Robotics & Automation Engineer

Listed - 13/06/2022

Applications Close - 01/07/2022

Responsible for developing, delivering, and improving manufacturing processes, ensuring that machinery downtime is kept to a minimum and that all work is planned in advance to avoid production disruption. This applies specifically to the application of Robotics & Automation to new and existing processes within the company. Responsible for leading project-based activities, including new product. Manage KPIs and ensure preventative actions are taken to maximise success.

Key Responsibilities:

General and Task Management

  • Identify manufacturing needs for new products in development
  • Be involved in the design & concepting of new systems and processes and provide facilities & methods to ensure the cost-effective integration of new products or for the improvement of existing ones into manufacturing operations
  • Ensure all product and system requirements are considered from the initial product conception to the finished result
  • Generating production documentation
  • Reduce variability in manufacturing by providing standard work methods and work instructions
  • Ensure product and process quality meets specifications required
  • Improve manufacturing efficiency by analysing and planning workflow, space requirements and equipment layout
  • Remove waste from the processes
  • Respond to breakdowns
  • Report down time and possible trends
  • Support and lead continuous improvement, problem solving and process improvement activities
  • Carry out FMEAs, (Failure Mode Effects Analysis) process documentation and implement improvements
  • Poka Yoke (error proofing) where possible to prevent errors
  • Investigate production and process issues providing technical support and training
  • Keep up with current and developing engineering trends
  • Undertake special projects as required
  • Contribute to continuous improvement activities
  • Quality control of work by appropriate reviews
  • Support and lead process improvement activities
  • Write reports and present progress at project meetings
  • Achieve goals within budget
  • Manage the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Attend various meetings and action/communicate instructions
  • Undertake continuous training and development
  • Perform root cause analysis and resolve problems

People Management

  • Lead and/or support shift technicians
  • Train production identified staff when required
  • Supervise sub-contractors

Relationship Management

  • Liaise and communicate with other departments, customers, suppliers and other service providers
  • Be an effective team member, working with supervisor and colleagues to ensure smooth workflow with maximum output


  • Comply with the Health, Safety and Environmental Policies
  • Assertive, resilient and welcomes change
  • Engages interest and participation of others and has a collaborative approach to working together
  • Actively committed to team’s development
  • Is optimistic and self-aware
  • Shows moral courage, openness, and honesty in all dealings
  • Self-motivated, flexible, proactive, and committed
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent Attention to detail

Skills and Attributes:

  • Strong practical experience in electrical controls and equipment integration,
  • Prior experience in the fault-finding process both electrical and process related,
  • Understanding of robotics process’s, specifically machine tending,
  • Independently determines approach and assigned tasks,
  • Understanding manufacturing processes,
  • Understanding engineering and other technical information,
  • Strong problem-solving skills and logical approach,
  • Understand lean manufacturing,
  • Ability to work in a diverse and dynamic environment,
  • Planning and prioritising activities,
  • Excellent negotiation skills,
  • Ability to present data effectively,
  • Understanding of Health and Safety practices,
  • Team working skills,
  • Analytical skills,
  • PC skills,
  • Exercise’s latitude and technical judgement in deciding work methods,
  • Good understanding of customer expectations and deliverables with an awareness of the impact of failure/cost of poor quality.

Qualifications and Experience Levels:

  • Relevant manufacturing/engineering degree preferred, A Levels, ONC, City & Guilds level 3, BTec National Diploma Level 3, IVQ Technician Diploma, or equivalent NVQ level 3 qualification
  • Professional accreditation with an industry related body would be advantageous
  • Experience of FMEA (Failure Mode Effects Analysis), Kaizen/A3 (continuous improvement and problem solving) process improvement and Poka Yoke (error proofing) techniques
  • Significant work experience in a high-volume manufacturing environment, preferably automotive
  • Understanding of design and production costs to include waste, downtime, scrap, and re-work

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