The Process Automation Engineer acts as a technical resource and process control lead for automated assembly equipment for medical device applications and injection molding plastics automation solutions for medical molding. This includes validation and sustaining engineering activities all automation equipment on site, lead capital improvement projects and qualifications for new automation solutions, process/efficiency/production improvements of existing manufacturing systems and operations and to implement technological advancements in daily and new manufacturing operations and systems.
•Lead process control team(s) responsible for implementation of process control solutions to capture improvement opportunities.
•Set aggressive project improvement goals, and plan, track and drive the implementation to achieve those goals.
•Developing process control strategies for process technologies
•Participate in project commissioning and startup activities and equipment validation.
•Deliver the identified value, and meet the agreed upon project milestones
•Coordinate with engineering and management team to design automation systems utilizing programs such as AutoCAD or CATIA.
•Evaluate, select and coordinate with outside vendors for the machining and fabrication of tooling and systems, monitoring the progress of automation systems and upgrades.
•Provide standards and specifications for devices used to build assembly equipment ensuring compliance with all safety standards and customer requirements.
•Design and build robot tooling and automation for in-house use.
•Provide budgetary costs for assembly systems and upgrades.
•Identify, cost justify, implement and manage new manufacturing systems and equipment to improve plant productivity
•Must have comprehensive knowledge and thorough understanding of injection molding process, machines, robotics, and auxiliary equipment.
•Must have experience in medical device molding and assembly, including knowledge of ISO 13485 standards, SPC, TQM, and GMP’s is highly desirable.
•Knowledge of molding automation and auxiliary equipment including robotics, control systems and material handing (raw material, WIP and Finished Product).
•Strong multiple project management skills to include budgeting and cost justification and control.
•Experience and knowledge in operation and maintenance of a classified Clean Room (GMP Procedures, HVAC, Data Acquisition, etc.)
•Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
•Ability to take a systematic approach to process optimization and problem solving
•Extensive hands-on experience with the entire injection molding process, should be familiar with machinery up to a press capacity of 400 tons
•Periodic travel may be required to support facilities across the enterprise.
•Performs all duties and directs others creating a safe working environment for our employees and our communities.
Bachelor of Science degree in Plastics or Mechanical Engineering/technical field with a focus on plastics processing and medical device assembly desirable.
Minimum 5 years’ experience in automation required.