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Plant Automation Engineer

DATE2020-12-25
JOB FAMILYINDUSTRIAL
COUNTRYUnited States
LOCATIONFAIRFAX - KANSAS
CONTRACT TYPELong Term-At will
DIVISION

JOB TITLE

JOB FAMILY

DATE

Automation Engineer

INDUSTRIAL

11/04/2020

 MANAGER TITLE (solid line)

FUNCTIONAL MANAGER TITLE (dotted line)

Technical Manager

 

MISSION

The Automation Engineer designs, installs, programs, debugs, and troubleshoots automated manufacturing equipment.  This role drives continuous improvement within the facility by leading projects and Industry 4.0 initiatives.

Responsibilities & Activities

Responsibility 1:  Implement new automation systems in the FFX facility

  • Work directly with corporate automation team to implement new automation systems
  • Program PLC, HMI, vision, robotic and other automated systems
  • Ensure controls for all new equipment meet company and legal standards
  • Ensure all data collection systems are in place and functioning properly

 

Responsibility 2:  Ensure all current automated systems are aligned with Plastic Omnium CES standards

  • Implement latest best practices
  • Recommend necessary improvements

 

Responsibility 3:  Lead continuous improvement activities

  • Identify improvement opportunities through automation or controls optimization
  • Investigate and provide detailed reporting of cost saving opportunities
  • Implement approved changes through trial to completion
  • Analyze and summarize data to communicate outcomes

 

Responsibility 4:  Assist maintenance personnel in complex troubleshooting

  • Provide high level troubleshooting assistance
  • Electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic schematic reading
  • Make equipment adjustments when necessary

 

Responsibility 5:   Champion the HSE and Quality culture in the facility

  • Ability to become a LOTO champion (expert knowledge of energy sources)
  • Leader in the use of Stop 5 and other Plastic Omium HSE initiatives
  • Report HSE events and make improvement suggestions through continuous risk observations
  • Stop production and shipments if a quality or HSE risk is identified

Integrated Management System (IMS)

 

Within his/her scope of responsibility, he/she respects the standards and rules in terms of Quality, Safety and Environment contributing to the IMS process management and improvement.

ORGANIZATION

 

POSITION KEY INTERFACES (internal and/or external)

Internal

  • IS&S Operations Engineer
  • Maintenance and Process Technicians
  • Production team members
  • All Fairfax employees

 

External

  • Corporate industrial team
  • Automation teams from sister facilities
  • Contractors and vendors
  • Plant visitors

 

 

 

PROFILE REQUIREMENTS

 

Personal Background

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (electrical and mechanical) or Engineering Technology
  • Must be legally able to work in the U.S. without requirement for any type of visa sponsorship./transfer both now and in the future

 

Job Technical skills

  • Proficient with the installation and support of PC hardware and software
  • Working knowledge of PLC’s, HMI systems, networking and data acquisition systems
  • Strong computer skills including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Minitab, Access, Visio
  • Knowledge of electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems

 

Job Soft skills

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills – written and verbal
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Reactivity – ability to work in a fast paced environment – results oriented
  • Ability to collect, maintain, and analyze data
  • Positive, team-oriented attitude

 

 

 

 

 

 

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