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Automation Project Engineer

Recruiter: Jonathan Lee Recruitment
Location: Abingdon
Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 + benefits
Application date: 13th Dec 2019

Due to investment in the next level of automated technologies, a leading high technology business is currently recruiting an Automation Project Engineer.

The Role

He/she will support the design, development and implementation of improved automated production methods, including the development and validation of automated handling, masking and process equipment, performance monitors and training.  The successful candidate will need to identify and solve problems related to production processes, equipment, and manufacturability.

Responsibilities will include:

Evaluate manufacturing processes; applying knowledge of equipment design, fabrication, assembly, tooling, and materials; conferring with equipment vendors; soliciting observations from operators
Develop manufacturing processes by studying product requirements; researching, designing, modifying, and testing manufacturing methods and equipment; conferring with equipment vendors
Liaises with equipment vendors for the completion of equipment specifications
Ensure automation equipment successfully navigate the internal system from concept to hand over to implementation team
Project manage aspects of automation development, from proof of concept to detailed design through to final validation
Ensure all machines are built to the correct/desired standard and are validated for use
Responsible for the support of transfer of automated equipment to manufacturing and customer sites
Complete all projects by training and guiding operators and technicians
Capable of working alone or in conjunction with other team members and internal / external customers.
Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as required
Line management duties of industrial engineer
Up to 30% international travel

The Person

15+ years in mechanical design / manufacturing role with western company
Excellent Solidworks design capabilities (component & assemblies); other design packages considered
‘Cradle to grave’ development experience, with exposure to supplier sourcing, prototyping, design validation, mass production release
Machine maintenance, repair, upgrade retrofits and validation
BOM creation (mechanical, electrical & software), and management
Exposure to manufacturing proof of concept trials, industrialisation & release to development
The candidate needs excellent problem solving skills and must possess and be able to demonstrate a flair for creativity and innovation
Must be able to work on their own initiative and demonstrate flexible organisational, time management and prioritisation skills, between multiple projects
Ability & willingness to work under pressure and to tight timescales
Experience of CE / UL machinery safety standards would be advantageous
Good written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate at all levels

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