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Senior Automation Sustainment Engineer
Mckinney, TX

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Aerospace and Intelligence company with an Advanced Manufacturing, Modernization, and Technology team is seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated team member to take on the role of Sr. Automation Support Engineer for their factory in the Dallas area.  This person will be responsible for supporting and sustaining automation technologies within the factory. They will collaborate with local factory leadership, manufacturing engineering, industrial engineering, supply chain, operations, front-line leaders, and operators to execute automation sustainment and support throughout the factory. They will support Smart Factory/Industry 4.0 technologies and identify opportunities for process improvements via lean techniques. This person will be responsible for developing and executing the life cycle sustainment plan and executing a product support strategy for physical and digital automation.  The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of technology sustainment and support.

*Lots of Growth within the company *  Flex-time available * Great benefits including Healthcare, 401k matching * PTO plus bonus week at end of year *  Cutting-Edge technologies * Relocation Assistance * SPACE STUFF **

Required Skills:

  • 5+ years of professional experience as it relates to manufacturing, operations and/or automation, with at least 2 years being directly related to automation and/or controls.
  • Experience in system sustainment, validation, and/or deployment.
  • Knowledge of life cycle sustainment planning, requirements, and metrics.
  • Experience with automation systems (torque controllers, robots, vision systems, PLCs).
  • Experience with electromechanical / mechatronic systems.
  • Experience with Control Systems consisting of multiple controllers.
  • Strong understanding of programming environments (ladder logic, Visual Studio, scripting).
  • Experience with the industrial internet of things (IIoT).
  • Time & task management skills
  • Ability to lead/manage engineers and technical trades on project teams
  • Ability to demonstrate strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Experience with the root cause and corrective action process

Other Requirements:

  • Must be a US Citizen as the position will require the ability to access US only Data Systems
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Secret Security Clearance within the first year employed (U.S. Citizenship is required as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance)

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with a wide variety of production machinery, industrial sensors, and equipment (LVDT and pressure transducers, dispense systems, temperature controllers, DC torque controllers, current and power meters, etc.)
  • Knowledge of Electrical Standards (NFPA79, National Electric Code, UL508A).
  • Knowledge of Safety standards (ANSI/RIA15.06, OSHA).
  • Experience with Vision systems (Cognex, Keyence, Fanuc)
  • Experience with PLCs, MTConnect, and/or Transactional Automation (use of API, XML)
  • Experience debugging and optimizing automated processes to maximize cycle time, improve availability, and yield
  • Experience managing external integrators/contractors
  • Understanding of Lean principles and terminology and/or six sigma black belt or equivalent
  • Familiarity with Industry 4.0 / Smart Factory concepts
  • Understanding of SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) systems, MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems), ISA (International Society of Automation) 95 architectures.
  • Experience with cyber and/or cyber-physical systems security protocols
  • Strong interpersonal communication (verbal, written, and presentation) skills with the ability to interact positively and collaboratively with others at all levels of the organization

Required Education:

  • Typically requires a BS in a Sciences, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics field, all other technology related fields

Desired Education:

  • MS in a Sciences, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics field, MBA Management, all other technology related fields


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