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Project Manager

Direct Supervisor: Director of Projects

FATA Automation, Inc. is seeking a Project Manager to oversee conveyor projects.  It is a full-time position with an anticipated 10 – 20% travel requirement.  This is a salary position.

Qualifications

A minimum 5 years Project Management experience in the Conveyor industry

Must be proficient in Microsoft Project, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Engineering, or related fields

Solid communication skills.

Job Duties

Oversee multiple conveyor projects (mostly Automotive industry).

Generate and track Change Order Requests for added scope on projects

Develop and maintain project schedules using Microsoft project

Develop and maintain project Schedule of Values.  Obtain Owner approval for monthly billings and ensure FATA Accounts payable has proper data to submit an invoice.

Generate and maintain Open Issues lists on a weekly basis and publish to Customer / FATA internal project teams.

Generate Requests for Quote for major installation subcontractors, obtain and validate their pricing, and issue purchase requisitions to FATA Purchasing.

Oversee FATA Site Managers during installation phase of the project.  Travel to jobsite as necessary to accomplish this.

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Mechanical Project Engineer

Direct Supervisor:  Mechanical Engineering Manager

Required Skills

  • Experience in detailed system and component mechanical design (conveyor experience preferred)
  • Proficient 2-D AutoCAD experince is required
  • Solidworks or Inventor 3-D design experience preferred (FEA is a plus).
  • The ability to quickly concept cost effective solutions to a customer’s requirements/changes
  • Ability to perform design calculations (i.e. drive sizing, machine elements, structural elements, etc.)
  • Preparing Excel spreadsheets – capable of writing formulas
  • Must be well organized and have a keen sense of urgency
  • Able to prioritize several concurrent projects in order to meet schedule milestones
  • Generate engineering release requisitions
  • Documentation control
  • Field engineering
  • Drawing checking
  • Candidate will be a great team player who works well with our customers, company management and the project tea

Job Duties

  • Lead a team of mechanical engineers designing all types of conveyor components and systems
  • Interface with project engineering/management to verify equipment requirements
  • Liaising with electrical and software engineers and vendors in product development
  • Attending design reviews, and customer job-site meetings, when required
  • Travel to customer meetings, manufacturing vendors or job sites.
  • Provide technical support to project managers, equipment assemblers and site supervisors
  • CAD Design, development and engineering from a conceptual idea.
  • Perform duties of the mechanical engineer or designer when requested

Experience

  • Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering
  • 5+ years Engineering Experience designing and implementing in the conveyor / automated material handling system
  • Knowledge of structural steel elements, material handling and production systems
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time

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Controls Engineer

Direct Supervisor:  Electrical Engineering Manager

Required Skills

  • Thorough understanding of 24v DC, 120v AC, 240v AC, and 480v AC electrical circuits, in both single and three phase.
  • Thorough understanding of VFD motor controls.
  • Experience with AutoCAD.
  • Ability to manage time and priorities.
  • Ability to be a great team player who works well with our customers, company management and the project team.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Willing to travel within North America including Mexico up to 25% of the time

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Conveyor Systems for the Automotive Manufacturing.
  • Familiar with GM, Ford, and FCA Electrical Controls Standards.
  • Experience with Eplan.

 Job Duties

  • Lead a team of mechanical engineers designing all types of conveyor components and systems
  • Interface with project engineering/management to verify equipment requirements
  • Liaising with electrical and software engineers and vendors in product development
  • Attending design reviews, and customer job-site meetings, when required
  • Travel to customer meetings, manufacturing vendors or job sites.
  • Provide technical support to project managers, equipment assemblers and site supervisors
  • CAD Design, development and engineering from a conceptual idea.
  • Perform duties of the mechanical engineer or designer when requested

Experience

  • Allen Bradley Controls
  • Control RS Logix 5000
  • ArmorStart Motor Controllers
  • Powerflex Drives
  • DeviceNet and Ethernet communications
  • PLC programming
  • Control Logix and Guard Logix programming
  • Panelview programming

Education

  • 4 Year Engineering Degree
  • Minimum of three years experience designing PLC Systems.

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Estimator

Direct Supervisor: Proposal Manager

Required Skills

  • Previous industrial estimating experience
  • Familiarity with Industrial Standards and Specifications including General conditions. (both Automotive and Non-Automotive)
  • General knowledge of process functions within manufacturing, assembly, and material handling.
  • Strong background in Mechanical and Electrical components and applications
  • Must be motivated, organized and self-disciplined
  • Ability to work with various levels of engineering and management.
  • Must have good phone and people skills.
  • BSEE<>BSME preferred with 5 years of experience in related functions.

Job Duties

Estimating activity requirements:

  • Estimation of projects from plans and specifications, and/or initial concepts.
  • Review customer specifications.
  • Develop contractual scope of work definition for project proposals.
  • Develop, write, and provide to vendors/subcontractors project preliminary Request for Quotations for services and/or equipment.
  • Coordinate vendor/subcontractor pre-bid meetings.
  • Obtain and evaluate vendor/subcontractor proposals.
  • Provide bid/proposal clarifications as required.
  • Keep and update general costs database.
  • Keep and update cost comparison database. (actual cost vs. estimated cost)
  • Fill out customer requested bid forms for submission.
  • Attend internal Bid/Proposal Approval Meetings.
  • Evaluate new job orders in comparison to the related proposal.

Support Sales

  • Sales calls.
  • Budgetary pricing.
  • Attend line up meetings as needed.
  • Customer presentations.

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