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Automation Engineer General

Company: Altair
Location: Avon Lake
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Transforming the Future with Convergence of Simulation and Data

Automation Engineer General

Job Summary:

Our client in Avon Lake, OH is looking for an Automation Engineer General. This is a contract position.

What You Will Do:

Use VIS Plant monitoring software to review cycle times of automation, review and follow up automation projects and installations. Troubleshoot PLC, robot, and other automation problems. Update program backups for automation Program new installations of Body tooling and conveyor systems Reprogram automation for engineering changes and improvements. Coordinate automation campaigns.


  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Fundamental working knowledge of PLC logic and controls (RSLogix).
  • Electrical Background (electrician or technician).
  • Allen Bradley Panel View use/programming AB Servo and AB VFD drives.
  • Familiarity with VFD's
  • Armor starts, encoders, network/Ethernet controls.
  • Must be able to demonstrate leadership behaviors combined with outstanding interpersonal, teambuilding, and communication skills.
  • Manufacturing Robotics PLC.
  • Robotic and PLC. Preferred:
    • 2+ years of related experience.
    • Strong problem-solving skills, including 8Ds, FMEAs, and DMAICs.
    • Ability to independently troubleshoot all body equipment and continuously evaluate equipment for improvement for quality and delivery.
    • Fanuc robot experience.
    • Kawasaki programming, RS Logics, Microsoft office PLC.
    • Ability to read prints.
    • AutoCAD, interpret and modify electrical schematics.
    • Experienced in laser burning.
    • Strong understanding of conveyors system programming and body tooling techniques, in addition to networking understanding, DH+, Ethernet, remote IO.
    • Ability to read blueprints.
    • Simulation modeling exposure.
    • Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma experience.
    • Lean Tools - 5S, Kanban, Poka-yoke, and Value Stream Mapping DMAIC and DMADV (DFSS).
    • Project Methodology experience TQM and Kaizen Methods FMEA, PPAP, and DOEs experience.
    • Visual Factory Management.
    • AB Servo and AB VFD drives.
    • Network/Ethernet controls. How You Will Be Successful:
      • Envision the Future
      • Communicate Honestly and Broadly
      • Seek Technology and Business "First"
      • Embrace Diversity and Take Risks What We Offer:
        • Competitive Salary
        • Comprehensive Benefit Package
        • 401(k) with matching contributions
        • Paid Time Off
        • Employee Discounts
        • Free training on all Altair products Why Work with Us:

          Altair is a global technology company providing software and cloud solutions in the areas of data analytics, product development, and high-performance computing (HPC). Altair enables organizations in nearly every industry to compete more effectively in a connected world, while creating a more sustainable future. With more than 3,000 engineers, scientists, and creative thinkers in 25 countries, we help solve our customer's toughest challenges and deliver unparalleled service, helping the innovators innovate, drive better decisions, and turn today's problems into tomorrow's opportunities.

          Our vision is to transform customer decision making with data analytics, simulation, and high-performance computing.

          For more than 30 years, we have been helping our customers integrate electronics and controls with mechanical design to expand product value, develop AI, simulation and data-driven digital twins to drive better decisions, and deliver advanced HPC and cloud solutions to support unlimited idea exploration. To learn more, please visit

          Ready to go? #ONLYFORWARD

          At our core we are explorers; adventures; pioneers. We are the brains behind some of the world's most revolutionary innovations and are not only comfortable in new and unchartered waters, we dive headfirst. We are the original trailblazers that make the impossible possible, discovering new solutions to our customer's toughest challenges.

          Altair is an equal opportunity employer. Our backgrounds are diverse, and every member of our global team is critical to our success. Altair's history demonstrations a belief that empowering each individual authentic voice reinforces a culture that thrives because of the uniqueness among our team.

Keywords: Altair, Cleveland , Automation Engineer General, Engineering , Avon Lake, Ohio

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