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Textron 2022 Automation & Robotics Engineer in Wichita, Kansas

2022 Automation & Robotics Engineer



To support all new automation manufacturing technology projects, automation continuous improvement efforts, and implement best automation methods and standardization processes. Responsible for research, development and implementation of automation equipment and components on new and existing programs aimed at mitigating safety and ergonomic risk, increasing product quality and reducing overall cost.


  1. Collaborates with Engineering and Tool Engineering on automation solutions and build-plan methodology for new programs; Gives input/feedback on associated design criteria

  2. Identifies, justifies, and implements new technology and manufacturing techniques to improve safety/ergonomics, reduce manufacturing cost (labor, material, inventory, scrap), and improve product/process quality

  3. Design, build, implement and provide production support for all automation systems used in manufacturing

  4. Supports cross-functional teams in the development and implementation of automated systems in support of manufacturing

  5. Provide process capability specifications for new technology

  6. Leads production in tracking the performance of the automation system by creating and measuring Key Performance Indicators

  7. Troubleshoots manufacturing issues in automation cells, recommends and implements improvements and solutions to support manufacturing

  8. Executes support for major automation programs and continuous improvement projects

  9. Analyzes/interprets engineering drawing, manufacturing operation sequence, tooling function, and process specifications and issues engineering change requests (ECR) to improve or eliminate manufacturing issues in sustaining production operations as related to automation

  10. Responsible for creation of automated cell concepts, authors Robotics/PLC controlling software, ensures proper operation of cells, program manages automation projects, and ensures compliance to safety and RIA standards.

  11. Works with vendors/suppliers regarding sourcing, technology information updates

  12. Works with other Textron Business Units to provide technical assistance and benchmarking



  • Bachelor’s degree required in:

  • Mechatronics Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Electrical Engineering

  • Computer Engineering

  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology

  • Other related field


  • Experience creating concepts for automated systems preferred

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Collaborates and easily gets along in team-based environments

  • Strong mechanical aptitude

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Computer Proficiency (MS Office, CAD, etc.)

  • Computer programming language capability preferred (C , C#, MatLab,etc.)

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

EEO Statement

Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Pay Transparency Policy Statement

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise, have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Job Engineering

Primary Location US-Kansas-Wichita

Recruiting Company Textron Aviation

Schedule Full-time

Job Level Individual Contributor

Shift First Shift

Req ID: 293339