POSITION SUMMARY: The Robotics Engineer will provide technical expertise for robotic applications to ensure product quality and continuous improvement to the manufacturing processes. The position is responsible for troubleshooting robotic systems, performing preventative and predictive maintenance on systems to minimize downtime, while keeping safety as a priority. The position will also provide training and technical support to Production and Skilled Trade Team members.
2-5 years experience with robots and PLC control systems in a robotic welding process environment, preferably in an industrial automotive setting.
High School Diploma or GED and at least a 2-year degree from an accredited technical college or post-secondary school with emphasis on Robotics.
Fanuc DCS Certification preferred.
Experience with AutoCAD, CAD viewer programs.
Familiar with Advanced Product Quality Planning methods.
Familiarity with Engineering and Quality practices and procedures including PPAP, blueprint reading, GD&T, use of measuring instruments, checking aids/fixtures, mechanical testing, etc.
Experience/knowledge in robotic programming for welding processes (Fanuc programming an asset).
Familiarity with electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic equipment.
Knowledge of GM weld standards and specifications.
Knowledge of AWS and RWMA standards.
Computer skills in Microsoft office suite.
Ability to prepare, read, write, and interpret written reports, procedures, instructions and guidelines.
Demonstrate a maturity of judgement, leadership skills, attention to detail and exceptional organizational, listening, communication and presentation skills in all aspects of the job function.
Advanced math skills with the ability to apply to cost and analyze data.
Ability to analyze and troubleshoot equipment, processes, etc.
Ability to work flexible hours in a fast-paced environment in order to meet customer requirements
Must be able to interact effectively with other team members
Able to appreciate and maintain proper level of confidentiality, using discretion and tact.
Train all in house skilled trades in a variety of equipment, PM’s and methodologies
Ensure that operator safety devices function properly while programming complex robotic systems.
Perform preventive or corrective maintenance on robotic systems or components.
Evaluate the efficiency and reliability of industrial robotic systems, reprogramming or calibrating to achieve maximum quantity and quality.
Ability to perform electrical diagnosis, recommend repair or repair as needed.
Maintain accurate documentation resulting in shared knowledge of issues and lessons learned.
Troubleshoot and train others on identifying root causes of equipment failures. Ensure that line is built in accordance to all aspects of the latest version of the build standards.
Utilize good working knowledge of all technologies used in the development and build of automated assembly lines. Execute equipment efficiency studies, through time and motion studies, or standard data to ensure effective line balancing.
Work to achieve Company goals, objectives as communicated by divisional leadership.
Complies with relevant Quality and Environmental programs (e.g. TS16949, ISO14001).
Complies with all Health and Safety programs in accordance with OSHA. Follows and ensures Company procedures regarding safety rules and regulations are followed.
Possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Conducts themselves in a professional manner.
Keeps work area clean and tidy.
Other duties as required.
EQUIPMENT and/or PRODUCT FAMILIARITY:
Computer, measuring instruments, communication devices,
RESPONSIBILITY AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
Under the general direction of the Technical Manager, the Robotics Engineer works independently and confers regularly with division, corporate, contractors, customer, and supplier staff specialists. A valid Driver’s License is required for day travel with the occasional overnight stay. A valid passport or equivalent which allows the Robotics Engineer to travel to attend customer and potential integrator/supplier meetings is necessary. Travel and overtime may be required to meet customer expectations. Must be able to perform physical activities, such as, but not limited to: lifting equipment (up to 40 lbs. unassisted), bending, standing, climbing or walking. Must be able to safely use manual tools and power equipment commonly used in the workplace. May be exposed to elements such as temperature and noise during time spent in the plant. Shift changes and weekend overtime may be required periodically in order to properly balance the skill sets of each shift in order to protect the customer demand.