Sr. Test and Manufacturing Automation Engineer 4920 in Radford, Virginia at Altra Industrial Motion Corporate

Date Posted: 12/12/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Sr. Test and Manufacturing Automation Engineer is responsible for developing and maintaining customized automation equipment, processes, programs, and databases for global factories.  Works with both R&D and operations to support New Product Introduction as well as improves operational efficiency and quality.

The engineer is responsible for the test analysis, software development, and maintenance of test equipment, programs, and fixtures related to the development, fabrication and production of products. These products will include electromagnetic devices such as motors as well as higher-level assemblies that may include motors, gears, lead screws, etc. 

This position will be joining the Kollmorgen team in Radford, VA.  Kollmorgen is part of Altra (AIMC).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain operations support with an analytical mindset to help Deep Dive data for quality issues and develop robust corrective actions
  • Troubleshoot and determine root cause/corrective action (RCCA)
  • Design and modify a wide array of automated test and manufacturing/process equipment with regards to electrical schematics, mechanical CAD, test software, and SQL/MySQL databases
  • Work with new and innovative equipment to maintain any system or process with the understanding of production requirements
  • Support the implementation of Standard Work
  • Perform necessary Quality checks and data collection
  • Work with development team, manufacturing engineers as well as production personnel to resolve technical issues that are identified through the development and manufacturing process
  • Provide Design for Manufacturability/Testability feedback to the design team
  • Participation in activities pertaining to product evaluation test, including ABS events, design review meetings, meetings with suppliers, as required
  • Responsible for storage of final Test Spec and Gauge R&R results in SVN


Job Requirements

Critical Competencies

  • Drives Innovation and Growth: can identify automation opportunities to improve quality and throughput and provide management with timely and accurate estimates for time and cost
  • Is flexible and works parallel paths to execute projects on time
  • Charts the Course: Has a deep understanding of business needs, quickly prioritizes the critical few, engages multiple leaders in assessing and responding to the impact of change; helps others
  • Leads through ABS: Sets high expectations for results; sets a personal example for accountability and drives for results
  • Must be a motivated, self-directed, team player, expected to actively communicate with colleagues across the world

Education and Experience Requirements

  • BS of Engineering, Physics, Mechatronics, Automation, Controls, Robotics, or Computer Science required
  • 5 years minimum work experience
  • Strong LabVIEW, C++, C#, Matlab, or VB experience
  • CAD software design experience (e.g. AutoCAD, Solidworks, Inventor, or Pro-Engineer)
  • Strong electrical, mechanical, and controls background is required to troubleshoot systems, machinery, and test equipment
  • Familiar with various industry standard machine communication protocol
  • Experience using precision measurement devices and data acquisition (analog, digital I/O, temperature, etc.)
  • Must be able to read and work to blue prints, work instructions, and schematics to troubleshoot problems or make required changes
  • Must have good computer skills (must be familiar with MS office, Excel, etc.)
  • Must have strong written and oral communication skills for direct and frequent communication with internal and external customers and suppliers

Desired Experience

  • +2 years preferred work experience with electric motors and/or rotating machinery
  • +3 years preferred work experience in automation and controls
  • Familiar with database structure and SQL language
  • Experience with pneumatic or hydraulic systems

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