Manufacturing Equipment Engineer (Industrial Automation, Controls, Robotics)

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To accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy

The Role:

A manufacturing equipment engineer in the production engineering team will be a part of operating, sustaining, and improving some of the most automated manufacturing equipment in the world. The best candidate for the position has a high aptitude to learn new skillsets in the position. The expectation is that engineers will start with strengths in a given field (AUTOCAD, robotics, PLC Programming, vision, Python, HMI scripting, etc) and then learn all other areas from those who work with them. This role requires capability across the board to sustain all parts of the automated equipment.


  • Sustain 24 by 7 production operations through responding to and resolving breakdowns quickly and efficiently to minimize downtime
  • Active leader of a cross functional TPM team while taking on improvement projects to assist in improving the factory.  Diagnoses equipment failures, finds root cause and improve Overall Equipment Effectiveness.  Lead equipment upgrades with a focus on serviceability, reliability and process capability.
  • Develop and improve equipment validation procedures including calibration and qualification
  • Become Expert Level Trainer on all machines in assigned area and be responsible for the level of knowledge of Shift technicians.  Provide hands-on support to maintenance team to troubleshoot and resolve extended downtime situations.
  • Takes initiative to create, implement and improve Preventative and Predictive Maintenance documents and schedules, under the direction of the Maintenance Planner
  • Program ladder logic and structured text on multiple PLC controller platforms (Allen-Bradley, Siemens and Beckhoff).  Program and teach industrial 6-axis robots (Fanuc) Sequence complex, multi-station machinery for material pick-and-place, dispense, fastening, welding and conveyance applications.
  • Participate in spare part analysis and inventory development, cost reduction, improvement working with Spares Department to RMA faulty components and communicate needs to the vendor.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial Engineering, Mechatronic, or a related field
  • Experience with PLC (Allen Bradley preferred) programming, motion control, safety devices.
  • Vision system (Cognex preferred) development & qualification experience
  • Robotics (Fanuc) experience – programming and IR vision.


  • Experience commissioning and improving Equipment.  Have a demonstrated track record of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) improvement, Preventative and Predictive Maintenance activities.
  • Experience developing and improving HMI’s
  • Good understanding of Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), Safety, Ergonomics, Change Point Management, Spare Parts Management
  • Strong problem solving skills and an aptitude for learning systems quickly.  Able to utilize structured problem solving techniques such as DMAIC, Ishikawa, Five Why (5W) or Eight Disciplines (8D).  Able to resolve high level performance issues into addressable actions.
  • Skilled with the use of a variety of hand and portable tools as well as general machining
  • Able to read and interpret basic mechanical drawings and electrical schematics.
  • Experience with 2D/ 3D modeling software

Tagged as: cmms, fanuc, 3d modeling software, ir vision, plc controller platforms

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