Head of Engineering

Our Opening and Your Responsibilities

Automation Manager is responsible for the manufacturing of precision instruments that meet our quality and performance standards.  This position is responsible for creating a lean and agile manufacturing capability that can react quickly to customer and market trends to meet market demands.  The automation manager is responsible for delivering on key targets for cost, quality, delivery, and safety.  The position's key responsibilities include the following: 

• Directing the activities of the automation engineering group - provide direction & work priority . 

• Directing automation engineering activities for the entire Oakland, California plant.

Identifies opportunities for automation solutions. Provides concepts, ROI justification and budgets for proposed automation.  Oversees project management of multiple concurrent projects involving both in house design and contract manufacturing.  Projects encompass plant layout and the specification, design, qualification and implementation of automation solutions. Identifies, quantifies and plans for risks associated with automation projects.

• Actively participating in Continuous Improvement initiatives by executing automation projects

Developing a comprehensive Automation Engineering Strategy and Implementation Plan to meet strategic targets. Prepares and presents proposals for future projects and reports on progress and outcomes of current projects. 
Coordinates with all affected parties to ensure timelines and workflow is met from both internal and external vendors. Develops and maintains a schedule for the assigned automation project. Controls expenditures within limitation of project budget.
Generate cost savings by implementing new automation into production.

• Optimizing existing automation to increase efficiency and effectiveness

As assigned, investigates and addresses quality issues with root cause analysis that maybe  caused by automation equipment and initiate appropriate corrective action.
As assigned, develops, maintains and troubleshooting (hardware & software) of robotic  equipment in a production environment.

Motion control optimizations via programming to improve robotic functions. PLC and HMI programming.

• Proactively identifying deficiencies in current automation (upstream and downstream processes).

• Collaborating with other leaders to drive end-to-end improvements.

• Collaborating with R & D on new product development by providing automation expertise.
• Ensuring successful transfer of new products from R&D to Production by designing, procuring &   qualifying equipment

• Improving existing automation processes to optimize cost and quality of products produced

• Driving corporate initiatives at the local operations level to meet cost and delivery targets.

• Approving and providing oversight for automation related change documentation.

• Ensuring automation projects are in compliance with all ISO (International Standards     Organization) procedures.

• Overseeing the installation of new manufacturing equipment.

• Recruits to fill positions in Automation group and mentors department staff.  Carries out   supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.   Appraising performance, addressing complaints and resolving problems.  

• As a Leader, role-modeling company by performing with integrity, high sense of accountability pursue innovation, deliver quality, drive continuous improvement, use resources wisely.

What You Need to Succeed

· Must have Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical/Electronics/Electrical/Computer Engineering/ Robotics/Industrial Engineering. Master’s Degree     preferred

· Seven to ten years of automation experience within a plastic molding/assembly/test environment is preferred.

· Strong understanding of PLC programming, PLC ladder logic and other control systems logic. Understanding of analog and digital   electronics, pneumatics/logic, amplifiers, fiber optics, GD&T, data collection

· Experienced in Design software; Development software; 3D CAD skills and proficiency with standard computer applications including MS  office applications. Familiarity with manufacturing ERP systems, SAP preferred.

· Experienced people and project manager. Excellent organizational and communication skills.

· Proven track record of driving projects to successful completion

Our Offer to You

  • Medical, dental and vision care coverage and a 401(k) savings plan with company matching – all starting on date of hire
  • Tuition reimbursement, educational matching gift program, perks and discounts
  • Parental and caregiver leave programs
  • All the usual benefits such as paid time off, flexible spending, short-and long-term disability, basic life insurance, business travel insurance, Employee Assistance Program, and domestic partner benefits
  • Global market strength and worldwide leadership in precision instrumentation
  • A brand name that is identified worldwide with precision, quality, and innovation
  • Thousands of patents, design and innovation awards across Mettler Toledo
  • Global recognition for the quality of our products and services

About Mettler Toledo

Working at Mettler Toledo means you are impacting the world in important ways. Our precision measuring devices span the world's laboratories, production facilities, and retail stores. We manufacture, sell, and service instruments that detect, measure, and weigh - from the infinitely small to the largest of vehicles or airplanes.

  • We help feed the world. We impact how food is produced, packaged and made safe.
  • We help keep you healthy. Our instruments make it possible for scientists to develop new drugs and bring life-saving medicines to the world.
  • Mettler Toledo products are important to the production and consistent quality of every kind of consumer product.
Mettler Toledo Rainin manufactures pipettes, one of the most basic tools used in every type of chemistry laboratory and many kinds of biological laboratories. Rainin's pipettes consistently rank among the top premium pipette brands in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Equal Opportunity Employment

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We give consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other protected classification. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here.

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Para aquellos que priorizan la precisión, Mettler Toledo es precisamente donde perteneces.



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Mettler-Toledo Rainin, LLC [Delaware]

7500 Edgewater Dr, Oakland, CA 94621 United States

+1 (800) 472-4646