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Lead Automation Engineer

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Position Summary

The Lead Automation Engineer role is responsible for designing new automated and robotic systems and managing the development process through concept development to implementation and subsequently provide continuing support

Role Responsibility

Duties and Responsibilities

The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned.  Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons

Design, implement, and document control systems for various types of custom automated equipment

Conduct the electrical/hydraulic pneumatic design, peripheral device programming, machine PLC programming

Produce and maintain design drawings via CAD, CREO

Participate in cross-functional teams to address and resolve manufacturing, design and quality problems, and ensure the continuous, on-going improvement of processes and methods

Coordinate machine debug, power-up, and machine validation

Ensure equipment is designed and programmed to HydraForce Automation build specifications using standard techniques and approaches

Create test protocols for all aspects of mechanical components, equipment and machinery

Create detailed drawings, bills of material, assembly drawings, and assembly procedures

Perform engineering calculations for stress, strain, force, torque, tolerancing power, thermal, and fluid flow problems creating appropriate models to be analyzed

Assign work to the Automation Engineer and Technicians; monitor the work

Provide ongoing support to Manufacturing

Drive continuous efficiency and effectiveness in day-to-day activities

Support the organization with sharing and implementing best practices across all locations

Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by manager


Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position supervises the Automation Engineer and Automation Technician(s)


The Ideal Candidate

Qualifications and Experience

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical and/or Mechatronics Engineering, or relevant experience in lieu thereof

Minimum 7 years’ experience in an Automation role; hydraulics industry experience preferred

Proficient in creating and modifying assembly and system level models utilizing verbal or written instructions and existing documentation

Demonstrated experience in designing mechanical assemblies and systems in Robotics, Automated Systems, Vision Systems and Machine Controls

Ability to plan, schedule, coordinate and problem solve effectively

Accurate and detail oriented, with the ability to follow through on tasks and objectives

Ability to function effectively as part of a team

Strong written and oral English communication skills

Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

Ability to meet deadlines

Strong critical thinking, problem-solving and analytical skills

Ability to effectively communicate with all levels throughout the organization

Strong organizational skills

Package Description

Our employees enjoy a full complement of benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Company Paid and Voluntary Life Insurance, Disability coverage, 401(k) with a generous match, and the opportunity to participate in our ESOP. Paid Time Off (PTO) 10 Paid Holidays and more!

Education Assistance

Our employees are encouraged to further their educations with our Tuition Assistance Programs, Apprenticeships and our on-site English As a Second Language (ESL) and Citizenship classes.

On-Site Training

We offer best manufacturing practices training, Six Sigma classes led by our own Black Belts, supervisory and management development courses and basic computer skills classes

About the Company

Our employees enjoy a fast-paced and challenging work environment that provides them with daily opportunities to Power Forward their careers. Through interaction with our global network of employees and customers, our employees provide products and solutions that have a global impact. For almost 35 years, HydraForce has been producing the most innovative electro-hydraulic control solutions for the mobile machinery and industrial equipment markets.

Throughout the world, you can find our products in a broad range of applications:

Agricultural and Turf Care Machinery

Construction and Road-Building Equipment

Material Handling and Personnel-Lift Equipment

Transmission, Engine and Powertrain Controls

Forestry and Resource Management Equipment

Refuse and Waste Handling Equipment

Injection Molding and Press Machinery

Other Specialized Mobile and Industrial Applications


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