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Working As An Automation & Controls Engineer

  • Drafting, Laying Out, and Specifying Technical Devices, Parts, and Equipment
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Mostly Sitting

  • $112,560

    Average Salary

What Does An Automation & Controls Engineer Do At Siemens

* Defines, designs, plans, schedules and assists in execution of Verification work, including but not limited to Factory and Site Acceptance Tests, and Verification Protocols.
* Provides consultative services to internal and external customers regarding Verification-related topics.
* Leads the execution of verification work by technical specialists, and ensures that they are properly trained and qualified.
* Coordinates work with the project manager to ensure cGMP requirements are met while project schedules and cost estimates are maintained; assists in resolving project delays, changes and contractor disruptions.
* Authors and secures customer approval on all Verification-related documentation, to include Functional Specification, Design Specification, Project Implementation Plan, Test Procedures (FAT, SAT), Verification Protocols, Standard Operating Procedures, summary reports, etc

What Does An Automation & Controls Engineer Do At Spacex

* Lead engineers in equipment conceptual development and carefully balance product specifications, process requirements, layout complexity, cost, and lead-time limits.
* Supervise the design layouts for new industrial electrical control panels which are NFPA79/NEC/UL508A compliant, and create electrical, pneumatic and fluid schematics.
* Lead the architecture, writing, and debugging of plc ladder logic with an emphasis on generating code that is organized, structured, documented, maintainable and reusable.
* PLC code will interact with subsystems such as conveyors, robots, labview, machine vision, SCADA and 3rd party equipment.
* Implement (ANSI/RIA15
* OSHA compliant) control reliable safety systems for safeguarding robots, gantries, conveyors, and other manufacturing equipment.
* Lead a team of engineers in generating aesthetically simple, easily maintainable, and quickly modifiable HMI screens for complex machinery while providing sufficient feedback for troubleshooting.
* Lead control system integration with internal ERP system
* Manage electrical cabinet builds, field wiring, pneumatic and fluid plumbing.
* Lead the deployment of reliable automated processes and equipment into production and hand over to maintenance personal
* Set, implement, and maintain schedules and budgets to ensure project success.
* Outsourced automation equipment development:
* Lead specification creation, release to vendor and technical evaluation of quotes.
* Manage suppliers during specification, design, buyoff and installation of automated manufacturing equipment.
* Establish test plans and control test plan execution.
* Set buyoff criteria for vendor buyoff of new automated equipment and work cells in conjunction with design and manufacturing engineers.
* Support vendor site buyoff of automated equipment.
* Characterize and validate new automated equipment and fixturing for deployment into production

What Does An Automation & Controls Engineer Do At Nestle Waters North America

* Manage outside design consultants and system integrators (implementation) and firm qualification, selection, and hiring (RFP process)
* Drive continuous cost, quality and capability improvements in system designs and maintain up-to-date knowledge of leading edge technologies that will support business needs
* Provide assistance to electrical and controls design managers in regards to maintain electrical and controls specifications
* Negotiate purchase of electrical and automation services and equipment
* Assist project management with design solutions for field issues
* Provide directional support and oversight in regards to controls obsolescence upgrade projects
* This is a functional leadership position that interacts closely and supports Operations, Quality Assurance, Innovation & Renovation, Marketing, and Logistics with electrical system design and optimization
* Must be capable of managing outside firms to meet obligations of executing all assigned projects
* Must be capable of leveraging PLC and SCADA programming technical expertise in support of factory operation for system optimization and troubleshooting
* Act as liaison to Global corporate engineering, Market & Global IS/IT, and Factory Automation Systems Administrators
* Understand and articulate automation requirements & objectives
* Create functional and technical specifications related to automation systems
* Ensure compliance with Nestl standards & methodologies for Factory Automation Systems with a focus on the following: Password and User management; Architectural reviews; Sensitive Data reviews; Application, OS and firm ware updates
* Assist with management and development of facility electrical safety compliance requirements to include management of arc flash studies, infrared scans, electrical preventative maintenance, etc.
* Assist in the evaluation of available technologies and help recommend solutions related to SCADA, Automation and Manufacturing Execution Systems
* Assist in the management and development of device calibration routines to meet specific compliance objectives
* Assist with management and development of controls obsolescence routines and upgrade projects
* The Engineering Automation and Controls Resource reports directly to the Sr.
* Facility and Electrical Design Manager
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What Does An Automation & Controls Engineer Do At Belcan

