Aug 20

Job: Manufacturing Automation Engineer – American MSC (Troy, Michigan, USA)

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Position: Manufacturing Automation Engineer (Japanese Automotive Supplier)
Posted by:
American MSC
Location: Troy, Michigan
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alumnus, Brian Peters (Shiga-ken, 2000-2003) for passing along another job opening with his company: 


We are a Japanese company that supplies parts to the automotive sector. Our parent company is in Utsunomiya, Tochigi and we have facilities in Troy, Michigan, Aguascalientes, Mexico and Wuxi, China. JET alumni, MEXT alumni, and college graduates are welcome to apply.

We are a small company with familiar atmosphere.  Accessible and Open-door policy with Top Management. No micro-mangers here. Looking for self-motivated, self-learning, honest, and results-oriented individuals. Excellent opportunities for growth in the company.

Job Description:

We are searching for candidates who can help us reach our goals of improving productivity and throughput through the use of automation.


  • Working with Maintenance, Quality and Process Engineer Teams to develop an automation system to improve and control the process.
    • Machine auto-feeding
    • Vision inspection machines for production parts.
    • Line Automation
    • Process Automation
  • Choosing and programming a controller and establishing communication between the sensors (inputs), actuators (outputs), and controller.
  • Simulating, installing, testing, and managing electrical or mechanical automation.
  • Organize and update the automation schedule and report current project status.
  • Monitoring the automated processes on an ongoing basis and report to kaizen team.


Electrical or Mechanical Engineering


  • Be familiar with types of automation sensors and vision systems. (Keyence, Banner, Cognex, etc.)
  • Proficiency in PLC Programming as it relates to automation systems.
  • Creative Thinking and Problem-Solving Skills.
  • Effective Communication Skills.
  • Any Japanese Language of any level a plus
  • Any Spanish Language of any level a plus


  • Growth Opportunities
  • Good Benefits (Medical, Vision, Dental, 401k Matching)

Application Process: If you have any questions or wish to apply, please contact Brian directly at either:

Direct Phone: 248-589-7770 x 102 


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