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Sparta, MI, US

Automation 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 TITLE: Automation Engineer
JOB LOCATION (SPARTA , MICHIGAN – Lear Sparta Automation Division)


As a member of the Automation team, the Automation Engineer will be responsible for Leading, Supporting, Implementing, and Managing Automation projections while driving innovation in advancements.


The Role:

Your work will include, but not be limited to:

  • The Automation Engineer will be Lear’s expert for all automation applications.
  • The candidate will use their vast knowledge, experience, and resourcefulness to lead and implement automation cells and drive standards across North America.
  • The candidate must be able to develop the concept, aid in the Mechanical/Electrical design, install, train the receiving plant, and provide on-going support for the robot cell. 
  • The candidate must also possess the skill to project lead other Integrators as a subject matter expert.
  • Manage small projects and workloads involving Fanuc and UR integrations, safety upgrades on existing equipment, and retrofits.
  • Properly maintaining Fanuc robotics systems by performing Preventive Maintenance
  • Analyzes information and evaluates results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Provides guidance and direction to other team members, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
  • Monitors and reviews information from materials, events, or the environment to detect or assess problems.
  • Develop performance indicators to increase reliability and reduce downtime.
  • Develop contingency and disaster recovery plans.
  • Completion of Automation risk assessments


Advantages of working at Lear in the Automation group:

  • Drive Innovation with new advancements in Industry
  • Opportunities for future training to broaden skills
  • Be part of a team of experts to drive solutions that improve efficiencies, safety, and quality
  • Work with multiple assembly plants and integrators


Your Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or computer science or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant working experience in a related field
  • Fanuc and UR robotic experience of integration, programming, troubleshooting, repairs, and maintenance
  • Great electrical/mechanical troubleshooting abilities
  • Proficient in the Fanuc robotics systems (additional robotics experience in other brands is a plus)
  • Knowledgeable in Allen Bradley PLC: MicroLogix, CompactLogix, ControlLogix, and Studio 5000 software
  • Experience creating HMI projects, making HMI changes, and additions
  • Knowledgeable in reading and following electrical prints to diagnose and troubleshoot down equipment
  • Willingness to travel in North America – up to 30%.


Bonus If You Have:

  • Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) experience
  • Vision- experience to guide robot – offsets
  • Condition Based Monitoring- vibration, amp draw - predictive maintenance

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.


Nearest Major Market: Grand Rapids