Viscar Industrial Automation Engineer Jobs in Kenya

Viscar Industrial Automation Engineer Jobs in Kenya


Job description

  • The Automation Engineer will analyze high-labor content activities across the company and design automation to improve operational efficiency and deliver fast Return on Investment (ROI) and Return on Invested Capital (ROIC).

  • The Engineer will also lead process improvement of moderate complexities focused around automation.

    Responsibilities

  • Design, plan, source and implement automation solutions including robotics, conveyors, sorters, scanners, vision systems and PLCs

  • Conduct root cause analyses of labor and/or process inefficiencies through operational data analysis, Pareto charts, process reviews, time studies, statistics reviews, simulation and discussions with operational leadership

  • Develop automation design and equipment specifications for the implementation of automation solutions including identifying facility design requirements based on activity levels, product envelope, product flow and transportation methods

  • Build layouts and power requirements to accept automation designs; specify material handling and storage equipment solutions

  • Design startup and ongoing personnel requirements for automation solutions based on product profile and activity levels; identify management and supervisory requirements for operations personnel;

  • determine special skills needed and provide job descriptions for hiring

  • Determine required maintenance support positions for each site depending on equipment functionality and service level requirements for on-site operations;

  • develop preventive maintenance tasks and schedules to mitigate less than 100% uptime operations

  • Identify changes to existing functionality and test IT solutions and functionality;

  • partner with IT team to identify and document new functionality not currently available

  • Specify packing methods to be used based on mode/method of transportation and product profile; specify containers/cartons and
    packing (void fill) medium requirements

  • Identify outbound labeling/documentation requirements; provide annual cost estimates for packing materials and create cartonization tables

  • Develop processes and procedures for human interface functionality with automation equipment, along with supporting validation techniques and metrics to ensure successful project completion

  • Ensure transition of all processes, procedures, metrics and maintenance requirements to local operations

    Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Industrial Engineering with a focus in Robotics/Automation Engineering

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Mini Tab and Six Sigma analysis tools

  • 3 years of experience in high-volume operations and distribution-related work

  • Experience with PLCs, electrical controls of motors, switches, diverters, spirals and conveyors

  • Experience with simulation software, 3D modeling, drawing/design of components and system parts

  • Proficiency with AutoCAD

  • Solid knowledge of project management principles with ability to use discernment within defined practices and procedures

    How to Apply

  • Interested candidates who meet the qualifications mentioned above are encouraged to apply by sending an updated CV to recruitment@viscarcapacity.com clearly indicating the Job Position in the SUBJECT line not later than 10th March 2020.

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