Automation Engineer

Automation Engineer (Direct Hire)


Job Requisition: 6469

Description for Automation Engineer:
The Automation Engineer is responsible for the project management, implementation, and troubleshooting of equipment associated with the automation of manufacturing processes. In addition, this position will support the on-going operations of existing equipment utilizing strong troubleshooting skills.

Responsibilities for Automation Engineer:
  • Must be able to lead a team and give direction throughout the course of a project, including multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Understand the design, program and debugging of PLC, HMI and robot software.
  • Must have solid software and hardware troubleshooting skills
  • Assist outside contractors to ensure quality and function of electrical systems.
  • Ability to quickly analyze data and present conclusions.
  • Ability to perform all expected tasks under general supervision.
  • Strong follow-up and organizational skills.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Management of assigned projects, including responsibility for budget and timeline
  • Experience with automation design, troubleshooting, working with vendors.
  • Coordination of all activities on assigned projects, ensuring on-time completion
  • Work closely with customers, vendors and internal stakeholders during project execution
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Lead continuous improvement projects related to existing products, processes and equipment.
Requirements for Automation Engineer:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related years of experience required.
  • Experience with Automation projects in a high-volume manufacturing environment.
  • Experience implementing 6-axis robotics
  • Experience working with design vendors including holding them accountable to specifications and project requirements
  • Independently tests, analyzes and solves technical problems
  • Possesses excellent time management, prioritization abilities, and strong project management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication (verbal and non-verbal), and presentation skills.
  • Highly motivated, detail-oriented, and eager to drive needed change.
  • Demonstrated ability to autonomously make strategic decisions.
  • Must possess comprehension and reasoning skills used to understand and collect data, interpret technical instructions, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to use MS Office Tools such as Word, Excel, Project (or other project management software).
Desired for Automation Engineer:
  • Experience with plastics injection molding tooling
  • Experience with ultrasonic welding
  • Experience with FANUC robotics and Cognex vision systems

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