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Automation Engineer

Company: Sensorex, Inc.
Location: Garden Grove
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Job Description:

*Position title will be defined based on experience.
Sensorex of Garden Grove, CA is looking to hire a full-time Automation Engineer to join our team.
Sensorex Summary:
At Sensorex, we believe that even the most complex water analysis should be fast and simple to perform. Sensorex specializes in the design and manufacture of pH and ORP electrodes, conductivity and TDS sensors, and other electrochemical and optical measurement technologies. We've introduced some leading edge technologies since our initial launch in 1972, and today, we remain focused on the continual advancement of water quality monitoring products.

Trusted by over 250 market leaders in water treatment applications, Sensorex offers industry leading application support and rapid prototyping. With our web store and network of domestic and international distribution partners, we deliver a seamless buying experience and fast delivery. In addition to our factory and headquarters in Garden Grove, California, United States, Sensorex now has manufacturing capability in Europe. We offer localized support with sales and customer service representatives based in Germany, Czech Republic, and India.

Sensorex is a Halma plc company. Halma plc is a purpose driven company focused on growing a safer, cleaner, healthier future for everyone, every day! Halma plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a market leader in providing solutions, technology, and products that deliver on our purpose. Halma has a current market capitalization of approximately -5 billion. The group has nearly 50 businesses operating through four sectors (Medical, Environmental & Analysis, Process Safety, Infrastructure Safety) in more than 20 countries and major operations in Europe, North and South America and Asia, supplying customers in 160 countries and employing more than 5,800 people worldwide.

Duties and Responsibilities:
As an automation engineer, you will be responsible for creating hardware and software solutions - we expect regular interventions in the robot software, which specifically means that we assume senior knowledge of PLC programming (programmable logic controller), experience with the integration of sensors and control cameras into a functional unit with robots. Your next roll will be to automate manual tasks within the manufacturing department. You will be the resident expert for our automation needs. Using your expertise, you optimize the utilization and efficiency of the equipment. You lead the effort to reduce setup times, optimize the system performance, increase the throughput establish standard operating procedures and provide specialized training where required. When problems arise, you use your troubleshooting skills to find solutions with limited time and budget. This role involves the application of advanced knowledge and real experiences in areas as programming of PLC, design of workstations, construction of automation or semi-automation workstations for specific production purposes, knowledge of mechanics and electronics.
You support and manage projects that are related to robot and equipment installation, optimization and keeping accurate documentation of their progress. To increase efficiency, you participate in the standardization of common processes and automation solutions as well as develop training programs. Ensuring successful automation solutions, you create user requirements as well as source and manage vendors.
QUALIFICATIONS
- Bachelor's degree in robotics, engineering, or a related discipline (MS degree is a plus).
- Minimum 5 years related automation and verification experience.
- Knowledge and experiences with robot programming systems, programming of PLC , such as Universal Robotics.
- Knowledge and practical experiences by automation of different processes.
- Knowledge and experiences in the repair and implementation of various mechanical and electronic equipment such as: step-by-step motors, pneumatics, electronic controls
- Experience with Universal Robot Arm, Cognex Vision System, Alicat Flow Controller is highly desired.
- Make innovative recommendations to further improve the current system.
- Propose, design and create devices in order to convert manual processes to automated processes.
- Specify, design, develop, integrate and maintain robust/complex automated test systems.
- Participate in new production qualification.
- Ability to prioritize multiple tasks effectively, able to work in fast-paced environment.
- Knowledge with glass blowing is a plus.
- Design and testing of newly and currently installed automation-based process equipment.
- Familiar with engineering processes from initial conceptualization through project turnover to operations.
- High degree of analytical and electromechanical understanding.
- Support new product introductions or new technology introductions by performing engineering assessments, implementing automation system configuration changes and supporting engineering runs.
- Working knowledge of quality control assessment such as statistical process control.
- Ability to apply lean manufacturing principles and techniques.
- Have strong critical thinking skills to analyze and troubleshoot issues.
- Collect, analyze and report output data.
- Ability to work independently, efficiently and safely.
- Ability to stand for extended periods of time.
- Excellent verbal, written communication, and problem-solving skills.
- Ability to lift 50 pounds.

Keywords: Sensorex, Inc., Garden Grove , Automation Engineer, Engineering , Garden Grove, California

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