Manufacturing Engineer - Robotics


Continental and Aurora have partnered to bring self-driving technology on a commercial scale by jointly developing, manufacturing, and servicing future generations of the Aurora Driver’s hardware.


Initiate, develop and implement advanced automation equipment for new products. Assume manufacturing process ownership for existing and new products. Initiate and lead manufacturing continuous improvement activities to meet and exceed specific measurable goals for department safety, quality, productivity, scrap reduction and up time.

Core Responsibilities 

  • Responsible for input into design and development of advanced automation equipment and process technologies in automotive manufacturing applications.
  • Install, calibrate, operate, or maintain robots and/or automation equipment.
  • Incorporates Simple / Robust into equipment design for highest equipment reliability.
  • Responsible for process documentation, Setup Matrix / Parameter Cards / Work Instructions / Process Guides.
  • Perform MSA, MCA, and GRR studies for equipment qualification and release
  • Maintain and improve equipment software
  • Write algorithms or programming code for ad hoc robotic applications.
  • Works with equipment integrators and cross-plant support teams to determine application specific automation and process requirements.
  • Provides new product build support through tooling development and procurement.
  • Responsible for training on new automation equipment.
  • Supports Customer Audits and Visits through knowledge and process sharing.
  • Supports TPM program by providing mentoring and training to peers, technicians and operator personnel.
  • Identifies and documents projects in CBS, 8D, and 5
  • Provides lessons learned input to design / development through DFM, Design for Manufacturing, reviews.
  • Supports activities for OEE, Scrap, Yield and DPMO improvement to support plant performance metrics.
  • Advanced manufacturing line problem solving related to manufacturing process related defects.
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Basic Qualifications

  • Relevant Bachelor Degree in an engineering discipline 
  • Minimum 2 years experience in Robotics & Automation
  • Knowledge of PLC's 
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.      
  • Experience leading projects

Visa sponsorship is available for Continental Automotive employees only.

Relocation is available for Continental Automotive employees only.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Allen Bradley ControlLogix, Siemens S7 or equivalent PLC’s
  • Experience with collaborative robot interfaces with equipment          
  • Minimum 5 years experience in Robotics & Automation Programming & Development including PLC Programming. Good verbal and written communication skills.      
  • Experience leading teams 
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All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


EEO / AA / Disabled / Protected Veteran Employer. Continental offers equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals, without regard to unlawful consideration to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. In addition, as a federal contractor, Continental complies with government regulations, including affirmative action responsibilities, where they apply. To be considered, you must apply for a specific position for which Continental has a current posted job opening. Qualifying applications will be considered only for the specific opening(s) to which you apply. If you would like to be considered for additional or future job openings, we encourage you to reapply for other opportunities as they become available. Further, Continental provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance in the application process, please reply to or contact US Recruiting at 248.393.5566. This telephone line and email address are reserved solely for job seekers with disabilities requesting accessibility assistance or an accommodation in the job application process. Please do not call about the status of your job application, if you do not require accessibility assistance or an accommodation. Messages left for other purposes, such as following up on an application or non-disability related technical issues, will not receive a call back.


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Join the New Braunfels, TX team for the exciting journey of a new facility start-up (Greenfield). The $110 million facility will manufacture Advanced Driver Assistance Systems for automated and assisted driving. Join the Continental team that manufactures products that save lives everyday!

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