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Automation Engineer

NPAworldwide Recruitment Network

Last Updated: 9/26/22

Job Description

Job description:

The Automation Engineer is responsible for the site automation, training, troubleshooting major failures, software back-up, research, development, improvement and testing of electrical/electronic components, equipment and systems. The position works closely with production and maintenance personnel, as well as management to ensure continuous operation and continuous improvement of equipment and processes.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Collect, analyze, and report asset performance and work with teams to implement methods to improve performance and sustain existing efficiencies.
  • Develop solutions and provide recommendations for major equipment modifications, renovations, installations, additions, and replacements to facilitate continuous improvement.
  • Support planning and scheduling standard processes to effectively execute all down-days and outages.
  • Identify critical equipment spares, material, component needs, and coordinate with maintenance, procurement, and stores to identify re-order processes/quantities to minimize downtime by using Reliability Centered Maintenance methodologies.
  • Participate in Failure Analysis on maintenance issues.
  • Assist with Annual Action Planning process.
  • Improve equipment reliability using Predictive Technologies (PdM).
  • Participate in continuous improvement projects using QIS, Six Sigma, 5S, Kaizens, and other continuous improvement tools.


  • BS in Electronics, Networking, Automation or Electrical Engineering
  • 5+ years experience required
  • Strong knowledge of AC/DC controls and motors
  • Ability to oversee electrical products, equipment, systems, etc. including elements of design, implementation, maintenance, and operational and safety standards
  • Prior experience in programming PLCs
  • Solid understanding of computer programming and software development
  • Ability to troubleshoot equipment problems and perform complex system tests
  • Must be comfortable using MS Office, SAP, IBA and CAD

Desired technical knowledge:

  • A/C Motor tuning
  • A/C High and Medium voltage GE and ABB drives
  • GE Cimplicity, HMI software
  • Proficy Historian
  • Computer networking
  • Cisco switching/router configuration
  • Advanced hydraulic understanding
Why is This a Great Opportunity:

Company is Global Leader in their field! Great Benefits and Real Bonuses! Opportunity for growth!

Great location, just 25 minutes to Dallas/Ft. Worth!

Company Details

Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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