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Job Title: Automation Engineer

Location: Waterloo, Iowa

Salary: $80-115K plus bonus 

Job Summary of the Automation Engineer:  You will analyze controls / electrical engineering requirements to determine and design technical and business solutions for projects that require capital investment.  Determine system requirement success criteria and select equipment that meets the best cost, schedule, and performance needs.  Develop controls / electrical equipment standards, methods, and designs to meet required quality and safety standards. An emphasis in controls and electrical for processing, filling and packaging applications. You will work in a technical team environment.

Job Responsibilities of the Automation Engineer: 

·                  Execution of projects cradle to grave.

·                  Develop project submittal packages that are complete and concise to ensure project success.

·                  Physical location and general arrangement placements (drawing level); Infrastructure requirements assessment;

·                  You will report to the Plant Engineering Manager and work with Project Manager to determine preliminary Capital / Expense Estimates;

·                  Work with the Engineering Project Manager to determine a design schedule that meets that overall project schedule requirements; Equipment / System Performance criteria.

·                  Write detailed functional control / electrical descriptions for the unit operation.

·                  Manage/coordinate projects independently.

·                  Works well in a team environment

·                  Participate and build experiments in plant trials

·                  Present technical reports to supervisor, both written and oral Interpret, develop, and issue technical specifications

·                  Develop subject matter expertise of processing, filling, and packaging operating systems for assigned areas

·                  You will have a fundamental understanding of a food manufacturing environment

·                  Keeps current with the latest food packaging technology and commercial applications.

Education & Experience of the Automation Engineer:

·                  BS in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Robotics Engineering (with emphasis on controls of processing/packaging / filling equipment design / electrical).

·                  Controls Engineering emphasis is required  

·                  2-7 years control system design experience.

·                  Food manufacturing background highly preferred.

·                  Proficient using AutoCAD software, electrical schematics

·                  Technical understanding of manufacturing systems and equipment

·                  Experience working with Rockwell Controls and/or GE as well as Networking experience.

·                  Ability to work in a highly complex facility working with a lot of automation and upcoming projects with AI technology.

·                  Must be detail-oriented and able to work well in a team environment.


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