Process Variability Reduction and Automation - Kyte Powertech Ltd

The Company

Kyte Powertech Ltd provides distribution transformers and highly technical solutions to industry and utility companies with increasing specialisation in the renewable energy sector. The Irish company was founded in 1977 as Pauwels Trafo and acquired by CG in 2005 but in 2020 it became Kyte Powertech an Irish company with truly international market and on a growth trajectory .

The company designs, manufactures, and supports its transformers and solutions from its base in Cavan. We are an important employer in the region and are exceptionally proud of our heritage and multiple international accreditations. Manufacturing consists of transformer core, winding, metal fabrication, painting, assembly, sub-station assembly and testing. All support functions from marketing to shipping are housed on-site.

The Role & Purpose

Kyte has introduced two robotic welders to the plant which are functioning and producing. To really bring the effect of this investment to life, Kyte requires further programming and examination of the metal parts factory and design for manufacture concepts to reduce variability both in design and manufacturing achieving maximum efficiency, consistency, quality and reliability.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Learn to master the robot programming.
  • Enter new design programs and make recommendations for further expansion of suitable product.
  • Collect and analyze manufacturing variability data for raw materials to the robot to increase efficiency.
  • Monitor and determine root causes of variability issues and implement solutions.
  • Analyse data using Six sigma techniques or FMEA.
  • Plan and trial improvement process and measure and monitor achievements.
  • Feasibility study of further automation throughout active parts and metal parts manufacture.

Mentor

Production and Engineering Manager, B. Eng, M.Sc. Black Belt.

The Person

  • Education to Advanced Certificate or higher in Robotics, Automation or Mechanical Engineering.
  • Keen interest in manufacturing and technology
  • Driven by improvement.
  • Good interpersonal and communications skills
  • Ability to take ownership of a project.
  • Eager to learn
  • Ability to execute problem solving techniques related to design/technical issues.
  • Good organizational skills

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