* Applies standard engineering techniques to designing, developing, and maintaining instrumentation, equipment, and facility controls systems.
* Automates manufacturing process equipment, using controls systems to provide; lean elements such as Jidoka, Autonomation, Andon*s, OEE indications/gains, etc.
* Develops new and modifying existing PLC or HMI applications, interfaces, or embedded controls.
* Participates in the specification of, design review of, testing of, and commissioning of new production and/or facility equipment.
* Documents and maintains all PLC programs, HMI screen files, other parameter files for all manufacturing and/or facility equipment.
* Assists all functional areas, Production, Process Engineering, Facility Engineering, Quality, Maintenance, etc. as needed with technical expertise

What Does An Automation & Controls Engineer Do At Accenture

* perform specification, engineering, and configuration for automation/control systems; provide engineering and technology consulting for business development and proposals; engineer code development, hardware specification, and graphics development/modification; develop standards, procedures, training manuals, and other documentation for projects or internal use; enforce standards, methods, and procedures to be used in the development and implementation of control system design, PLC/DCS programs, HMI configuration, and communications; drive engineering review process to ensure that established standards, methods, and procedures are followed and to facilitate inter-office collaboration on projects, including: and project documentation, automation narratives, and operations manuals.
* The position is based out of the Accenture office in Houston, TX, but travel to client sites is required up to 60% of the average work week.
* Telecommuting is permitted

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Real Automation & Controls Engineer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Automation and Controls Engineer Microsoft Corporation Wilsonville, OR Apr 13, 2016 $150,300
Automation and Controls Engineer Microsoft Corporation Wilsonville, OR Sep 17, 2015 $143,800
SR. Automation and Controls Engineer-Large Screen Devices or Other Microsoft Corporation Wilsonville, OR Dec 18, 2015 $141,500 -
Automation and Control Engineer Big River Steel LLC Osceola, AR Jan 21, 2016 $135,000 -
Automation and Controls Engineer Alaska Tanker Company LLC Beaverton, OR Oct 01, 2009 $120,000
Automation Control Engineer Citgo Petroleum Sulphur, LA Jun 23, 2016 $107,950 -
Automation and Controls Engineer Monin, Inc. Clearwater, FL Jun 27, 2016 $105,789
Automation and Controls Engineers Mubea Inc. Florence, KY Jul 09, 2015 $105,000
Building Automation & Control Engineer Delta Products Corporation Fremont, CA Sep 17, 2014 $97,000
Automation Controls Engineer Dentsply International, Inc. Milford, DE Jul 15, 2016 $93,579
EAF Automation Controls Engineer Steel Dynamics Columbus, LLC Columbus, MS Sep 02, 2016 $91,000
Senior Industrial Automation and Controls Engineer Interplex NAS, Inc. Northvale, NJ Mar 06, 2015 $90,730
Senior Automation and Control Engineer Forum Us, Inc. Houston, TX Sep 19, 2016 $90,000
Automation and Controls Engineer Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation San Carlos, CA Nov 01, 2014 $90,000
Senior Automation and Control Engineer Forum Us, Inc. Houston, TX Sep 18, 2013 $90,000
Automation Systems & Control Engineer Tesis, LLC Houston, TX Sep 16, 2014 $86,000
Automation and Controls Engineer Nutec Tooling Systems, Inc. Meadville, PA Nov 17, 2015 $85,000
Automation Controls Engineer Morrison Timing Screw Co. Glenwood, IL Feb 01, 2014 $85,000
EAF Automation Controls Engineer Steel Dynamics Columbus, LLC Columbus, MS Sep 30, 2015 $82,004
Automation and Controls Engineer Monin, Inc. Clearwater, FL Sep 30, 2016 $80,000
Process Automation Supervisory Controls Engineer Tmeic Corporation Roanoke, VA Oct 12, 2016 $78,416
Plant Process Automation and Control Engineer Evonik CYRO LLC Westwego, LA Sep 08, 2015 $78,000
Automation Control Engineer Solyndra LLC Fremont, CA Aug 16, 2011 $77,646 -
EAF Automation Controls Engineer Severstal Columbus, LLC Columbus, MS Oct 01, 2012 $75,000
Associate Engineer-Automation and Control Siemens Corporation Princeton, NJ Aug 31, 2015 $69,800 -

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Top Automation & Controls Engineer Skills

  1. PLC
  2. HMI
  3. CAD
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Integrate controlled machine PLC's.
  • Support current production equipment making PLC/HMI program software/hardware modifications to improve production efficiency/capacity.
  • Provided control panel layouts and schematics with CAD.
  • Designed and implemented PLC programs for both new and existing systems using RSLogix 500/5000.
  • Created project drawings using AutoCad including Electrical schematics and panel layouts.

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