Automation Engineer - Controls


Automation Engineer - Controls

@ SafeSource Direct


  • Concept, Design, and Install automated equipment and hardware related to controls.
  • Develop electrical diagrams
  • Develop automation programs
  • Define requests for quotes
  • Lead and perform collaborative interdepartmental efforts to analyze and select supplier/partners
  • Program and configure Robot’s, PLCs, and HMI systems to meet system requirements
  • Troubleshoot and maintain control systems, including PLCs, HMIs, drives, and networks
  • Collaborate with other engineers and project managers to ensure projects are completed on-time and within budget
  • Conduct testing and commissioning of automation systems
  • Develop KPI for automated production systems and monitor the KPI to ensure high system availability. Provide a dashboard for all system related issues and resolutions
  • Install patches and updates and take part in revision control
  • Support Plant operation for various maintenance activities
  • Proactively identifies technical opportunities and for control system improvements.
  • Demonstrates a high level of understanding of both basic and advanced process control concepts and technologies.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of industry standards and emerging practices that apply to control systems, safety, and to automation in general.
  • Analyzing problems or deficiencies and developing solutions to resolve them.
  • Conducting experiments and evaluations to improve and innovate production.
  • Estimating budgets and time scopes for each project.
  • Writing technical documentation for machine operators.
  • Ensuring that products meet compliance regulations.
  • Collaborating with project managers and other engineers in our team.



  • Ability to function independently and with a team to achieve objectives
  • BS Degree in Electrical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering preferred.
  • 5+ years of previous experience in discrete manufacturing plant and/or experience with Custom Automation Builder
  • required.
  • Analytical mindset with ability to troubleshoot/investigate issues
  • Self starter and self motivated
  • Strong communication and organization skills
  • Prioritization skills with ability to thrive in fast paced environment
  • Strong knowledge of consensus standards (ANSI, NFPA, RIA, etc.)

Additional Preferred Qualifications/Skills:

  • Experience with Web Handling and/or Converting Systems
  • Experience with complex vision systems
  • Experience with structured text programming languages
  • Exposure and/or experience in Lean Six Sigma methodologies

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Location: Broussard, LA
Date Posted: May 06, 2024
Application Deadline: August 08, 2024
Job Type: Full-time