Automation Engineer in Detroit at Vitro

Date Posted: 9/30/2020

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Welcome to VITRO!

Automation Engineers, are you looking for an opportunity to bring your talents and expertise to an industry-leading corporation? Join us at Vitro! We are a leader in the design, production, and distribution of glass markets worldwide. Through the Container, Flat Glass, and Automotive business units, Vitro products reach more than 40 countries, with operating and marketing facilities in eight countries on the American continent

As a result of our extended growth, we are seeking an Automation Engineer to join our team!  The position is responsible for providing technological and electrical engineering support for a highly technical and automated glass fabrication facility. Typical equipment supported would include unique process equipment, robotics, programmable logic controllers, vision systems and process computers. Performance is measured against speed and yield variances to budget for both tempered and laminated products as well as against the achievement of plant quality and safety goals. Contact us today!

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Developing project plans related to engineering assignments and assisting in developing short and medium range plans
  • Providing information for Project Expense requests and ACT’s related to plant and process engineering (including basic technical information, vendor contract, review of technical data and performance of technical study projects) to assist in decision-making for expensed and capital project improvements
  • Utilizing effective cost controls and sound engineering judgment in the timely planning and implementation of projects and other work assignments to contribute to plant productivity and profitability goals and objectives
  • Working closely with a team of Technicians, Engineers and Mechanics to design, implement, maintain and improve our state-of-the-art processes and serve our customers.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

 

 

Job Requirements

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering (EE), BSEE or BSEET.
  • Previous related production/process experience is preferred.
  • Demonstrated strong technical knowledge to program controls, preferably Modicom controls.
  • Experience using Six Sigma to improve processes preferred.
  • Knowledge of glass cutting, edging and bending for the automotive industry would be beneficial.
  • Exposure with and responsibility for process equipment, upgrades, new equipment installations, and other technological enhancements supporting the facility and manufacturing processes is desirable

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with operators, peers, management and vendors.
  • Ability to trouble-shoot, analyze and resolve mechanical problems, plan, organize and share information
  • Ability to work independently and manage projects to established timelines.