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Pine Grove, PA, US, 17963

Industry 4.0 Engineer


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Lear Corporation is the leading Tier 1 automotive supplier serving all of the world's major automotive manufacturers with our world-class automotive seating and automotive electrical products. Our products are developed and produced by a diverse, talented team of more than 165,000 people. With operations in 39 countries, Lear operates in every major automotive manufacturing region in the world. For our globally positioned and successful teams, we are looking for dedicated talents with zest for action and enthusiasm. If you love challenges, want to experience development opportunities unrestrained, and want recognition that pays off, then you've come to the right place with Lear.




Job Description:


This position will support the plant in the development, implementation and operation of Industry 4.0 initiatives, process improvement data collection systems/tools and capital investment projects. This includes projects such as data analytics, defect detection, vision systems, industrial internet of things, big data, cloud computing, additive manufacturing, robotics, augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR), automated material handling, automated packing systems, automated loading systems, etc. The Development/Industry 4.0 Engineer utilizes knowledge of mechanical engineering, product design, materials, tooling and production capabilities, and quality standards. This position will champion Lear initiatives throughout the organization to improve operational effectiveness and to eliminate waste.



Job Duties:


  • Demonstrate the ability to work safely and effectively while supporting the safety goals of the Plant and compliance to OSHA and other standards and regulations.
  • Drives innovation by developing platforms to collect, normalize, analyze, and act on real-time data.
  • Study, test, recommend, and lead the implementation of I4.0 initiatives and tools to support operations, including equipment, process monitoring, data analytics, and dashboard reporting systems.
  • Strong experience in the use of data analytics, I4.0 initiatives, vision systems, robotics, and production systems.
  • Expertise in improvement productivity, quality, and project management.
  • PLC and Controls logic and Robotic programing desirable.
  • Demonstrate conceptual, analytical, and problems solving skills.
  • Strong program management skills. Must be able to drive projects to completion on-time and in budget.
  • Develops implementation strategies for modifications to plant layout and production processes to improve operational performance.
  • Develops labor standards through time studies and data analysis.
  • Performs cost analysis to determine feasibility of new products or processes and writes PARs (Capital Investment Requests) as required.
  • Ability to effectively advise management of product conformance, capability issues, and provide fact -based recommendations for improvement and problem resolution.
  • Optimize processes, shorten cycle times, improve quality, reduce energy losses, shortens downtimes, and improve overall equipment effectiveness.
  • Evaluates mechanical and automated-electromechanical systems and products by designing and conducting research programs and applying principles of mechanics, thermodynamics, hydraulics, heat transfer, and materials.
  • Confirms system and product capabilities by designing and conducting feasibility studies and testing methods and properties.
  • Develops mechanical and automated-electromechanical products by studying customer requirements; researching and testing manufacturing and assembly methods and materials; and soliciting observations from operators.
  • Manages subcontractors who aid in the designing, construction, and implementation of projects.

  • Writes capital expenditure approval documents and secures funding for projects.

  • Assures system and product quality by designing testing methods; testing finished product and system capabilities; and confirming fabrication, assembly, and installation processes.

  • Maintains product and company reputation by complying with regulations.

  • Keeps equipment operational by coordinating maintenance and repair services; following manufacturer’s instructions and established procedures; and requesting special services.

  • Completes projects by training and guiding technicians.

  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, participating in professional societies.
  • Review and validate SOP’s to ensure accuracy to current processes.
  • Ability to work on the production floor with employees to train, root cause concerns and assist in implementing corrective actions.
  • Provide mentoring and training to the required personnel as needed.
  • Perform other tasks as required by management.


Job Requirements/Qualifications:


  • BS degree in Engineering or other technical discipline.  
  • Able to embrace Industry 4.0 principles.
  • Experience with automation.
  • 5+ years of professional experience.
  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment.
  • Superior computer skills, with solid experience in CAD (Solidworks, AutoCad, etc).
  • Ability to develop and document clear and comprehensive technical documentation.
  • Highly analytical mind, with exceptional problem-solving skills.
  • Attention to details
  • Relentless will to reduce waste and increase value on a production line.



Lear Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workplace.


Applicants must submit their resume for consideration using our applicant tracking system. Due to the high volume of applications received, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship. Unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies, or similar, will not be paid a fee and will become the property of Lear Corporation.


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