The Weir Group PLC

  • 2018-19920

    Posted Date 6 days ago(11/6/2018 3:06 PM)
    Manufacturing/Automation Engineer
    Job Location
    US-UT-Salt Lake City
    Shift Schedule
    NS / Exempt
    Manages Others
  • Business Need / Purpose of Role

    Part of the Value Chain strategy of the Minerals Division is to (a) improve the visibility of our divisional operations in order to ensure we can better coordinate capacity and share best practice and (b) reduce operational cost by removing non value adding activities. This role will support this strategy by designing and implementing systems to provide shop floor visibility and automate direct and indirect operational activities. This role will include responsibility for executing our divisional smart factory initiatives.

    Objectives & Measurement - Key Responsibilities


    • Execute and Deploy a division wide manufacturing execution system (MES)
    • Develop systems to provide real time capacity, utilization and efficiency at a divisional level
    • Coordinate the deployment of any group digital smart factory programs
    • Assist in the deployment of automation technologies across the division (physical and electronic workflows)
    • Help build manufacturing systems and automation capability within the businesses through training
    • Help businesses model up manufacturing systems to enable better decision making


    • Effective deployment of ME / Automation projects in support of Value Chain Excellence programs (Such as MES)
    • ROI and savings from manufacturing systems and automation projects
    • Level of key user manufacturing systems and automation capability within the businesses



    Job Knowledge / Education and Qualifications

    Education and/or Experience:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering a related field, preferably mechanical, manufacturing ,industrial  or systems engineering or proven experience in deploying  manufacturing systems 
    • At least 5 years’ experience working in a manufacturing or systems engineering role within operations
    • Experience in deploying software systems for the shop floor
    • Good handle on core manufacturing concepts relating to capacity, lead time, WIP etc

    Language Skills:

    • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


    • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

    Reasoning Ability:

    •  Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

    Computer Skills:

    • Microsoft Office
    • Experience with implementing PLC systems, SCADA systems, connectivity platforms etc
    • Experience with reporting tools such as Power BI, Tableau etc.

    Advantageous skills:

    • Experience with current IoT based technologies
    • Experience with level 2 & 3 stack technologies on the ISA 95 standard
    • Experience with simulation and modelling (Simul8 etc)
    • Project management skills
    • Experience in working the cloud based storage platforms

    Physical Demands:

    • This role will involve travel, at least 1 – 3 trips per month to regional or global locations

    Work Environment:

    • This is a knowledge worker role which requires the ability to work in an open plan office as well as while travelling and working remotely

    Core Competencies

    Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs work flows and procedures.


    Design - Generates creative solutions; translates concepts and information into images; uses feedback to modify designs; applies design principles; demonstrates attention to detail.


    Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.


    Project Management - Develops project plans; coordinates projects; communicates changes and progress; completes projects on time and budget; manages project team activities.


    Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others.


    Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control; remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.


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