Paint Robotic Engineering Leader

Job Summary
The purpose of this job is to support NRV Paint Production by providing Robotic Technical Leadership expertise and to optimize paint robot effectiveness, productivity and quality. The holder of this position will be responsible for Robotic operation, fault recovery procedures and troubleshooting. Responsible for graphic user interface on electrostatic paint application, all robot pathing and robotic fluid delivery systems. Robot Safety will be a paramount issue, along with pathing adjustments such as logic, software and path alterations through either off-line or on-line methodology, teach pendant operation and data program entries
Core Responsibilities
  • Highly technical Paint Robot Programming, paint application and Technical expertise in Robot trouble shooting
  • Monitor and manage all safety and operational precautions and 5S in the assigned Robot Cells
  • Monitor Daily Quality checks in the Robot Zone, PM and work order adherence
  • Continuously and incrementally improve all Robotic Processes and document as standardized work
  • Minimize robotic downtime by systematically and proactively monitoring part performance and spare part status; prioritize schedule of immediate replacement with emphasis on most troubled robots
  • Manage Safety and Quality of deliverables in the Robotic Zone; lead in demonstration of attention to Quality detail
  • Develop and refine shift reports for immediate post shift review; recommend and implement data analysis techniques to refine understanding and production processes and pursue real time reporting and decision making
  • Collaborate with and/or direct plant personnel, contractors, and equipment suppliers in repair/improvement work
  • Prioritize work/improvement schedule to support annual shutdowns for PM, 5S, and equipment updates
  • 24/7 availability for consultation is required
  • Establish Robotic training requirements and programs for Production and Maintenance personnel
Required Competencies
  • Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect
  • Delegation: Clearly and comfortably delegates both routine and important tasks and decisions; broadly shares both responsibility and accountability; tends to trust people to perform; lets direct reports and others finish their own work
  • Developing Direct Reports and Others: Provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments; hold frequent development discussions; is aware of each person's career goals; constructs compelling development plans and executes them; pushes people to accept developmental moves; will take on those who need help and further development; cooperates with the developmental system in the organization; is a people builder
  • Drive for Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results
  • Informing: Provides the information people need to know to do their jobs and to feel good about being a member of the team, unit, and/or the organization; provides individuals information so that they can make accurate decisions; is timely with information
Additional Required Competencies
  • Action Oriented: Enjoys working hard; is action oriented and full of energy for the things he/she sees as challenging; not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning; seizes more opportunities than others
  • Functional / Technical Skills: Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment
  • Motivating Others: Creates a climate in which people want to do their best; can motivate many kinds of direct reports and team or project members; can assess each person's hot button and use it to get the best out of him/her; pushes tasks and decisions down; empowers others; invites input from each person and shares ownership and visibility; makes each individual feel his/her work is important; is someone people like working for and with
Minimum Education and Required Experience
  • BS Degree(s) in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering with 4 years auto/truck paint experience or 8 years of high level/technical experience in Auto/Truck Robotic Paint with robotic training
  • Experience in utilization of mechanic aptitude for performing any mechanical component repair or replacement, in addition to having knowledge of PLC communications and other robotic peripheral equipment. (Theoretical and working knowledge of major brands of PLC?s ? Allen Bradley, Siemens)
  • Demonstrated ongoing continuous education in computing systems, hardware/software structure, while recognizing the limitations and creating improvements of the existing Paint Robot process systems
  • Aggressive solution to all additionally assigned projects with demonstrated passion for Paint business performance and safety
Required Skills
  • Mastery of paint process and equipment transfer efficiency, quality checks and verifications.
  • Bell paint application experience
  • Mastery of back up and restoration of all robot programs with paint parameters and fluid presets
  • Demonstrated advanced level experience with Troubleshooting, Problem Solving Protocols and Techniques, Visual Aides and Production Control Boards
  • High level of demonstrated computer skill proficiency including but not limited to, Microsoft products, PowerPoint Presentations ? Robot Programming and adjustments for trouble shooting initiatives ? ability to take the lead through hands on activity when conditions call for increased capability of programmers
Other Requirements
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.)
  • As all documentation is in English, proficiency in the English language is required
  • Demonstrated? ongoing continuous education in computing systems, hardware/software structure, while recognizing the limitations and creating improvements of the existing ROBOT process systems
  • Aggressive solution to all additionally assigned projects with demonstrated passion for? business performance and safety
  • Sustainability of? Best Practices, Quality checks, AM/PM, Process Improvement Plans and Standardized Work in the robot zone and associated areas
  • Demonstrated? Quality and Financial accountability (Quality improvements and cost reductions)
Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general level of work being performed by persons assigned to the classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of the job.
Volvo Group North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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