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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.

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.

Desired Skills/Experience

  • 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.

 

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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 experience 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 team

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

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

  • Conveyor Systems for the Automotive Manufacturing
  • Familiar with GM, Ford, and FCA Electrical Controls Standards
  • 4 Year Engineering Degree
  • Minimum of three years experience designing PLC Systems

Preferred Experience With

  • ePlan
  • 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

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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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