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Advanced Manufacturing Automation Engineer

Company: Oshkosh Corporation
Location: Hagerstown
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

About JLG, an Oshkosh company
JLG began in 1969, when our founder, John L. Grove set out to resolve growing safety concerns in the construction industry. Since then we have been committed to understanding the challenges and delivering innovative solutions to the access market. We partner with customers to provide quality equipment, training opportunities and trusted support within the access industry. We are a global company, and our products-including mobile elevating work platforms, telehandlers, utility vehicles and accessories-can be found all over the world.
We are looking for an experienced and motivated candidate to identify and implement new manufacturing technologies and automation that will provide additional capabilities and capacity within the factories. The manufacturing automation engineer will be responsible for planning and developing the integration of equipment, line controls, station displays, and continuous improvement-related projects. This role will work with internal and external teams to complete the development and installation.

  • Exploring and implementing new ways to automate existing production lines.

  • Create business case to justify new manufacturing processes and implement on global scale.

  • Conduct research, development, and deployment of manufacturing automation technology into global manufacturing facilities.

  • Support digital manufacturing initiatives by leading proof of concept (POC) studies and scale them to production levels.

  • Support the development, implementation, and operation of Industry 4.0 and IIoT initiatives

  • Drive maturity of the overall plant knowledge of technology, adoption of new technologies, and ensure factories in the regions have the best access to the latest technological thinking and possible solutions.

  • Develop plant transformation plans for brownfield and greenfield sites

  • Collaborate with other manufacturing departments such as quality, materials, EHS, and facilities to provide innovative solutions

  • Lead and provide support for the justification and selection of major capital equipment

  • Apply project management skills (schedule, cost, communications) and coordination of internal and external resources to execute projects in a timely and cost-effective manner

  • Solid understanding of computer programming, PLC code, and software development

  • Collaborate with other business segments

  • Designing and testing automation equipment and processes


    • Minimum of a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, computer science or similar field

    • 5 or more years in an industrial automation, controls, manufacturing engineering or related role.


      • Strong leadership and problem-solving skills

      • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

      • Creative thinking skills

      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

      • Strong analytical skills

      • Understanding and functional knowledge of PLC's, low voltage controls, vision systems. electronic sensors, pneumatics, hydraulics and robotics

      • Experience with pneumatic, hydraulic, and electrical systems in automated equipment

      • Experience with Factory 4.0 and IIOT applications and integration of AI systems through PLC's

      • Ability to communicate well with other members of the development team

      • Ability to keep up with the latest technologies

      • A desire to continually upgrade technical knowledge

      • AutoCAD, Creoparametric, or SolidWorks

        WHY OSHKOSH?
        Moving the future forward is our priority and this includes your future. We encourage professional development and champion our employees' success through various skills and training opportunities. Named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies--- by Ethisphere Institute for six consecutive years, everything we do at Oshkosh is guided by our core values and the 15k+ team members around the world who embody them.
        We put people first. We do the right thing. We persevere. We are better together.
        Oshkosh is committed to working with and offering reasonable accommodation to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to disability for any part of the employment process, please contact us at: 920-502-3009 or
        Oshkosh Corporation is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. This company will provide equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Information collected regarding categories as provided by law will in no way affect the decision regarding an employment application.
        Oshkosh Corporation will not discharge or in any manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with Oshkosh Corporation's legal duty to furnish information.
        Certain positions with Oshkosh Corporation require access to controlled goods and technologies subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations or the Export Administration Regulations. Applicants for these positions may need to be "U.S. Persons," as defined in these regulations. Generally, a "U.S. Person" is a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident, or an individual who has been admitted as a refugee or granted asylum.

Keywords: Oshkosh Corporation, Germantown , Advanced Manufacturing Automation Engineer, Engineering , Hagerstown, Maryland

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