Job Description - Staff Automation Engineer in East Syracuse
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Staff Automation Engineer

Ref: US_EN_6_916327_1466040

Posted 5 days ago

Job Purpose

Work within the Automation & Controls Engineering (ACE) group to develop new automations to improve yield and repeatability of final system test, electronic circuit board test, and existing test-stands.  The Staff Automation Engineer works collaboratively with product developments teams to maximize manufacturability of future products and provides expert level knowledge of the design and commissioning of new manufacturing equipment required to build the next generation of INFICON products.

Essential Job Functions

• Lead the design efforts of new automation projects.

• Generate and review engineering documents to include electrical, P&ID, and mechanical drawings.

• Develop equipment designs to automate established test methods.

• Conduct root cause analysis of automated test failures to determine if they are related to test procedure or product defects.

• Participate in safety risk assessments for new and existing equipment. 

• Plan and execute acceptance testing and validation of new equipment.

• Coordinate planned maintenance, verifications, and calibrations with operations

Basic Job Skills: 

• Ability to generate reports, technical documentation, design reviews, and analyses.

• Ability to program industrial control equipment including Allen-Bradley ControlLogix and Siemens SIMATIC PLCs.

• Familiarity with programming and control of 6-axis and SCARA robots.

• Understanding of Agile framework with an emphasis on SCRUM methodology. 

• Industry experience with Lean manufacturing principles.

• Ability to supervise and provide technical direction to more junior engineers and/or technicians.

• Ability to work autonomously while balancing work priorities among multiple stakeholders.

Education and/or Experience - 

• Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering; Electrical Engineering, or Industrial Engineering

• Approximately eight to ten years of industry experience, depending upon the ability of the job candidate to demonstrate the above behaviors 

Physical Requirements 

This role requires lifting, carrying, and/or pushing up to 30lbs occasionally (less than 5% of the time.  

INFICON provides a dynamic work environment that promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our employees experience on going green initiatives, flexible work hours, and a variety of health and wellness programs.

INFICON’s forward thinking approach offers countless opportunities to design, support, and manufacture a diverse product portfolio that expands globally. Our Lean and Agile work environment offers a competitive compensation, relocation assistance, a discretionary bonus and generous employee benefits; major medical, dental, health, vision, 401K, vacation and sick time,    tuition reimbursement and more!

INFICON, is committed to ensuring that our online application process provides an equal opportunity to all job seekers that apply without regard to race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, gender, age, protected veteran status, disability status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other protected  characteristic.    A notice describing Federal equal employment opportunity laws is available here and here to reaffirm this commitment.





Lean Manufacturing Intermediate Agile Development Intermediate Strategic Planning Advanced Mechanical aptitude Advanced Analytic/Problem Solving Advanced Ability to read and understand schematics Advanced



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Goal Completion: Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks

Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization

Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help

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