Automation Engineer

Howmet Aerospace

Job Description
Howmet Dover Casting is a world-class supplier of complex, investment-cast turbine airfoils and other components for the aircraft engine and industrial gas turbine industries. Howmet Dover Alloy is a world-class supplier of vacuum and air-melted nickel- and cobalt-based superalloys to aerospace, gas turbine, medical and other high-technology industrial markets. Howmet Aerospace is currently looking for an **AUTOMATION ENGINEER** to join our Howmet Casting plant in **DOVER, NEW JERSEY.** **JOB SUMMARY** This position will support projects for our Dover, NJ facility and will be instrumental in identifying new manufacturing technology and sustaining current technology in use at the operation. **JOB RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:** - Responsible for automating manual processes, working with operators, vendors, and design teams. - Follow through the build phase and implementation of equipment into production and establishing PM's to support. - Responsible for redesign / replacement of failing robotic components to increase Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) - Development and implementation of new advanced manufacturing equipment and automation. - Support justification of capital funding requisitions. - Responsible for project management and performance metrics. - Provide support and development of automation technicians. - Support engineering and manufacturing teams to improve existing processes. - Coordinate all robotic service visits. - Responsible for Software Control on all robot programming. - Developing technician troubleshoot guides. **ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY RESPONSIBILITIES** - Expected to assist in the implementation of Howmet Aerospace's EHS value and policy statement and its accompanying principles. - Comply with all department, facility, Corporate and Regulatory EH&S regulations. - Wear all required personal protective equipment. - Report all job-related illness and injuries. (Per employee handbook). - Report all Safety, Health & Environmental concerns to your supervisor in a timely manner. - Attend all EH&S training. **PHYSICAL DEMANDS/EQUIPMENT USED** - Computer - Calculator - FAX - Gages - Plant Automated and Robotic Equipment **DISCLAIMER** The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. QUALIFICATIONS BASIC REQUIREMENTS - BS Degree in the Mechanical, Electrical or Industrial/Manufacturing Engineering from an accredited institution. - Minimum of two years' experience working with controls/programming robotics. - 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 International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status. ITAR defines U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. "Green Card Holder"), Political Asylee, or Refugee. - To ensure the health and safety of our employees, Howmet requires newly hired employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to the extent permitted under federal, state, and local law. Requests for reasonable accommodations on the basis of a disability, medical condition, or sincerely held religious beliefs or legally recognized exemptions will be considered. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS - 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. - Proficient in off-line programming environments. - Basic understanding of controls and servo systems. - Basic understanding of tooling and fixture design. - Programming Industrial logic Controllers (PLC). - Experience programming HMI software. - Experience in reading mechanical prints and electrical prints. - Strong verbal and written communication skills. - Ability to troubleshoot equipment. - Strong mechanical and/or electrical aptitude. - Familiar with RIA Robotic Safety Standards.