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Opportunity Robotics & Automation R&D Engineer


Description Robotics & Automation R&D Engineer

Robotics & Automation Engineer
Do you want to shape the future of the production processes and product development within Schunk Xycarb Technology?

The Process Technology (PT) department is responsible for:

Introduction of new technology, and continuous improvement of existing technology to improve efficiency and reliability of manufacturing processes
The availability of process/measurement equipment and installations for the mechanical (MBA) and thermo-chemical (TCA) production departments
Monitoring of these equipment and installations, and supporting complex process issues
What are you going to do?
The ‘Robotics & Automation Engineer’ is a new role within the PT department. He or she is responsible for the development of the R&A roadmap from scratch, and realization of this roadmap. The roadmap consists of mechanics/robotics/automation solutions for manufacturing processes. These solutions support the reduction of risks and cost, and the improvement of safety, ergonomics, and product quality.

Furthermore you will:

Take a leading role in the transition of manual handling to (semi) automated manufacturing processes
Provide guidance, participate in strategic and tactical planning, initiate and lead projects to realize robotics and automation solutions and evaluate automation systems through cost analysis and capital expenditure requests to justify automation projects
Be actively involved with performance indicators such as: number of incidents, risk mitigation, OEE, MTBF
Implement and optimize processes in automation system architecture and train-educate department members and create instruction and documentation for the use and maintenance of mechanical/robotics/automation solutions
Act as a liaison between manufacturing and supporting departments, and suppliers on factory integration activities
Hands on technical support for: existing automated equipment solutions, troubleshooting equipment problems, tooling and fixture design, and mechanical processes, including support for process development, debugging, and equipment improvements on both existing equipment as well as new equipment/technology


What will you bring?
A Bachelor’s or Master’s in a technical field (e.g. mechatronics, equipment automation, robotics)
Several years of relevant experience in project management
Experience in coordinating multiple projects
Good command of written and spoken English
And of course you ‘live’ the core competences of Xycarb: Innovation, Collaboration and Customer & Service Orientation.

Company profile

Schunk Xycarb Technology is the one-stop leading global supplier of Silicon Carbide coated Graphite, Quartz-ware, Ceramic and Silicon consumable products and related technology services for the Microelectronics industry. Schunk Xycarb Technology produces high-tech process-chamber equipment parts for wafer production and processing, including dedicated customer engineering support. Our advanced solutions enable leading-edge manufacturing of next-generation Semiconductor, Optoelectronics, Solar and Silicon devices and applications. Schunk Xycarb Technology is a business group of Schunk Group and has its headquarters in Helmond, the Netherlands with local representation at key locations worldwide.


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