Senior Advanced Manufacturing Engineer 5628BR Golisano Institute for Sustainability CIMS CSP & C3R
Detailed Job Description As a member of the GIS dedicated research team, this position will provide industry experience and technology know-how, supporting applied research activities and helping companies improve their competitiveness and profitability through advanced manufacturing, IoT, AR, robotics, and other Industry 4.0 concepts and technologies. This position will participate in, and lead, scoping and management of advanced manufacturing projects with companies, and will actively lead technology development efforts in advanced manufacturing and Industry 4.0 concepts.
Act as a subject matter expert on Industry 4.0 / digital manufacturing solutions for advising small and medium scale manufacturing companies in both discrete and continuous industries.
Conduct and manage manufacturing operations improvement related engagements / transformation projects focused on application of advanced manufacturing technologies and software solutions.
Monitor the continuously evolving solutions landscape around digital manufacturing and assist companies in selecting & integrating best fit tools for effective problem solving.
Interface with customer leadership and introduce them to industry 4.0 capabilities
Coordinate, lead and execute digital manufacturing readiness assessments
Lead and support development of project proposals
Prepare reports and publications, and present/publish applied research technical results
Develop internal expertise in industry 4.0 technology are
Periodic travel to customer locations within New York State is required.
Essential responsibilities include:
Conduct and manage research projects focused on advanced manufacturing technologies and industrial applications
Interface with customers, develop and perform manufacturing assessment, and lead and support development of project proposals.
Prepare reports and publications, and present/publish applied research technical results
Lead development of internal expertise in Industry 4.0 technology areas.
Department/College Description The Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) is a leading sustainability research and education organization at Rochester Institute of Technology. GIS is made up of a diverse set of academic programs and applied research centers focused on the optimization of industrial systems to maximize material and energy efficiency while minimizing adverse environmental impacts. We work with partners in all areas of industry, government, and business to put technology and innovation to work for a sustainable future. The diverse perspectives we bring to a project or problem reflect our broad expertise across industries and the many partnerships weve formed with forward-thinking corporations, government agencies, and research organizations over the last 30 years.
Our six industry-facing applied research centers focus on sustainable manufacturing, energy, transportation, and buildings. They work to develop advanced technologies, sustainable industrial processes and practices, and data-informed policy recommendations. Each year, about 100+ companies, governments, and other organizations engage GISs research centers on a variety of projects to solve technical problems, innovate products or processes, research manufacturing technologies, reduce their environmental footprint, or commercialize a new technology. Research center projects are led by full-time professional staff with significant industry experience and access to nearly 90,000 square feet of infrastructure including state- of-the-art labs and testbeds.
As a member of the RIT community, you'll receive a comprehensive employee benefits package that offers multiple options and access to additional employment advantages. You can tailor your benefit elections to meet your needs (affordable medical/dental/vision benefits; paid vacation/sick time/retirement saving plan with exceptional employer match; and tuition assistance for you and your family, to name a few).
We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to student-centeredness; professional development and scholarship; integrity and ethics; respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration. Select to view links to RITs core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.
Required Minimum Qualifications The successful candidate will have a BS in a technical discipline (mechanical, industrial, or electrical engineering, or computer science) is required, an advanced degree is preferred. Lean Six Sigma / Continuous Improvement certification is a plus. A minimum of 5 years of related work experience is required, with some active experience in developing or applying I4.0 technologies.
Specialized skills include:
Hands-on industrial experience in a product manufacturing environment, with experience in manufacturing process development
Ability to lead groups (internal and external) in focused process improvement sessions / Kaizens by facilitating cross-functional dialog and problem discovery
Overall Industry 4.0 domain knowledge and deep experience in at least one of the following areas: factory automation systems or robotics, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) (e.g. sensors, controls, communication protocols and networking), manufacturing software applications (e.g. ERP, MES, PLM, system interfaces, etc.), industrial IT/OT integration, process improvement through SaaS solutions.
Ability to identify and quantify digitalization impact on the P&L and/or balance sheet for manufacturing or supply chain business cases
Strong analytical/computer skills, including knowledge and exposure to analytical tools for manufacturing applications
Experience with business process mapping, problem solving, continuous improvement and lean management principles
Strong interest and capability in developing I4.0 solutions
Strong collaboration and communication, writing, project management, problem-solving, and strategic thinking skills
Ability to work with all levels of an organization: shop-floor / field level to management / board rooms
Understanding of ISA-95 standard for integration of enterprise and control systems
Experience interacting with medium to large scale customers
Experience in product and process quality management
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Required Application Documents
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Rochester Institute of Technology, the 10th largest private university in the U.S., is among the worlds leading technological universities. Its 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries are enrolled in over 200 academic programs, including 7 interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs. A pioneer in experiential education, RIT was the first to offer undergraduate degree programs in biotechnology, information technology, software engineering, and microelectronic engineering. As home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, the university offers unparalleled academic opportunities and services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Founded in 1829, RIT has 115,000 alumni throughout the United States and around the world. RIT has been named by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the Great Colleges to Work For. RIT is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site, and is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples through the Upstate NY Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. For more information, visit www.rit.edu/overview/rankings-and-recognition and www.rit.edu.
As a member of the RIT community employees receive a well-balanced benefits package that offers a variety of choices and access to additional employment advantages. These benefits, combined with an employees pay, provide a total compensation package that can be tailored to meet your needs. More on RITs Benefits, Health & Wellness program can be found at: https://www.rit.edu/fa/humanresources/content/benefits-health-and-wellness
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