Assistant Automation Engineer

Rock Hill, South Carolina | August 13, 2019

Provide support to automation engineer for maintaining and troubleshooting equipment and assisting in automated equipment validations.

  • Read and interpret blueprints, schematics, manuals, and written instructions to assist in troubleshooting automation equipment issues.
  • Working knowledge and experience with PLC and HMI programming, and hydraulics/pneumatics. Electro-mechanical systems a must. Robotics, vision systems, optics, sensors, a plus.
  • Provide technical support for setting up and troubleshooting new and existing automation equipment.
  • Communicates with machine operators to troubleshoot issues and provide training to operators.
  • Analyzes equipment process data to identify equipment that may not be performing efficiently.
  • Manages spare part inventory and contact suppliers to acquire replacement parts.
  • Identifies opportunities to improve quality and efficiency of automation equipment.
  • Perform equipment validations and provide written documentation of work instructions/procedures to support installation, operation, and performance qualifications (IQ, OQ, PQ).
  • Working knowledge of CAD software (SolidWorks, AutoCAD, etc) to assist in designing engineered solutions.
  • Assists in performing Preventative Maintenance (PM) and calibrations of existing equipment.
  • Ensure automation equipment meets all safety and environmental standards.
  • Ensure documentation is clear, correct, and understandable.
  • Participate in continuous improvement efforts, corrective action formulation, and root-cause investigation.
  • Provide responsive support to the manufacturing operation.
  • Prepare interim and final status reports of engineering activities and projects.
  • Background in Electrical, Mechanical or Industrial Technology/Engineering, or related field desired.
  • Minimum of a two-year technical degree required. Bachelor’s degree in electrical, mechanical or automation engineering preferred.
  • At least three years of practical experience troubleshooting automated manufacturing equipment.
  • Preferred Experience:
  • High volume medical device manufacturing experience, working with the FDA.
  • Working knowledge preferred of the following software: Solidworks, AutoCAD, Omron Cx programmer, any of the vision software included NI Vision Builder, Sherlock Vision, Cognex Vision Systems, Keyence Vision Systems, and Adept AIM.

Knowledge of cGMP and IQ/OQ/PQ requirements.