Automation Engineer Job Description

Automation Engineer Job Description

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Automation engineer provides engineering support to Maintenance I&C technicians for RTU/PLC issues and 1st level field changes.

Automation Engineer Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Participate in the design and development of testing frameworks and technologies for various projects including MPS, One Central, Reporting and IBW
Automation definition in this context includes L3 support for deployed tools, all change requests to applications developed by the Automation Team fixing application errors (bugs) in such applications
For a new automation application, ownership of the solution from the Requirements Analysis Stage through Commitment, Development, Deployment, Operational and Withdrawal Stages
Primary ownership of discussing and seeking all clarifications from the involved stakeholders regarding Automation application design at the appropriate stage of the life-cycle
Along with the business analyst where required, ownership of discussing and agreeing on the scope, detailed specifications and deliverables of the automation application with the user functions
Ownership of all upgrades and expansion of the automation as applicable during its life cycle
Ownership of creation and regular maintenance of the required documentation in respect of the owned Automation applications, at all stages of the automation life-cycle, in accordance with the guidelines laid down for the same
Transparently sharing all knowledge in respect of the automation applications owned, in terms of code, application architecture, user-IDs, passwords, security related parameters, etc with the appropriate stakeholders
Ownership of timely updates to all the affected stakeholders regarding any new factors affecting any Automation application designed or deployed or both
Implement test strategy for the overall functional scope, in compliance with the global test strategy for the project, product or release quality control

Automation Engineer Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Automation Engineer

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: AWS, ISTQB, CE, ITIL, CCNA, UL, PED, IBM, CISCO, MS

Education for Automation Engineer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the automation engineer job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and University Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Technical, Education, Mechanical Engineering, Science, Manufacturing, Computer Engineering, Industrial

Skills for Automation Engineer

Desired skills for automation engineer include:


Desired experience for automation engineer includes:

2+ years experience as a Test Automation Engineer or Software Developer
Working experience with Linux and/or Qt a great plus.Experience with system profiling or static code analysis tools a plus
Strong project management skills - Ability to drive project timelines to completion with cross-functional teams including Development, Operations, Procurement, Broadcast, Management
Experience with some or all
Working knowledge of source control (GIT)
Strong ability to work independently with highly cross-functional teams

Automation Engineer Examples


Automation Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for an automation engineer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for automation engineer
  • Repair and fault find with respect to a fairly wide spectrum of electrical equipment and machinery including, motor control switch-gear isolators, line control switches, pneumatic and hydraulic controls, AC/DC power distribution systems and variety of lighting installations
  • Report all equipment faults using Job card system or any other approved system
  • Liaise with engineering management, to streamline fault-finding and minimize plant down time
  • Perform all electrical maintenance and repairs to a high standard of workmanship to ensure safety of personnel and equipment
  • When requested to by the maintenance manager liaise with the various suppliers for the ordering of spare parts
  • Carryout any other duties assigned by the Maintenance Manager or his designate
  • Write technical requirements specifications, which provide details of automation functions
  • Review the requirements specifications with customers and/or mechanical vendors to ensure the functionality of the automation system meets the desired requirements
  • Write detailed software design specifications outlining software structured to ensure modularity, easier standardization, and simple maintenance / fault finding
  • Develop software for complex processes for supervisory systems, using PLCs and distributed control systems
Qualifications for automation engineer
  • Process experience in the food, beverage or pharmamaceutical industry including knowledge of heat treatment, spray drying, membrane separation technology
  • Two (3) years' experience in the Pharmaceutical or Similar regulated industry
  • Educated to Cert / Diploma/ Degree level in Electrical, Electronics, Instrumentation or Mechatronics
  • Detailed Knowledge of cGMP and regulatory requirements relating to process automation in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Detailed knowledge of the 21 CFR Part 11 and Annex 11 requirements for automated systems in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Experience of plant start-ups and/or new product introductions to pharmaceutical facilities

Automation Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of automation engineer. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for automation engineer
  • Liquid Handling / Automation Integration
  • LIMS Management
  • Specifically, will lead the investigation of atypical events to determine the root cause
  • Work on developing new product manufacturing methods that will enhance the assembly department to compete for future business maintain current business levels
  • Maintain automation and develop SOPs for use within regulated environments
  • Work with DevOps and Product Management other Information Technology peers, stakeholders, and management to establish, maintain, prioritize, and deliver against a list of automation opportunities that provide measureable business value
  • Proficiency in creating and running automated Test Plan scenarios to ensure quality of system and its internal/external interfaces
  • Analyzing and validating execution results
  • Proficiency in creating and running Test Plan scenarios to ensure quality of system and its internal/external interfaces
  • As we work with exciting, cutting edge technologies, we require innovation and creative ‘out of the box’ thinking on test approach and execution
Qualifications for automation engineer
  • NET programming experience, in addition to the Serials (a) and (b) would be a definite advantage
  • Good to excellent system administration knowledge of Unix / Linux OS would be a significant plus
  • Working knowledge of IP networking is desirable
  • SW development SLCM knowledge, skills and experience would be a significant advantage, especially proficiency in tools like CVS, GIT
  • Secondary Competence Domain (Telecommunications & IP Networking)
  • Good knowledge and understanding of high level architecture of the current mobile telecommunications technologies – GSM, WCDMA/3G, and the high level mechanisms for end-user services – voice, video, data, control plane, signalling, Good understanding of concepts like MSS, use of IP transport for real time traffic

