Automation Engineer

  • Date: March 25, 2021
  • Location: Baldwyn, MS
  • Pay Scale: $65-85k (based on skill and experience)

An Automation Engineer is responsible for

  1. Day to Day Operational Efficiency and Uptime of Secondary Equipment and Robots
  2. PM Programs for existing equipment and appropriate training of other personnel
  3. Duplication and reconstruction of existing equipment with improvements
  4. Project Management and Complete Design of the new mechanical systems and electrical and controls functions of existing, new and retrofitted equipment
  5. Developing mechanical machine mechanisms, generating mechanical assemblies, and developing machine function algorithms, and debugging mechanical designs
  6. Specification and programming of PLCs and robots
  7. The person who fills this position will also act a mentor for Maintenance Personnel, Process Techs and others on the operation and troubleshooting of the equipment.
  8. Strategic development of next generation automation required to lower overall operating cost of organization

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design mechanical systems for new, or modify existing, automated machinery to improve CEW’s manufacturing processes.
  • Establish technical manuals, drawings, models, training documentation, preventative maintenance plans and troubleshooting guides for existing and newly established automated equipment/processes
  • Ability to self-direct on projects and tasks and the ability to manage a team
  • Design and specify electrical components for custom automated industrial machines
  • Coordinate with other engineers and manufacturing and assembly to ensure design intent and cost effectiveness of production are achieved
  • Manage individual project budgets and schedules and routinely report progress
  • Develop machine and manning timing plans for new production equipment /processes
  • Create quotations and capital investment proposals for new jobs
  • Travel to other CEW facilities (International), customer or vendor sites for design reviews, research, installation, and troubleshooting
  • Ability to accept customer design feedback and improvement suggestions and brainstorm with others
  • Adhere to good manufacturing and good documentation practices
  • Lead, advise, and train more junior personnel
  • Review, understand, and explain customer specs and prints

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in the design and operation of automated equipment
  • Preferred BS in ME, EE, Automation, or Related Field or equivalent experience
  • Preferred Expert Knowledge in 3D CAD software
  • Experience in PLC Programming
  • Experience in HMI Programming
  • Ability to coordinate with outside suppliers
  • Mechanically inclined, strong problem solving skills, hands-on individual
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • U.S. Citizen

Additional Skills Desired

  • Expertise in Solidworks Experience with Allen-Bradley and Festo PLC programming
  • Experience with HMI programming
  • Machine shop and welding knowledge
  • Experience with GD&T ANSI Y14.5
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing and ergonomic principles
  • Familiar with Fanuc 6-Axis robot programming
  • Familiar with machine vision principles


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of all personnel so classified.

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