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R+D Custom Automation, Inc. 11052 254th Ct. Trevor, WI 53179 Phone: +1 (262) 298-7250

    Careers

    At R+D Custom Automation, our employees are the most valued assets of the company. It is our desire to see each and every employee achieve their highest potential. To that end, R+D strives to offer competitive employment packages which include both a health care plan and a retirement plan. We are always interested in qualified candidates.

    If you have any questions about careers at R+D, please feel free to send us an email at humanresources@rdcustomautomation.com

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    Posted on January 26, 2022

    Electrical Controls Engineering Manager

    R+D Custom Automation, a leader in the design and manufacture of the highest quality custom equipment for the Pharmaceutical and Medical industries, is looking for a Electrical Engineering Manager. Candidates must be highly motivated self starters with the ability to communicate and collaborate with our team.

    As part of the management team the Electrical Engineering Manager position offers an opportunity to make a significant impact to the business.

    Company Address:  11052 254th Court, Trevor WI 53179

    Benefits Offered: 401K, Dental, Life, Medical, Profit Sharing, $20,000 Sign On Bonus after a successful completion of 6 months of employment

    Employment Type: Full-Time

    General Summary:

    Manage the Electrical Engineering team of 8 to 12 employees ensuring efficient, quality electrical engineering and testing of custom automation systems. Provides technical guidance to Electrical Engineering, Commissioning teams as we work through design, program and testing these complex automation systems. Plans the daily and weekly activities of the Electrical Engineers as well as ensuring all training is up to date and effective.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • LMA
      • Lead the team in the direction of the company vision.
        ▪ Yes to all five Lead Questions
      • Manage the team to ensure they have the proper tools, skills, equipment, time and attention to achieve the company goals.
        ▪ Yes to all five Manage Questions
      • Accountable, creates an environment of accountability and holds employees accountable.
    • Issue resolution
      • Masters this tool to eliminate roadblocks, leverage the experience in the company and keep top management connected with the team.
    • Technical Guidance
      • Provides technical guidance throughout the design process to meet the contractual obligations of the project.
    • Department Capacity
      • Manages internal capacity to maintain a sustainable balance.
      • Utilizes and manages external resources.to support the company’s workload.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

    Education and Experience/Skills Required:

    1. High school diploma or equivalent required. Additional college coursework or degree related to design and mechanical principles strongly preferred.
    2. Minimum of three years managerial experience required.
    3. Minimum of five years of experience in mechanical engineering of automated equipment preferred.
    4. Proven experience working effectively in a team environment and ability to multi-task on diverse projects
    5. Requires mathematical skills that require the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide, and to make metric system conversions.

    Professional Licensing and/or Certifications Required: Not applicable

     Physical Demands Required: While performing the duties of this job, the employee will frequently stand, walk, use hands and fingers, handle or touch, stoop, kneel, crouch, and move from place to place.  The employee will occasionally climb, balance, and reach above shoulders.  Specific vision requirements for this position include close vision, color vision and depth perception.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move items up to 40 lbs.

    Work Environment:

     The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  The use of safety equipment to include but not limited to: safety glasses, steel toe work shoes, hearing protection, gloves and protective clothing.

    The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. 

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    Posted on January 5, 2022

    Automation Project Manager

    R+D Custom Automation, a leading, fast-paced manufacturer of custom automation equipment for the medical industry, is seeking a highly motivated, business-savvy individual to join their Project Management team.

    Company Address:  11052 254th Court, Trevor WI 53179

    Benefits Offered: 401K, Dental, Life, Medical, Profit Sharing, $20,000 Sign On Bonus after a successful completion of 6 months of employment

    Employment Type: Full-Time

    Key driver in R+D Custom Automations successful planning and completion of projects.

