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Working As An Automation Engineer

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Processing Information
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $88,421

    Average Salary

What Does An Automation Engineer Do At Home Depot

* Develop and analyze master test plans, test cases, test schedules & test scripts from Analysts and Associates.
* Identify and thoroughly analyze defects, issues, risks, and action items along with identifying the business requirements & the system requirements as part of the project team.
* Define and track quality assurance metrics.
* Monitor & instruct team members on proper procedures to ensure team compliance.
* Provide status reports to Manager on development projects.
* Sign-off on test strategy, test development, and test results prior to implementation into production.
* NATURE AND SCOPE** - Typically reports to Manager, Information Technology Responsible for helping others and providing on-the-job training or guidance

What Does An Automation Engineer Do At Pfizer

* design, develop, deploy and test our automated processes, systems and equipment.
* identify, design and implement new technologies.
* lead the specification and procurement of new highly automated manufacturing equipment*provide 24x7x365 support of our automation systems *generate and execute cGMP verification protocols
* Be recognized as expert with site's production and control system needs*generate and develop standard operating procedures and system support documentation*clearly communicate progress and issues to peers
* Assist in training and mentoring site Automation Technicians, Automation Engineers and other operations personnel
* Monitor and trend issues to identify and develop preventative solutions

What Does An Automation Engineer Do At United Technologies Corporation

* Lead team efforts by providing equipment specification for vendors to quote required Robotic/ Automated equipment.
* Drive reviews of equipment quotes, leads design reviews and manages and leads project teams to provide assembly equipment
* Coordinate installations of equipment and fixtures
* Program Robotic/Automated FANUC systems
* Write engineering work instructions, ensuring specifications are well defined and documented
* Monitor process to ensure high process yield
* Communicate and coordinate activities with multiple functional groups
* Coordinate multiple Robotic/Automation projects
* Comply with EH&S Policy and applicable regulatory and company EH&S rules and requirements
* Actively support the organization's efforts to meet or exceed EH&S goals and plans

What Does An Automation Engineer Do At Amgen

* Applies advanced engineering principles to the design and implementation of system modifications, experiments and/or capital projects; develops, organizes, analyzes and presents interpretation of results for operational issues or engineering projects of significant scope and complexity.
* Manages and/or applies extensive technical expertise in the coordination of multiple, complex, non-routine projects involving the planning, design, reconfiguration, construction, maintenance and alteration of systems, facilities or processes.
* Works closely with multiple disciplines, including manufacturing, process engineering, utility operations, maintenance, quality assurance, and validation to manage a diverse portfolio of projects.
* Provide technical support to commercial and clinical manufacturing.
* Develop and execute strategic initiatives for long-range planning and lifecycle upgrades of various Automation platforms.
* Provide mentorship to Automation Engineering team in daily operations; Troubleshoot and resolve equipment, automation or process issues in the field.
* Ensure optimal and cost-effective performance and reliability for process systems.
* Develop, organize, analyze, and present results for operational issues and engineering projects of moderate scope and complexity.
* Communicates proactively with supervisor and support staff, highlighting issues and proposing solutions.
* Provide technical support and issue resolution 24x7 on-call support of Automation systems on a rotating basis

What Does An Automation Engineer Do At Corning

* Capable of learning department’s state of the art knowledge and capability in commercially available machine / motion control systems, system integration, part sensing, and robotics technologies.
* Assigned to engineering project teams that are responsible to deliver robust, cost effective automation and process machine systems to Corning’s manufacturing plants and processes.
* Develop robot cell concept designs, reach studies, motion control systems, safety systems and layout drawings under the direction of a more senior project team member that will satisfy process and manufacturing requirements.
* Uses the risk assessment process to document and design safety systems that are in compliance with ANSI R15
* or ANSI TR3 and process requirements.
* Interface with external system integrators and machine builders to successfully deliver fully integrated process equipment systems to Corning’s plants on-time, on-budget, and that satisfy performance measures.
* Prepare initial CAD design layouts of both complete electrical controls systems and control sub-sections under the direction of a more senior project team member.
* Review electrical / robot integration drawing packages for conformance to Corning standards.
* Prepare or direct the generation of construction drawings, installation drawings, and parts lists.
* Develop and support robot programming as required on assigned projects.
* Routinely perform elementary design calculations; i.e., motor speed/torque, I/O and memory sizing, area of control/sensitivity of proximity and photo equipment, etc.
* Actively participate in all phases of the project including design, fabrication, off-line integration and testing, installation, production start-up support, training of plant personnel, and technology transfer.
* Independently follow construction of equipment in vendors’ facilities.
* Individual must be capable of executing project assignments, in a team based environment, with minimal supervision

