Automation Engineer

Food & Beverage
Job Location: 
Delhi, NY

Our client, a global manufacture of ingredients such as hydrolysates and pharmaceutical ingredients for infant to sports nutrition consumer products, is searching for an Automation Engineer to join their expanding engineering department. 

The ideal candidate must have a Bachelor’s in Electrical, Chemical or Computer Engineering with 2 to 4 years of work experience in the Industrial Automation field.   Salary is based on your experience and your training.  Our client offers a competitive salary but also training and education on the job in order to grow professionally.

Job description

Automation plan: Make maintenance year plan for department and/or assigned installations/equipment, prioritize and prepare maintenance and repair activities, choose appropriate methodology and plan the activities, in discussion with relevant parties.


Automation execution: Analyze defects, prioritize and execute maintenance and repair activities on assigned installations/equipment and/or delegate and coordinate activities to subcontractors and ensure inspection of relevant installations/equipment.


Automation improvement / continuous improvement: Analyze and identify (potential) defects/damages/bottlenecks in installations/equipment, (work) processes, come up with, advise or and implement solutions for prevention and new or improved approaches, techniques or schemes


Differentiating Factors


Knowledge Business Processes: Profound knowledge of own discipline and good and detailed understanding of operational processes and their interrelation within plant in needed


Contacts: Contacts and cooperation with relations either own plan/location as well as external parties, like suppliers and regulatory bodies at operational level


Projects: Leads larger (sub) projects within own discipline, defines scope of project (with support from senior colleagues when needed), and/or participates in large projects


Autonomy: Works under general supervision, in accordance with work agreements and procedures. Mid-term and end results are checked. Attunes with manager when needed.


Complexity Technical Services: Optimizes and improves new and existing equipment and installations using various continuous improvement techniques, and ensures an optimal implantation after approval


Functional Duties:


·         The establishment/updating of maintenance SOPs for the existing software systems

·         Development of modification to and/or new software for existing systems

·         Discusses the software functionality with the principle users

·         Draw-up functional design specifications (FDS) for PLC, DCS, SCADA and/or MES systems

·         Review design and execution plan of software proposed by third parties

·         Author factory acceptance test (FAT) protocols    

·         Planning and execution of FAT together with supplier and principle users

·         Ensuring that all relevant documents and files are properly stored and archived

·         Adequately disseminate information on the use of the software through the establishment of an operating manual and providing instruction to all principle users

·         Assists in the determination of the standard equipment list

·         Assists Inventory Administrator in the defining of the stock spare parts list and critical articles within area of expertise


Please note, while we appreciate your interest in our openings in the United States, we can only accept resumes from individuals who:


1. Are citizens of the United States, or


2 . Have a current authorized work visa or are otherwise authorized to work in the U.S. by United States Citizens & Immigration Services.

Recruiter Name: 
Anne Versnik
Recruiter Phone: 
(262) 886-8000 ext. 225

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