    Accountabilities:

    • Manage all aspects of projects.
    • Close interface with Account Manager (AM). Coordinating Customer Communication
    • Oversight to manage SOW for each project. Ensuring alignment between customer URS, R+D Quote, Budget, etc.
    • Engage R+D Account Manager to go through a hand-off for all new projects, including conceptual intentions, budget, URS, delivery, customer perspective, etc.
    • Create initial project schedule and review with OPS Leadership Team.
    • Work with each OPS Leadership position to secure resources to align with project plan needs.
    • Coordinate all project-relevant meetings internal and external.
    • Interface with R+D Integrator Partners as needed to meet project plan needs.
    • Travel as necessary
    • Coordinate all project interactions across all R+D departments, with suppliers, Integrator Partners, Customers, etc.
    • Support OPS Leadership Team to ensure all R+D processes are followed to ensure the best result for your project(s).
    • Manage your project(s) in a manner that aligns with the Accelerated Project Start Initiative.
    • Oversee project budget and report status on a bi-weekly basis.
    • Create as part of the project plan, a cost & cash flow projection, including projected profit at completion.
    • Maintain weekly Project Management Tools (% of Complete, Project Schedule, Project Dashboard, Master Project Schedule, etc.)
    • Engage with R+D’s Database as a means to review Project Cost Sheets and verify accuracies.
    • Interact with Project Coordinator regarding Project Schedule, Travel / Field Service Planning, Long Lead Items, Procurement Planning, etc.
    • Engage with Project Coordinator to plan out the Project Milestones (invoicing) and share with Finance Mgr.
    • Coordinate all shipping arrangements with the R+D Materials Logistics Team as well as the Finance Team for customer invoicing purposes.
    • Approve supplier invoices as needed.
    • Communicate the required support needed to the Project Coordinator for all Project Documentation (Manuals, compliance, etc.) Timing of Operations & Maintenance Manuals, etc.
    • Share Project Plan with Project Coordinator as a means to gain support for all critical Procurement interface and priorities based on the project schedules.
    • Share with the Project Coordinator to gain support for all the Project Long Lead items sourced through Procurement.
    • Share with the Project Coordinator to gain support for all necessary Project requisitions (s) to align with project plans/schedules.
    • Help to develop, train and follow all Project Mgmt. QS Processes & procedures.
    • Support all department-level ISO documents and overall QS (under the guidance of Sr. Leadership)
    • Learn and become a contributor to the R+D EOS business system.
    • Facilitate all initial Project Alignments at time of project start. (Customer URS, Specifications, Expectations, R+D Quote, Budget and Project Plan)
    • Develop & Support Early/Accelerated Project Planning Process. Then facilitate the activity for all projects going through the “Early/Accelerated Project Plan Process. (Schedule, Aggressive Rating, Long Leads, Requisitioning, Resource Particulars, Partner Involvements, Strategies for Fab, Panel Build, Resource exchange, etc.)
    • Support, Train & Follow overall QS Process Flow for R+D (with Guidance of Sr. Leadership)

    Knowledge and Skills Required 

    • At least 3-5 years in Project Management.
    • Bachelor’s Degree preferred either in a technical or business major

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    Posted on December 21, 2021

    Associate Buyer

    R+D Custom Automation, a leading, fast paced manufacturer of custom automation equipment for the medical industry, is seeking a team player who is a highly motivated, problem solver to join their Manufacturing department.

    Compensation: $16.00 to $25.00, Hourly

    Benefits Offered: 401K, Dental, Life, Medical, Profit Sharing

    Employment Type: Full-Time

    General Summary:

    Responsible for reviewing and monitoring Open Purchase Orders, assessing scheduled material requirements, conditions, and obligations and coordinates delivery priorities; expediting demand constraints as needed and communicating urgency, risks, and constraints affecting scheduled delivery commitments.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities includes, but is not limited to:

    • Manage open order status, track scheduled material delivery commitments, and expedite delivery priorities and commitments as necessary.
    • Assess and co-ordinate Order delivery requirements and expedite daily priorities for committed acknowledgments, scheduled obligations, and objectives.
    • Order Entry when requested, review and administer department reports, and assist department staff as needed.
    • Communicate material delivery priorities to supply chain and ensure staff members are aware of deadlines, priorities, risks, and constraints impacting delivery commitments.
    • Facilitate and support defined department objectives.

