Automation Engineer Job In Mebane, North Carolina

Published 2023-09-19
Expires 2023-10-19
ID #1848785764
Automation Engineer Job In Mebane, North Carolina
United States, North Carolina, Mebane,
Published September 19, 2023


Job Description:

Summary of the position:

Under the supervision of the Automation Engineer Leader:

You will play a key role in ensuring the optimal functioning of our automated manufacturing processes. Your primary responsibility will be to load and monitor parameter sheets for differences in our automated cells, in addition to troubleshooting and resolving any product issues that arise during operation. Working cross-functionally with teams including quality, tooling room, maintenance, and manufacturing, you will provide technical expertise to support and enhance the operation of automated cells. You will also be involved in the implementation of continuous improvement projects to increase efficiency and maintain quality standards.


Ensure compliance with industrial safety standards, regulations, and hygiene requirements, while maintaining a comprehensive knowledge of safety issues.

Train and mentor technicians to perform tasks effectively and efficiently.

Collaborate with other functional areas and work centers, such as Security, Quality, Packaging, Production Planning, Tool Room, and Maintenance, to streamline production workflows.

Schedule and delegate tasks to technicians as needed to meet production targets.

Drive overall efficiency and productivity through the application of lean enterprise principles, practical process improvement (PPI), standard work, visual management, and daily accountability.

Partner with manufacturing and product teams to successfully introduce new products.

Develop, update, and maintain departmental metrics to track performance and identify areas for improvement.

Support the installation of new equipment and ensure that commitment dates are met.

Facilitate the disconnection, connection, and transfer of equipment.

Develop suppliers and contractors within your area of expertise.

Analyze and resolve problems related to critical plant engineering matters.

Support innovation and improvement projects related to plant-based automated processes.

Develop investment requests for new projects and obtain necessary approvals.

Develop and deliver training programs to the technical team on all automation and control activities, including PLCs, robot arms, servo drives, and industrial networking.

Conduct backups for all machine programs and document updates or changes performed.

Support of Develop programs and/or integrations for productive equipment to improve Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE).

Participate in IQ, OQ, and PQ qualifications for Automated cells, and document results with detailed technical reports.

Troubleshoot production issues and ensure continuous production to meet customer requirements until corrective actions are implemented.

Assist the Automation leader in supporting Automation Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Design FMEA for new products development (R&D).

Attend and contribute to daily Gemba meetings to ensure the smooth running of operations.

Requirements for the position:


Bachelor's degree in Automation or Mechatronics Engineering


5+ years with automation and control systems

4.0 industry knowledge a plus

Experience with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), ISO standards, Lean manufacturing concepts and familiarization with FDA regulations desired.


Comprehensive understanding of electrical systems and control circuits, including PLC programming and troubleshooting.

In-depth knowledge of robotics and their integration with automation systems, including programming, troubleshooting, and maintenance.

Hands-on experience in field performance and troubleshooting

Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, and Microsoft Excel.

Advanced knowledge of pneumatic actuators, sensors, and industrial automation software.

Strong mechanical aptitude with attention to detail.


Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

Familiar with leader diagrams and different industrial automation software such as Rockwell/Allen Bradley.

A working knowledge of SAP as a plus.

Willing to travel domestically and internationally approximately 10%.

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Per annum
Occupation: Automation engineer

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