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Automation Engineer

CJB Industries, Inc.

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Valdosta, GA
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Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

Summary: The Automation Engineer’s key accountability is the planning, development, design, and coordination of advanced manufacturing practices.  Our values or “RITES” are an important part of our company and the Automation Engineer is expected to be a leader who demonstrates these values as a foundation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Other Duties may be assigned.

  1. Safety / Environmental
    1. Brings all safety / environmental concerns to the attention of the Plant Manager and/or the appropriate department manager immediately.
    2. Works with other managers, supervisors, and maintenance personnel to create and maintain a safe work environment.
  2. Automation
    1. Evaluate manufacturing and packaging processes to improve product quality, process efficiencies, and process reliability.
    2. Develop an automation strategy to support our business demands in an evolving labor market.
    3. Simulate, install, test, and manage electrical and mechanical automation.
    4. Lead the procurement, installation, programming, and database maintenance of automated equipment.
    5. Responsible for PLC programming, debugging, and optimization.
    6. Develop appropriate manufacturing process documentation for integration into the company’s quality system.  Provide training to operators, maintenance, and managers on new or modified processes.
  3. Other Duties / Responsibilities
    1. Participate in implementing safety improvements.
    2. Assist in determining root cause and provide corrective action with customer product complaints.
    3. Participate in cost reduction projects.
    4. Assists with improvement of production processes through equipment evaluations, training, and implementation of new process such as bar-coding.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

None.


Qualification requirements:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel, Information Technology, PLC and Database Management.

Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree in engineering discipline; preferably manufacturing, mechanical, electrical or industrial. Preferred experience at least two years in Automation, Controls, and Manufacturing.  Working knowledge of manufacturing and quality improvement methods including LEAN Manufacturing concepts.  Advanced Diploma of Industrial Automation or Advanced Diploma of Remote Engineering, Mechatronics and Robotics a plus. Work Key Scores required.

Language Skills:

Ability to read, analyze, interpret, and create engineering specifications. Ability to effectively communicate with co-workers and visitors.

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to interpret graphs. Ability to read and interpret scales.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function so fit this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to lift, twist, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, or sit. The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance. The employee may regularly lift and/or move up to 25lb. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of the job, the employee is frequently exposed to hot, cold, and/or damp weather conditions. Conditions may be dusty at times. The noise level in the work environment varies with production activities.

Other Skills and Abilities:

Ability to perform duties with awareness of safety requirements.

Evaluation:

Performance of this job will be evaluated annually by the designated supervisor or manager.

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.