CommScope, Inc. Senior Engineer, Mfg Automation in Shakopee, Minnesota

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General Summary

The automation and advanced engineering position is responsible for technology innovation, development, integration, and demonstration of new automation and processing technologies for current and future CommScope products, thus improving quality, cycle time and profitability. The ideal candidate will be able to produce conceptual mechanical designs using superior creativity and ingenuity. A successful candidate will also have a strong level of competence in electrical controls and systems design. The engineer will collaborate across multiple internal functional departments and with internal/external customers and suppliers to develop partnerships, allowing rapid development and demonstration of new technology concepts and solutions.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Executes design, debug and deployment of automated manufacturing solutions in fiber optic manufacturing facilities located in multiple geographies.

  • Designs mechanical systems using 3D modeling software such as SolidWorks or Creo.

  • Collaborates with manufacturing, controls and process engineering peers to ensure meeting project requirements and timelines resulting with successful project completion.

  • Develops requirements and specifications through interviews with customers and internal stakeholders.

  • Analyzes measurement data to determine project feasibility and make recommendations on whether or not to proceed with a project.

  • Contributes to the intellectual property portfolio through trade secrets, patents and invention disclosures that have immediate or future potential benefit to the company.

  • Develops Design for Manufacturability (DFM) and Design for Assembly (DFA) requirements for new products to align with assembly in an automated manufacturing environment.

  • Champions compliance to DFM/DFA requirements.

  • Provides technical expertise on industry-wide developments.

  • Stays current on technology through formal education, training, participation in industry conferences and networking.

  • Experience with Fiber Optics experience a plus.

  • Project management to develop and maintain realistic but aggressive project schedules.

  • Ability to design and program PLC-based control systems a plus.

Skills Required

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 8 years’ engineering experience or Master’s degree with at least 5 years’ engineering experience.

  • Ability to develop and deploy assembly and process automation systems for production of small components.

  • Mechanical design of automation systems using 3D modeling software such as SolidWorks or Creo.

  • Capable of analyzing data using Excel, Minitab or other software tools. Capable of using statistical methods to assess process performance prior to and during machine development.

  • Ability to assess capability of measurement tools and systems.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to enable collaboration with the global organization.

  • Proficiency with current MS Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Project.

  • Ability to design and program PLC-based control systems a plus.

  • Lean Sigma black or green belt a plus.

It is the policy of CommScope to provide Equal Employment Opportunities to all individuals based on merit, qualifications and abilities. CommScope does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, age or any other characteristics as protected by law. Furthermore, this contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability, and require affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities.