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Way OT: Sources for finding engineers with experience automating manufacturing machines?
Posted by: JoeM
Date: November 06, 2007 10:28PM
Anyone know where someone in manufacturing would look to hire an engineer that has experience automating manufacturing machines or someone with Robotics experience?

Also, anyone know of agencies or schools that might focus on this?

I'm trying to help someone out with info but know zero about this. I've found quite a bit of info and a number of agencies on google but don't know how revelent it all might be to their search.

Any help greatly appreciated and TIA.



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Re: Way OT: Sources for finding engineers with experience automating manufacturing machines?
Posted by: wave rider
Date: November 06, 2007 10:53PM
Arizona State used to have a manufacturing engineering department.

You may need to look into aerospace or automotive manufacturing for folks with CNC and/or robot assembly experience.

Some thoughts anyway...

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Re: Way OT: Sources for finding engineers with experience automating manufacturing machines?
Posted by: JoeM
Date: November 06, 2007 11:33PM
Thanks, google pulled up Arizona State when I searched for schools. I will make a note of CNC and look around a bit.



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Re: Way OT: Sources for finding engineers with experience automating manufacturing machines?
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: November 06, 2007 11:55PM
There is a VoTech school in Yakima that has a well respected "Instrumentation" program. Most of the graduates go on to work for food processing facilities. My company has hired several to work in our manufacturing area to help design and troubleshoot automated inspection and packaging equipment.

[www.perrytech.net]
[www.perrytech.net]

Also, it would probably help if we knew more about what field is involved.



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Re: Way OT: Sources for finding engineers with experience automating manufacturing machines?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: November 07, 2007 08:04AM
JOeM- there are any number of small engineering firms (usually father and son type operations) that do this kind of work. I worked for one (Delta Engineering) in the 80's- we developed automatic manufacturing machinery for all kinds of industries.

My personal favorite was the tissue paper bell machine (you know- those fold-out things for wedding decorations and such ? ). The company spent over a million bucks to build machinery that replaced.. one little old lady who was going to retire. Nobody could work as fast as she did- it was like watching poetry in motion.

Are you looking for an employee, or an engineering company ?

Keep in mind, if you hire a kid fresh out of school they're not going to have any experience to speak of, and might fumble around a lot. Sometimes it's best to hire the specialist. Hire your kid and have him learn from the engineering company.
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Re: Way OT: Sources for finding engineers with experience automating manufacturing machines?
Posted by: JoeM
Date: November 07, 2007 08:30AM
Thanks again, guys. Not for me, cbelt3, my fiance's company manufacturers small dental burs and has purchased some type of automated system to aid in the process. They are having some issues with it now . I don't really know much about it but she is trying to help address their issues. I think they are looking to hire but not sure.



JoeM




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Re: Way OT: Sources for finding engineers with experience automating manufacturing machines?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: November 07, 2007 11:41AM
Joe-
Ah yes. Small company tries to compete with the Chinese, buys automated machinery, and doesn't buy the training or service agreement. Been there, done that.

Smack the accountant upside the head and explain that operating cost MUST include the equipment, installation, training, maintenance, service contracts, and reprogramming as new products and/or materials and/or processes come online.

Is this automated assembly equipment, a screw machine type thing, or something else ? Dental Burrs are basically cutting tools, and the assembly is usually the big process- itty bitty cutting surface parts being induction brazed onto stainless steel shafts, aligned, machined, cleaned, sorted, packaged, and shipped out to happy customers.

Seriously, the best bet is to talk to the people they bought it from. Otherwise you're gonna lose tons of money FAST.
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Re: Way OT: Sources for finding engineers with experience automating manufacturing machines?
Posted by: JoeM
Date: November 07, 2007 01:02PM
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cbelt3
Joe-
Ah yes. Small company tries to compete with the Chinese, buys automated machinery, and doesn't buy the training or service agreement. Been there, done that.

Smack the accountant upside the head and explain that operating cost MUST include the equipment, installation, training, maintenance, service contracts, and reprogramming as new products and/or materials and/or processes come online.

Is this automated assembly equipment, a screw machine type thing, or something else ? Dental Burrs are basically cutting tools, and the assembly is usually the big process- itty bitty cutting surface parts being induction brazed onto stainless steel shafts, aligned, machined, cleaned, sorted, packaged, and shipped out to happy customers.

Seriously, the best bet is to talk to the people they bought it from. Otherwise you're gonna lose tons of money FAST.

You are so right. I'm not sure what this thing does or what the issues are but I think they bought and maybe even paid before they installed and fully tested on their site.



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