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Automation Engineer

Job Number:  9787
Group:  Magna Exteriors
Division:  AIM Systems - Warren
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Warren, MI, US, 48091

AIM Systems Job Opportunity Posting

Automation Engineer

Posting: 2020-006


Reports to:

Engineering Manager



Posting Begin:

May 20, 2020

Posting End:

May 27, 2020


Job Introduction:

Oversee all activities related to Manufacturing/ Process Controls, installation, documentation and testing activities of all equipment including, but not limited to, robotics, assembly, on-line fixtures, conveyor systems, etc.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Drive all activities relating to ensuring existing and new equipment is built and running in accordance to specifications. Including the troubleshooting, debugging, start-up and programming of all automated equipment and upgrades.
  • Technical expert for electrical circuits, program logic controls, robot programming, vision inspection and automation.
  • Coordinate the development in writing and maintaining effective maintenance specification and preventative maintenance programs on all equipment to ensure top performance for productivity.
  • Support Maintenance with the repairs of equipment in the event of a failure
  • Create training materials, as well as, conduct training of support personnel as required.
  • Participate in the design of Automated: machines, equipment, systems, devices and fixtures to support assembly requirements.
  • Recommend equipment improvements and/or manufacturing methods to improve.
  • Coordinate all mechanical/electrical system modifications with external vendors, maintenance personnel.
  • Support and assist maintenance personnel with diagnosing software and electrical system problems.
  • Technical expert able to support multiple programmable logic controllers
  • Work closely with production, maintenance and engineering to establish optimized performance of all equipment.
  • Support the quote preparation process by reviewing and selecting appropriate assembly equipment.
  • Initiate Engineering Change Requests (ECR) for appropriate equipment changes.
  • Assist in preparation of all quotes for new business as needed.
  • Assist in the negotiation of contracts with equipment vendors as needed.
  • Implement continuous improvement strategies to reduce scrap cost and improve productivity and quality.
  • Assists in the preparation and execution of all new program launches, including supporting of all pilot build activities.
  • Assist in determining resolutions to customer issues through the implementation of process and design changes as they relate to equipment.
  • Ensure all process related documentation including FMEA, control plans and work instruction are released and maintained on time and in proper order.
  • Assist in the implementation of TS16949 objectives.
  • Develop an effective Best Practices process to ensure lessons learned are implemented in new programs and processes.
  • Support cost savings activities: problem solving cost saving analysis, root cause analysis, capital payback analysis, process manufacturing analysis, i.e. lean manufacturing VE/VA analysis.
  • Work on developing new product manufacturing methods that will enhance the assembly department to compete for future business as well as maintain current business levels.  Recognize new technology or products that will provide new business or the ability to enhance current business, with less effort and cost.
  • Analyzes and suggests synchronous plans for work force utilization, space requirements, and work flow, and designs layout of equipment and work space for maximum efficiency.
  • Confers with vendors to determine product specifications and arrange for purchase of equipment, and/or materials supporting continuous process improvements.
  • Provide estimate production times, staffing requirements, and related costs to provide information for management decisions in synchronous related matters including simulated trials.
  • Must be extremely flexible for off shift availability and representation.
  • Investigate new and emerging technologies that may be of interest to Magna Modular Systems.
  • Other duties, as assigned.                                   
    Knowledge and Education:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field; or equivalent combination of education and six years’ experience.

Work Experience

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience with automated equipment in a manufacturing environment
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience PLC programming.
  • Solid understanding of principles used in multi-axis robotic systems, conveyor transport systems.
  • Strong “hands-on” capability in the installation and programming robotic and PLC controls systems in a manufacturing environment.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills; customer focused.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Understanding of manufacturing, assembly, sequencing and equipment principles.
    Health and Safety Requirements
  • Ensure a safe working environment by observing safe work practices and by following all safety policies and procedures.
  • Regulatory compliance with local, state and federal legislations.
  • Establishing plant-wide measurable and goals that meet or exceed industry standards, and are monitored, tracked and audited on a regular basis and communicated to employees.
  • Recognition of accomplishments/milestones in the areas of safety, environmental, ergonomics and employee wellness.
  • Development of effective programs that increase employee awareness and involvement in the areas of safety, environmental, ergonomics and employee wellness.
  • Accountability of supervisors for enforcing safety rules and implementing the necessary training and corrective actions to ensure proper focus on established objectives.
    Physical Demands
  • May be required to stand and/or sit in excess of 6 hours.
  • May be required to lift, push and/or pull 40 pounds.
  • Average mobility to move around a manufacturing environment.
  • Able to conduct normal amount of work at a computer.
  • May require travel.


Other Requirements

  •  This is a B shift requirement Wednesday - Saturday 4:30pm - 3am
  • Some required Sundays


Interested Applicants should apply by submitting a completed Job Posting Application Form and well as a recent resume to Human Resources by the posting end date.


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Nearest Major Market: Warren
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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