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Automation Engineer

Company: Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions
Location: San Jose
Posted on: May 19, 2019

Job Description:


A career with CAES is more than just a job; it is the pathway to a bright future.

Are you searching for a career with a company that offers challenging, diverse projects and opportunities? Are you looking for a position with a company that is growing and able to offer long-term professional advancement? Searching for a company that values a friendly work environment and that values YOU? Then look no further!! Consider Cobham. #peoplefocusedmissiondriven

We are Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions (CAES), a technologically advanced electronics company employing more than 3,600 talented makers, thinkers, innovators, and doers nationwide. We build things that solve challenging problems from deep space to the depths of the ocean. We serve customers in spanning defense, aerospace, security, medical, and industrial markets.

Cobham Electronic Systems, in San Jose, CA is currently seeking an ADVANCED MANUFACTURING AUTOMATION ENGINEER working dayshift with the option of a 9/80 schedule to support the site.

Role will be responsible for implementing advanced manufacturing technology and automation. Role will work with employees, suppliers, and customers on improvement projects to modernize the factory. Perform the research, design the solution and implement the improvement to automate or semi- automate processes. This will also include the transformation/conversion of manual paperwork to electronic data in the factory. Also, includes supporting continuous improvement projects as a facilitator or in analyzing data, and supporting the site management track performance metrics to ensure local goals are met, consistent with lean and six-sigma methodologies.


* Establish and manage project schedule, work with team to develop technical requirements and select suppliers. Develop equipment specifications. Implement equipment.

* Working solely or on a team to help the factory on its journey to utilize current technology, automate processes and procedures, program PLC s. Projects would include taking existing industry standard automation and applying to our factory.

* Assist in day-to-day activities supporting Key Performance Indicators data gathering and reporting to management, Monthly Operations Report, and Operations Meeting preparation


* BS degree in materials, mechanical, computer science or electrical engineering is required.

* 2 years experience in manufacturing environment

* Must be proficient in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

* Must be able to communicate and interact effectively with employees at all levels of the organization from Production to Management, both verbally and in writing, including preparing presentations.

* This position requires access to technology, materials, software or hardware that is controlled by export laws of the US. Hired employees are required to provide proof of US Citizenship.


* 3-6 years work experience

* Programming machines and use with automation

* Familiarity with Relational Database concepts and SQL.

* Advanced Excel skills and experience with VBA to facilitate working with large amounts of imported data from various sources.

* Experience programing in Python, Labview, or visual basic

* Experience with linear motorized stages, vision systems, or multi axis robots

* Some experience with statistics, similar to/or Green/Back belt in 6 Sigma

All applicants must be a U.S Citizen or U.S Person as defined by ITAR (a lawful permanent resident or someone who is a protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C.1324b(a)(3)). In order to be eligible for positions requiring a Security Clearance, you must be a US Citizen.

Cobham is one of the world's leading companies engaged in the development, delivery and support of leading-edge aerospace and defense systems in the air, on land and at sea. Our clients and partners trust Cobham to deliver the mission-critical technology they need, and we trust our employees to draw on their ingenuity and passion to deliver those solutions. This leads to an empowering culture for our people. Our Leadership team is open, sharing plans for the next five years, driving retention by offering demanding, exciting work, and providing full guidance and mentoring.

Cobham is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of Cobham to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. Cobham will refrain from discharging, or otherwise discriminating against, employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants.

Keywords: Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions, San Jose , Automation Engineer, Engineering , San Jose, California

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