Company: Nokian Tyres
Posted on: August 7, 2022
Reporting directly to the Maintenance Manager, the Automation
Engineer will effectively utilize technology to improve, streamline
and automate the tire manufacturing process. The Automation
Engineer will be responsible for the planning, implementation and
monitoring of automation programs and equipment within the
manufacturing facility; and will develop and maintain long-term
automation strategies that serve to optimize asset
Ensure equipment optimization within the tire production process.
Analyze progress of overall equipment effectiveness and take
corrective actions to minimize equipment downtime and maximize
equipment performance. Provides regular performance reporting
including failures, causes, and corrections.
Reviews technical issues and collaborates with maintenance staff
and suppliers to resolve technical production problems by
performing the correct preventive maintenance actions. Operates
computer-assisted engineering and design software and equipment to
perform engineering tasks.
Provides timely and effective hands-on troubleshooting and repair
for manufacturing equipment. Troubleshoots and repairs high speed,
automated, manufacturing equipment utilizing lock-out tag-out and
hands-on diagnostic abilities. The troubleshooting may include
climbing onto, into and around equipment to quickly locate problem
areas and determine root causes of problems.
Collaborates with internal team members to implement standard
operating procedures, resolve system malfunctions, and provide
Assists in writing process procedures and trains others to ensure
corrective and preventative actions are taking place. Demonstrates
ability to train others effectively. Develops specifications,
checklists, and standard work processes.
Researches and analyzes supplier design proposals, specifications,
manuals, and other data to evaluate the feasibility, cost, and
maintenance requirements of designs or applications.
Assists with the construction and installation of ultramodern,
process-controlled, high-tech installations of manufacturing
equipment. Prepares specifications for purchase of materials and
equipment. Identifies critical spare parts list.
Acts as primary interface with equipment suppliers ensures timely
resolution of operational problems and needs. Follows solutions
through to implementation by active follow up. Sees projects
through from concept to documentation phases.
Conducts research that tests and analyzes the feasibility, design,
operation and performance of equipment, components and systems.
Reviews and evaluates work of others, inside and outside the
organization, to ensure effectiveness, technical adequacy and
compatibility in the resolution of complex engineering
Maintains fully documented and accurate design and control programs
that comply with established company and industry standards.
Interacts professionally and effectively with many different types
of people at different levels, both internal and external to the
organization. Ensures that information is clearly communicated and
understood by all.
Uphold Nokian mission and values, and demonstrate supporting
behaviors in day-to-day actions.
Other duties as required.
Programming skills for industrial controllers (PLC) as per IEC
Must be able to work with software design: search for variables and
parameters, signals from sensors and actuators.
Ability to navigate software, if necessary, make changes in
software with according to the manufacturer's specifications.
Must be able to understand the principles of automatic control and
Confidently operate electric drives: be able to carry out manual
starting, parameterization, adjustment, diagnostics and
troubleshooting of an electric drive on the basis of the knowledge
of automatic control and electric drive principles.
Must understand operation principles of the user interface and data
exchange with the PLC in a WinCC Flexible environment.
Must be able to upload a project in the operator panel or restore
from a backup copy.
Must be able to diagnose typical HMI-PLC communication issues.
Must possess sufficient knowledge to develop projects in WinCC
Flexible "from scratch" and edit a project in WinCC, TIA
Must understand the principles of IEC/EN/ISO electrical circuit
structure within the sufficient scope required to repair the
equipment and make changes in the circuits.
Must understand operating principles of material alignment
Must be able to diagnose faults, replace faulty devices and make
required adjustments sufficient for continuous operation of
alignment systems based on the knowledge of the principles of
building material alignment systems and determining their
parameters using the elemental base of BST and E+L..
Must know the operation of alignment systems at a level sufficient
for the development of new systems.
Must understand operation principles of robotic systems and basic
principles of programming robots at a level sufficient for the
development of new systems on the basis of Fanuc and KUKA.
Must be able to read and modify electrical schematic diagrams for
Must understand effective standards, specifications, regulations
and instructions for the preparation and execution of technical
Must understand the rules and conditions of automation system and
electronic equipment operation.
Must understand the methods for technical calculations during the
operation of automation systems and electronic equipment.
Ability to work with portable power tools and electrical measuring
Engineering mindset, proactivity, teamwork skills, honesty and
Undergraduate degree from an accredited institute of higher
learning in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or other
relevant field, plus 3 years practical work experience in a similar
role. Alternately, 10 years practical work experience in a similar
Demonstrated experience working with equipment controls and PLC
programming (knowledge of controls languages should include
Rockwell and Siemens Controllers).
Knowledge of production processes, quality control concepts.
Prior experience in a highly automated manufacturing
Experience with Lean and Six Sigma tools; lean certification
Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, computer skills at
advanced user level.
Must be available to work overtime and weekends when needed.
Must be legally authorized to work in the United States. This
position will not offer visa sponsorship.
Physical Requirements and Demands
Exposure to occasionally loud noise levels.
Must be able to be frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts,
electrical equipment, mechanical equipment and vibration.
This position will be required to work at multiple work
Must be able to tolerate odor from raw materials, freshly cured
tires and hot materials.
Ability to work in environment with limited climate control and
varied temperature levels.
Must be able to communicate effectively in an environment with
continual noise, requiring the ability to hear, understand and
communicate work instructions and directions while wearing company
provided hearing protection.
This description reflects management's assignment of essential
functions; it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be
Nokian Tyres is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment
decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran
status, disability status, or any other status protected by
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