Automation Engineer

Our Opening and Your Responsibilities

Automation Engineer is responsible for supporting the manufacturing of precision instruments (pipettes and consumables) that meet our quality and performance standards.  Automation Engineer will participate in, design, development, sustaining, research, and the continuous improvement of in house automation projects in a high volume manufacturing environment. The automation engineer is responsible for supporting delivering on key targets for cost, quality, delivery, and safety.  The position's key responsibilities include the following:  

•Supports NextGen automation strategy by actively participating in development of the concepts, justification, and prototyping. Execute on chosen initiatives assigned execution. 
•As assigned supports automation engineering activities for the entire Oakland, California plant
oIdentifies opportunities for automation solutions.  Designs, 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 participates in Continuous Improvement initiatives by executing automation projects
oGenerate cost savings by implementing improving existing or deploying cost effective new automation into production
•Supports optimizing existing automation to increase efficiency and effectiveness
oAs assigned, investigates and addresses quality issues that maybe have been caused by automation equipment and initiates appropriate corrective action.  
oAs assigned, develops, maintains and troubleshooting (hardware & software) of robotic equipment in a production environment.
oMotion control optimizations via programming to improve robotic functions.  PLC and HMI programming.
•Proactively identifying deficiencies in current automation (upstream and downstream processes)
•Supports NPDI by providing automation expertise to ensuring successful transfer of new products from R&D to Production by designing, procuring & qualifying equipment
•Ensuring automation projects are in compliance with all ISO procedures
•Overseeing the installation & qualification (IQ/OQ/PQ) of the new manufacturing equipment
•Provide 2nd level technical support to automation equipment technicians as needed
•Performs role with integrity, high sense of accountability, pursuing innovation, and delivering quality, driving continuous improvement & using resources wisely

What You Need to Succeed

•A "Can Do" and resourceful attitude & ability work with diverse team is a must have to succeed in this role.
•BS or MS degree in Mechanical Engineering
•Programming (PLCs, Visual Basic)
•3-5 or more years of experience with automation equipment – designing, developing and sustaining complex electro-mechanical systems and components
•2-3 years vendor management experience
•1-2 years Project management experience
•At least 5 years of experience with relevant technologies such as sensors, electronics, controls, pneumatics, valves, and mechanisms
•Operate effectively in fast paced team environment
•Ability to document and communicate technical details effectively
•Strong problem solving, troubleshooting, and data analysis skills
•3D CAD skills and proficiency with standard computer applications
•System integration and enclosure design
•Experience with Injection molding, assembly, and packaging in a clean room environment is desired
•Familiarity with manufacturing ERP systems, SAP preferred.

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 benefits you would expect from a global leader 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

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