Schunk Xycarb Technology (SXT), Inc. in Georgetown, Texas is growing and seeking for a Robotics Mechanical Engineer for our U.S. Operations in Georgetown, Texas facility. 

Robotics Mechanical Engineer

Schunk Xycarb Technology is the one-stop leading global supplier of Silicon Carbide coated Graphite, Quartz-ware, Ceramic and Silicon consumable products and related technology services for the Microelectronics industry. Schunk Xycarb Technology produces high-tech process-chamber equipment parts for wafer production and processing, including dedicated customer engineering support. Our advanced solutions enable leading-edge manufacturing of next-generation Semiconductor, Optoelectronics, Solar and Silicon devices and applications. Schunk Xycarb Technology is a business group of the Schunk Group, with its global headquarters in Helmond, the Netherlands, and local representation at key locations world-wide. The headquarters for the Americas operations and the Global Center of Excellence for Quartz design, production and reconditioning is located in Georgetown, Texas.
  • Working Time: Full-Time
  • Type of Employment: Permanent
  • Job Location: Georgetown, Texas - USA
Within Operations, the Engineering Department is responsible for: 
  • The availability of safe process/measurement equipment and installations for the mechanical (MBA) and Warm Quartz (WKA) production departments.
  • Quartz process technology development – creating, documenting, refining, improving, and extending the skills, technologies, processes, and quality related to quartz and ceramic part fabrication.
  • Monitoring of these equipment and installations.
  • Supporting complex process issues.
  • Developing new technologies, and continuous improvement of existing technology to improve efficiency and reliability of manufacturing processes.
The department consists of process and equipment engineers, which support operations and drive improvement projects. For improvement projects there is close cooperation with other departments (matrix organization). Xycarb has been growing rapidly, so specialization within the Engineering department is needed. To support this expansion, we are looking for a Robotics Mechanical Engineer.
About your role
We are looking for an ambitious and hands-on engineer who wants to take on this challenge within an organization with unique manufacturing processes. This role will spend 80% of the time on the manufacturing floor integrating automation system which includes, but not limited to robot teaching, PLC debugging, and supporting other engineers and departments. 
This is a highly visible position that reports directly to the Engineering Manager. 
Are you ready for the next step in your career? 
As the Robotics Mechanical Engineer, you will be responsible for:
  • Supports the transition from manual to (semi) automatic production processes; based on analysis of current and desired situations.
  • Initiates and leads projects to realize robotics and automation solutions, executes these projects within scope, budget, and time.
  • Develops handling solutions across a range of manufacturing processes and realizes these solutions with selected partners.
  • Actively involves with performance indicators such as: number of incidents, risk mitigation, OEE, MTBF.
  • Supports existing automated equipment solutions deployed throughout Operations by providing software and hardware troubleshooting.
  • Creates instruction and documentation for the use and maintenance of mechanical/robotics/automation solutions.
  • Creates guidelines for and collaborates with engineering and operations teams to sets the bar for design for automation for product handling processes.
  • Educates members of technology deployment and Operations on automation system architecture, usability, and functionality.
  • Hands on technical support for: troubleshooting equipment problems, tooling and fixture design, and mechanical processes, including support for process development, debugging, and equipment improvements on both existing equipment as well as new equipment / technology.
What will you bring? 
The right candidate for this position will have:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in engineering (e.g., Mechanical, Mechatronics, Electrical, Equipment Automation, Robotics) or 8 years of equivalent experience.
  • 3 years’ experience with system integration and programming of industrial robots.
  • Programming experience using Roboguide or like software and industrial robot programming (Fanuc & UR preferred).
  • In depth knowledge and skill on the programming, maintenance, fabrication, and teaching of multi-axis robots.
  • Strong skills in input on design, modification, and programming of automated systems and creation and application of test plans for automated systems.
  • Experience with production equipment, tooling, measuring tools, production methods.
  • Must be able to work independently with limited supervision.
  • Experience in coordinating multiple projects.
  • Strong demonstrated written and verbal communications skills in English required.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment with frequently shifting priorities.
  • And, last but not least, to live up to the core competencies of Schunk Xycarb Technology: Innovation, Collaboration, and Customer Focus. 
SXT-US offers:
  • A high-tech environment with an ambitious worldwide market-leading company
  • Employment through a privately held international organization headquartered in Helmond (Netherlands), with locations across the US, Asia, and Europe
  • A dedicated, specialized team where collaboration is key. Our team is our strength!
  • A professional atmosphere with a constructive environment that respects its employees
  • A challenging position that will help define the future of this department as it grows
  • Competitive wages with quarterly profit-sharing bonuses
  • Health benefits including medical, dental & vision
  • Company paid life insurance and short-term & long-term disability
  • Paid Time Off and paid company holidays
  • Safe Harbor 401(k) plan: Company contribution of 3% of your salary
  • Tuition reimbursement/Educational assistance
  • Annual Safety Shoe & RX Safety Glasses Allowance for all the employees
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Travel Assistance
  • Employee Referral Bonus up to $3000 per referral
  • Sign-on Bonus & many more 
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The Schunk Group is a global technology company with around 9,000 employees in 26 countries. The company is a leading supplier of products made of high-tech materials – such as carbon, technical ceramics and sintered metal – as well as machines and systems – from environmental simulation and air conditioning to ultrasonic welding and optical machines.