Automation Engineer – USA Job (Northridge, CA)

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  • Northridge, Los Angeles, CA, USA View on Map
  • Post Date: October 2, 2019
  • Salary: $77,000.00 - $106,000.00 / Yearly
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  • Career Level Staff
  • Experience 2 Years
  • Gender Any
  • Industry Engineering
  • Qualifications Bachelor's Degree

Job Description

At 3M, we apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives. With $33 billion in sales, our 93,000 employees connect with customers all around the world.

3M has a long-standing reputation as a company committed to innovation. We provide the freedom to explore and encourage curiosity and creativity. We gain new insight from diverse thinking, and take risks on new ideas.
Here, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter.
Job Description:
3M is seeking a Automation Engineer for the Drug Delivery Systems Division (DDSD) located in Northridge, CA. At 3M, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter. Here, you go.
Job Summary:
The person hired for the position of Automation Engineer will be a key resource for the 3M Northridge manufacturing plant. This individual will be a member of the Northridge Plant Engineering organization and will report directly to the Plant Engineering Manager.
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This position provides an opportunity to transition from other private, public, government or military environments to a 3M career.
Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Identify, design, implement, and lead various technical projects associated with facility and manufacturing equipment across all site businesses
Develop extensive high-level troubleshooting capabilities to provide tactical support for day-to-day manufacturing operations
Respond to daily business needs (safety, quality, service, cost) and all project activities with critical thinking while employing Lean Six Sigma methodologies
Identify, lead and collaborate with production and maintenance teams to resolve and improve equipment reliability and efficiency
Lead strategic improvement initiatives for the site
Support Systems Technicians with tactical projects and growth
Drive continuous improvement activities for the plant
Basic Qualifications:
Possess a Bachelor’s degree or higher in a science or engineering discipline (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution
Minimum five (5) years of combined experience in engineering, manufacturing, and/or production in a private, public, government or military environment
Experience working with and programming Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs)
Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited institution
Minimum seven (7) years of project work focused on PLC programming, robotics, vision systems, serialization and/or automation experience in a manufacturing environment with demonstrated strength in engineering/technical skills
Excellent interpersonal skills, with effective communication skills both verbal and written, analytical and organizational skills to manage different priorities
Self-directed mindset that leads with high energy and works with minimal supervision or guidance
Ability to prioritize, multi-task and remain flexible to changes; responds with a sense of urgency
Training and experience in Lean Six Sigma methodology
Experience working on a cross functional team
Microsoft Office proficient, Allen-Bradley a plus
Location: Northridge, CA
Travel: May include up to 10% domestic/international
Relocation: Is authorized
Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).

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