Automation Engineer (SECS/GEM)
Nordson Corporation

Elk Grove Village, Illinois

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Collaboration drives Nordson's success as a market leader in Industrial Precision Solutions and Advanced Technology. Our employees thrive in an environment where we help each other reach our personal best and enable our company to continuously improve and grow, and our customers to succeed. You will find Nordson employees sharing our success by giving back in the communities around the world where we live and work.

Nordson ELECTRONICS SOLUTIONS is a pioneer in technologies used in Printed Circuit Board and LED/LCD assembly, semiconductor and wafer-level packaging, and acoustic, optical and X-ray Test and Inspection. We partner with high-tech manufacturing customers around the world to help deliver the products of tomorrow.

Job Summary

The Senior Automation Engineer will modify, extend and support Nordson SONOSCAN automated inspection systems including the integration of our systems with factory hosts at customer sites in the US, Asia and worldwide.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

The Senior Automation Engineer will provide specialist level support within Nordson SONOSCAN Software Engineering Department for both internal & external customers, particularly in factory automation and machine control related to automated production inspection systems.

Responsibilities of the position include:

  • Tool Automation for integration with a customer's factory host, particularly SECS/GEM and SEMI standards.
  • Developing and sustaining software that controls automated inspection equipment
  • Will work with an international group of Automation software engineers and hardware systems engineers.
  • Field and production support
  • Work in multi-disciplinary team to define, develop and test Nordson SONOSCAN automation software and hardware.
  • Support installation of new equipment, both at customer site and remotely.
  • Troubleshoot field or production issues remotely or on-site and stay with the issue to resolution, including review and analysis of system log files. Perform root cause analysis.
  • Maintain detailed knowledge of Nordson SONOSCAN products.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in an appropriate engineering discipline or physics; Master's degree desired
  • 7+ years of related systems automation engineering preferred
  • Development, testing and troubleshooting experience particularly in factory automation and machine control
  • Project level experience
  • Customer facing experience

Preferred Skills and Abilities
  • Involvement with SECS/GEM including SEMI standards (E5, E30, E37, E39, E87, E40, and E94)
  • Ability to use SECS/GEM software test tools
  • Good analytical, troubleshooting and numerical skills.
  • High degree of flexibility in a continuously changing environment.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to serve and train customers effectively.
  • Ability to travel, including intermittent international travel is required.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint (and Visio).
  • Experience in use of Customer Relations Management (CRM) software
  • Knowledge of C/C++/C# in a 64-bit Windows 10 environment, particularly Visual Studio 2017, desired.
  • Understanding of ultrasonic inspection and materials testing.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Office and manufacturing environment, including cleanrooms. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Regularly required to sit or stand and move about the facility; use hands; and talk or hear. Occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. Requires close vision ability. The employee may occasionally be exposed to moving mechanical parts.

Travel Required -Estimated 10% International and Domestic as required

Nordson Corporation provides equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees. No person is to be discriminated against in any aspect of the employment relationship due to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of our pre-employment drug screening and background/criminal check, consistent with applicable laws.

Nordson Corporation provides equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees. No person is to be discriminated against in any aspect of the employment relationship due to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of our pre-employment drug screening and background/criminal check, consistent with applicable laws.


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