Senior Automation Engineer

Category: Manufacturing Technician, Software Engineering
Job Type: Full Time

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Reporting to a Business Unit Engineering Manager, the senior automation engineer will design process improvement and lead-in house automation projects. Strong PLC programming skills (Allen Bradley, HMI) required.

Job Duties:

  • Provide technical guidance from concept through design, development, system delivery, commissioning and validation.
  • Liaise with Engineering team in order to identify opportunities to improve automation systems.
  • Develop automation procedures to support and maintain process lines.
  • Implement and support automation systems for manufacturing and packaging.
  • Assist in setting up new machines and transferring equipment at different plants.
  • Provide automated solutions on budget & on time.
  • Keep abreast of latest developments in industrial automation technology and introduce them to plant wide operations to achieve cost savings and improve productivity.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Provide automated solutions on budget and on time.

Independent Judgement:

  • Oversight and control of assigned projects.
  • Determine best in class frameworks, systems and processes.

Analysis/Problem Solving:

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents, including customer specifications, blue prints, and technical procedures.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, diagram, or schedule form.


  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from external customers, internal customers and management.
  • Ability to effectively present information to top management and customer/client groups.
  • Experience dealing with customers and suppliers in a previous employment.
  • Must be capable of coaching and mentoring others.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as the ability to accurately document work performed.

Skills/Technical Skills:

  • Have good data analysis capabilities and be familiar with statistical software (ideally Minitab).
  • Demonstrate knowledge of 6 sigma methodology and structured systematic route cause problem solving.
  • Knowledge of computer systems; integrated manufacturing systems; word processing and spread sheets, Allen Bradley PLC, HMI, VB.


  • Good knowledge of motor drivers.
  • Knowledge of medical device manufacturer and supplies knowledge preferred.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements of machine building.
  • Proficiency in hardware and software designs and troubleshooting.
  • World-class manufacturing knowledge preferred.


  • Degree/Diploma in Mechatronics /Electrical Engineering.


  • Minimum 5 – 8 years relevant experience.
  • PLC Programming experience/ability.


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