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Title:  Automation Engineer

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General Summary:
The automation engineering position assists with 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 provide input for conceptual mechanical designs with creativity and ingenuity. A successful candidate will also have a some knowledge in electrical controls and/or systems design and affinity with control software. The engineer will collaborate across multiple internal functional departments and with internal/external customers and suppliers to develop partnerships, allowing rapid development and demonstration of new technology concepts and solutions.
Duties & Responsibilities:
•Design, debug and deployment of (automated) manufacturing solutions in fiber optic manufacturing facilities located in multiple geographies.
•Designs mechanical systems using 3D modeling software such as SolidWorks or Creo.
•Collaborates with manufacturing, controls and process engineering peers to ensure meeting project requirements and timelines resulting with successful project completion.
•Develops requirements and specifications through interviews with customers and internal stakeholders.
•Analyzes measurement data to determine project feasibility and provide input for management's recommendations on whether or not to proceed with a project.
•Contributes to the intellectual property portfolio through trade secrets, patents and invention disclosures that have immediate or future potential benefit to the company.
•Develops Design for Manufacturability (DFM) and Design for Assembly (DFA) requirements for new products to align with assembly in an automated manufacturing environment.
•Champions compliance to DFM/DFA requirements.
•Provides technical expertise on industry-wide developments.
•Stays current on technology through formal education, training, participation in industry conferences and networking.
•Experience with Fiber Optics experience a plus.
•Project management to develop and maintain realistic but aggressive project schedules.
•Introduction to PLC-based control systems a plus.
Required Skills & Qualifications:
•Bachelor’s degree with 5+ years’ engineering experience.
•Mechanical or automation education background.
•Ability to learn how to develop and deploy assembly and process equipment and automation systems for production of small components.
•Mechanical design of tooling, automation or other systems using 3D modeling software such as SolidWorks or Creo.
•Capable of analyzing data using Excel, Minitab or other software tools.
•Capable of using statistical methods.
•Ability to assess capability of measurement tools and systems with input and guidance from the team.
•Strong communication and interpersonal skills to enable collaboration with the global organization.
•Proficiency with current MS Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Project.
•Introduction to PLC-based control systems a plus.
•Lean Sigma black or green belt a plus.


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.