At Fitbit, our mission is to help people lead healthier, more active lives by empowering them with data, inspiration and guidance to reach their goals.

We started our journey in 2007—as a team of two with one big idea. Since then, we’ve grown to over 1,500 employees, sold over 60mm devices, and built a health and fitness community across the globe.  In fact, the Fitbit Community has taken enough steps to walk from the Sun to Pluto!  Offering award-winning products, a top-rated mobile app and an easy-to-use online dashboard, Fitbit provides personalized experiences that help our users reach their goals. With a reenergized focus on innovative devices, interactive experiences, and enterprise health we are transforming the way consumers and businesses see health & fitness.

From your first steps as a Fitbitter, you will be at the forefront of developing new products. Our culture combines the spirit of startup with the perks of being public. We offer a competitive benefits package and amazing perks like unlimited snacks, Friday happy hours, onsite workout classes, and a strong focus on a healthy work-life balance. As part of our team, you’ll have the opportunity to grow your career, contribute your ideas to life-changing products and services, and—above all—have fun doing it.

Our Shanghai office is located in the Huangpu district, on the bustling Hubin Road. The Grade-A office building is in close proximity to multiple Metro stations, thus offering easy access to the rest of the city. The Xintiandi entertainment district is within walking distance, filled with bars, restaurants and boutique shops. Our local team consists of a wide range of extraordinary talent from Embedded Engineers to Manufacturing & Supply Chain specialists.

Brief Description of the Job

We’re looking for a factory automation engineer to play a key role in the creation and implementation of Fitbit’s automation solutions, which are a critical part of our manufacturing strategy.  In this rewarding role you will be responsible for identification and selection of automation partners, specification and development and automated manufacturing solutions, and oversight of factory implementation and qualification. This will range from implementing application tooling and performing feasibility studies to partnering with automation suppliers to develop and deploy fully automated systems in factories. You will lead the characterization, evaluation and validation of automation systems, subsystems and components, working closely with NPI, product design, sourcing, sustaining operations, and other colleagues in the US and Asia.

What You’ll Work On

  • Define factory automation requirements
  • Identify process automation opportunities in new product programs
  • Characterize and evaluate the capability of automation tools, subsystems and components
  • Research the automation market for potential solutions
  • Provide design inputs for new products
  • Develop automated processes that meet capacity and quality goals
  • Oversee factory acceptance and site acceptance qualification activities

Required Skills

  • Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical, electrical, or systems engineering
  • Excellent English and Mandarin communication
  • Minimum three years’ experience in an automation and/or manufacturing environment (tooling, equipment, process and assembly experience preferred).
  • Experience with robotic manipulators: cartesian, SCARA, parallel link, 6 axis robots
  • Sensors and machine vision systems applications
  • Material handling systems: carriers, conveyors, index tables
  • Assembly processes: pick and place, screw driving, heat staking, adhesive films, liquid adhesives, curing, cleaning, parts feeding
  • Statistical analysis: measurement systems analysis, process capability, process control, DOEs
  • Productivity characterization: up / down time, availability, maintainability
  • Cycle time optimization
  • Cross functional team player

Nice-to-Have Skills

  • Advanced degree in a related subject area
  • High precision assembly
  • Consumer electronics experience
  • Factory simulation
  • Six Sigma certification (Green, Black Belt)

Fitbit is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, hire, train, promote, pay, and administer all personnel actions without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), sex stereotyping (including assumptions about a person’s appearance or behavior, gender roles, gender expression, or gender identity), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical disability, military or veteran status, genetic information or other statuses protected by law. We interpret these protected statuses broadly to include both the actual status and any perceptions and assumptions made regarding these statuses.

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