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Automation Engineer Career Paths

Automation Engineer
Project Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Delivery Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Engineer Senior Software Engineer
Director Of Software Development
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Electrical Engineer Engineering Manager Information Technology Manager
Director Of Technology And Services
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Quality Assurance Analyst Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
Lead Software Quality Assurance
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Electrical Engineer Senior Systems Engineer
Manager, Systems Engineering
9 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Management Consultant Senior Business Analyst
Product Owner
9 Yearsyrs
Engineering Manager Consulting Engineer Senior Engineer
Project Engineering Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer Quality Assurance Lead Quality Assurance Manager
Quality Assurance Director
12 Yearsyrs
Software Development Engineer Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
Quality Assurance Engineering Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Process Control Engineer Quality Assurance Engineer Automation Test Engineer
Senior Automation Test Engineer
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Engineer Engineering Manager
Senior Engineering Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer Quality Assurance Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Senior Information Technology Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Automation Engineer Senior Test Engineer Senior Quality Assurance Analyst
Senior Quality Analyst
6 Yearsyrs
Software Development Engineer Senior Software Engineer Business Analyst
Senior Quality Assurance Analyst
6 Yearsyrs
Software Test Engineer Quality Assurance Analyst
Senior Tester
5 Yearsyrs
Engineering Manager Plant Manager Sales Engineer
Technical Account Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Lead Project Manager Product Manager
Technical Product Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Quality Assurance Analyst Quality Assurance Lead
Test Automation Lead
6 Yearsyrs
Software Test Engineer Senior Test Engineer
Test Engineering Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Lead Senior Project Manager Engineering Director
Vice President Of Engineering
13 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Test Engineer 2.9 years
Automation Analyst 2.6 years
Automation Lead 2.4 years
Automation Tester 1.6 years
Top Employers Before
Engineer 4.2%
Internship 3.9%
Top Employers After
Engineer 4.3%
Consultant 3.5%

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Automation Engineer Demographics

Gender

Male

80.4%

Female

16.3%

Unknown

3.3%
Ethnicity

White

48.6%

Asian

21.3%

Hispanic or Latino

13.7%

Black or African American

8.5%

Unknown

7.9%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

46.1%

Mandarin

7.8%

French

6.9%

German

5.9%

Portuguese

4.9%

Russian

3.9%

Arabic

3.9%

Chinese

2.9%

Cantonese

2.9%

Vietnamese

2.0%

Hindi

2.0%

Tamil

2.0%

Japanese

2.0%

Cherokee

1.0%

Shan

1.0%

Hebrew

1.0%

Ukrainian

1.0%

Turkish

1.0%

Malay

1.0%

Norwegian

1.0%
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Automation Engineer Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

