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Jr. Automation Engineer

Jr. Automation Engineer / Engineering Technologist
6-month contract with potential for extension or hire
On-Site (40 hours - mostly 1st shift but flexibility required as needed for projects)
Location: Round Lake, IL
The Engineering Technologists will focus on the implementation and adaptation of existing technologies of automation and associated processes in a manufacturing environment.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Provides Engineering support to the Manufacturing groups to troubleshoot and improve/maximize the performance of equipment and processes.
• Electrical – Troubleshoots automation equipment through PLC, servo, robotics, HMI/MMI, and related process control and automation systems.
• Mechanical – Troubleshoots mechanical equipment associated with automation and manufacturing processes.
• Manages medium scope projects from inception to completion. Keeps Engineering and Manufacturing Management informed of progress.
• Installs, validates and put into production equipment modifications and capital projects.
• Performs hardware/software modifications, and documents system functional specification updates while adhering to documentation and change control requirements.
• Electrical - Prepares standard operating procedures for new and existing automation and process control equipment.
• Mechanical - Prepares standard operating procedures for new and existing mechanical equipment related to automation.
• Manages the cost estimating of medium scoped process improvements and medium capital budget items as well as the spending of approved project funds.

  • Strong Project Management Skills.
  • Ability to read and develop mechanical blueprints.
  • Strong computer skills with experience with MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, CAD software, and MS Project or related software
  • Serialization (Systech) experience desirable
  • Electrical/computer troubleshooting
  • Manufacturing experience desirable
  • GxP / familiar with good documentation/manufacturing practices
Education and/or Experience:
  • 1-3 years of experience.
  • Bachelor Degree in engineering project management or engineer technology.