Job Description

  • Job LocationsUS-KY-Russellville
    Posted Date1 day ago(5/16/2019 11:46 AM)
    # of Openings
    Ventra Plastics Russellville, LLC
  • Overview

    Flex-N-Gate is a leading manufacturer and supplier of components for the automotive industry, recently ranked 10th of the 150 Top North American Suppliers in “Automotive News.” A growing and vital company, Flex-N-Gate provides a great opportunity for hard-working and skilled individuals.

    Scope of the Position

    The Automation Manager develops, edits, maintains and troubleshoots automated actuators, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), vision systems and motion controlled programs on manufacturing equipment and machinery. Responsible for prioritizing, assigning and scheduling projects and maintenance activities to minimize downtime and execute such activities at the minimum cost to the organization.


    Troubleshooting and Problem Solving

    Leadership Skills

    Project Management

    Establish and update scheduled for maintenance required to ensure the continued optimum performance of robots

    Program robot paths and operating parameters for new products and continuous improvement of existing programs

    Design and construct robotic end of arm tooling for new products and continuous improvement of existing programs

    Initiate robot application enhancement with regard to part quality and safety

    Program vision systems and operating parameters for new products and continuous improvement of existing programs

    Participate in advanced planning activities for the development of control plans

    Initiate and participate in continuous improvement, including cycle time reductions and root cause analysis

    Integrate robotics with peripherals, such as welders, controllers or other equipment

    Install, calibrate, operate and/or maintain robots

    Analyze, troubleshoot and debug robotics and PLC programs


    Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology

    5+ years of experience in manufacturing technology required

    7+ years of management experience required

    Competency with Allen Bradley PLC programming and software

    Competency with ABB, Fanuc, Nachi and Motoman Robots

    Competency with Cognex vision systems programming hardware and software

    Strong PLC programming skills necessary to make a machine function properly and safely

    Strong leadership and organizational skills

    Strong communication skills (both verbal and written)

    Strong analytical, decision making and problem solving skills

    Ability to manage multiple projects


    • Medical, dental, prescription, vision, life and disability insurance; and a flexible spending account
    • 401(k) retirement savings plan with company match
    • Extensive safety training, new hire orientation, continuous learning and development programs and tuition reimbursement
    • Paid holidays and vacation time

    What do our employees have to say?
    “It engages you professionally, and provides learning opportunities.”
    “Lots of growth opportunity.”
    “The company’s young enough to be exciting, but old enough to be stable.”
    Not just a job—a great place to work!

    Flex-N-Gate is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled.

    Application Instructions

    Please click on the link below to apply for this position. A new window will open and direct you to apply at our corporate careers page. We look forward to hearing from you!

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