    Qualifications:

    • Associate degree in business or similar field, or 2-3yrs experience in a manufacturing warehouse or purchasing environment.
    • Knowledge of MRP processes, systems, and programs.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Products.
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently with a high degree of attention to detail.
    • Must be organized, task-focused and affective time management.
    • A clear communicator, active listener, positive relationship management, self-directed.

    Company Address:  11052 254 Court-Trevor, WI 53179

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    Posted on December 14, 2021

    Electrical Engineer

    R+D Custom Automation, a leading, fast paced manufacturer of custom automation equipment for the medical industry, is seeking a team player who is a highly motivated, problem solver to join their Manufacturing department.

    Compensation: $22.00 to $41.00, Hourly

    Benefits Offered: 401K, Dental, Life, Medical, Profit Sharing

    Employment Type: Full-Time

    Electrical Engineer General Summary:

    Responsible for simple to complex design of electrical controls for Bio Life Science Industry as well as all the duties of a designer.  Uses knowledge of commonly used concept, practices, procedures, and high-level engineering principles to complete the assigned work.  Is responsible for all aspects of the Electrical design and the use of good engineering practices.  Primary job functions require exercising independent judgement and a high degree of creativity.  Assists Sales and Applications in equipment scope definition as needed, assists the installation team as needed. Approximately 10% travel may be required.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities includes, but is not limited to:

    1. Creation of electrical circuit drawings
    2. Create machine wiring diagrams
    3. Creation and Maintenance of BOM’s
    4. Complex layout/design of electrical equipment
    5. Component selection including drives, servos, cameras, and robots.
    6. Size wires, fuses, circuit breakers, etc.
    7. Complex related Electrical Engineering calculations
    8. Create I/O, cable, motor lists
    9. Create installation data, task lists
    10. Creates the electrical engineering project plan
    11. Participation in installation and start-up as required
    12. Checking of circuit drawings, layouts, and bills of materials
    13. Participate in customer contact as required
    14. Other engineering related activities as needed

     

    Qualifications:

    1. Firm understanding of the UL, UL 508A, NFPA and NEC codes
    2. Bachelor’s Degree (BA, BS) from four-year college or university; minimum of three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
    3. AutoCAD skills required, AutoCAD Electrical preferred
    4. PC skills required
    5. Electrical Circuit Troubleshooting skills required

     

    Company Website:  https://rdcustomautomation.com/

    Company Address:  11052 254 Court-Trevor, WI 53179

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    Posted on December 14, 2021

    Electrical Controls Engineer

    R+D Custom Automation, a leading, fast paced manufacturer of custom automation equipment for the medical industry, is seeking a team player who is a highly motivated, problem solver to join their engineering department.

    Compensation: $27.00 to $55.00, hourly

    Benefits Offered: 401K, Dental, Life, Medical, Profit Sharing, Bonus Employment, $20,000 Sign On Bonus after a successful completion of 6 months of employment

    Type: Full-Time

    General Summary:

    Controls Engineering role working for a rapidly growing custom automation company that makes equipment for the Life Sciences industry. Responsibilities include control systems design and implementation on fast paced, large-scale automation projects. In this role, you will design controls systems, program PLCs, HMIs, robots, vision systems, and other proven, off-the-shelf technologies, and lead the startup of equipment (debugging and commissioning) both onsite and at customer facilities. This role has an estimated 15% travel requirement.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    1. Produce error free, cost-effective drawings.
    2. Develop PLC and HMI applications.
    3. Meet timelines and budget given for assignments.
    4. Be innovative in designs, looking for increased quality and cost effectiveness.
    5. Assist service department with quoting and processing parts orders.
    6. Assist sales department with quoting projects including field inspections.
    7. Generate detailed ECN’s as required.
    8. Assist project managers in design and detailing portions of projects.
    9. Assume project engineer responsibilities for small to medium size projects.

