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Robotics Engineer - Chassis

Company: Gestamp Chassis
Location: Chattanooga
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

The Company:Gestamp is an innovative Tier One supplier with over 20 years of experience providing a global presence and emphasis in the development of safe and lightweight technologies. At Gestamp, we believe people are the architects of our company's success. Gestamp looks for talented, motivated, and team based candidates to join our team and continue to build our futures together.Join our global Gestamp family!The Expectations:Manage all robotic processes, robot safety, robotic training, and any other robotic-related activities in the facility. Be the direct point of contact and expert-level support person for facility regarding robotics.Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and coordinate all robotic process changes and improvement activities in the plant.
  • Performs robotic back-ups as required
  • Aids in the development of continuous improvement activities within the automation group.
  • Troubleshoot electrical, mechanical, and program-related robotic issues, including auxiliary equipment
  • Utilize robotic simulation software as necessary to plan changes to process.
  • Perform audits to robotic equipment and programs as required
  • Complete responsibility in robotic safety procedures and setup.
  • Provides guidance on preventative maintenance procedures for robots.
  • Monitors line cycle time and directly responsible for machine process time in the line.
  • Develop the robotics training program for maintenance employees and administer testing as required
  • Develops and executes process changes for robotic processes with support from process engineers.
  • Perform basic, intermediate and high level programming as required
  • Perform setup of robot safety protocols (DCS programming) as required
  • Consult with customers, supplier and OA team members
  • Perform PLC troubleshooting / programming as necessary
  • Supports Operational Performance Metrics and meets targets for improvement
  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned by the Manager.
  • Participation in the Layered Process Audit schedule, safety audits, department meetings and corrective action meetings as required.
  • Participation in the Internal ISO/TS 16949 Audit schedule (applies only to certified ISO/TS 16949 internal auditors)
  • Participation and cooperation in answering questions and providing information for internal and external audits regarding or related to ISO/TS 16949, VDA 6.3, and customer standards.The Must Haves:
    • Certifications in robotics (programming, mechanical, electrical, etc---, FANUC preferred)
    • Experience in supervising other employees; including training & development
    • Minimum of 5 years of hands-on related experience required, previous integration experience preferred
    • Extensive knowledge of robotic systems and processes - MIG/MAG welding, spot welding, material handling, adhesive, etc---
    • Ability to demonstrate expert-level knowledge in field
    • Exposure to specific systems and/or equipment in a manufacturing environment (automotive preferred)
    • Expert level knowledge of Fanuc robotics
    • Ability to write programs from scratch, background edit, and perform touch-ups
    • Ability to master - calibrate robots, (single axis or full zero master)
    • Ability to understand and configure robot I/O (Digital, Group, User, Safety, Etc---)
    • Ability to modify and setup DCS boxes and safety checks in robot
    • Ability to modify and setup User and Tool Frames, TCP, Payload, etc---
    • Familiarity with simulation software (Roboguide)
    • Familiarity with communication protocols and setup (Ethernet IP, device NET, etc---)
    • Ability to load PAC codes, perform software upgrades etc---
    • Ability to troubleshoot software and hardware issues, including controller components (amplifiers, CPU, etc)
    • Strong understanding of automotive manufacturing processes within a welding environment
    • Strong mechanical aptitude, ability to replace robot motors, gears, encoders, etc---
    • Strong people skills with a willingness to empower the team, and help out whenever requested
    • Clear understanding of Lean Principals and Tools
    • Ability, willingness and patience to train and develop talent within the teamWhy You Should Apply:
      • Top benefits
      • Excellent growth and advancement opportunities
      • Tuition reimbursement program
      • Working for a top leader in the automotive industry
      • Building relationships and experiences through interactions with subject matter experts

Keywords: Gestamp Chassis, Chattanooga , Robotics Engineer - Chassis, Engineering , Chattanooga, Tennessee

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