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Automation/Robotics Manager
Ref No.: 17-00981
Location: La Porte, Indiana
Position Type:Direct Placement
Start Date: 02/15/2017
Job Description:
  • Using a disciplined process management approach—this position will team with LaPorte's manufacturing operations in developing and implementing sustainable and standardized post-cast finishing processes such as CNC processes, cutting, sandblasting, plus rework operations that will lead to high product yield.
    Driving standardized post-cast processes and process management using the scientific method and six sigma tools.
  • Ensuring development and implementation of new materials and finishing techniques rooted in six sigma methodology. Leading a team of technicians in the development of robotic (Motoman/Fanuc) and CNC programs throughout the facility, inclusive of fixture design for; shell build, shell removal, blasting media, digital radiography, welding, and casting units.
  • Creating and maintaining a project list for each project including project cost, required machine time for development and personnel involvment.
  • Validation of programming / automation changes to downstream key output variables via communication with other technical teams and the six sigma methodology.
  • Creation and maintenance of a system for revision change control on all automated programs.
  • Development of an off-line programming tool, including edjucating a team of technicians on its use.
  • Coordinating and planning projects and resources with new vendors and customers.
  • Writing capital requests, managing costs and controlling budgets for specific post-cast projects and objectives.
  • Creation of a system capable of tracking consumable products and anticipated cycle time by operation/part number.
  • Responsible for design, cost, and creation of necessary fixturing inclusive of time frame to meet overall project expectations.

#¿LI-MM Minimum Years of Experience 5

Preferred Qualifications Bachelor's degree in engineering from an accredited institution. Experience working in a casting environment, preferably investment casting Process engineering experience Six Sigma Green Belt preferred Leadership experience preferred