Automation Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for an automation engineer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for automation engineer
  • Copy, reuse and replicate standards and control code developed by others
  • Support troubleshooting efforts with operators, electro-mechanical technicians, and process equipment engineers during times of equipment or control system malfunction
  • Work with project managers to ensure that projects for scope, schedule, and cost are on track, interface with users, peers, management, and global counterparts to ensure stakeholder requirements are understood and integrated into the project scope
  • Assist with research for specific technology projects to support technical development and ensure project deliverables are met to the highest standards, on-time and within budget
  • Attend conferences, supplier and customer visits to maintain an understanding of current and new, emerging, world class technologies
  • Responsible for identifying, evaluating and development of monitoring requirements
  • Configure and ensure auto discovery process is correctly capturing new systems and cleaning up transient systems
  • Provide expertise to help improve custom properties that meets the needs of our client and remove unused components
  • Responsible for the management of the service agreement with the third party service providers identified to play a role in supporting the monitoring solutions through long term partner engagements to perform health check activities on a quarterly basis and engage resources to identify opportunities to improve the monitoring toolset
  • Implement ILO monitoring using SNMP version
Qualifications for automation engineer
  • Previous automotive, engineering and quality analysis experience
  • Statistic Report
  • Maintenance and installation work on wide range of highly specialized electronic, electrical (low and high-tension), electro-mechanical and pneumatic equipment associated with high-speed production process in a manufacturing environment
  • Provision of quality maintenance service to all departments in the plant to facilitate on-going improvement in plant performance with aim of achieving “WORLD CLASS” manufacturing status
  • Modification of equipment and controls to improve quality, safety and productivity to meet stringent international and company standards
  • At least five years’ experience within the FMCG industry with a significant portion being within the food and beverage industry

Automation Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of automation engineer. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for automation engineer
  • Identify key opportunities in reducing operating costs through automation, insourcing, equipment efficiency, automated-guided-vehicles
  • Researches, cost justifies, specifies and negotiates the purchase of automated manufacturing equipment
  • Designs, orders, schedules, balances, and supervises the installation and relocation of manufacturing equipment
  • Researches, designs, flowcharts, and develops plant layouts on AutoCAD for automated machinery processes
  • Develops, learns, and trains others in the operation of all types of automated manufacturing equipment and processes
  • Troubleshoots, tests, adjusts, repairs and oversees automated manufacturing equipment and processes
  • Monitors and oversees compliance with all new and existing equipment and enforces all safety procedures, including Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO)
  • Participates on and lead projects, provide technical support and make informed decisions on hardware and architecture selection
  • Must be familiar with the engineering software AutoCad Electrical, and able to generate drawings for new and old install of electrical systems
  • Must be able to configure the hardware of the PC on which process control software is installed, and develop usable HMI, MMI user interfaces on both process control PC's and dedicated operator interfaces/touch screens
Qualifications for automation engineer
  • At least 1 year experience in Functional, Regression and Load testing suites
  • Experience with Emerson DeltaV Distributed Control Systems and Rockwell/Allen Bradley PLCs preferred
  • BS or MS in engineering or equivalent
  • Experience with of laboratory automation systems, experimental workflow development, automated liquid handling processes, and software development for scheduling and controlling equipment
  • Familiarity with biology a plus
  • A B.S degree in Chemical, Mechanical, or Bio-Engineering, Biological Sciences, or related disciplines is required

Automation Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for an automation engineer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for automation engineer
  • Participates in quotation briefings, purchase of equipment, workplace design, and design of new tools, efficiency and problem solving methods
  • Participates in the specification of hardware and software for systems with functional and technical responsibility in automation
  • Leads in design for manufacturing discussions and propose changes to reduce cost and improve manufacturability
  • Supports maintaining control of machine and equipment capability through generating preventative and autonomous maintenance schedule
  • Develops and implements plans for programs for facility modification and revisions to operating methods
  • Makes sure all system risk assessments are completed according to the industrial standards
  • Anticipates problems by leading FMEA and follow up actions
  • Supports in nonconformance investigations including root cause and corrective actions, assessment of further process improvements
  • Documents & prepares work instructions
  • Considered the expert in the assessment of incidents regarding automated injuries in the value stream and propose and implement corrective actions
Qualifications for automation engineer
  • Prior experience in a cGMP regulated industry including experience with relevant European regulatory requirements and 21 CFR part 11
  • Experience in HMI/SCADA systems
  • You will be part of an Engineering team that is working on problems in a number of areas, including web platform, mobile/iPad application, data mining, real-time optimization algorithms and ad-serving platforms
  • You will be responsible for various web bases testing, demons testing, database testing, Performance testing
  • BS Degree in the following disciplines
  • 5 years’ experience with cloud automation or orchestration platforms (e

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