Automation Engineer

Viant Medical Laconia , NH

Posted 2 months ago

Viant is a global medical device design and manufacturing services provider that partners and innovates with customers to provide the highest quality, life enhancing medical devices. We do this through our depth and breadth of capabilities, end-to-end integration, technical expertise, and relentless focus on our customers and on operational excellence. With nearly 6,000 associates across 24 locations worldwide, we offer a unique combination of small-company service and attention with big-company resources. For more information, visit viantmedical.com or follow us on LinkedIn.

Position scope/summary

The Process Automation Engineer is responsible for automated or semi-automated assembly equipment in medical device manufacturing. This includes the scoping and development, validation, and sustaining engineering activities on automation equipment on site. The process automation engineer will help identify and lead capital automation improvement projects, process qualifications for automation solutions, and process/efficiency/production improvements. Position is a partner to maintenance and will help lead troubleshooting, diagnosing, and repairing automation equipment.

Position Requirements:

  • Role is responsible for identifying, leading, and implementing semi and automated solutions on the site to improve product quality and operational efficiency. This will include engagement in new solutions for new product introduction and development.

  • Process automation engineer will partner closely with other engineering functions and maintenance to resolve automation issues, failures, or repairs. This includes the diagnosis of all aspects of automated equipment from mechanical systems, electrical systems, and control systems.

  • Position will lead site effort to ensure automated equipment has redundancy with programs and backups to programs.

  • Lead engineer for implementation of process control solutions through the use of automation.

  • Set aggressive project improvement goals, and plan, track and drive the implementation to achieve those goals.

  • Developing process control strategies for process technologies

  • Conduct commissioning and startup activities along with creation and execution of equipment validation protocols.

  • Deliver the identified value, and meet the agreed upon project milestones

  • Coordinate with engineering and management team to design automation systems utilizing programs such as SolidWorks.

  • Evaluate, select, and coordinate with outside vendors for the machining and fabrication of tooling and systems, monitoring the progress of automation systems and upgrades for manufacturability and cost reduction.

  • Provide standards and specifications for devices used to build assembly equipment ensuring compliance with all safety standards and customer requirements.

  • Design robot tooling and automation for in-house use.

  • Provide budgetary costs for assembly systems and upgrades.

  • Identify, cost justify, implement, and manage new manufacturing systems and equipment to improve plant productivity

  • Must have experience in medical device assembly, including knowledge of ISO 13485 standards, SPC, TQM, and GMP's is highly desirable

  • Knowledge of automation and auxiliary equipment including robotics, control systems and material handing (raw material, WIP and Finished Product).

  • Strong multiple project management skills to include budgeting and cost justification and control.

  • Experience and knowledge in operation and maintenance of a classified Clean Room (GMP Procedures, HVAC, Data Acquisition, etc.)

  • Ability to drive improvements through root cause analysis and data driven decision making.

  • Ability to take a systematic approach to process optimization and problem solving.

  • Effectively owns and manages CAPAs pertaining to their areas of responsibility.

  • Defines, produces and implements documents including process work instructions.

  • Creates, reviews, and approves engineering drawings, equipment layouts, and specifications.

  • Statistical knowledge and understanding of metals machining is preferred.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

  • Ability to work in a team environment.

  • Must be able to work with minimum supervision.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in Solid Works.

  • Knowledge of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and Human Machine interfaces (HMI) programming.

  • Performs all duties and directs others creating a safe working environment for our employees and our communities.

  • Performs other duties as necessary

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Viant provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. Viant complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

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