The Manufacturing Engineer (Mechatronic), Seats, will be responsible to develop and integrate equipment for fabricated and assembled automotive interior components.
With significant electrical/controls system design, build and commissioning experience, the Mechatronic Engineer will be a hands-on contributor in ensuring new production equipment immediately meets productivity requirements as well as developing new high intellectual property processes
Roles and Responsibilities:
In-House Equipment Development and Implementation
Participate in initial equipment conceptual development and carefully balance product specifications, process requirements, layout complexity, cost, and lead-time limits.
Lay out new industrial electrical control panels which are NFPA79/NEC/UL508A compliant, and create electrical, pneumatic and fluid schematics.
Architect, write, and debug PLC ladder logic with an emphasis on generating code that is organized, structured, documented, maintainable and reusable. PLC code will interact with subsystems such as conveyors, robots, Manufacturing Execution System, LabView, machine vision, and 3rd party equipment.
Implement (ANSI/RIA15.06/OSHA compliant) control reliable safety systems for safeguarding robots, gantries, conveyors, & other high-volume manufacturing equipment.
Generate aesthetically simple HMI screens for complex machinery while providing sufficient feedback for troubleshooting.
Manage electrical cabinet builds, field wiring, pneumatic and fluid plumbing.
Create data management and tracking communications network
· Out-sourced Automation Equipment Development:
Participate in specification creation, release to Vendor and technical quote evaluation
Manage suppliers during specification, design, buyoff and installation of automated manufacturing equipment
Establish test plans and control test plan execution
Characterize & validate new automated equipment for deployment into production
Skills and Experience:
In depth knowledge of Electrical Standards (NFPA79, National Electric code, UL508A).
In depth knowledge of Safety standards (ANSI/RIA15.06, OSHA).
Advanced proficiency programming industrial equipment:
Ladder logic PLCs (Allen Bradley ControlLogix, GE Fanuc)
Safety PLCs (Allen Bradley, Siemens)
Human Machine Interface (HMI / GUI – AB Panelview, Ignition, LabView)
Field bus Networks (AB DeviceNet, Ethernet IP, Safety rated field bus networks)
Serial communication (RS-232) between PLCs and instruments
Ethernet communications between machine PLCs and database systems
Ability to program state machines for complex processes which involve multi-station parallel processing, pick and place automation, data acquisition, and PID control. Proven ability to design fault-tolerant systems with error handling and recovery.
Proficiency selecting appropriate circuit protectors, wire and cable, sensors, safety hardware, PLC hardware, remote I/O, VFD and servo systems.
Proficiency creating detailed electrical and fluid schematics in CAD (E-Plan, AutoCAD)
Proficiency programming variable frequency drives
Exposure to a wide variety of production machinery, industrial sensors, and equipment (DC nutrunner torque controllers, current and power meters, etc)
Experience programming Cartesian, SCARA and Articulated robots is highly desired (Fanuc)
Experience with Vision systems (Cognex, Keyence)
BS/MS Electrical Engineering (or equivalent – Majors in: Controls and Computer Control Systems, Mechatronic Engineering, Automation Engineering, etc.)
5+ years of experience as a hands-on mechanical/manufacturing controls technician working on automation and/or electromechanical systems.