Paint Automation Engineering Team Manager

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29282BR
Job Title:
Paint Automation Engineering Team Manager
Location:
Chicago
State:
IL
Company:
Ford Motor Company

Job Description

At Ford Motor Company, we are taking our Automation Engineering to the next level. These talented employees have the title of Automation Engineering Team Manager and are the drivers of standardization and continuous improvement in the Ford Production System.

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.


Position Duties:

  • Handle promptly any safety concerns or near misses in the automation group
  • Have a strong knowledge of paint automation with the ability to manage the following processes:
  • Troubleshoot PLC, robot, and other automation problems
  • Update program backups for automation
  • Program new installations of Paint tooling and conveyor systems
  • Reprogram automation for engineering changes and improvements
  • Coordinate the paint appearance continuous improvement work, as well as FTT/FRC increase by addressing quality concerns originated in the paint application process or cure process.
  • Provide necessary resources to maintain production flow.
  • Work continuously towards cost reduction by optimizing materials, labor and downtime.
  • Coach, counsel and manage all controls engineers and Automation Team Leaders in the department to ensure they accomplish all department and section goals.
  • Adhere to Time & Data Management to promote, support, and coach a continuous improvement mindset.
  • Support downtime improvement in the automation equipment performance by creating systems to collect and analyze Availability, MTBF and MTTR.
  • Support MOS Strategy: Safety Work orders closure, Constraint Management, 100% PM Completion, BBQ readiness, Top X Issues analysis and resolution, Supplier management and Work order creation, management and closure.
  • Drive the creation and coordination of work plans (weekends, downtime, shutdown, etc.) and ensure the team is executing.
  • Identify requirements and develop training plans for automation tenders and skilled trades.
  • Develop and maintain versatility requirements.
  • Enable a culture of learning through demonstration of effective communication skills
  • Develop highly competent and motivated people


Minimum Requirements:

  • High School or GED
  • 5+ years of Production, Maintenance and/or Automation experience
  • 1+ years’ experience working with conveyors systems, Paint/Sealer applications, and PLC logic & controls
  • 3+ years’ of experience working with paint automation equipment (Fanuc, Durr, or ABB+)


Preferred Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial or equivalent
  • 10+ years of maintenance and engineering experience
  • Black belt six sigma training desired
  • Experience handling the color harmony process
  • Project manager training/experience
  • Strong ability to interface/manage a unionized workforce
  • Familiarity with VFD’s, encoders, network/Ethernet controls
  • Fundamental working knowledge of PLC logic and controls (RSLogix)
  • 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. 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.



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