Automation Engineer


(On-Site) Eden Prairie, MN, US

Job ID:  52032
Category:  Product & Engineering

Stratasys is a world leader in 3D printing!


Stratasys is leading the global shift to additive manufacturing with innovative 3D printing solutions for industries such as aerospace, automotive, consumer products and healthcare. Through smart and connected 3D printers, polymer materials, a software ecosystem, and parts on demand, Stratasys solutions deliver competitive advantages at every stage in the product value chain. The world’s leading organizations turn to Stratasys to transform product design, bring agility to manufacturing and supply chains, and improve patient care.


In this role: Your primary responsibility will be to develop advanced Test & Automation solutions on assigned projects for assembling, testing, mistake-proofing, or analyzing new or existing products.  Applications will typically be deployed in internal R&D and Manufacturing as well as occasionally at external suppliers.  Will also collaborate with technicians and specialists and be associated with the development of standardized and reusable solutions throughout the company


What you will be doing:

  • Develops advanced Test & Automation applications and fixtures for use in various internal departments
  • Regularly utilizes SolidWorks to design and build 3D printed parts that are used in test and assembly fixtures
  • Understand and aptitude to grow in C++ code development and MS SQL database administration capability
  • Create test execution and analysis application software
  • Provides statistical data analysis reports to assist with the resolution of process or product defects
  • Develops test plans and concepts for subassembly and circuit board functional acceptance testing.  Actively communicates plans to R&D and Manufacturing for approval
  • Collaborates with R&D engineers in the development of product specifications and actively seeks to provide test solutions throughout the product development process
  • Provides skillful technical leadership of project subtasks or small projects
  • Manages several projects simultaneously
  • Recognizes cost and schedule implications that impact critical project schedules and technical objectives
  • Actively participates in department strategic planning and routinely applies standard practices and latest technologies in assigned tasks
  • Collaborates with department technicians and specialists.
  • Interacts with team members and peers to anticipate and resolve day to day issues and competing project priorities
  • Applies troubleshooting skill to resolve urgent Production line-down situations


 Must have for this role: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Manufacturing, Industrial, or Computer engineering or technology
  • 3+ years of  applicable experience
  • 3+ years of software application experience in:
    • C++
    • MS Windows and Office
    • MS SQL Server databases
    • SolidWorks
    • Web or cloud based application


Nice to have:

  • Focus is on test fixture development with an emphasis on subassemblies and circuit boards.  Candidate should also have a solid background in mistake-proofing (Poka Yoke) solutions and the common components they require.
  • Mechanical fixture design
  • Barcode and RFID experience
  • Machine Vision Systems
  • Pneumatics
  • Force and Thermal measurements
  • PLC’s and man-machine interfaces
  • Statistical Process Control
  • Automated Optical Inspection
  • Circuit Board ICT and functional testing
  • Data Acquisition Systems


Travel Requirements: 10%


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Additional Information:


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Stratasys will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. All offers of employment with Stratasys, Inc are contingent upon the successful passing of a background check.


Stratasys is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected Veteran or disabled status and will not be discriminated against for their race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, military status, or national origin or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or applicable local law.   Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here

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