Engineering Specialist - Automation at Ford Motor Company (Detroit, MI)

| Detroit, MI
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At Ford Motor Company, we believe freedom of movement drives human progress. We also believe in providing you with the freedom to define and realize your dreams. With our incredible plans for the future of mobility, we have a wide variety of opportunities for you to accelerate your career potential as you help us define tomorrow's transportation.

As part of our Manufacturing team, you'll help build the world-class, state-of-the-art smart vehicles the world expects from us. Within our plants around the world, we're constantly developing new technologies and processes to further increase our efficiency. That means we're continually seeking diligent, determined performers who think creatively to help us find better and more efficient ways to manufacture our vehicles.

What you'll be able to do:

  • Independently troubleshoot machinery, robots, automation, and controls issues and overall down time
  • Use FIS plant monitoring software to review cycle times of equipment, review and follow up project installations.
  • Reprogram equipment for engineering changes and improvements
  • Update program backups for machinery and automation
  • Program new installations of automation, machinery, material handling, and robots
  • Review risk assessments as part of a team evaluating equipment safety.
  • Utilize RSLogix 5 and 5000and program in Allen Bradley
  • Employ 8D, FMEA, and DMAIC methodologies
  • Work with Fanuc and Kawasaki robots
  • Read and modify electrical prints and schematics and use AutoCAD
  • Reprogram automation for engineering changes and improvements
  • Coordinate automation campaigns
  • Work any shift in a rotating shift environment that may include weekends and overtime

The minimum requirements we seek:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical, Electronics or Industrial Engineering
  • 10 or more years of experience in automation/controls in a manufacturing environment

Our Preferred Requirements:
  • Demonstrated ability to independently troubleshoot all equipment and continuously evaluate equipment for improvement in quality and delivery
  • Strong problem-solving skills, including 8Ds, FMEAs, and DMAICs, PPAP, and DOEs experience
  • Fanuc robot experience
  • Kawasaki programming and RSLogix experience
  • Solid understanding of PLCs
  • Validated ability to read prints, use AutoCAD, interpret and modify electrical schematics
  • Strong understanding of conveyors system programming and tooling techniques, in addition to networking understanding, DH+, Ethernet, remote IO
  • 1+ years of experience in Microsoft Office (Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Outlook)
  • Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma experience
  • Familiarity with Lean Tools - 5S, Kanban, Poka-yoke, and Value Stream Mapping experience
  • Understanding of Visual Factory Management

What you'll receive in return:

As part of the Ford family, you'll enjoy excellent compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous PTO, retirement, savings and stock investment plans, incentive compensation and much more. You'll also experience exciting opportunities for professional and personal growth and recognition.

If you have what it takes to help us redefine the future of mobility, we'd love to have you join us.
Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship may be available for this position.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.
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At Ford, the health and safety of our employees is our top priority. Vaccination has been proven to play a critical role in combating COVID-19. As a result, Ford has made the decision to require U.S. salaried employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless employees require an accommodation for religious or medical reasons. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination or an approved medical or religious exemption.
More Information on Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company operates in the Automotive industry. The company is located in Dearborn, MI and Palo Alto, CA. Ford Motor Company was founded in 1903. It has 175633 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Health insurance and Life insurance. To see all jobs at Ford Motor Company, click here.
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