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Manufacturing Automation Engineer, Electro-Optics

Sig Sauer

This is a Contract position in Wilsonville, OR posted December 3, 2020.

Manufacturing Automation Engineer, Electro-Optics

SIG SAUER, Inc. is  a leading provider and manufacturer of firearms, electro-optics, ammunition, airguns, suppressors, and training.   For over 250 years SIG SAUER, Inc. has  evolved, and thrived, by blending American ingenuity, German engineering, and Swiss precision.   Today, SIG SAUER is synonymous with industry-leading quality  and innovation which has made it the brand of choice amongst the U.S. Military, the global defense community, law enforcement, competitive shooters, hunters, and responsible citizens.  Additionally, SIG  SAUER is the premier provider of elite firearms instruction and tactical training at the SIG SAUER Academy.  Headquartered in Newington, New Hampshire, SIG SAUER’s workforce is located across eight locations in the United States.
The tremendous growth of SIG SAUER has fueled outstanding opportunities for experienced professionals to join our team.

Position Summary:
The Manufacturing Automation Engineer plans/specs/designs automation equipment/process, assembly tooling, and assembly line layout to coordinate activities for New Product Introduction (NPI) and continuation projects. Ensures process design supports manufacturing of products that meet quality standards while minimizing production problems and costs. Develops and maintains manufacturing line layouts for maximizing space, efficiency, and effectiveness. Ensures compliance with industry safety and design standards and guidelines. Contributes to moderately complex aspects of engineering projects. Work is independent and collaborative in nature.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:
Engineering Responsibilities:
*Manufacturing tooling design and integration.
*Automation research & development, exploring new automation, tooling, programming, and vision systems.
*Managing automation projects including concept work, equipment specification, project management, factory acceptance testing, installation, and commissioning/debug.
*Programming experience in C, C++, Python, Visual Basic, MatLab, standard product SDK/API integration, etc.
*Tooling design with CAD, SolidWorks preferred, with understanding of CNC machining or CAM a plus.
*Ability to program, control, automate vision systems for integrated quality control and process step verification.
*Responsible for identifying and leading automated equipment projects to increase production capacity and improve product quality.
*Identify potential process improvement projects, design and develop programs to address findings.
*Develops/reviews/maintains/update related documentation, files, procedures, databases, drawings and schematics in order to ensure integrity of unit instrument and process control technologies.
*Build prototypes to prove complex/high-risk processes prior to final design.
*Lean Process design
*Work with Product Designers, Project Managers, and Manufacturing personnel to refine product and equipment designs.
*Complete assigned work within agreed upon schedule and budget while maintaining high level of quality.
*Determine automation process engagement based off ROI with consideration to low to high complexity & low to high volume product lines.
*Determine where opportunities exist to implement automation by working closely with Product Designers, Project Managers, and Manufacturing teams.
Manufacturing Operations Support:
*Develop and implement long range plans for process control improvements.
*Guide and train designated employees on process control methodology to assist process control improvement efforts.
*Develop/modify procedures & training guidelines as needed for automation processes, including training of setup and maintenance personnel.
Project Management:
*Provide leadership and communication to all project team members and functional managers such that the project objectives are clear, responsibilities are understood and progress is tracked and reported.
*Provides project team input on system capabilities and assist teams with system design decisions.
*Solid knowledge in the Automation/Electrical Engineering Design field, with extensive technical experience in the design, optimization, and build of automation equipment.
*Interface with mechanical team to control the architecture design and implementation, ensuring the correct support of motion controller configuration, setup, fine tuning, data collection, data analysis and reporting, and equipment safety requirements.

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