Automation Engineer

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Automation Engineer
Ford Motor Company

Job Description
At Ford Motor Company, we are dedicated to designing, manufacturing and selling high quality vehicles that meet the diverse needs of our customers. We believe our employees and the different perspectives that they bring to the business are the driving force behind our success. Come discover a company that is focused on the quality of our vehicles, the environment, the community and the world in which we live.


  • Use FIS Plant monitoring software to review cycle times of automation, review and follow up automation project's and installations.
  • Monitors, evaluates, and improves the overall equipment effectiveness, cost, reliability, and safety.
  • Assists in determining the causes of equipment breakdowns, and evaluates manufactured products to maintain quality.
  • Troubleshoot PLC RS Logics, robot, and other automation problems.
  • Monitor machine performance.
  • Specify machinery changes.
  • Interface with machine supplier.
  • Specify new machinery.
  • Specify PM tasks and spare parts requirements.
  • Update program backups for automation.
  • Program new installations of tooling and conveyor systems.
  • Reprogram automation for engineering changes and improvements.
  • Designs, plans, and supervises the construction of machinery to improve process or product quality using R&M process.
  • Reviews manufacturing process/work standards and help ensure standardization.
  • Coordinate automation campaigns.
  • Benchmark best practices and identify improvement opportunities.
  • Review Lean Design Standards and ensure sustainability.
  • Monitor & track major losses and provide leadership to eliminate them.
  • Evaluate & help optimize PM tasks.
  • Ability to read prints, AutoCAD, interpret and modify electrical schematics
  • Strong understanding of conveyors system programming and body tooling techniques, in addition to networking understanding, DH+, Ethernet, remote IO.
  • Ability to work any shift as well as rotating shifts and weekends.

Job Requirements:

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 2+ years of Engineering experience in a manufacturing environment
  • 1+ years’ experience of Microsoft Office
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering
  • Fanuc robot experience
  • Kawasaki programming experience
  • Experienced in laser burning
  • Simulation modeling exposure experience
  • Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma experience
  • Lean Tools – 5S, Kanban, Poka-yoke, and Value Stream Mapping experience
  • DMAIC and DMADV (DFSS) Project Methodology experience
  • Experience with TQM and Kaizen Methods
  • FMEA, PPAP, and DOEs experience
  • Visual Factory Management experience
  • Successful candidate should be able to demonstrate leadership in One FORD (leadership) behaviors combined with outstanding interpersonal, teambuilding, and communication skills

The distance between imagination and … creation. It can be measured in years of innovation, or in moments of brilliance. When you join the Ford team discover all the benefits, rewards and development opportunities you’d expect from a diverse global leader. You’ll become part of a team that is already leading the way, with ingenious solutions and attainable products – and it is always ready to go further.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Ford Motor Company is 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.