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Flextronics International

Automation Program Manager

Flextronics International - Buffalo Grove, IL

Job Description:

Flex is a leading sketch-to-scale™ solutions company that designs and builds intelligent products for a connected world. With more than 200,000 professionals across 30 countries and a promise to help make the world Live Smarter™, the company provides innovative design, engineering, manufacturing, real-time supply chain insight and logistics services to companies of all sizes in various industries and end-markets. For more information please visit our careers page at


Electrical / Electronic Manufacturing


Public Company




2 Changi South Lane, Singapore, 486123

Company Size

: 10,001 employees


Job Description

Lead the development and implementation of automated manufacturing systems into Flex Buffalo Grove.

The Automation Program Manager

 will be based in Buffalo Grove, IL

 and will lead a multiple groups of Automation Engineers he development and implementation of automated manufacturing systems into Flex Buffalo Grove site.

Here is a glimpse of what you will do…

Take leadership of equipment projects and implementation teams.

Maintain overall schedule and budget activities for automation projects.

Develop equipment requirements and specifications.

Conduct equipment design reviews and provide design guidance to suppliers.

Manage equipment suppliers through all phases of projects.

Lead project team comprised of automation engineers, manufacturing engineers, quality engineers and machine technicians.

Provide on-site support at equipment suppliers’ sites during machine build, debug and testing/qualification.

Supervise installation and testing to verify requirements and specifications are met.

Manage equipment qualification activities.

Attend customer meetings at all level of discussions, getting customer inputs and presenting Flextronics manufacturing solutions, etc.

Interface with customers, suppliers, and functional owners to coordinate project activities and remediate project issues.

Here is some of our required


BS Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Mechatronics.

Minimum 10 years related experience in a technology based industry, where automated assembly techniques are utilized.

Industrial Engineering experience working in high-volume assembly processes.

Knowledge of automated equipment systems and tools - robotic, vision, material handling, Conveyors, PLC, HMI, Pick-Place-Pack, Inspection/Test (Structural and Non-Contact e.g. Laser), Application of lasers e.g. Etching/Marking, Dispense process, plastics welding and joining.

Minimum 5 years’ experience working with manufacturing of medical devices

Travel required – 20%

Here is some of our preferred


Experience in a manufacturing environment using injection molding machines and related auxiliary equipment.

Here are a few examples of what you’ll get for the great work you provide…

Full range of medical benefits, dental, vision, life insurance

Quarterly Bonus Eligibility

Matching 401K

Tuition Reimbursement

Global visibility; ability to work with different regions

Employee discounts at local retailers

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Location: Buffalo Grove, IL

Company Profile:
At Flextronics, impossible is where breakthrough begins. As a socially-responsible, global leader in design, manufacturing, distribution and aftermarket services, Flextronics is unique in its ability to provide end-to-end solutions through its innovative and proprietary systems — all to enhance customer competitiveness and success. Working across four business groups and several business units, Flextronics is able to unleash the full potential of the world’s most valuable brands and new ventures.