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Sr. Director, Automation Engineering

Company: Flextronics - The Flex Company
Location: Austin
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

At Flex, we welcome people of all backgrounds. Our employees thrive here by living our values: we support each other as we strive to find a better way, we move fast with discipline and purpose, and we do the right thing always. Through a respectful, inclusive and collaborative culture, a career at Flex offers the opportunity to make a difference, invest in your career growth and join our purpose -- to make great products that create value and improve people's lives.Job SummaryTo support our extraordinary teams who build great products and contribute to our growth, we're looking to add a Sr. Director, Automation Engineering located in Austin, TX or Buffalo Grove, IL.Reporting to the Executive Leadership, the Sr. Director, Automation Engineering is responsible for effectively managing all strategic automation processes and resources, and leading a team of automation engineers, specifying, designing, installing and maintaining automation equipment, tooling and applications in order to execute strategic objectives and maintain automation excellence. The ideal candidate will be a strategic, data-driven, creative leader who is a highly resourceful, self-driven individual with the ability to partner, execute, and lead through influence in a highly regulated medical manufacturing environment. This position will be supporting sites in our health solutions group globally. What a typical day looks like:

  • Define, Implement, and evaluate projects that improve the manufacturability by automation applications in: High speed and fully automated Medical/Health solutions segment lines.
  • Responsible for defining strategic roadmap for automation solutioning across the Flex operational functions aimed at standardizing solutions based on the near and long-term needs of the business and optimizing costs
  • Direct efforts to ensure all projects related to Health Solutions are successfully implemented.
  • Be able to create and define RFQ/SOW documents to quote and define requirements with supplier's new integrations
  • Engages with customer and suppliers to resolve challenging issues related to purpose-built equipment for high-speed lines in Medical/Health solutions segment.
  • Get involved with local teams and operations to provide technical support for the implementation or development of any technology.
  • Work with other central functions such as Advanced Mfg. Engineering, Asset Management, Global Business Excellence, Supply Chain and Central MRO team
  • Willing to travel up to 50% and collaborate with sites on automation requirements.
  • Provide regular communications, including KPI results, project progress, and relevant financial health indicators to executive business leaders, functional leaders, project and operations teams.The experience we're looking to add to our team:
    • 10+ years of automation experience within a high-volume medical manufacturing plant or supply chain.
    • Advance knowledge in Robot/PLC programing for highly integrated automation lines.
    • Advance knowledge in Vision System equipment, such as: Cognex, Keyence, Basler or others related.
    • Experience integrating automation applications from design to delivery stage.
    • Experience with industrial protocols like OPC, Profibus, Fieldbus, Device-net, IO-link, Modbus, TCP/IP or similar.
    • Interpretation and establishment of KPI and Operational Metrics for automation devices.
    • Ability to network, collaborate and influence in a global organization across staff functions and departments in medical manufacturing sites.
    • Proven success driving multi-million-dollar initiatives and project teams
    • Ability to identify creative ways to reduce cost by streamlining processes and systems. -
    • Excellent judgment, interpersonal skills, cultural awareness and professional maturity with executive presentation experience, comfortable interacting with senior executive leadership, lead, facilitate and manage change effectivelyWhat you'll receive for the great work you provide:
      • Full range of medical benefits, dental, vision
      • Life Insurance
      • Matching 401K
      • PTO
      • Tuition Reimbursement
      • Employee discounts at local retailersCR29KG56AA01Job CategoryProduction EngineeringRelocation:---Eligible for domestic and international relocationIs Sponsorship Available?YesFlex is an Equal Opportunity Employer and employment selection decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. We celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on: age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability, pregnancy status, or any other status protected by law. We're happy to provide reasonable accommodations to those with a disability for assistance in the recruitment process. Please advise us of any accommodations you may need by e-mailing:

Keywords: Flextronics - The Flex Company, Austin , Sr. Director, Automation Engineering, Executive , Austin, Texas

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