     

    Qualifications:

    1. Bachelor’s in electrical engineering or 5 years control systems experience.
    2. Proficient in using current release of AutoCad.
    3. Thorough understanding of PLC’s and programming
    4. Thorough understanding of HMI’s and configuring
    5. Knowledge of control components (sensors, motor control devices, etc.)
    6. Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.
    7. Follow and maintain all company policies and procedures.
    8. Good written and verbal communication skills.
    9. 20% of travel is required

     

    Company Website:  https://rdcustomautomation.com/

    Company Address:  11052 254 Court-Trevor, WI 53179

     

    Click below to apply or send your resume to humanresources@rdcustomautomation.com.

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    Posted on December 7, 2021

    Mechanical Design Engineer

    R+D Custom Automation, a leading, fast paced manufacturer of custom automation equipment for the medical industry, is seeking a team player who is a highly motivated, problem solver to join their engineering department.

    Compensation: $22.00 to $39.00, Hourly

    Benefits Offered: 401K, Dental, Life, Medical, Profit Sharing, Bonus

    Employment Type: Full-Time

    General Summary:

    Mechanical Design Engineer position working for a rapidly growing custom automation company building machines for the Life Sciences industry. Responsibility includes designing automation (assemblies and sub-assemblies), fixtures, and prototypes, performing equipment debugging, supporting applications, interfacing with customers to understand requirements, designing to safety standards, and applying mechanical engineering principles to the implementation of automation. This role can have an estimated 15% travel. 

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities includes, but is not limited to:

    1. Design automation (assemblies and subassemblies), retrofits, fixtures, and prototypes.
    2. Interface with customers to understand system requirements and resolve design issues encountered.
    3. Document customer requirements to capture design intent and develop designs that incorporate said intent.
    4. Document and maintain revisions to existing automated systems.
    5. Work with team members to create integrated design between multiple stations and designers on large machines.
    6. Incorporate proven, readily available technology into design based on customer or project requirements.
    7. Identify correct motors, actuators, slides, heaters, and grippers for specific design application.
    8. Update Test Plan to capture design requirements that commissioning will use to test the machine according to User Requirement Specifications.
    9. Design automation to OSHA and NFPA standards.
    10. Mitigate operator risk of machine operation, usage, maintenance, or in machine failure during design. Use safety sensors in critical areas to ensure operator and machine safety.
    11. Anticipate possible failure modes of machine operation that cause harm to the operator, machine, product, or environment and alter the design to eliminate or minimize it.
    12. Create drawings with detailing of parts and assemblies including dimensions, callouts, tolerances, and material specifications.
    13. Creates comprehensive build plans for the mechanical assemblers to accurately build to print.
    14. Develop and release bill of materials including stock material and commercials to purchasing.
    15. Communicate to Fabrication critical features, dimensions, materials, and tolerances.
    16. Evaluate and troubleshoot automation when problems arise during commissioning and propose recommendations for resolving equipment issues.
    17. Act as a technical mechanical design resource/support for company sales staff.
    18. Support applications by providing automation concepts and concept drawings in preparation of estimates and quotes.
    19. Stay current in new developments within industries served. Keeps informed of new applications and methods to improve systems or products.
    20. Observe all safety rules, applicable regulations, and relevant ISO standards.

    Qualifications:

    1. Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or comparable knowledge/experience required.
    2. 5 years’ experience is required
    3. Strong and demonstrated mechanical design aptitude and skilled in 2D (AutoCAD)
    4. 3D CAD SolidWorks PDM experience preferred.
    5. Strong preference for prior automation design experience.
    6. Demonstrated ability to work independently with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
    7. Proven experience working effectively in a team environment.
    8. Requires excellent oral and written communication skills to communicate effectively with customers, vendors, and employees.
    9. Working knowledge of all MS Office applications.
    10. Ability to read and interpret technical specifications, blueprints, assembly plans, and other manufacturing instructions.
    11. Ability to work with complex mathematical concepts.
    12. Up to 15% travel required.

