• Robotic/Controls Engineer

    Allison Transmission Indianapolis, IN 46202

    Job #2270789819

  • JOIN THE TEAM THAT'S POWERING PROGRESS

    Building cities. Driving commerce. Saving lives. For over 100 years, Allison Transmission has powered the vehicles and technology that move our world forward.What powers us? Our employees. From the first person hired by James Allison in 1915 to the thousands across the globe who work for Allison today, we're driving progress everywhere because we employ top talent worldwide.

    Learn more about this role and how you can begin driving your career forward!

    Job Title:

    Robotic/Controls Engineer

    Job Description:

    JOIN THE TEAM THAT'S POWERING PROGRESS

    Building cities. Driving commerce. Saving lives. For over 100 years, Allison Transmission has powered the vehicles and technology that move our world forward.What powers us? Our employees. From the first person hired by James Allison in 1915 to the thousands across the globe who work for Allison today, we're driving progress everywhere because we employ top talent worldwide.

    This is an exciting opportunity in Indianapolis, IN for a Robotics and Controls Engineer.

    Learn more about this role and how you can begin driving your career forward!

    Summary:

    The Factory Controls Engineering department develops technical & design specifications for equipment, production tests, and oversees the implementation of new equipment to ensure the business unit's requirements are met and follow the company's standards. The engineer will support all Allison operations' maintenance, quality, and production personnel in the troubleshooting of functional problems and guide maintenance activities to eliminate functionality issues of equipment and systems throughout the entire company, including worldwide facilities. The engineer will design and guide installation activities to retrofit and improve functionality of existing equipment and systems. The engineer will apply Allison's specifications which are based on ISO-10218/ANSI-RIA R15 standards for robotic/automation cells and ensure integration is successful.

    Essential Functions:

    • Review and update system specifications to ensure that new equipment meets business requirements.

    • Review machine quotes, prints, approval drawings, and control logic programming to ensure adherence to specifications and process requirements.

    • Participate in equipment build process and runoffs to ensure proper system function and adherence to specifications.

    • Create, write, and support robot programs.

    • Create, write, and optimize robot guiding vision programs.

    • Optimize PLC and HMI programs.

    • Develop, procure, implement, and support system infrastructure that will be used to communicate between factory floor equipment and business systems.

    • Support the training of operations' maintenance, quality, and production personnel responsible for supporting equipment.

    • Ensures processes and procedures allow efficiency in work performed.

    • Based on business need, assists, supports and/or performs other job functions within department.

    • Support continuous improvement activities within manufacturing processes.

    • Investigate system trends and suggest modifications that provide business benefit.

    Education:

    Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering/Electrical Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Engineering Technology, Robotics Engineering Technology, Mechatronics Engineering Technology, or equivalent experience required.

    Skills/Experience:

    Required:

    • 3-5 years of working experience with robot cell integration and programming.

    • Extensive experience with Fanuc robotics programming.

    • Create, write, and optimize robotic programs from concept to completion.

    • Good understanding of DCS as applied to both cell guarding and operator interaction/collaborative work zones.

    • Good interpersonal oral and written communications skills.

    • Ability to use PC and job-related software/programs for programming, design, and documentation.

    • Experience with Allen-Bradley PAC/PLC control systems.

    • Experience with programming of Allen-Bradley HMIs.

    • Ability to diagnose/troubleshoot any controls system when required, regardless of having prior knowledge or experience.

    • Ability to train and mentor peer engineers and qualified skilled trades personnel.

    • Make program changes to improve efficiency of current processes.

    • Experience with device communication networks including Allen-Bradley DH+, Ethernet IP, etc.

    • Project management skills and experience involving complex projects.

    • Willingness to be on call on a rotational basis; approximately 3-5 weekends a year.

    • Willingness to work occasional weekends and holidays as project work requires.

    Preferred:

    • 3-5 years of experience within manufacturing.

    • Experience with Allen-Bradley/Cisco industrial networking.

    • Basic experience with Fanuc and Siemens CNC Control Systems.

    • Experience with vision systems used in assembly process.

    • Experience with electric nutrunner fastening systems, specifically Atlas Copco.

    • RFID system experience, specifically Balluff.

    • Knowledge of best practices in automotive and equipment manufacturing.

    • Familiar with lean manufacturing principles for machining and assembly operations.

    • Experience with hydraulic and pneumatic systems, both in troubleshooting and design.

    Allison Transmission is an equal opportunity employer. We have opportunities for all qualified applicants regardless of age, race, color, sex, religion, creed, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status.

    If you are an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran requiring assistance and/or reasonable accommodations reviewing any of the careers information, please contact us at ~~~.

    Please note that Allison Transmission will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Allison Transmission will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

    Primary Location:

    Indianapolis, IN

    Additional Locations:

    Allison Transmission is an equal opportunity employer. We have opportunities for all qualified applicants regardless of age, race, color, sex, religion, creed, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status.

    If you are an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran requiring assistance and/or reasonable accommodations reviewing any of the careers information, please contact us at ~~~.

    Please note that Allison Transmission will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Allison Transmission will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

    Allison Transmission is the world's largest manufacturer of commercial-duty automatic transmissions and hybrid propulsion systems. Our products are specified by more than 300 of the world's leading vehicle manufacturers and are used in a range of market sectors-from bus, refuse and emergency to construction, distribution and defense.Allison was founded in 1915 in Indianapolis, Indiana, where the company's global headquarters is still located. We have approximately 1,400 dealer and distributor locations, employ more than 2,700 people around the world and our international presence spans more than 80 countries.

    Allison Transmission is an equal opportunity employer. We have opportunities for all qualified applicants regardless of age, race, color, sex, religion, creed, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status.

    If you are an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran requiring assistance and/or reasonable accommodations reviewing any of the careers information, please contact us at ~~~.

    Please note that Allison Transmission will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Allison Transmission will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.