Automation Engineering Manager
Company: STIHL Inc.
Location: Virginia Beach
Posted on: July 27, 2022
As a family-owned company, it's the people who continue to make
STIHL a successful, world-class brand. STIHL is seeking an
Automation Supervisor to join our Polymers team at STIHL's
corporate headquarters in Virginia Beach!
This person will ensure maximum equipment uptime and availability
and lead a team of engineers to conduct day to day repairs and
preventative maintenance work along with specialized engineering
assignments. They will reduce down time, through the use of
analytical skills and engineering practices. In addition, they will
train employees, set performance goals, organize and assign work,
and maintain a productive and motivational climate.
Position highlights include:
Extensive Benefits, such as health insurance effective within one
month of start, multiple bonus opportunities, relocation
assistance, 401(k) with company match and PENSION!
Job Duties & Responsibilities
Supervises, coordinates, and guides engineers in obtaining,
organizing, and analyzing data used to resolve production
Schedules and monitors concurrent engineering projects.
Distributes, coordinates and organizes work to ensure project
milestones and deadlines are met.
Manages entire life cycle of assigned capital projects including:
developing project specifications, working with suppliers and
purchasing to gather quotes/estimates, determining budget
requirements, completing and submitting decision templates for
management approval, kicking off project, completing design review,
managing build, running-off new equipment, and validating new
equipment once delivered to STIHL Inc.
Makes decisions on proposals for general problem resolutions, and
proposes technical improvements, equipment recommendations, and
improved work methods. Researches, designs, and implements systems,
processes, technologies and materials to improve error-proofing,
quality, increase production speed, reduce downtime, and improve
cost effectiveness. Measures impact of changes on production cost,
quality, and accuracy; prepares reports to management as
Analyzes processes and equipment to proactively detect issues and
minimize unscheduled downtime. Analyze unplanned downtime to
determine causality and make recommendations to prevent future
problems. Creates designs, models, and schematics for either in
house or outside vendors to construct. Assists in the construction
of such systems, and is responsible for system tests, validation,
and issue resolution.
Participates in and coordinates internal programs, such as
communications, vacation schedules, job analysis and evaluation,
employee performance reviews, wage administration, etc.
Maintains conformance with STIHL employee and safety rules and
regulations, issues violation warnings and administers approved
disciplinary measures when necessary.
All other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Working knowledge of CAD software (SolidWorks and AutoCAD
Blueprint reading and GD&T knowledge
PLC experience (Siemens preferred)
Project management experience
Presentation skills and experience using Excel, PowerPoint, Power
BI, and MiniTab
Hands on processing experience in particular field of
Robots and Vision Inspection Systems experience
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