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Manufacturing / Automation Engineer in Morristown, TN at GTA

Date Posted: 3/2/2019

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Job Description

Title: Manufacturing / Automation Engineer
Job ID: 19-00001 (LR-REQ-00655)
Location: Morristown, TN
Pay Rate: Open and competitive
Additional Benefits: Healthcare, Dental, Vision, 401(k), company paid holidays and more!
Type of Hire: Contract

Seeking a Manufacturing / Automation Engineer who possesses three (3) to five (5) years of experience in a related field & Six Sigma Black Belt with Lean Manufacturing experience preferred.
Will be responsible for providing engineering oversight and support in product manufacturing activities which are driven by new programs, customer performance and quality concerns, plant optimization, cost reductions, safety and profitability.
Will report to Engineering Manager

  • Develops and justifies proposals to enhance design, machinery, fixtures, methods, and materials.
  • Supports production functions to continually improve safety, quality, and productivity.
  • Programming of Robotics and trouble-shooting of manufacturing processes / PLCs.
  • Provide lead engineering support on all manufacturing processes.
  • Conduct cost analyses of cost reduction proposals and coordinate the completion and implementation of approved cost reduction projects.
  • Act as primary liaison between Morristown plant and Corporate office, suppliers or customers for the approval and implementation of new program launches, engineering changes, new machines and fixtures and resolution of any engineering issues.
  • Provide support by leading and participating in problem solving activities for the permanent resolution of manufacturing issues (Global 8-D process).
  • Troubleshoot machine and process problems, develop immediate and long-term solutions and coordinate resolution activities.
  • Program / development of Robotic work cell applications, robotic programming,
  • Work on the plant floor with operators, machines and fixtures to improve manufacturing processes in areas of safety, quality, productivity, throughput, quick change, and ergonomics.
  • Train operators and support personnel in process flow, PM and troubleshooting.
  • Coordinate and execute engineering sample and prototype builds.
  • Concept, specify, quote machines, equipment and fixtures and work with suppliers from concept through final approval.
  • Initiate, coordinate, and verify design changes to part prints, or changes to work instructions, set-up instructions, PFMEA's and process flow diagrams.
  • Involvement on new programs during the APQP process and participate in APQP activities, including but not limited to: design development, failure mode and effect analysis, manufacturing feasibility studies, CFT and VA/VE meetings, line and floor layout, resource allocation, capacity studies, production trial runs.
  • Champion TS16949 Quality Procedures and Work Instructions.
  • Special projects as assigned.
  • Make recommendations, plans and suggestions that promote continuous improvement throughout the organization.
  • Follow systems for TS16949 and ISO14001

  • Four (4) year engineering degree or equivalent technical degree.
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of experience in related field & Six Sigma Black Belt with Lean Manufacturing experience preferred; I.E. background a plus.
  • Should be grounded in tooling and equipment, blueprint reading, CADD and work analyses. Robotic programming and operation. PLC logic trouble-shooting and programming.
  • Some exposure to capital expenditure justifications, plant layout, industrial automation and direct labor utilization a plus.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, proficient in MS Office or equivalent and must be able to work in a team- oriented environment.

Please acknowledge that you understand that your answers to the following questionnaire will be part of your submittal to our client, and that you will answer each question as thoroughly and professionally as possible

1. Where have you worked as a Manufacturing / Automation Engineer and how many years?
2. Have you earned a Six Sigma Black Belt?
3. Please rate your skills on a scale of 1-10 on the following areas:
a) PLC logic trouble-shooting and programming
b) blueprint reading
c) Robotic programming and operation
d) tooling and equipment

4. Please provide details of any specific achievement(s) that you would like to highlight from your career that would make you a great fit for this position?
5. What is the highest level of education you have completed? Which field of study is this degree in and from which university did you graduate?
6. Are you currently working? If not, when was your last day of employment?
7. What is your 'acceptable? and 'ideal base? compensation for this position? We would like to make sure we don't price you out of consideration, but you know what the numbers are that you need (Please Do Not put negotiable)
8. When would you be available to interview and start this position, if selected?
9. If you currently do not live near the job location and the commute is too far for you, are you willing and able to relocate at your own expense?
10. Do you require a visa sponsorship? If you currently have sponsorship, other than a TN visa, please state the type of sponsorship and when it will expire. Please give month and year. If you are able to receive extensions to the sponsorship, please note how many additional year

Please note that if you are a current GTA employee or have been placed by GTA at one of our clients, we will not be able to entertain moving you. However, we are hopeful that you may know someone else who is qualified and as such you would still be eligible for our generous referral bonus program detailed below.

If you are able to refer a person we do hire, we can offer up to $250 for contractors after they are on the job for 90 days and up to $500 for direct hires after they are on the job between 90 days to 180 days, depending on customer payment terms.