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Senior Facilities Controls Robotic Automation Engineer

Louisville, KY, United States  |  Engineering  |  ID: REQ-14667

Description

The GEA Way

At GE Appliances, a Haier company, we come together to make “good things, for life.”  As the fastest-growing appliance company in the U.S., we’re powered by creators, thinkers and makers who believe that anything is possible and that there’s always a better way.  We believe in the power of our people and in giving them the freedom to explore, discover and build good things, together.  

The GEA Way philosophy, backed by three simple commitments defines the way we work, invent, create, do business, and serve our communities: we come togetherwe always look for a better way, and we create possibilities

Interested in joining us on our journey? 

The Senior Facilities Controls Robotic Automation Engineer is responsible for identifying and setting up automation within various manufacturing processes. The processes may be assembly, fabrication or logistical applications that govern the production and delivery of products. Automation engineers perform a critical function of streamlining the manufacturing processes and making them as efficient as possible, while still maintaining product quality and adhering to internal protocols and external regulations. Accountable for full technical ownership of the assigned area. As the Controls/Robotics Automation Engineer
you will work with a team of Union skilled trades maintenance technicians, hourly Team Leaders, Process Improvement Engineers, Quality and Business Leaders. In this role you will make critical engineering decisions with regards to equipment and processes needed to meet the goals of the area.

Position

Senior Facilities Controls Robotic Automation Engineer

Location

USA, Louisville, KY

How You'll Create Possibilities

  • Provide technical leadership, program management, and expertise to Plant Operations, to include providing leadership and direction to the maintenance team
  • Be the single point of contact for technical changes to assigned area and accountable for decision making process
  • Select the appropriate instruments to sense, measure and/or monitor systems variables
  • Root cause based troubleshooting, schematic reading, PLC's and ladder logic programming, variable frequency drives, Ethernet communications, Vision Systems and safety procedures such as Lock Out -Tag Out
  • Support all plant objectives in the areas of EHS, Schedule Attainment, Spoilage & Yield, Labor & Overtime, Productivity, Spare Parts cost controls and Lean Manufacturing
  • Execute routine equipment purchases, to include presenting justification for capital expenses or process improvements, design and specification of equipment and standardization of equipment within manufacturing methods and safety requirements
  • Simulate, install test and manage electrical/mechanical automation and finally monitoring the automation processes on an ongoing basis
  • Develop and maintain clear and accurate documentation of automation equipment or processes
  • Train staff, operations team and maintenance organization where necessary upon implementing new processes, commissioning new equipment, or making changes to existing systems
  • Troubleshoot automated processes or equipment when not performing and at times assist maintenance in the same function
  • Initiate and integrate activities to resolve repetitive production problems and implement preventive maintenance programs on key pieces of equipment to improve process output reliability
  • Provide leadership to hourly maintenance employees to ensure day-to-day production requirements
  • Establish measured work practices for maintenance employees, to include documentation of work performed and the time required to perform it
  • Provide training and aid in trouble-shooting and downtime response in a specified area of expertise
  • Drive uptime and equipment reliability improvements through simplification activities
  • Own the 5S in the area and enforce adherence
  • Relocation will be provided

What You'll Bring to Our Team

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or other technical Bachelor’s Degree
  • Ability to implement long-term plans into day-to-day operations
  • Skills to include interpersonal, facilitation, positive multi-level verbal/written communication and team building Demonstrated Project Management skills
  • Proven Mechanical and Electrical/PLC Diagnostic and Technical Skills required
  • Proven PLC Controls/Electrical troubleshooting a must
  • Excellent computer skills particularly in programming and software development, specifically experience in programming of robotic systems and writing PLC codes (Rockwell (Allen-Bradley), Siemens, GE, and other industry standard PLC platforms for example)
  • Proven shop floor troubleshooting skills
  • Proven problem solving skills
  • Previous supervisory experience and/or experience working directly with high volume manufacturing Production Operations and Union Operators
  • Demonstrated strong leadership skills through coaching, training and positive influencing
  • Position supports 24/7 manufacturing facilities. Occasional off shift, on call and weekend work may be required

Preferred Skills:

  • Robotics Applications knowledge
  • Robot Kinematics/Dynamics knowledge
  • Robot Motion Planning and Off-line Programming knowledge
  • Minimum 5 years support operations or maintenance supervision experience
  • Design/Automation/new product launch background a plus
  • Self-motivated: ability to balance multiple priorities and effectively determine level of responsiveness and resource allocation
  • Skilled Union trades management experience

Our Culture

At GE Appliances, creativity meets passion and conversations lead to exceptional outcomes and experiences.  We respect and value the unique backgrounds and experiences that everyone brings to GE Appliances. We believe a diverse workplace, where everyone is included and people can be their true and authentic selves, fosters creativity and innovation. We know our differences are our greatest strength. The very best innovations across every function of a company come from diverse teams. Our commitment to ensuring a safe and inclusive workplace where everyone is valued allows employees to perform at their best, every day. Diversity at GE Appliances helps us achieve zero distance to our owners, innovate smartly and connect to the communities and customers we serve. We encourage and support the ideas, aspirations, and the wellbeing of everyone - our employees and our communities

GE Appliances is a trust-based organization. It is important we offer our employees the flexibility they need to do their best work while balancing the needs of the business and individuals. When you join GEA, you will have the opportunity to work with your leader to create a flexible work arrangement that balances the needs of the individual, team, and organization.

GE Appliances is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance or an accommodation to use our website or to apply, please send an e-mail to [email protected]

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