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Automation Engineer
Title:Automation Engineer
Founded in 1983, International Imaging Materials, Inc. (IIMAK) is a leading global manufacturer of printing, imaging and marking consumables with strong geographic and product line growth. Our highly engineered core products include a full line of thermal transfer ribbons, inkjet inks, and stamp inks used widely in manufacturing, distribution, food packaging, textiles, electronics, medical, healthcare and office applications. We are committed to forward thinking technology, with recent developments in leading edge direct thermal substrates, gas absorbing coatings for produce preservation, conductive inks for flexible circuits and industrial inkjet inks for primary and secondary coding. IIMAK headquarters is located in Amherst, New York where primary R&D, engineering, manufacturing and sales activities reside, with a strong dedication to cross functional teamwork. Additional manufacturing, sales and distribution facilities are located in Belgium, Brazil and Mexico. We currently have an opportunity at our Amherst, New York facility to join IIMAK as an Automation Engineer.

Position Summary: The Automation Engineer will be responsible for identifying new or supporting current projects. Working towards making our core production processes safer and more efficient. These processes include but are not limited to Converting, Packaging, Warehousing and Material Handling.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Project leader for the identification or creation of newly designed process equipment, adding or improving on automation, improved material handling, while ensuring our processes new and existing are safe.
  • Develops equipment specifications and interacts with multiple suppliers, obtaining quotations and awarding purchase orders.
  • Coordinates and assists in the installation and maintenance of new equipment.
  • Responsible for approving new equipment designs and coordinating the purchase, manufacturing and installation of that equipment. Acts as the primary supplier contact throughout the build schedule.
  • Helps with mechanical design of tooling, fixtures and more complex systems as required by the project.
  • Helps develop project plans and capital budgeting requests.
  • Ability to develop directional and detailed cost models and savings opportunities.
  • Helps prepare schedules then tracks progress throughout the project cycle.
  • Assists with the creation of operation manuals, spare parts and PM programs for new equipment.
  • Collaborates with multi-disciplinary groups within the organization to ensure a successful project.

Required Qualifications:

(Qualified candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of the job)

  • Thorough understanding of engineering machine design principles and be able to effectively apply and use them.
  • Ability and interpersonal skills to successfully work as a team leader or team member to obtain desired results.
  • High energy level and drive to finish out projects or issues on time, even when faced with obstacles or setbacks.
  • Must be able to clearly communicate these issues when present to leadership team
  • Must be able to relate well with direct supervision, take direction and learn from interfaces with management.
  • Must be able to organize work and prioritize tasks. Lead the conception and quotation phase of projects, including pricing and project planning requirements.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively through written, verbal, or other means of communication.
  • Must be proficient in AutoCAD 2D. Proficiency or experience with Solidworks 3D is desired.
  • Experience with Excel, Word, MS Office Suite software is required.
  • Experience with MS Project software is desired.
  • Prior experience in the converting, packaging and material handling field is desired.
  • Prior experience with designing or implementing material handling automation for industrial applications (Pick and Place, AGV’s, ASRS, etc.) is desired.
  • Must be able to travel domestically and internationally.
  • Must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent Engineering discipline.

IIMAK is dedicated to providing employees with a business environment that supports communication, commitment and the opportunity for advancement. We are positioned to offer an attractive compensation and benefits package to match this exciting opportunity. If interested in joining a dynamic organization with global presence and applying for this career opportunity, please apply online at

EOE M/F/Disabled/Veterans IIMAK is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity.

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