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Industry: Electrical / Electronic Manufacturing
Type: Public Company
Headquarters: 2 Changi South Lane, Singapore, 486123
The Senior Automation Engineer will be based in Buffalo Grove, Illinois and will be responsible for troubleshooting, improvements in automated manufacturing equipment, process, fixtures and work with Engineering teams in installation and qualification of automated lines for medical devices and consumer products.
We are looking for someone who is…
Passionately focused on the customer
Disciplined executor of responsibilities
Tenacious commitment to continuous improvement
Relentless drive to win
Here is a glimpse of what you’ll do…
Subject matter expert for the automation system in operations
Provides solutions to complex reliability and equipment operational problems.
Owns and ensures timely closure of equipment related quality systems
Owns and maintains the design and specifications for equipment and instrumentation
Review automation related SOPs
Participate in defining Preventive Maintenance programs for production equipment.
Ensure Information and documentation is consistently accurate.
Analyze and plan workforce utilization, space requirements, and Lean workflow, layout of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency.
Estimate production times, staffing requirements, and related costs to provide information for management decisions.
Apply statistical methods to estimate future manufacturing requirements and potential constraints.
Drive efficiencies using Lean concepts and MES systems
Supervise other Engineering, Technician, Validation support personnel. Provide training to Automation Technicians
Support process and facilities engineers in equipment commissioning
Communicate with equipment suppliers for equipment related issues through all phases of projects.
Coordinate with Quality and Engineering during the qualification and manufacturing phases
Participate in factory acceptance trials (FAT), Site acceptance trials (SAT) during machine build, debug and testing/qualification (IQ, OQ, PQ).
Supervise installation and testing to verify requirements and specifications are met to achieve high efficiencies in high volume and clean room operations.
Review qualification protocols and manage equipment qualification activities.
Prepare Technical reports and Interface with customers on Equipment issues and efficiencies.
Here is some of our required experiences…
Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering.
10+ years related experience building automation systems for assembling complex parts with minimum 5 years’ experience working with manufacturing of medical devices
Knowledge of automated equipment systems and tools - robotic, vision, material handling, Conveyors, PLC, HMI, Pick-Place-Pack, Inspection/Test (Structural and Non-Contact e.g. Laser), Application of lasers e.g. Etching/Marking, dispense process, plastics welding and joining.
Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering experience working in high-volume assembly processes
Complexity and Problem-Solving skills. Can function as a technical expert to equipment and systems regarding troubleshooting and operations
Working with cross-functional groups in developing requirements and recommendations for highly complex automation system modifications
Excellent interpersonal skills required. Strong organizational and teamwork skills
Ability to multi-task in a dynamic environment with changing priorities
Adherence to domestic and international GMP regulations
Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Complete understanding and application of principles, concepts, practices, and standards.
5~10% traveling to machine builders will be required during the buy off phase. Travel may include international travel
Here is some of our preferred experiences…
Experience in Robotics, high speed, linear and rotary/dial automated assembly and inspection machines is a plus
Experience in manufacturing environment using complex automated assembly lines from Mikron, IMA, Marchesini, etc.
Here are a few examples of what you’ll get for the great work you provide…
Full range of medical benefits, dental, vision, life insurance
Quarterly Bonus Eligibility
Global visibility; ability to work with different regions
Employee discounts at local retailers
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Flex is a leading Sketch-to-Scale™ solutions company that designs and builds intelligent products for a connected world. With more than 200,000 professionals across 30 countries and a promise to help the world Live smarter, the company provides innovative design, engineering, manufacturing, real-time supply chain insight and logistics services to companies of all sizes in various industries and end-markets.
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