Automation Engineer



Automation Engineer


Holland Landing 

Employment Type:



per year

Job Description:

About the Organization

Since 1888, Inscape has been designing products and services that are focused on the future, so businesses can adapt and evolve without investing in their workspaces all over again. Our versatile portfolio includes systems furniture, storage, and walls - all of which are adaptable and built to last. Inscape's wide dealer network, showrooms in the United States and Canada, along with full service and support for all of our clients, enables us to stand out from the crowd. We make it simple. We make it smart. We make our clients wonder why they didn't choose us sooner.

We are currently looking for an Automation Engineer to join our team.

About the Opportunity:

The Automation Engineer will play an instrumental role in developing Inscape's automation strategy for future growth. Reporting to the Manager, Quality Assurance & Manufacturing Engineering, the Automation Engineer will project manage new product launches and existing equipment enhancements from a PLC and Robotic standpoint.

Responsibilities & what you'll be doing:

* Develop and manage detailed engineering project plans, including scope, risk analysis, return on investment, timelines, project teams, status reporting, budget and project conflicts (i.e. timing overruns/budget overruns/personnel interfaces);
* Assist in the planning, specification development, procurement, installation and launch of new tooling and equipment required for new programs;
* Assist with developing and maintaining preventative maintenance program when required;
* Support the maintenance team with trouble shooting PLC/Robotic breakdowns, and providing training in PLC, robotics and welding;
* Create and maintain Robotic and PLC programs;

* Liaise with vendors in the development of PLC programs by developing specifications and participating in the design and commissioning of new equipment and/or installations; coordinate and negotiate service contracts as necessary;
* Create and maintain welding schedules and parameters for the plant;
* Oversee and review manufacturing processes to ensure reliability, safety, quality and efficient plant operations;
* Troubleshoot pneumatic, electrical and hydraulic equipment;
* Collaborate with supervisors and quality departments to resolve manufacturing and assembly issues;

* Support ISO9001:2015 Management System;
* Involvement in a variety of projects related to quality and continuous improvement.

Knowledge, Skills & Qualifications

* Degree or diploma in Mechanical / Mechatronics Engineering or equivalent. P. Eng license preferred. ASQ certifications such as a Six Sigma Green Belt an asset;
* 3+ years' experience in a similar role within the manufacturing industry;
* Strong background with PLC's, programming, robotics, automation and lean manufacturing;
* Knowledge of certification bodies (C.S.A., U.L., etc.);

* Good knowledge of metal fabrication (stamping, roll forming, welding) processes, tooling, equipment;
* Knowledge with MiG and resistance welding an asset;
* Strong MS Office Suite skills. Familiar with AutoCAD and ISO Management Systems;
* Exceptional project management skills including project scoping, risk analysis, project planning, coordination of team/resources, etc.;
* Experience with budget development and management (capital/expense budgets), managing external contractors and contract negotiations;

* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to create and maintain a positive environment;
* Strong technical, analytical, problem-solving and decision-making capabilities;
* Excellent organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple deliverables in a time-sensitive environment and adapt to frequently changing priorities;
* Demonstrated team player, self-motivated and a quick learner with a strong work ethic and dedication to timely and accurate reporting and project delivery.

Like what you're hearing so far, but still wondering if Inscape is right for you? We also offer:

* A competitive base salary and comprehensive health benefits;
* Work-life balance with flexible work hours;
* Support of continuing education training and programs;
* Ongoing on-the-job learning and development; learning from a leader with a wealth of knowledge;
* Opportunity to evolve with a growing organization.

Interested in being a part of Inscape? We look forward to your application! Inscape embraces diversity and encourages all qualified applicants to apply.

Please inform us if you require any accommodations during the hiring process. Please note that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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