GD-OTS is looking for a Sr. Manufacturing Engineer-Technology (Automation Engineer) to join our Lincoln, NE research and development organization. We are expanding rapidly and looking for motivated and creative individuals who want to help support and shape this organization as we grow.
GD-OTS provides reliable and affordable composite products to the defense and commercial aerospace markets. With more than 50 years of expertise, General Dynamics designs, develops, manufactures and tests a full range of composite missile and space structures, including rocket motors, pressure vessels, launch tubes and fuel tanks.
Major Position Responsibilities
Manage external equipment development through design reviews & standards development.
Apply machine design and control technologies to add automation to existing manufacturing processes to:
- Improve operator safety
- Improve product quality
- Improve operation efficiencies
- Contribute to: manufacturing execution, machine, & process data information exchange, reporting, and integration with other enterprise systems
For any relevant step in the manufacturing process, the Automation Engineer can be tasked with designing, simulating, installing, testing and managing a project including elements of mechanical, electrical, and software design.
Write or contribute to equipment specifications.
Support design reviews of internal tool design.
Contribute to the development of factory wide machine level controls standards and specifications for both internal equipment development team and external partners.
Identification of new opportunities for automation within the manufacturing process.
Create and update electrical, pneumatic and fluid schematics.
Management of a project team.
Create detailed project plans and manage project schedules and budgets.
Simulating and testing these processes or equipment to ensure they function as desired.
Developing and maintaining clear and accurate documentation of automation equipment or processes.
Staff training where necessary – typically after implementing new processes or equipment, or making changes to existing ones.
Troubleshooting automated processes or equipment when errors occur.
Minimum, B.S. in Electrical Engineering or other engineering degree with relevant professional experience.
Minimum 3 years of experience with industrial controls, preferably in a manufacturing context.
Exposure to a wide variety of production machinery, industrial sensors, and manufacturing equipment.
Familiarity with NFPA79/NEC/UL508A.
Familiarity with safety standards for automated equipment and fabrication machinery.
Experience with some combination of:
- Allen Bradley PLC programming
- Allen Bradley HMI programming
General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems