Production Automation Engineer

  • Job Reference: 1320558872-2
  • Date Posted: 10 May 2024
  • Recruiter: IMI Thompson Valves
  • Location: Broadstone, Dorset
  • Salary: On Application

Job Description

Production Automation EngineerLocation: Poole, BH17 7EFSalary: Competitive, DOE + Benefits!Contract: Full time, PermanentBenefits: 25 days holiday (Christmas Close Down), 8% pension, 5 x Death in Service, ShareSave Scheme, Health Cash Plan (employee contributions), Cycle to work scheme, Bippit – Financial Healthcheck and Guidance, EAP, Onsite Physio and Massage and Work Wear provided!We are IMI plc; we are recruiting and we want you. We are a global specialist engineering company that creates breakthrough solutions.We are curious and like to solve problems, partnering with our customers to solve the demands of today and prepare for the challenges of tomorrow.We embrace innovation and care about outcomes that are good for business, everyday life and making a better world – creating lasting impact for everyone.We design, build and service highly engineered products in fluid and motion control applications. We focus on five market sectors: Industrial Automation, Process Automation, Climate Control, Life Science and Fluid Control, and Transport.We employ approximately 10,000 people in over 50 countries around the world, could you be our next great employee?We are now recruiting for a Production Automation Engineer to continually develop efficient manufacturing processes through applying automation and lean and continuous improvement methodology, whilst targeting quality improvements, product cost reduction and applying Health & Safety best practice!In addition to this as our Production Automation Engineer you will be responsible for:• Identification of new opportunities for automation within the existing manufacturing process.• Designing new automation equipment or processes.• Simulating and testing these processes or equipment to ensure they function as desired.• Programming new automated components to the manufacturing process.• Developing and maintaining clear and accurate documentation of automation equipment or processes.• Provide training on automation systems operation, typically after implementing new processes or equipment or making changes to existing ones.• Troubleshoot automated processes or equipment when errors occur.• Support with, and make improvements to, a wide range of production techniques for automated machining and assembly of components, including CNC machining, component assembly, cleaning, and metrology.• Design automation work cells for handling, inspection and assembly of components.• Create and test programs for automation cells using PLC’s and other native programming languages.• Provide detailed analysis and testing of existing and new engineering solutions and components.• Assist the production team with their day-to-day production requirements by providing them with technical assistance and problem-solving solutions.• Identify defective processes that require a cross-functional team to review.• Maintain and apply lean principles to the automation environment.• Provide detailed manufacturing standard operating procedures.• Monitor production output through utilisation, OEE and machine uptime reports. Analyse data and trends to implement improvement actions to work towards 'world-class' productivity.• Check, verify, and sign off work completed by other team members as appropriate, providing mentorship if required.• Identify new machinery and equipment requirements by assessing the needs of the business and researching alternative options and providers.• Prepare and lead internal projects for the procurement of new equipment.• Liaise with the design engineering department, reviewing new products before they are released into production.• Conduct PFMEA's to ensure that all designs are fit for automated manufacture at the most efficient cost.In order to be successful in this role you must have / be:• Qualified to HNC level or actively working towards completion of a similar Mechanical, Electrical or Automation Engineering qualification with demonstrable experience working in an engineering-based role.• Possess a sound understanding of modern automation systems.• Able to demonstrate a thorough understanding and experience of quality, safety, maintenance, and automation systems.• Demonstrable experience in designing and developing new automation solutions.• Able to understand H&S requirements relating to automation systems.• Able to build strong relationships and gain the respect of both internal and external customers.• Able to demonstrate a positive attitude and work calmly under pressure.• Excellent communication skills.• Flexible with the ability to work to deadlines and the determination to see a job through to a satisfactory conclusion.• PC Literate, specifically in PowerPoint, Outlook, Word, Project, and Excel• Excellent organisational and planning skills.• Good strong team player with the ability to influence others.It would be great if you had:• Demonstrable ability to evaluate processes through capability studies and equipment reviews.• The ability to design jigs and fixtures using CAD (preferably 3D).• Demonstrable experience in the use of Continuous Improvement tools and techniques e.g., VSM, SMED, TPM, Kaizen, 5S, Error proofing etc.• Conversant with Design for manufacture (DFM), Lean Manufacture Value Analysis and Value Engineering (VAVE)• Articulate presentation and communication skills both written and verbal.If you feel you have the necessary skills and experience to be successful in this role, click on “APPLY” today, forwarding an up-to-date copy of your CV for consideration in the first instance.No agencies please