Control & Automation Engineer Job Description

Control & Automation Engineer Job Description

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Control & automation engineer provides operations support including maintenance, fault diagnosis, installation and modifications to field instruments, process control systems, process safety systems, Fire & Gas systems and other electrical and electronic equipment.

Control & Automation Engineer Duties & Responsibilities

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Expert knowledge of electrical mechanical systems
Works as an individual contributor and in collaboration with architects, mechanical / electrical / plumbing (MEP) engineers, consultants, equipment vendors, construction managers, trade contractors, property management and other internal / external organizations
Work with global teams to initiate and develop technology to monitor, control and automate manufacturing processes
Performing engineering assignments (production, maintenance, process, capital projects, ) involving the application of established instrumentation and process control technology and principles and often requiring coordination with other engineering and functional competencies to provide economical and expedient task implementation
Leading the instrumentation and process controls functional responsibilities
Scheduling own daily activities to satisfy production requirements and accommodating requests from other organizations (Maintenance, Operations, Projects)
1) Grow profitable sales within the account by securing order targets and maximizing direct and indirect revenue
2) Implement sales strategies working with sales resources
3) Identify capital and operational expenditure oportunities to target at customer
4) Detect and define the opportunities by knowledge of the clients

Control & Automation Engineer Qualifications

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Licensing or Certifications for Control & Automation Engineer

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Education for Control & Automation Engineer

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Employers hiring for the control & 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, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Technical, Science, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics, Education, Information Technology

Skills for Control & Automation Engineer

Desired skills for control & automation engineer include:

Control and safeguarding philosophies and specifications
Design and installation of foundation fieldbus systems
Fire and gas detection and protective systems
Monitoring systems
Process control and measurement principles
Shell’s DEPs
Pneumatic and electrical control and /
Metering and monitoring brownfield rejuvenation
Hydraulic and pneumatic controls

Desired experience for control & automation engineer includes:

Deliver projects in English
In addition to your degree in power engineering, electrical engineering or information technology, you ideally have experience in station automation, SCADA or process automation
You are versed in PC-technology, in networks (LAN) and peripheral devices in the MS Windows-environment (MS Visio, CAE-/graphic-tool, MS Office)
Good command of English required, German and French knowledge advantageous
Degree in power engineering or electrical engineering
Strong expertise in the fields of substation automation and SCADA, protection and control systems and knowledge in the field of medium and high voltage switchgears

Control & Automation Engineer Examples


Control & Automation Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a control & 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 control & automation engineer
  • Support the commissioning and optimization of both new and existing manufacturing equipment
  • Design, implement and support automated system networks
  • Manage change control and system documentation
  • Ensure business continuity through industry standards and good engineering practices
  • Support the development of internal controls specifications
  • Manage and coordinate activity on capital and continuous improvement projects
  • Interface with and support manufacturing department heads and supervisors as needed to support automated systems and processes
  • Interface with and direct vendors and contractors
  • Preparation and administration of training for maintenance and operations personnel
  • Able to set priorities based on production needs
Qualifications for control & automation engineer
  • Willing to travel up to 35% domestically
  • Prior experience servicing customers, clients or internal support where strong communication skills were utilized to understand and translate customer needs to a team
  • Previous Engineering internship a plus
  • Demonstrated success in managing and leading both long-term programs/projects address short-term operational issues
  • 5+ years in Sales support function on electrical market with industrial control and automation products
  • Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent relevant work experience in an analytical laboratory or a pilot plant is desired

Control & Automation Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a control & automation engineer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for control & automation engineer
  • Communicating with others for successful checkout, start-up, and commissioning of projects involving DCS & PLCs
  • Works with the Technical Facility design, construction management and operations teams to develop and deploy control systems that ensure maximum system reliability and efficiency
  • Develops monitoring and control system concepts, architectures and schematics
  • Works closely with the IT Network, Server, Storage, Security, Application and Database teams to ensure continued operability, integrity, and compatibility with operating system (OS), application, database and hardware system upgrades and configuration changes
  • Maintains BMS servers and architecture including regular backups, database maintenance, and driver upgrades
  • Develops and deploys best practices and standard configurations across multiple sites
  • Strives for continuous improvement and maintains Change Control, Configuration Management, and current documentation
  • Responds to facility emergencies and BMS break / fix issues as identified by Technical Facility team members during and after regular business hours
  • Identifies trends and works to permanently resolve recurring issues
  • Travels to sites to support control system installation and maintenance
Qualifications for control & automation engineer
  • Very good command of English, written and spoken, and at least language skills in German, French or Russian
  • Communicative team player with the willingness to learn
  • Know-how of IEC61850 is an advantage
  • Previous engineering internship, research or related work experience
  • Bachelor of Electrical- Electronic Engineering / Computer Science or equivalent C/C++/C#
  • Analog and Digital Design, System Integration Conceptual Knowledge