    Company Website:  https://rdcustomautomation.com/

    Company Address:  11052 254th Court, Trevor, WI 53179

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    Posted on November 2, 2021

    Mechanical Builder

    R+D Custom Automation, a leading, fast paced manufacturer of custom automation equipment for the medical industry, is seeking a team player who is a highly motivated, problem solver to join their Manufacturing department.

    Compensation: $24.00 to $38.00, Hourly

    Benefits Offered: 401K, Dental, Life, Medical, Profit Sharing

    Employment Type: Full-Time

    General Summary:

    Responsible for performing diversified and highly detailed station assemblies that have critical tolerances and strict inspection requirements. Travels 20% for service and installations.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities includes, but is not limited to:

    1. Reads and interprets moderate to complex assembly blueprints, specifications manuals, and assembly plans.
    2. Follows detailed station assembly prints and positions, aligns, and fastens units to the assemblies/subassemblies/frames using hand and/or power tools.
    3. Sets switches and pneumatic flow controls per station specifications.
    4. Positions, aligns, and adjust parts for proper fit and assembly.
    5. Inspects, tests, and adjusts completed units to ensure units meet specifications, tolerances, and customer order requirements.

    Qualifications:

    1. High school diploma or equivalent required. Additional college coursework related to design and basic mechanical principles preferred.
    2. 3 to 5 years of high skilled experience in mechanical assembly required.
    3. Demonstrated ability to work independently with a high degree of attention to detail.
    4. Proven experience working effectively in a team environment
    5. Requires mathematical skills that require the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide, and to make metric system conversions.
    6. Must have the ability to read and understand blueprints, specification manuals, assembly plans, and other manufacturing instructions.

    Company Address:  11052 254 Court-Trevor, WI 53179

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    Posted on November 2, 2021

    Electrical Builder

    R+D Custom Automation, a leading, fast paced manufacturer of custom automation equipment for the medical industry, is seeking a team player who is a highly motivated, problem solver to join their electrical build department.

    Compensation: $20.00 to $36.00, Hourly

    Benefits Offered: 401K, Dental, Life, Medical, Profit Sharing

    Employment Type: Full-Time

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities includes, but is not limited to:

    Responsible for building electrical panels, field wiring and pneumatic plumbing components to print. Follows processes as specified in company policies/instructions. Meets schedule and quality standards. Maintains tooling and equipment expertise. Continuous self-improvement. Troubleshoots and resolves problems. Travels 20% for service and installations.

    Qualifications:

    1. Reads and interprets complex blueprints, electrical and pneumatic schematic, or engineering instructions to build electronic components, panels, subassemblies, and wiring.

    2. Completes electronic builds using appropriate hardware, soldering and hand and/or power tools.

    3. Assists in systems integration, PLC, robot, and HMI configurations.

    4. Assists in troubleshooting automation manufacturing control systems consisting of PLC’s, industrial networks, robots, machine vision and HMI interfaces.

    5. Performs I/O checks, sets, and documents sensors, performs sensor and message challenge testing.

    6. Responsible for change control documentation including marking electrical and pneumatic schematic packages with as built updates and changes.

    7. Stays current in new developments within industries served. Keeps informed of new applications/methods to improve systems/products.

    8. Observes all safety rules, applicable regulations, and relevant ISO standards.

    Education and/or Experience:

    1. High school diploma or equivalent required. Technical degree or additional college coursework related to design and electrical principles preferred.

    2. Three to five years of high skilled experience in electrical build and system integration/function strongly preferred.

    3. Requires mathematical skills that require the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide, and to make metric system conversions.

    4. Must have the ability to read and understand blueprints, specification manuals, assembly plans, and other manufacturing instructions.

    5. Requires excellent oral and written communication skills to interact with employees effectively.

    6. Working knowledge of all MS Office applications.

    Company Address: 11052 254th Court, Trevor, WI 53179

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