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Manufacturing Automation Project Engineer



Lehi, UT, USA
Posted on Thursday, March 28, 2024

Dandy is transforming the massive ($200B) but antiquated dental industry. Backed by some of the world's leading venture capital investors, we are on an ambitious mission to integrate and simplify every function of the dental practice through technology. By building the operating system for every dental office in America, Dandy is empowering dentists with technology, innovation, and world-class support to achieve more for their practice, their people, and their patients.

About the Role

Dandy is seeking a Manufacturing Automation Engineer to join our onsite team in Lehi, UT. This role will focus on implementing and sustaining automation projects, by working in close collaboration with the manufacturing and automation teams. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in mechatronics and a hands-on approach to process engineering. The role is critical in developing, and deploying automated systems to achieve high-quality standards in the dental industry.

What You'll Do

  • Manage the implementation of automation projects from concept to commissioning, including coordinating with internal teams and external vendors.

  • Develop project plans and timelines to ensure projects are completed on time and within the manufacturing budget

  • Coordinate equipment installation, testing, and commissioning activities to ensure systems meet design specifications and performance requirements.

  • Troubleshoot and resolve technical issues during the commissioning phase to minimize downtime and ensure successful project completion.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure seamless integration of automation systems into existing manufacturing processes.

  • Provide training and support to operations teams on the use and maintenance of automated systems.

  • Innovate factory processes, concepts, and design to enable an ideal automated manufacturing and measurement processes for Dandy’s products.

What We're Looking For

  • B.S/M.S in Mechanical, Electrical, or Mechatronic Engineering; or equivalent experience.

  • 5+ years of experience in project management and commissioning of automation systems in a manufacturing environment.

  • Strong technical skills and ability to understand complex automation systems.

  • Experience with project management tools and techniques.

  • Experience with managing automation vendors, spare parts and 3rd party support.

  • Experience participating in FAT, SAT and machine buyoff at vendor sites.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams.

  • Knowledge of CPK, OEE, Yield and availability for machine metrics

Bonus Points For

  • Experience with PLC programming and troubleshooting.

  • Experience with qualification of custom automation equipment

  • Experience with coatings and/or pneumatic atomization

  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements and standards related to automation systems in the manufacturing industry.

  • Experience with robotic systems integration, AOI and programming.

REQ ID: J-197

We offer a wide range of best in class, comprehensive and inclusive employee benefits including healthcare, dental, parental planning, mental health benefits, a 401(k) plan, and paid time off.

Dandy is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture that celebrates authenticity to win as one. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, citizenship or immigration status, or any other legally protected characteristics.

Dandy also fully complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). We are dedicated to embracing challenges and creating an accessible, inclusive workplace for all individuals. If you require any accommodations for your interview or have any questions beforehand, rest assured that we will move at Dandy speed and do everything in our power to meet your needs.