Manufacturing Equipment Engineer (Controls, Industrial Automation, Robotics)


March 30, 2021

Sparks, NV 89434, US

  • Sustain 24 by 7 production operations through responding to and resolving breakdowns quickly and efficiently to minimize downtime.
  • Active leader of a cross functional TPM team while taking on improvement projects to assist in improving the factory. Diagnoses equipment failures, finds root cause and improve Overall Equipment Effectiveness. Lead equipment upgrades with a focus on serviceability, reliability and process capability.
  • Develop and improve equipment validation procedures including calibration and qualification
  • Become Expert Level Trainer on all machines in assigned area and be responsible for the level of knowledge of Shift technicians. Provide hands-on support to maintenance team to troubleshoot and resolve extended downtime situations.
  • Takes initiative to create, implement and improve Preventative and Predictive Maintenance documents and schedules, under the direction of the Maintenance Planner
  • Program ladder logic and structured text on multiple PLC controller platforms (Allen-Bradley, Siemens and Beckhoff). Program and teach industrial 6-axis robots (Fanuc) Sequence complex, multi-station machinery for material pick-and-place, dispense, fastening, welding and conveyance applications.
  • Participate in spare part analysis and inventory development, cost reduction, improvement working with Spares Department to RMA faulty components and communicate needs to the vendor.

  • BS degree in engineering, mathematics, physical science or other applicable degree or work experience (advanced degree preferred)

  • Experience commissioning and improving Equipment. Have a demonstrated track record of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) improvement, Preventative and Predictive Maintenance activities.
  • Good understanding of Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), Safety, Change Point Management, Spare Parts Management
  • Strong problem-solving skills and an aptitude for learning systems quickly. Able to utilize structured problem-solving techniques such as DMAIC, Ishikawa, Five Why (5W) or Eight Disciplines (8D). Able to resolve high level performance issues into addressable actions.
  • Experience with PLC programming, troubleshooting and configuration. Good overall computer skills with demonstrated ability in a programming language.
  • Skilled with the use of a variety of hand and portable tools as well as general machining
  • Able to read and interpret basic mechanical drawings and electrical schematics
  • Exceptional capacity for managing simultaneous activities, competing priorities and challenges
  • Strong ability to work and communicate effectively with team and peers within a manufacturing and engineering organization. This includes excellent communication skills: written and verbal.
  • Creative capacity for developing new ways to do things better, cheaper, faster in alignment with the Tesla approach to revolutionary product development
  • Passion for making fantastic new products and using testing as a means to enable an engineering organization to achieve outstanding quality, reliability and excellence
  • Willing to perform shift work (nights) and overtime as required