Manufacturing Engineer 1, Industrial Automation

Requisition ID 2024-13932
Posting Date 2 weeks ago(2/9/2024 2:41 PM)
Job Location(s)
Spencer IN United States
Position Type
Full Time
Cook Inc - Spencer


The primary purpose of the Manufacturing Engineer 1, Industrial Automation is to provide technical support to Production, Manufacturing Engineering and Research & Development. In addition, drive process improvements to increase Manufacturing efficiency plus further develop manufacturing activities within the plant.




  • The design of tooling/machinery equipment for production, new product introduction, testing and continuous improvement.
  • Generation of technical files associated with equipment. (schematics/drawings/IFU)
  • Assist with generation of equipment URS.
  • Hold equipment design review meetings to agree on feasible solutions.
  • Manage Vendors for delivery of build components.
  • The integration of machined components with off the shelf parts to complete the equipment. (Keeping spares to a minimum)
  • Generation of the specification for any components required within the equipment, i.e. PLCs, Sensors, Pneumatic Actuators, and Servo Motors etc.
  • The manufacture of components as per the supplied drawings, with emphasis on machining fits and tolerances.
  • The integration of electrical components. (HMI/PLC/Loadcell/sensors etc)
  • The integration of any pneumatic components into the equipment. (Cylinders/regulators etc)
  • Integration of Safety components as part of in-house CE marking. This includes safety relays, safety interlock switches, safety sensors, etc.
  • The programming and debugging of equipment PLC.
  • Assisting Product Transfer Team to introduce new products to manufacturing.
  • Support installation and maintenance of the equipment.
  • Research of new automation/control technologies for implementation into new and existing equipment.
  • Provide technical support for the equipment build during build and debug of the equipment once complete.
  • Liaise and communicate with the other project team members.
  • Working in a tightly regulated environment regarding quality procedures and regulatory requirements in introducing products to manufacturing.
  • Ensure that Cook’s Code of Conduct is considered in all business matters carried out on Cook’s behalf.


  • Bachelor’s degree is desired, preferably in engineering or a related field and / or relevant experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ relevant experience is required.
  • Ability to use machine shop equipment (milling machines, lathes etc) is an advantage.
  • Ability to use a 3D Cad package such as Creo/Solidworks is required.
  • Knowledge of CE marking standards.
  • Knowledge of medical device quality standards/practices or similar regulated industry.
  • Good communication and inter-personal skills.
  • Proven problem-solving skills and High self-motivation.
  • Good computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft® Office.
  • Excellent organizational and team building skills.
  • Willingness and availability to travel on company business.


Physical Requirements:

- Works under general office environmental conditions.
- Sitting for extended periods, utilizes close visual acuity for working with computers, equipment, etc.
- Experience recording and analyzing data and clearly expressing conclusions and recommendation in writing.

- Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job, subject to reasonable accommodation requirements under the ADA.


**Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Cook does not intend to provide sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position.**



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