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Automation/Equipment Engineer

Company: Membrane Technology and Research, Inc
Location: Newark
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

The Manufacturing Automation Engineer will design and implement automation equipment to improve the quality and throughput of our Spiral Module Production and Plate and Frame Module Production lines. They will develop future-state equipment for large scale manufacturing of Plate and Frame Modules by gaining an understanding of the manufacturing process and then considering what is needed to produce on a very large scale (50x from what we do today). This position will help with general facility design (project management with a contractor performing the detailed design) and site selection for a future facility. As time and progress allows, the MFG Automation Engineer will also implement either full or scaled-down versions of automation equipment to our current processes, both as tests/prototyping for future automation and to help expand the capabilities of our current facility and production lines. -Essential Duties and Responsibilities: --- - - - - - - - -Designs automation equipment both independently and with the help of equipment contractors/integrators. --- - - - - - - - -Develop Controls Narratives and detailed Equipment Specifications. --- - - - - - - - -Manages projects with outside partners. Meets milestones and communicates with/manages stakeholders across all levels. --- - - - - - - - -Works with equipment operators to determine issues and opportunities for improvement. --- - - - - - - - -Learns processes with a hands-on approach to understand the intricacies before designing potential improvements. --- - - - - - - - -Reads and creates electrical one-line drawings, fabrication/assembly drawings, and Process & Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs). --- - - - - - - - -Prepares manufacturing documentation and trains operators on new and old processes/equipment, as necessary. --- - - - - - - - -Prepares presentations and summaries of projects and experiments to document progress and communicate results. --- - - - - - - - -Assists in the development and maintenance of, and compliance to, engineering standards for manufacturing areas. --- - - - - - - - -Liaising with R&D to support efforts on the development of new processes and product scale-ups. --- - - - - - - - -Works with regulatory bodies to ensure safety, environmental, and design standards are met for manufacturing processes, especially Class 1 Division 2 Flammable Environment explosion proof equipment requirements.Other Job Duties:

  • Contracts machine shop work, ordering parts and materials for small and large equipment.
  • Participates in Environmental, Health, and Safety initiatives which affect the manufacturing processes, including development and implementation of manufacturing safety standards and practices to ensure compliance with applicable local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.Required Skills and Experience: --- - - - - - - - -Demonstrable knowledge of mechanical, manufacturing, and process engineering principles, standards, and practices. --- - - - - - - - -Working knowledge of a wide range of manufacturing technologies, including standard assembly operations, roll-to-roll material handling, and coating/drying operations. --- - - - - - - - -Knowledgeable in 3D Modeling and Simulation (SolidWorks or similar). --- - - - - - - - -Able to produce P&ID drawings and motor controls wiring diagrams, equipment specifications, and controls narratives for equipment and processes. --- - - - - - - - -Programming experience with PLCs (Allen Bradly or similar). --- - - - - - - - -Critical thinking skills. --- - - - - - - - -Project management. --- - - - - - - - -Able to communicate technical ideas to technical and non-technical audiences at all levels (from management to operators).Desired Skills and Experience: -
    • Experience in a related industry such as: -Membrane, Solar Panel Manufacturing, Semi-Conductor, or Biomedical Industry.
    • Training in statistical analysis and process control software (JMP, Minitab, or others)
    • Training in or working knowledge of Taguchi Robust Engineering, Lean Six Sigma, and Theory of Constraints. -Education and/or Experience: -Bachelor of Science degree in an Engineering discipline with a minimum of six (6) years' experience in a related field.Computer Skills: - - - -Knowledge of spreadsheets, databases, statistical analysis, 3D design, and word processing. -

Keywords: Membrane Technology and Research, Inc, Newark , Automation/Equipment Engineer, Engineering , Newark, California

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