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Automation System Engineer

Job Description

An engineering company focused on providing manufacturing solutions to companies in the Mid-Atlantic Region and across the country is looking for a degreed Automation System Engineer. This company has provided automation and product design services to manufacturers for over 30 years and has evolved into a full service solutions provider for 21st century manufacturers and provides the following services:


Manufacturing Automation - Custom Equipment Design & Build
Contract Manufacturing - Product Design through Production
Product Design - On Time to Market
Information Systems - Data & Reporting Systems for the Manufacturing Floor


Automation System Engineer


Required Skills:



  • 10+ years' experience in custom automated system design required. Ideal candidates possess a strong mechanical engineering and manufacturing engineering backgrounds. Ideal candidates must also have a strong core understanding of controls engineering, automated control system design, and controls components, but are not expected to be proficient at developing software. Candidates must be able to guide a multidisciplinary team of engineers to conceptualize and solve complex automated system and process development challenges. Along with a deep knowledge of designing custom precision parts and assemblies, ideal candidates should have experience selecting, sizing, and integrating off-the-shelf pneumatic actuators, motorized actuators, indexers, bearings, drive train components, and other typical automation equipment. Robotics and vision experience is a plus.



  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Manufacturing, Controls, or Systems engineering is required. Master's degree preferred.



  • Candidates must be experienced in developing budgets and proposals for one-of-a kind automated systems.



  • Candidates must be experienced in developing and managing project schedules using Microsoft Project or similar software.



  • Candidates must have experience working with customers to develop and author system specifications, and then guide a team to a conceptual design and detailed design that meets the specifications.



  • Candidates must possess strong analytical abilities and be able to perform calculations to confirm custom component design, and off-the-shelf component selection. Routine calculations include forces, moments, torques, accelerations, impact loading, stiffness, and stress.



  • Experience in conducting DFMEA is preferred.



  • Experience performing complex automated system cycle time analysis is preferred.



  • Hands on experience with assembly, debug, and installation of complex automated system is a requirement.



  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects



  • Ability to diagnose, troubleshoot, and fix mechanical and electrical problems



  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills is a requirement



  • Fluency in SolidWorks is required



  • Proficient in 2D CAD platforms is preferred



  • Proficient with Windows, and Microsoft Office applications



Company Description
Advent Design is located in a Historic Mill along the Bristol to Easton Canal where wool was manufactured in the 19th Century, fighter planes and bombers in the middle of the 20th Century and today helping 21st Century Companies compete and win in a global marketplace. Additionally, TESCO (The Eastern Specialty Company) and backed by Advent Design Corporation, is a manufacturer and service provider to the meter industry owned by, run by, and staffed by engineers.



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