Sr Automation Engineer

Position Overview:

Responsible for design, programming, simulation and testing of automated processes and machinery, followed by creating detailed documentation (work instructions and/or operating manuals) for the finished functional project, including HMI and Robotic system identification, selection and implementation. This role will lead process automation implementation at it relates to Advanced Manufacturing, across the entire NCI business enterprise. This role will be based in Houston, TX and will report to the Vice-President, Process Engineering.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

* Responsible for the identification and application of strategic automation technology and ongoing development of advanced manufacturing processes to increase safety, product quality, and manufacturing efficiency, across all NCI product lines. Supports Manufacturing leadership with contractor/vendor selection and qualification.

* Leads installation of multiple projects simultaneously by coordinating various vendors/partners, engineering and plant operations.

* Responsible for ensuring adequate Engineering Design of new (capital) and/or modified existing equipment that is intended to increase productivity, improve quality, increase yield rates, and reduce operating costs. Coordinates installation schedules to ensure that process improvement projects are completed on-time.

* Responsible for ensuring adequate training of key personnel in the operation and maintenance of newly installed automation controls, modified electrical or mechanical equipment, process instrumentation, and/or process control systems.

* Ensures that Standard Operating Procedures are in place to support production and maintenance activities. Assists the local site management with verification activities to ensure that project results are achieved in a safe manner, and plant personnel are adequately trained.

* Supports and actively participates in lean manufacturing (6S/CI) activities to support automation-based remedies to productivity, yield and quality deficiencies.

* Responsible for understanding and complying with the fundamental principles associated with the Quality and Environmental Management Systems in place at all NCI Manufacturing facilities.

* Communicates with Operations Management (plant, safety, supply chain, etc.) across all business segments and facilities to assist in resolving problems and achieving company goals.


* BBachelor's Degree in Engineering (Electrical Engineering preferred) and 10+ years of experience or related work experience in Industrial Process Engineering or Maintenance with an emphasis in electrical, PLC programming and AutoDesk Inventor/ AutoCAD. A Master's degree would be considered in lieu of the fullexperience requirement.

* Proven experience in leading successful automation projects/ teams in manufacturing environments.

* Requires frequent travel to NCI manufacturing sites across North America.

NCI is an equal opportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation or national origin.

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