Automation Engineer

Germantown, WI
Job Requisition: 7054

Automation Engineer (Direct Hire)

Greater Milwaukee Area, WI

Description for Automation Engineer:

The Automation Engineer will be responsible for overseeing the operation, maintenance, and optimization of automation systems in our production factory. 

Our Clientis a leading global provider of optimized manufacturing solutions for high precision plastic products - with services including: engineering & design-for-manufacture, mold making, sampling, development & qualification, injection molding & value-added operations, multi-shot technologies, scalable automation, assemblies and application-specific turnkey manufacturing systems.

Responsibilities for Automation Engineer:

  • Operate in a team environment to help meet or exceed customer expectations
  • Be willing to travel frequently (up to 50% of the time) during the first year to be onsite at the OEM (domestically)
  • Receive hands on learning on the automation cells that are being built by the OEM and be the subject matter expert on the equipment to operate, diagnose, troubleshoot and repair the automated cells once in production
  • Commissioning/approving equipment for production release
  • Work closely with the quality control team to ensure that automation systems adhere to regulatory standards and maintain product quality and safety.
  • Maintain comprehensive documentation of automation systems, including schematics, manuals, and change logs.
  • Participate in building a 24/7 automation support team to transfer your hands on knowledge to the rest of the production team as the program is launched.
  • Train production staff on the proper use and maintenance of automation systems, providing ongoing support and guidance.
  • Provide emergency/unscheduled repairs of production equipment during production and perform scheduled maintenance repairs of production equipment during machine service.
  • Manage the day-to-day operation of automation systems, including PLCs, HMIs, and SCADA systems, to ensure smooth production processes.
  • Lead maintenance efforts and troubleshoot technical issues to minimize production disruptions. Coordinate with technicians and external vendors as needed.
  • Continuously monitor and analyze production processes, identifying opportunities for improvement. Implement automation solutions to optimize workflow, reduce waste, and increase overall productivity.

Requirements for Automation Engineer:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Automation Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Electrical Engineering
  • Minimum of 5 years of hands-on experience commissioning complex automated systems
  • Solid understanding of quality standards and GMP principles in a manufacturing environment.
  • Proven experience in overseeing industrial automation systems, preferably in a medical device manufacturing environment.
  • Thorough understanding of a contract manufacturer in the healthcare industry (pharmaceutical and/or medical device markets) is a plus
  • Strong knowledge of regulatory requirements in the medical device industry.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • People person who is willing to train others
  • Highly motivated team player
  • Detail oriented
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Project management skills and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Able to operate on own initiative with minimal supervision, while contributing as a team member.


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