summary:   Develop and implement manufacturing and automation equipment / systems for new projects and equipment in operation while improving manufacturing methods / procedures in accordance with product specifications and quality standards.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate on and lead project teams as assigned in support of new projects to perform research, review, and develop manufacturing equipment and automation systems to maximize efficiencies, analyze layout of equipment, workflow, assembly methods and work force utilization.  
  • Oversee the fabrication, assembly, testing, and development of secondary equipment and processes, automation and assembly equipment, EOATs, fixtures, etc. which may involve internal design, specification, quoting, sourcing and management of external automation suppliers. 
  • Develop documentation related to equipment and systems for standard operation, preventive maintenance, and troubleshooting.
  • Analyze and evaluate manufacturing methods / equipment to maintain state-of-the-art systems and provide solutions for problems that adversely affect cost, operator safety, productivity and quality.  
  • Ensure execution of equipment tests and supporting validations per IQ, OQ, & PQ protocols, including the documented procedures used, test results and analysis.  
  • Recommend and implement cost reductions in manufacturing to improve yield, reduce scrap, and increase efficiencies.  
  • Perform other duties as required.

Essential Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and 8 years of experience; OR a two-year post high school diploma / certificate in a related field and technical trade and 12 years of experience.  
  • Proficient PC skills in a Windows environment.
  • SolidWorks experience.
  • Understanding in reading electrical and pneumatic schematics. 
  • Knowledgeable of PLC programs.  
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal and communication skills.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Robotic programming experience.
  • Experience with vision systems.
  • Experience with lean manufacturing concepts.

ADA Requirements:

  • Stand, walk, bend, squat, twist, reach or otherwise move frequently
  • Occasional repetitive motion and grasping
  • Occasional climbing to reach areas on machines or racks
  • Lift, move or otherwise transfer up to 50 lbs. occasionally, >20 lbs. frequently
  • Typically sits, grasps items or performs keyboarding for occasional operation of a computer
  • Exposure to typical machine shop physical hazards which may require respiratory protection


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent(s) of this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and activities required of the position. SMC Ltd. will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the ADAAA.

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