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Manufacturing Automation Engineer

Company: Koch Industries, Inc.
Location: Phillips
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:


Phillips-Medisize, a Molex company, is a leader in the design, development, and manufacturing of drug delivery, diagnostic, and MedTech devices. Our facility in Phillips, WI is looking for a Manufacturing Automation Engineer to join our team.

The Manufacturing Automation Engineer will be working between two facilities; 85,000sq ft and 100,000sq ft. to support New Product Introduction Engineering Team by implementing new automation solutions to assemble products. Continuous Improve Projects (CIP) will be created to improve the productivity of existing processes using automation. The ideal candidate would have experience integrating PLC and HMI to create a process that is safe for our people to use, protects our Customers from getting defective product and improves our productivity.

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Continue to look for innovation and improvement in a collaborative and non-collaborative robotic environment (i.e. YUMI, Denso, Fanuc, UR, KUKA).
  • Uncovering opportunities to improve process through automating tasks: product placement, loading, unloading, integration with operators, pressing and molding.
  • Work in a team environment and use the FMEA (failure modes effect analysis) to develop our processes.
  • Providing automation design feedback to User Requirement Specifications for custom built medical automation equipment.
  • Contribute to automation equipment design reviews with external suppliers, providing input on the design.
  • Participate in Factory Acceptance Testing at equipment supplier's machine build sites with Engineering.
  • Coordinate automation installations from external suppliers to Phillips Medisize location including: readiness, shipment, rigging, utility hook-ups, equipment installation.
  • Activity participate in equipment Site Acceptance Testing to verify equipment's performance after installation.
  • Support Engineering Team on equipment process development and validation activities as needed.
  • Comfortable training co-workers.
  • Draft operator work instructions, equipment set-up procedures, equipment calibration methods, and preventative maintenance instructions.
  • Make machine software, electrical and mechanical changes identified during the equipment development process.
  • Work with robotic automation and programming
  • Travel usually one week at a time, up to two to three times per year for equipment Factory Acceptance Testing

The Experience You Will Bring


  • Associates Degree or higher
  • Experience in Industrial Maintenance and Automation Engineering Technology
  • Hands-on experience with mechanical process, instrumentation, controls or manufacturing equipment
  • Experience designing and drafting in CAD
  • Experience working with PLC; systems integration, maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time

What Will Put You Ahead

  • Bachelor's degree in electrical, mechanical or related engineering degree
  • Programming experience with PLC software such as Allen Bradley, Siemens, and Omron

In order to comply with U.S. export control laws and regulations, this position requires applicants to either provide proof of U.S. citizenship or lawful permanent resident status or be eligible to receive an export authorization (a license) under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and/or the Export Administration Regulations.

Salary and Benefits Commensurate with Experience.

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf

This role is not eligible for VISA sponsorship

Keywords: Koch Industries, Inc., Duluth , Manufacturing Automation Engineer, Other , Phillips, Minnesota

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