Vibratory Feeder System Lead

The Arthur G. Russell Co., Inc.
Oct 17, 2016
Oct 26, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description:

Vibratory Feeder System Lead Summary Work with limited supervision and at the direction of the Operations Supervisor to build, debug, integrate and test, turnkey multi-machine automation vibratory systems. Requires extensive experience and the thorough understanding of engineering drawings, system specifications and project coordination to meet deadlines. Assist, coordinate and monitor the activities of assembly technicians in a team environment. Work to be performed at the lowest cost consistent with quality standards, design requirements and completion schedules. Essential FunctionsMonitor quality of work performed, responsible for the final sign off on fit and finish.Assemble parts to engineering drawings or other documentation.Analyze and resolve assembly problems or assist vibratory team members in solving work problems. Maintain daily GEMBA meetings.Work closely with the Project Managers on all projects to maintain schedules and budgets.Maintain daily time approvals for the vibratory department.Maintain all Quality and ISO requirements.Fabricate and alter parts as necessary.Integrate, debug and test vibratory systems.Extensive knowledgeable of;Bulk HoppersVibratory BowlsVibratory RailsCentrifugal FeedersStep FeedersPick & Place DevicesSingulation DevicesDrive UnitsPneumaticsConveyor Belt SystemsPart Sorting and OrientatingTwisted TracksMachine and/or fabricate vibratory bowls to engineering drawings or other documentation.Integration of vibratory systems to custom automation equipment.Integrate, debug and test automation equipment made outside AGR.Fabricate or alter parts as required.Communicate problems or delays to the Project Manager or Operations Supervisor in a timely manner.Work as a team leader to maximize productivity and quality.Provide assistance to others.Show a constant interest in learning other activities or skills.Participate in design reviews when appropriate. Document changes on prints following the AGR Redline procedure.Train customers when required.Maintain fabrication equipment in good order. Clean equipment when breaking down setup.Maintain an environment of Continuous Improvement.Support and encourage our LEAN culture;Maintain a safe environmentFollow AGR safety policies without exceptionMaintain an orderly work area and set a daily cleanup scheduleMaintain and encourage all 5s activities Delegate work to the vibratory team, if they are not qualified, then identify necessary training. Mentor and Coach other vibratory team members, to increase the overall skill set of the department. Identify and discuss with the Operations Manager any disciplinary issues. Be consistently at work and punctual; clock job times accurately. Travel, with reasonable notice, for installation, training and service work. Observe company policy, safety and security procedures. Perform all activities in conformance with the AGR Quality System and ISO procedures. RequirementsAbility to setup and operate fabrication equipment including drill presses, millers, lathes, rotary tables, sheet metal equipment and welders.Ability to fabricate parts to + / - .001 of an inch tolerances.Ability to work with hand tools used for assembly processes.Ability to weld.Thorough knowledge of vibratory products and processes.Minimum ten years Vibratory System integration experience.Ability to interpret engineering drawings or other documentation and to work to verbal instructions.Be able to identify problems and debug equipment being built in a timely manner.Be able to work well with others in problem solving situations.Utilize most efficient resources for fabricating and measuring parts being made or altered.Be knowledgeable in math.Valid driver's license and U.S. passport. Work Environment Frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. Occasional risk of electrical shock. Moderate noise level. Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Material handling equipment is available at all times. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Regularly required to use hands for a variety of tasks. Must be able to reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. Ability to walk, stand and sit, occasionally to climb, balance, stoop, kneel. Frequently lift 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Good vision and eye / hand coordination. Position Type and Expected Hours of Work This is a full-time position, and typical work hours are Monday through Friday 7:00 am to 3:30 pm. Overtime is on an as needed basis and at the direction of the Operations Supervisor. Travel Travel, with reasonable notice, for installation, training and service work. Preferred Education and ExperienceCompleted Toolmaker or Machinist apprenticeship, or equivalentMinimum of 10 years machining experience.Minimum of 10 years of building Vibratory Feeder Systems

Company Description:

An Automation Innovator Since 1945

The Arthur G. Russell Company has been an innovator in the field of automatic assembly equipment since 1945. At that time, the lack of adequate parts feeders and reliable automation components limited assembly speeds and equipment reliability. In response, AGR developed a line of vibratory feeders based on the modular Vibroblock ?? that was state-of-the-art both electrically and mechanically. These engineered feeders could deliver parts at much higher rates, which raised the bar for automatic assembly systems. Feeder performance was further enhanced with AGR' s introduction of closed loop vibratory control and variable frequency operation. Other AGR innovations included modular mechanical devices such as cam driven pick and place units, grippers, part escapements, and rotary and linear actuators.

Our ability to feed and handle parts at high speeds led to specialization in the ultra high-volume medical device and consumer products industries, where we have been designing, building, installing, and supporting world class assembly, test, inspection, and packaging systems for over 70 years.

Continued application of more sophisticated controls, servo systems, sensors, and inspection equipment have allowed our systems to keep up with increasing customer demands for higher speeds and unprecedented reliability.

Today, AGR remains committed to constantly being aware of the latest technologies, knowledgeable in their proper use, and creative in ways to apply them.