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Wingate Dunross, Inc. is California's leading boutique Retained executive search firm, for the past 30+ years.

(1)  My repeat-client is the World's leading connectivity company. They have retained me to find a Robotics/Automation/Machine Vision expert for their Harrisburg, PA location

Automation Innovation Engineer, Staff Engineer

My client has an opportunity for an Automation Manufacturing Technology (AMT) professional with strong technical and team working capabilities. The Automation Innovation Engineer will work to develop new machine, processes and automation concepts as part of a multi-functional Global Innovation Team. The individual shall be an expert to deep dive into and to develop integrated robotics and electro-mechanical systems for the next generation automation.

This is a rare opportunity to join a high performing organization in a global role, reporting to the AMT Innovation team manager as part of a Global Operations team. This position will have the responsibility for establishing next generation Mass-customized Automation platforms at various Company manufacturing sites worldwide.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Innovate and develop key robotics, electro-mechanical structures, programs and software for next generation automation platforms and processes. Identify levels of technologies which should be sourced internally or externally.

2. Interface with customers to collect voice of the customer and project requirements to ensure innovation meets business needs.

3. Conduct the Design of Experiments (DOEs) to prove the concepts and layout plans and timeline to convert them into production machines.

4. Present and report on areas of innovation to peers, managers and executives in a compelling, clear and concise manner.

5. Conduct creative automation concept design and make proposal options to customers. Simulate the processes and generate data to support the concept design.

6. Assess opportunities for process innovation in multiple areas of the company and determine synergies to determine platform level opportunities.

7. Develop and apply focus technologies such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, digital instrumentation, vision guidance and inspection to integrated innovation solutions.

8. Continually learning and leading automation technologies and market trends. Match business strategies to seek new system design opportunities that may be appropriate for Company

9. Working with intellectual property (IP) managers and legal teams to innovate and to strengthen Company IP strategies and portfolios in Automation Manufacturing Technology.

Key Requirements:

1. At least 7 years for bachelor’s degree or 5 years for master’s degree or 3 years for PhD, technical experiences in manufacturing automation with a detailed knowledge of current automation technologies.

2. Deep know-how of automation process. Experience in automation machine development, including concept design, system proposals and process simulations to generate supporting data.

3. A strong technically oriented automation engineer with clearly demonstrated experience and a track record of deploying robotics, machine vision and new automation technologies.

4. Understanding of the machine vision systems and lighting selection is strongly recommended.

5. Competence and/or willingness to learn in Artificial Intelligence and machine learning technologies.

6. Experienced in the development of specific automation manufacturing systems incorporating flexible and modular automation. E.g. Flexible feeder with vision guidance.

7. Ability to communicate technical ideas, vision and inspire people at every level to deliver and execute automation platforms.

8. Excellent commercial and business acumen with deep experience in analyzing current technologies and capabilities on the market.

9. Experience with implementation of automated equipment in a production environment.

10. Know-how in Industrial and System Engineering fundamental, and the performance parameters of the industrial manufacturing systems.

11. Experience in programming with C, VC++, C#, and/or Python language etc.

12. Experience with Yaskawa, Allen Bradley and/or Omron PLC and HMI programming is preferable.

13. Experience with Epson, ABB, UR, and/or Fanuc robots is preferable.

Minimum Professional Background Desired:

1. A demonstrated track record of successfully and effectively driving step change in today’s manufacturing through technological improvements.

2. Solid mathematical background, in particular, vector operations and matrix operations. Solid background in statistics.

3. Rich experience in robotics, electro-mechanical design, analysis, and electro-mechanical parts selection.

4. Rich experience in automation concept design, proposals and process simulations.

5. Willingness to travel frequently, and as necessary, to support a global technology organization with a significant presence in China and other regions.

6. Advanced engineering degree (MS or PhD) preferred plus industrial engineering background is highly preferred

Personal characteristics of the individual:

1. High level of initiative and drive with a strong sense of urgency and accountability; energetic, proactive, and hardworking so as to lead by example.

2. Strong communications skills; must demonstrate an open, honest, and transparent communication style with excellent interpersonal skills; ability to explain complex topics concisely to a non-technical audience.

3. Curious in, and eager to learn new technologies. Embracing new challenges and willing to solve problems in different ways.

4. Excellent judgment and experiences in an environment which requires emotional maturity, politically savvy, and the personal ability to interact with all types of personnel at varying levels.

5. Keen business judgment; demands excellence and sets high standards for self and others; high-level of intellectual curiosity combined with strong problem-solving and analytical skills.

6. Willingness and personal style to be a team player and foster a team environment, with the capacity and aptitude to serve as a leader in motivating and inspiring others.

7. Skilled in English speaking and technical documents writing.

If you have an interest in pursuing one of these outstanding career opportunities, or simply have referrals or suggestions, please let me know. Unsolicited resume submissions are accepted, as well. Cover letters or explanatory notes are also welcomed.

Best Regards,

Nicholas Meyler
Wingate Dunross Executive Search
ph (818)597-3200 ext. 211
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