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Manufacturing Technology - Automation Engineer Richmond United States,  

Dupont Biosciences (company)

Posted on : 04 April 2017

Project Description

Job Description
  • The Garment Manufacturing Automation Engineer will lead automation activities that involves the creation and application of technology to automate the production and delivery of products and services. 
  • This position is a key member of a cross-functional team involving Contracted Manufacturing Operations, Technical, Quality and Contract Administration. 
  • As such, this person will be involved with wage, professional, and management personnel in all groups and at multiple otherou manufacturing sites. 

The job scope includes, but is not limited to:
  • Represent our company  to ensure services are provided in alignment with core values. 
  • Aptitude to interpret, push, and manage multiple projects from initial review stage through design, development, and start of production 
  • Create and apply new technology to automate the production and delivery of products and services 
  • Manipulating/engineering a process to achieve new manufacturing techniques which enhance the overall performance, productivity and quality of products. . 
  • Generate and manage technical packages to assure documentation is current and production ready. Use consistent language specification to specification. 
  • Sample reviews and construction, including problem solving with vendor partners to achieve desired results. 
  • Ensure product is meeting cost objectives. This includes coming up with alternative suggestions to achieve cost targets. 
  • Plan and execute project development according to business defined critical dates that lead to on time delivery of samples and production confirmation. 
  • Critique, adjust and evaluate design concepts and prototypes from a manufacturing performance and functional perspective 
  • Partner with development, quality and product team to ensure designs are manufacture able, meet cost and quality objectives of the organization 
  • Exhibit understanding in construction and technical expertise, and is willing to extend outside of their area to support and problem solve. 
  • Review, document and communicate changes, test results and requirements of samples. 
  • Ensure consistency in descriptions, steps, and terms from specification to specification 
  • Ability to correspond and execute process improvement plans at both the factory level & internal creation team level 
  •  Working with Applications Research/R&D to scale-up new product/process developments at Contract Manufacturing Operations (this may include assistance during R&D trials, product testing, evaluation of new/current facility capabilities). 
  •  Working with Quality Engineers to ensure Quality systems and Best practices are documented appropriately. 
  •  Leveraging automation best practices across contract manufacturing facilities in alignment with any contractual IP   

General Description:  
  •  Leads automation that involves the creation and application of technology to automate the production and delivery of products and services. 
  • Automation engineers design, program, simulate and test automated machinery and processes in order to complete exact tasks. 
  • Automation engineers are responsible for design specifications and all aspects of capital projects along with the technical expertise required for their discipline.

  • BS in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical) or equivalent experience 
  • 5 years or more demonstrated ability to work safely and effectively in industry 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a track record of fostering a respectful work environment.  
  • High level of self-motivation, work ethic, initiative, and flexibility.   
  • Demonstrated capability to resolve issues using fact-based problem solving.  
  • Strong troubleshooting skills.  
  • Demonstrated ability to understand manufacturing processes and best practices required to support operations.  
  • Demonstrated ability to lead effective communication processes to resolve issues and ensure team alignment and understanding.  
  • Good written and oral communication skills.  
  • Ability to self-manage and network with other key functional area and external suppliers.  
  • Actively seeks ways of improving current methods, systems, and processes to provide customer satisfaction.  
  • Ability to travel 35% of time. (Domestic & International)

  • Passionate about supporting processes and products that are the highest quality in their class 
  • Energized by working for a world-class manufacturer and collaborating on cross-functional teams 
  • Recognize the importance of building and maintaining strong interpersonal relationships 
  • Strong knowledge of basic control systems used to automate manufacturing processes, including hydraulics and pneumatics used for motion control, programmable controllers, sensors and vision system 
  • Knowledge of garment manufacturing processes


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