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Manufacturing Engineer

Company: Flex
Location: Milpitas
Posted on: June 19, 2022

Job Description:

At Flex, we welcome people of all backgrounds. Our employees thrive here by living our values: we support each other as we strive to find a better way, we move fast with discipline and purpose, and we do the right thing always. Through a respectful, inclusive and collaborative culture, a career at Flex offers the opportunity to make a difference, invest in your career growth and join our purpose -- to make great products that create value and improve people's lives.Job SummaryTo support our extraordinary teams who build great products and contribute to our growth, we're looking to add a Manufacturing Engineer located in Milpitas CA.Reporting to the Manufacturing Engineering Manager the Manufacturing Automation Engineer utilizes technology to improve, streamline, and automate manufacturing processes. They are responsible for planning, implementation, and monitoring of such technology.WHAT A TYPICAL DAY LOOKS LIKE:

  • Identification of new opportunities for automation within the manufacturing process
  • Programming new automated components to the manufacturing process
  • Developing and maintaining clear and accurate documentation of automation equipment or processes
  • Introduce automated processes into production, and train and equip Sustaining Team to support automated equipment after deployment into production
  • Create machine interactions with plant-wide Manufacturing Execution System (MES) to communicate product acceptability, machine status, and process variables.
  • Participate in initial equipment conceptual development and carefully balance product specifications, process requirements, layout complexity, cost, and lead-time limits.
  • Architect, write, and debug PLC and Script based controls systems with an emphasis on generating code that is organized, structured, documented, maintainable and reusable. PLC code will interact with subsystems such as conveyors, robots, Manufacturing Execution System (MES), machine vision, and 3rd party equipment.
  • Implement (ANSI/RIA15.06/OSHA compliant) control reliable safety systems for safeguarding robots, gantries, conveyors, and other manufacturing equipment.
  • Participate in specification creation, release to Vendor and quote technical evaluation
  • Manage suppliers during specification, design, buyoff and installation of automated manufacturing equipment
  • Debug and optimize automated processes to maximize cycle time and uptime.
  • Characterize and validate automated processes using a data driven statistical approach such as Capacity test, Capability test (Gage Repeatability and Reproducibility test, Cpk, etc.), for deployment into production
  • Create data management and tracking communications network architecture and interface with cross-functional teams for product, processes and quality traceability control implementation
  • Proficiency with process integration and electromechanical / mechatronic systems
  • In depth knowledge of Electrical Standards (NFPA79, National Electric code, UL508A).
  • In depth knowledge of Safety standards (ANSI/RIA15.06, OSHA).
  • Proficiency programming industrial equipment and control systems:
  • Ladder logic PLCs (Allen Bradley ControlLogix)
  • Safety PLCs (Allen Bradley ControlLogix, SmartGuard, Omron, Pilz)
  • Human Machine Interface (HMI / GUI - Ignition, AB Panel View, Beckhoff HMI)
  • Demonstrated excellence in programming PLCs and Scripting languages for data management and control systems. Must have a well-defined methodology for maintaining code structure and organization. Ability to program state machines for complex processes which involve multi-station parallel processing, pick and place automation, data acquisition, and PID control. Proven ability to design fault-tolerant systems with error handling and recovery.
  • Proficiency selecting appropriate circuit protectors, wire and cable, sensors, safety hardware, PLC hardware, remote I/O, VFD and servo systems.
  • Proficiency creating detailed electrical and fluid schematics in CAD (AutoCAD Electrical preferred)
  • Exposure to a wide variety of production machinery, industrial sensors, and equipment (LVDT and pressure transducers, dispense systems, temperature controllers, DC nutrunner torque controllers, current and power meters, etc.) a plusTHE EXPERIENCE WE'RE LOOKING TO ADD TO THE TEAM:
    • BS/MS Electrical Engineering (or equivalent - Majors in: Controls and Computer Control Systems, Mechatronic Engineering, Automation Engineering, etc.)
    • Experience programming Cartesian, SCARA and Articulated robots is highly desired (Fanuc/Epson)
    • Experience with Vision systems (Cognex, Keyence, Fanuc)
    • Experience creating technical specifications for automated manufacturing equipment is highly desired
    • Experience transitioning products and processes from prototype to production desired
    • Knowledge of production quality metrics is a plus
    • Proficiency with 3D CAD packages such as SolidWorks
    • 3+ years of experience as a hands-on Controls Engineer or Applications Engineer working on automation and/or electromechanical systems.What you'll receive for the great work you provide:
      • Full range of medical benefits, dental, vision
      • Life Insurance
      • Matching 401K
      • PTO
      • Tuition Reimbursement
      • Employee discounts at local retailersEC37

Keywords: Flex, Milpitas , Manufacturing Engineer, Engineering , Milpitas, California

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