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Electrical Engineer - Automated Manufacturing Equipment Support

Location: 

Milford, CT, US

Req ID:  762
Job Type: 

Edgewell Personal Care is a leading manufacturer and worldwide distributor of over 25 well-known brands of consumer personal care products.  We are 6000 colleagues strong with a presence in over 50 countries.

 Edgewell's brands include shaving products including Schick and Wilkinson Sword razors and blades, shaving gels including Edge and Skintimate, Banana Boat and Hawaiian Tropic sun screens, Playtex Infant Care products, including spill-proof cups, baby bottle liners, pacifiers, and Diaper Genie; Feminine Care products, including Playtex and o.b. tampons, and Stay free and Care free pads and liners, and Wet Ones wipes.

Our latest additions to the Edgewell family of personal care brands include two full product lines of skin care and grooming products for men: Bull Dog and Jack Black.

 

 

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

Plans and performs engineering, design, maintenance, and other technical and administrative tasks involved in the development and improvement of new and existing equipment, products, and processes.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide technical support for all equipment within the plant to ensure uninterrupted operations.
  • Lead and participate in cross-functional teams to support cost improvement projects by optimizing machine and equipment efficiencies.
  • Support and monitor the status of all elements affecting the outcome of projects, including costs, timing, and performance.
  • Design, develop, and modify control systems for prototype, new and existing production equipment.
  • Understand specifications (corporate and plant), standards, and local and/or national electric codes for use in designing hardware schematics and software programs.
  • Check/Construct electrical schematics including I/O, magnetic circuits, fusing, control panels, bill of materials and cable layouts.
  • Research, develop and customize software structure and writing logic from scratch.
  • Program, configure, and troubleshoot Human Machine Interface (HMI) devices and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s) for automated equipment.
  • Support the commissioning and debugging for intermediate to complex machine applications.
  • Identify system performance measures and the actions needed to make improvements.
  • Develop new product and process specifications and test methods for new and existing equipment.
  • Conduct tests on new designs and equipment.
  • Train associate level engineers and skilled trade personnel as needed on new and existing equipment and processes.

 

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Key relationships internally will include Quality Engineering and Manufacturing.
  • Some travel may be required to affiliate plant and equipment vendors.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering
  • 3-7 years of experience in manufacturing support and/or design of automated assembly control systems and devices.
  • Familiar with HMI and PLC programming and associated application software
  • Familiar with servo, vision and data collection systems
  • Strong troubleshooting capabilities, electrical, and mechanical aptitude
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, presentation, and technical writing skills

Minimum Qualifications:

·         BS degree in related Electrical Engineering/ Engineering Technology.

·         3-5 years experience in design and maintenance of PLC based automated machinery. Prefer experience with vison systems, HMI based interfaces

  • Good communication, interpersonal skills and report writing ability.

 

 

Edgewell is an equal opportunity employer, and we prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

 

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