Automation Engineer



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Raleigh Engineering - (USA) 701 Corporate Center Drive Suite 375 NC Raleigh , NC 27607



Job Description

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This position must have proven ability to prioritize, plan and execute multiple projects independently and must perform function to provide:

Instrumentation and automation engineering and technical support, management and execution of small to large projects/assignments from initial concept to final closeout.

Oversee maintenance of automation systems.

Serve as project manager on small to medium size capital projects

This position will initiate deviations, change controls, or Corrective Action Preventative Action (CAPA), conduct investigations, communicate findings, and provide solutions to cross functional teams while meeting commitment and due dates.

This position will communicate findings, system status, or project status verbally or in writing while creating mitigating actions to ensure reliability of equipment.

This position will monitor, repair and troubleshoot automation systems and provide technical support to other technical leaders and technicians.


Direct or support concurrent automation engineering projects both technical and project management aspects for capital and operational projects while ensuring their success in meeting their respective objectives.

Technical aspects include Instrumentation design and maintenance oversight, plant level automation hardware and software support and implementation, Fieldbus design and maintenance oversight Manufacturing Execution System (MES) and Data Historian and system oversight.

Project Management aspects include scope definition, scope adherence, stakeholder concurrence, budgeting, scheduling, risk management, procurement and installation support, including coordinating the activities of contract engineers and trade contractors during system modifications/additions.

Support Validation with the planning and execution of commissioning and validation protocols.

Support CAPA, Change Control, Deviation, Risk Analysis, Root Cause Analysis and other Quality Systems.

Develop and maintain standard operating procedures, other procedures, and support components (spare parts etc) for installed systems.

Support and comply with engineering standards, drawing controls, project controls and other procedures and standards necessary for the successful operation of the department as well as the creation and maintenance of the same.


Bachelors Degree (Electrical, Mechanical, Computer, Chemical Engineering or a related discipline) or Bachelor of Science degree in another engineering discipline and a minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible instrumentation/automation development, construction, and maintenance activities or; Bachelor of Science degree and a minimum of 8 years of progressively years of progressively responsible instrumentation/automation development, construction, and maintenance activities.

Minimum 2 years hands on experience with instrumentation and controls equipment including PLCs, HMIs, SCADA systems, and networking equipment.

Have strong automation engineering skills and ability.

Have Fieldbus configuration and management experience with Profibus being preferred or be able to obtain the same.

Experience with Unicorn, Wonderware, Rockwell Automation FactoryTalk, Rockwell Automation RSLogix, Siemens Apogee, Open Process Control (OPC) preferable.

Experience with qualifiable MES systems, such as OSI Pi preferable.