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University Programs: Automation Engineer

Forest, Mississippi


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Job Description:

The SAS Advanced Manufacturing, Modernization, and Technology (AMMT) Automation Engineering team is seeking an enthusiastic, innovative team member to support automation projects within the SAS Forest Consolidated Manufacturing Center.
The Automation Engineer will work for the Forest Automation Manager. The position will allow for networking across SAS factories, which includes locations in El Segundo (CA), McKinney (TX), Forest (MS), Santa Barbara County (CA), and Largo (FL), in addition to operations and automation engineers from other Raytheon business units. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of automation projects either in previous internships, R&D or school projects.

Required Skills:
  • Experience with automation systems (robots, vision systems, PLCs, etc.).
  • Experience within automation programming environments.
  • Experience in mechanical and/or electrical design, computer vision, artificial intelligence, or other related field.
  • Experience with CAD (Solidworks, Pro E, AutoCAD electrical, etc.).
  • This position requires the eligibility to obtain a Security Clearance.
  • U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will require the ability to access US only data systems.
  • U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will need a U.S. Security Clearance within 1 year of start date.
  • Except in rare circumstances, only U.S. Citizens are eligible for a Security Clearance.
Desired Skills:
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA (Please upload an unofficial transcript when applying).
  • Understanding of Lean principles and terminology and/or Six Sigma.
  • Ability to collaborate with automation suppliers and integrators.
  • Ability to support the production floor during troubleshooting and sustainment.
  • Familiarity with Industry 4.0 / Smart Factory concepts, Digital Manufacturing Simulation.
  • Understanding of SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) systems, MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems).
  • Familiarity with cyber and/or cyber-physical systems security protocols.
  • Experience with PLCs, MTConnect, and/or Transactional Automation (use of API, XML).
  • Understanding of networking concepts (ie: TCP/IP).
  • Experience or education in systems engineering and application to automation systems.
Required Education:
  • Must have a MS / MA with a major in Engineering (for example, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or Industrial Engineering),
  • or equivalent Technical discipline by Summer 2020 or have graduated within 18 months prior to start date.

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