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AUTOMATION ENGINEER - Plant 10

AUTOMATION ENGINEER - Plant 10

locationWhitehall, MI 49461, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023
Engineering
Full Time


This Automation Engineer position will be located in our Plant 10, Whitehall Casting Operation.  This position is instrumental in identifying new manufacturing technology and sustaining current technology in use at the operation.  The Automation Engineer is responsible for automating manual processes, working with operators, vendors, and design teams. This position will follow through the build phase and implementation of equipment into production and establishing PM’s to support.  This position will also be responsible for redesign/replacement of failing robotic components to increase OEE.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Programming, troubleshooting, and developing preventative maintenance programs.
  • Interact with and provide guidance for maintenance personnel to repair equipment.
  • Responsible for Software Control on all robot programming.
  • New equipment proposals, design, RFQ’s, training and documentation.
  • Conduct general robot safety training.
  • Machine repair parts for robot cells, modifcations, and tooling purchases.
  • Coordinate robot training thru Motoman and ABB for all technicians at Plant 4 that interact with robots.
  • Coordinate all Motoman service visits, repairs, and robot arm rebuilds.
  • Develop technician troubleshoot guides.


Howmet is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. If you need assistance to complete your application due to a disability, please email TalentAcquisitionCoE_Howmet@howmet.com

Basic Qualifications
  • BS in Mechanical, Electrical, or Industrial/Manufacturing Engineering from an accredited institution.
  • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States.  Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
  • This position is subject to the Internal Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status.


Preferred Qualifications
  • 3+ years experience working with controls/programming robotics.
  • Experience with Motoman robotics or other programming of robots
  • Experience working in an engineering or manufacturing environment.
  • Experience in 6 axis articulating arm robotics.
  • Proven proficiency at robot programming, I/O management, and troubleshooting robotic systems logic.
  • Experience trouble-shooting mechanical systems including pneumatics, tooling issues, measurement feedback systems, and basic design robustness.
  • Programming in Industrial ladder logic.
  • Experience working with Wonderware HMI software.
  • Experience using industrial controllers.
  • Basic understanding of capabilities for controls and servo systems.
  • Demonstrated methodical aptitude for troubleshooting equipment and related issues.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.


About Howmet Aerospace

Howmet Aerospace Inc. (NYSE: HWM), headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a leading global provider of advanced engineered solutions for the aerospace and transportation industries. The Company’s sales for 2022 approximated $5.7 billion. The Company’s primary businesses focus on jet engine components, aerospace fastening systems, titanium structural parts and forged wheels. With nearly 1,150 granted and pending patents, the Company’s differentiated technologies promote more fuel efficiency for aircraft and commercial transportation. For more information, visit www.howmet.com, including content shared during the Company’s May 2022 Technology Day.

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Howmet is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

If you need assistance to complete your application due to a disability, please email TalentAcquisitionCoE_Howmet@howmet.com