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Automation Engineer

Automation Engineer

Job Description

Automation Engineer

Job Description

Purpose and Scope:

This position will be responsible for automation and control systems design, specifications, programming and simulation of metal processing equipment and machines. The Automation Engineer will provide technical lead and will be involved with Maintenance Manager activities providing start-up and testing assistance of new equipment or projects. Technical lead duties will include installation, continuous improvement and support of equipment, developing and implementing equipment procedures with key team members, such technical operators, engineers, plant management, corporate management, maintenance, and customers. The Automation Engineer will be able to collect task data, create project schedules and track their progress while maintaining updated status reports.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Develop test plans for automation equipment, applying knowledge of engineering technology.
  • Program and troubleshoot new and existing systems and equipment.
  • Design quality, engineered solutions that meet plant’s needs, monitor budget constraints and allow for efficient manufacturing process.
  • Maintain awareness and control project cost, quality, scope and schedule to ensure on time delivery of projects within internal budgets.
  • Participate in design reviews, as required and requested by Management.
  • Conduct research and development activities concerned with integration and testing of electronic and mechanical components, products and systems and in development of applications.
  • Apply mechanical theory, mechanical testing procedures and related knowledge to layout, build, test, troubleshoot, repair and modify developmental and production equipment.
  • Works with maintenance department to ensure preventative and predictive maintenance compliance.
  • Usage of programming software to configure and/or make modifications to automated systems and process control systems, which will include maintaining a backup library of robotic, PLC and other instrumentation software
  • Provide various (daily, weekly, monthly) status reports of progress for various BWAY management members.
  • Evaluate, select and coordinate with outside vendors for design, machining and fabrication of tooling and systems.

Job Requirements

Automation Engineer

Education and Experience:

  • AS or BS in Mechanical, Engineering Technology, automation or manufacturing or related field.
  • Min of 3 years’ experience with automation, electrical and mechanical design and fabrication.
  • Experience with hydraulics, robotics, electrical systems, automation, machine maintenance, installation/repair assistance and high speed manufacturing fundamentals. Specific experience with stamping, welding and palletizing a plus.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong MS Office, Visio, Inventor, Project software.
  • Able to create detailed reports, presentations and documents.
  • Knowledge with PLC (programming and strong understanding of logic), robotics, industrial sensors and pneumatic systems. Prefer Experience with Rockwell/Allen Bradley.
  • Coordinating multiple projects, priorities and resources simultaneously in a fast paced manufacturing environment.


  • Strong communication/interpretation skills
  • Strong visual skills for accessing functionality of equipment
  • Exceptional mechanical skills with expertise in process improvement principles
  • Problem solving
  • Persistence
  • Results oriented

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Automotive, Engineering, Other
Education 4 Year Degree
Experience At least 3 year(s)
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Manufacturing, Other Great Industries
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 252
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Automation Engineer

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