Automation Project Engineer in Barberton, OH at Arconic

Date Posted: 3/18/2018

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Job Description

Arconic Wheel and Transportation Products invented the first forged aluminum truck wheel in 1948—and by doing so, we created an entire industry. Seven decades later, we’re proud to be the global market leader in the forged, aluminum heavy-duty truck wheel market, holding the number one position. We’ve helped customers around the world to increase payload while saving fuel and reducing maintenance by switching out heavy steel wheels for lightweight aluminum.

The Automation Project Engineer position is in Barberton, OH. They will be responsible for the supporting the integration of AWTP’s smart manufacturing strategy to include planning, budgeting, and execution of automation systems within the manufacturing processes.

Job Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Originate, develop, and execute targeted automation projects to meet location and process goals for productivity and/ or cost reduction. Performing and/or directing the design, development, installation, cost control, and evaluation of complex engineering projects and act as lead to project resources as needed;
  • Provide specialized technical expertise in the application and use of material handling, control, and automation technology for plant facilities and processes;
  • Provide engineering innovations that will increase reliability and availability of the plant facilities, while maintaining or improving the overall safety of the plant’s equipment and processes;
  • Work closely with Production, Planning and other departments (Purchasing, Maintenance, or outside vendors) to plan work activities;
  • Stay in tune with the latest technologies (electrical, controls and automation engineering), and research “state-of-the-art” applications to understand how to integrate efficiently and effectively;
  • Keep up with various software programs, robots, CAD systems, and PLC’s. Experience integrating devices using the latest common or proprietary protocols.
Major Activities and Key Challenges Include:
  • Possess a solid understanding of computer programming and software development;
  • Ability to troubleshoot equipment problems and perform complex system tests;
  • Possess Strong communication skills;
  • Continuing to learn the craft of mechanical, electrical, controls and automation engineering, researching “state-of-the-art” and how it could be utilized on the manufacturing floor.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology from an accredited institution;
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in an automation and / or controls position;
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Engineering Technology from an accredited institution;
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in an automation and / or controls position.