Control & Automation Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of control & automation engineer. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for control & automation engineer
  • Acts as the technical lead for regional opportunities and actively participates in account planning sessions with the local sales team
  • Supports marketing and knowledge transfer through participation on at least one product/technology core team
  • Provides periodic knowledge transfer events with channel partners in coordination with the Channel Sales Manager
  • Supports our channel at a regional level on opportunities in collaboration with the channel application engineer and sales team
  • Support, test and deploy control system modifications and system upgrades
  • Develop an understanding of our manufacturing and distribution processes in order to assist and improve efficiencies through automation enhancements
  • Support and maintain control system networks
  • Ensure business continuity thru industry standards and good engineering hardware and software practices
  • Assist in the development and support of data collection processes and systems
  • Assist in the development and support of a variety of data base systems as they relate to data collection processes and systems
Qualifications for control & automation engineer
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree (or similar) in Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Software Engineering, or a related discipline
  • Minimum 5 years relevant Instrumentation, Control & Automation design experience, preferably with consultancy experience
  • Able to work independently in a team to meet tight project timeline
  • Ability to use Word, Excel, and PCAD
  • Electrical systems competency includes everything from primary electrical service to the final load
  • Holder of appropriate professional accreditation

Control & Automation Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of control & automation engineer. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for control & automation engineer
  • Daily support and troubleshooting of various control systems
  • Understand and support manufacturing and distribution safety requirements as related to the control systems
  • Interface and support other Engineering disciplines
  • Support production teams to resolve complex machine control problems through efficient troubleshooting of high speed packaging equipment
  • Develop control strategies and PLC programs to operate new plant equipment
  • Recommend and apply automation to improve production efficiencies, reduce costs and to assure consistent product quality
  • Recommend automated system implementations or modifications to improve employee safety
  • Exercise proper change control procedures and maintain system documentation
  • Roll out initiatives across regions (metrics, training)
  • Create effective links with the engineering seniors in customer organizations and be the prime technical authority on Naval EA&C products
Qualifications for control & automation engineer
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of project management methodologies, resources, and tools
  • Demonstrated experience creating process for workload automation, mainframe reports and reconciliation
  • Demonstrated experience troubleshooting and analyzing workload automation processes
  • Demonstrated experience using facilitation tools and techniques
  • Demonstrated project management experience with smaller less complex projects
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of the tools that provide business orchestrations that are dynamic event driven solutions in mainframe and open systems environments

Control & Automation Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a control & automation engineer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for control & automation engineer
  • Collaborate with other IT teams and expert networks (incl
  • Supporting technical queries regarding the Turbine Control and Automation System
  • Defining new development tasks based on market requirements and in collaboration with licensees
  • Designing, validating and adapting control and automation schemes for Wind Turbines
  • Driving updates and new developments in collaboration with licensees and other departments
  • Managing joint development projects
  • Continuously optimizing existing procedures and improving tools and methods
  • Opportunity tracking and bidding assistance to pre-sales session, proper solution demand generation to support sales meet revenue
  • NPI support on solution generates at AVR and industrial steam turbine controls
  • Bridge support to Product Manager, make sense local expects of product and segment guideline
Qualifications for control & automation engineer
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of the various infrastructure technology components and their relationships to IT services
  • Established minimum security requirements of application processing areas which are used by Security Design to ensure customer's security level is met
  • Maintains tests, and monitors all logs on identifications and access rules
  • Recognizes and identifies potential areas where existing application processing security policies and procedures require change, or where new ones need to be developed, especially regarding future business expansion
  • Knowledge of various interfacing technologies such as Ethernet, Modbus, OPC, DeviceNet
  • Knowledge of DCS control strategies and the ability to design controls from process narratives or other site documentation a requirement

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