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Manufacturing Automation Engineer

Company: Ultralife
Location: Newark
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary:This position will have primary responsibility for manufacturing automation activities related to Ultralife's lithium battery production. Particular focus will be devoted to commissioning, validation, maintenance, day-to-day troubleshooting and coordinating repair and improvements of automated production equipment in support of the Company's quality and production standards. Current systems and equipment include several custom, integrated production modules involving Allen Bradley and Panasonic PLC hardware, Flex-Link conveyors and Epson robots.The individual in this position must possess excellent hands-on ability, insight and awareness directing efforts on equipment reliability, process uptime, yield improvements and cost reduction. This position will work in a cross-functional team reporting to the Manufacturing Manager with direct responsibility for manufacturing engineering efforts within assigned operations.Essential Functions*: Install, commission, maintain, troubleshoot and repair, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic and ultrasonic equipment. Troubleshooting, coordinating repair and upgrades of process equipment directly on the production floor. Perform routine diagnostic checks and monitoring of automated systems. Troubleshoot and repair automated systems, using knowledge of microprocessors, programmable controllers, electronics, circuit analysis, mechanics, sensors, feedback systems or pneumatics. Directly support development and installation of new production processes. Provide control system assistance during new or modified equipment startup. Create and update product drawings, fixturing, work instructions, test procedures and quality assurance requirements. Validate or re-validate process and fixture capability. Participate in overall improvement activities leading to improved safety, enhanced efficiencies, better quality, and lower costs based on input obtained from cross functional sources including engineering, production and maintenance. Train production staff members in manufacturing processes and standard operating procedures. Coordinate engineering activities for sustaining products in production and participate in the transition for new products into production among cross-functional organizations (Operations, Quality, Supply Chain, Engineering, and Senior Management). Author and revise controlled manufacturing documentation and procedures per ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 standards. Support QMS through development and execution of validation studies, control plans, PFMEA documents, process flows, etc. Comply with and make recommendations to the Quality Management System. Perform other duties as assigned and needed to meet department and/or customer expectations. Education / Training / Skills / Experience: BS in Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial or Manufacturing) required. 2+ years as an engineer in an automated manufacturing environment required. Experience with installation, commissioning, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic and ultrasonic equipment. Demonstrated knowledge of microprocessors, programmable controllers, electronics, circuit analysis, mechanics, sensors, feedback systems or pneumatics. Experience with Allen-Bradley hardware, Rockwell RSLogix software, Epson robots preferred. Previous work with Panasonic and Telemecanique will also be beneficial. Ability to read mechanical and electrical blueprints and have a solid understanding of basic electrical mechanical control systems to effectively learn and run automated systems. Strong math, computer and electronics skills; ability to work with hand tools and various instruments. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Must be able to troubleshoot and resolve manufacturing problems related to materials, equipment, and all other processes on an ongoing basis. Ability to work independently as a self-starter and interact with all organizational levels in a proactive, diligent and organized manner, with strong attention to detail. Proficient computer skills (including MS Office, AutoCAD). Must have a general knowledge of ISO requirements and working knowledge of those requirements as they pertain to document/record control, new product development, work environment including temperature / humidity / contamination, identification / traceability / preservation of product, property management, supplier maintenance, monitoring / measuring / inspection / validation of product, control of nonconforming product, and corrective and preventive action in support of product manufacture. Working knowledge of Lean manufacturing and Six Sigma methodology preferred. Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written), Physical Requirements: While performing the duties of this job the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to grasp, feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; speak and hear. Must be able to speak, read and write fluently, in English. Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. *Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the position described above and it is not intended to be an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position. Ultralife Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such affirms the right of every person to participate in all aspects of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. If you are interested in applying for employment and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply for a posted position, contact our Human Resources department via phone at 315- 332-7100. To view our EEO Policy Statement, click here. PI133520377

Keywords: Ultralife, Rochester , Manufacturing Automation Engineer, Engineering , Newark, New York

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