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Automation Engineer

1st Shift (8:00 am - 4:30 pm)

Huntley, IL

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Automation Engineer needed to provide technical support to production, support automation projects, and execute capital projects.  This position will support and interact with fabrication, coating, and assembly operations.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following, other duties may be assigned 

  • Create and edit PLC, PMC, and TP  programs
  • Support  electrical and PLC, PMC, and TP program related problems
  • Design and modify electrical schematics for special machine modifications
  • Design, build, create drawings for and assemble automation solutions and equipment
  • Project management from concept to production
  • Support production and assembly with building, wiring and testing of custom machines and equipment
  • Assist with troubleshooting PLC, PMC, TP and electrical issues
  • Develop and test optional tooling for work holding,  fixturing, and material presentation
  • Assist with basic, onsite and remote, support to production technicians
  • Execute, control, and oversee modifications to control systems.
  • Prepare diagrams and control panel layouts.
  • Procure parts and subcontractors.

Qualifications to perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions: 

  • Working Knowledge of machine design, industrial robot controls, and PLC’s is required, as well as, direct experience with facility layout, process design, process mapping, and PFMEA.
  • The candidate should have basic knowledge of assembly and packaging processes.
  • Ability to communicate at all levels from the shop floor to Executive level in order to justify and implement automation strategies.
  • Effective problem solver, with ability to utilize analytical techniques for issue resolution. 
  • Ability to develop creative automation solutions that will result in a technological edge over competition.


Education and/or Experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or Industrial Engineering.
  • 5+ years of Manufacturing Engineering experience.
  • Experience with Microsoft office, AutoCAD, and SolidWorks.
  • Experience and understanding of MRP systems a plus, specifically SAP.

 Other Skills and Abilities

  • Skilled in AutoCad, SolidWorks, RS Logix, EPlan 
  • Experience programming Fanuc Robotics
  • Experience with through-put optimization, motion program improvements
  • Experience with PFMEA, process mapping, logic diagrams
  • Extensive knowledge of PLC’s, PMC, and TP programs, controls, sensors, safety circuits, vision systems
  • Understanding of configuring  I/O, Digital I/O, robot I/O, position registers, and data registers
  • Strong Mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to work well under compressed time constraints
  • Hands on approach to problem resolution

Ability to use basic hand tools, hand held power tools, and measuring tool


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