8.6%

New Jersey Institute of Technology

7.2%

Pennsylvania State University

6.3%

Rochester Institute of Technology

6.3%

San Jose State University

6.3%

Purdue University

6.3%

Northeastern University

5.9%

University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez

5.0%

Arizona State University

5.0%

University of Massachusetts - Lowell

5.0%

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

4.5%

Drexel University

4.5%

More Tech Institute

4.1%

University of Texas at Arlington

3.6%

University of Maryland - University College

3.6%

Illinois State University

3.6%

Texas A&M University

3.6%

George Mason University

3.6%

San Diego State University

3.6%

Georgia Institute of Technology -

3.6%
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Majors

Electrical Engineering

28.2%

Computer Science

14.6%

Mechanical Engineering

9.1%

Business

7.3%

Computer Engineering

6.6%

Electrical Engineering Technology

5.9%

Engineering

4.0%

Mechatronics And Robotics

3.7%

Information Technology

3.2%

Industrial Technology

2.7%

Computer Information Systems

2.1%

Chemical Engineering

1.9%

Management

1.8%

Information Systems

1.8%

Computer Applications

1.3%

Manufacturing Engineering

1.2%

Mechanical Engineering Technology

1.2%

Industrial Engineering

1.2%

Engineering And Industrial Management

1.1%

Physics

1.1%
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Degrees

Bachelors

48.4%

Masters

26.1%

Other

13.4%

Associate

7.0%

Certificate

2.2%

Doctorate

1.9%

Diploma

0.7%

License

0.2%
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Real Automation Engineer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Automation Engineer Shell Global Solutions (Us) Inc. Houston, TX Jan 10, 2016 $165,600
Lead Automation Engineer Appdirect, Inc. San Francisco, CA May 01, 2016 $165,000
Automation Engineer Facebook, Inc. Menlo Park, CA Nov 01, 2016 $155,000
Lead Automation Engineer Zentek Automation Us, Inc. South San Francisco, CA Nov 15, 2016 $150,000
Principal Dev/Ops Automation Engineer Esurance Insurance Services, Inc. San Francisco, CA Aug 03, 2015 $145,000
Staff Automation Engineer Appdirect, Inc. San Francisco, CA Nov 27, 2016 $145,000
Chief Automation Engineer Sawh Stupp Bros., Inc. Baton Rouge, LA Sep 11, 2015 $140,400 -
$194,800
Automation Engineer Datera, Inc. Mountain View, CA May 01, 2015 $140,000
Automation Engineer Datera, Inc. Mountain View, CA Jan 05, 2015 $140,000
Lead Release Automation Engineer Vmware, Inc. Palo Alto, CA Dec 17, 2016 $139,166
Automation Engineer Anaplan Inc. San Francisco, CA Jan 08, 2016 $137,500
Principal Automation Engineer Lendingclub Corporation San Francisco, CA Oct 29, 2015 $135,000
Staff Automation Engineer _X0013_ QA Methodologies Appdirect, Inc. San Francisco, CA Feb 25, 2016 $135,000 -
$145,000
Automation Engineer Netpolarity, Inc. Campbell, CA Aug 10, 2015 $133,000
Automation Engineer Solidfire, Inc. Boulder, CO Jun 18, 2015 $94,536 -
$112,090
Automation Engineer Solidfire, Inc. Boulder, CO Sep 04, 2015 $94,536
Automation Engineer Tesis USA, LLC Bay City, TX Sep 23, 2016 $94,500
Hvac Lead Automoation Engineer General Motors Company Warren, MI Jun 01, 2015 $94,000
Lead Automation Engineer Iconsoft Inc. Los Angeles, CA Oct 25, 2016 $94,000
Automation Engineer Apex Technology Systems, Inc. Atlanta, GA Jun 25, 2016 $93,915
Automation Engineer III Caltrol Inc. Livermore, CA Sep 17, 2015 $93,498
Automated Driving Engineer-Obstacle Tracking Ford Motor Company Dearborn, MI Aug 28, 2016 $79,498 -
$111,360
Automated Driving Engineer-Path Planning Ford Motor Company Dearborn, MI Aug 27, 2016 $79,498 -
$111,360
Automated Driving Engineer-Obstacle Tracking Ford Motor Company Dearborn, MI Jan 18, 2016 $79,498 -
$111,360
Engineer III-Automation Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. Pullman, WA Sep 01, 2015 $79,492
Automation Engineer S&T Motors America LLC Norcross, GA Oct 08, 2016 $79,394 -
$84,394
Automation Engineer King Automation Incorporated Roebuck, SC Sep 16, 2016 $79,306
Automation Engineer-Mechanical G-Tech Professional Staffing, Inc. Dearborn, MI Sep 01, 2015 $79,306
Engineer II-Automation Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. King of Prussia, PA Feb 09, 2016 $79,196

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  1. Test Plans
  2. Selenium
  3. PLC
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  • Analyzed Functional Requirements and Business Requirements documents and developed effective Test plans.
  • Developed automated scripts for performing Functional Testing, Regression Testing through Selenium Web Driver.
  • Performed comprehensive system integration of new Water treatment facility including complete PLC programming and Human Machine Interface.
  • Performed Back end testing using PL/SQL statements for oracle server; Wrote SQL queries in Validating test results and for troubleshooting.
  • Support tasks: PLC and HMI troubleshooting, Server management and configuration, Database maintenance, among others.

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