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Title:  Senior Mechanical Automation Engineer

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Commscope is hiring a Senior Mechanical Automation Engineer in Shakopee MN


How You'll Help us Connect The World:

The equipment engineering position will focus on technology innovation, development, integration, and demonstration of new tooling, automation and processing technologies for current and future CommScope products, thus improving quality, cycle time and profitability. The ideal candidate will be able to produce conceptual mechanical designs using outstanding creativity and ingenuity with a strong level of understanding in electrical controls and software. We will encourage you to collaborate across multiple internal functional departments and with internal/external customers and suppliers to develop partnerships, allowing rapid development and demonstrate new technology concepts and solutions. More specifically this will include:

  • Converting production challenges into creative and inventive solutions by collaborating and leading brainstorms in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Develop, build, and test semi-automated equipment and processes for fiber optic manufacturing for our global facilities using 3D modeling software; preferable SolidWorks or Creo
  • Analyze test data and use statistical tools to prove capability of feasibility setups and final production equipment
  • Taking a leading role in collaboration with manufacturing, controls, and process engineering team members to drive completion of projects on time and within budget
  • Contribute to the intellectual property portfolio through trade secrets, patents and invention disclosures that have immediate or future potential benefit to the company
  • Travel to global production locations to support development and deployment


Required Qualifications for Consideration:

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 8 years of engineering experience
  • Experience designing tooling and automation systems using CREO or SolidWorks from sketch to drawing with a focus on manufacturability and ease of maintenance
  • Ability to perform tolerance analysis on products and processes and use GD&T methods in equipment development to guarantee a first-time right solution
  • Data Analysis skills using Excel or Minitab and experience use statistical methods to assess process performance prior to and during machine development. Proficiency with current MS Office applications
  • Our ideal applicant will be a highly motivated individual with interpersonal abilities to collaborate in a global organization, possess a sense of ownership and urgency with ability to learn and stay updated on the newest technology trends / industry standards


You Will Excite Us If You Have:

Experience in leading or coaching a small technical team. Experience in designing and programming PLC-based control or vision systems. Worked with Fiber Optics. Lean Six Sigma black or green belt certification. Been in a hands-on role where you built the equipment yourself


Flexible Work

The world of work has changed and so have our expectations. We continue to evolve with this change and now offer a Flex@Work program that creates an environment that supports your work and life integration as best as possible. To make our company successful, we believe it’s imperative our employees bring their best selves to work, and that can take place in many ways. Learn more about our Flex@Work program by visiting https://careers.commscope.com/flexatwork


What happens after you apply?

Learn how to prepare yourself for the next steps in our hiring process by visiting https://careers.commscope.com/how-we-hire

Here, you will find a collaborative culture that encourages authenticity and champions inclusiveness. Come connect to your future!

You will be rewarded with a comprehensive benefits package, including paid vacation, medical, dental, and vision plans, life and accidental death insurance, a 401(k) plan and participation in the Company’s Incentive Plan.



It is the policy of CommScope to provide Equal Employment Opportunities to all individuals based on merit, qualifications and abilities. CommScope does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, age or any other characteristics as protected by law. Furthermore, this contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability, and require affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities.


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