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- Ventra Plastics Russellville, LLC
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
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.
Job Reference #: 5022