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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

  • $82,000

    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
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer Quality Assurance Manager Project Manager
Delivery Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer Quality Assurance Lead Project Manager
Senior Product Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer Quality Assurance Manager Director
Chief Technology Officer
11 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Technical Project Manager Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Operations Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Lead Senior Business Analyst
Product Owner
9 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Lead Quality Assurance Manager Senior Project Manager
Director Of Software Development
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Automation Engineer Senior Test Engineer
Senior Quality Assurance Analyst
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Automation Engineer Senior Test Engineer Senior Quality Assurance Analyst
Senior Quality Analyst
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Automation Engineer Senior Test Engineer Senior Systems Engineer
Manager, Systems Engineering
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Quality Assurance Analyst Senior Analyst Senior Engineer
Senior Engineering Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Engineer Senior Systems Analyst Senior Quality Assurance Analyst
Senior Quality Assurance
6 Yearsyrs
Devops Engineer Senior System Administrator Technical Project Manager
Technical Product Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Engineer Construction Manager Quality Control Manager
Quality Assurance Engineering Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Consultant Information Technology Consultant Quality Assurance Analyst
Senior Quality Assurance Tester
5 Yearsyrs
Engineering Manager Engineering Operations Manager Manufacturing Engineering Manager
Test Engineering Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Web Developer Systems Analyst Quality Assurance Analyst
Senior Tester
5 Yearsyrs
Web Developer Quality Assurance Engineer Automation Test Engineer
Senior Automation Test Engineer
6 Yearsyrs
Web Developer Quality Assurance Analyst Automation Test Engineer
Test Automation Lead
6 Yearsyrs
Process Control Engineer Quality Assurance Engineer Senior Software Engineer/Senior Tester
Senior Software Tester
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Project Engineer Manufacturing Engineering Manager Test Engineering Manager
Director Of Testing
11 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Test Engineer 2.9 years
Automation Analyst 2.7 years
Automation Lead 2.6 years
Systems Tester 2.4 years
Service Tester 2.3 years
Automation Tester 1.6 years
Top Careers Before Automation Engineer
Engineer 3.6%
Internship 3.5%
Top Careers After Automation Engineer
Engineer 4.7%
Consultant 2.9%

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Average Yearly Salary
$82,000
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$62,000
Min 10%
$82,000
Median 50%
$82,000
Median 50%
$82,000
Median 50%
$82,000
Median 50%
$82,000
Median 50%
$82,000
Median 50%
$82,000
Median 50%
$108,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Facebook
Highest Paying City
Cupertino, CA
Highest Paying State
Hawaii
Avg Experience Level
2.4 years
How much does an Automation Engineer make at top companies?
The national average salary for an Automation Engineer in the United States is $82,693 per year or $40 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $62,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $109,000.

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
Staff Automation Engineer Appdirect, Inc. San Francisco, CA Nov 27, 2016 $145,000
Principal Dev/Ops Automation Engineer Esurance Insurance Services, Inc. San Francisco, CA Aug 03, 2015 $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 Jan 05, 2015 $140,000
Automation Engineer Datera, Inc. Mountain View, CA May 01, 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-Mechanical G-Tech Professional Staffing, Inc. Dearborn, MI Sep 01, 2015 $79,306
Automation Engineer King Automation Incorporated Roebuck, SC Sep 16, 2016 $79,306
Engineer II-Automation Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. King of Prussia, PA Feb 09, 2016 $79,196

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Top Skills for An Automation Engineer

  1. Test Cases
  2. Selenium Webdriver
  3. Pl/Sql
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Developed and maintained automated regression test cases.
  • Designed, developed and implemented Keyword Driven automation testing framework utilizing Java, TestNG and Selenium WebDriver.
  • Performed Back end testing using PL/SQL statements for oracle server; Wrote SQL queries in Validating test results and for troubleshooting.
  • Analyzed Business Requirements and System Specification documents and created Test cases and executed Test cases in Quality Center.
  • Compiled and formulated requirements for MES integration with DeltaV/PLC.

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  5. California
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Automation Engineer Demographics

Gender

Male

73.3%

Female

15.2%

Unknown

11.4%
Ethnicity

White

50.9%

Asian

19.3%

Hispanic or Latino

13.3%

Black or African American

9.1%

Unknown

7.4%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

47.5%

French

9.2%

Mandarin

6.7%

German

5.8%

Portuguese

5.0%

Russian

3.3%

Arabic

3.3%

Vietnamese

2.5%

Chinese

2.5%

Japanese

2.5%

Cantonese

2.5%

Hindi

1.7%

Tamil

1.7%

Cherokee

0.8%

Shan

0.8%

Hebrew

0.8%

Indonesian

0.8%

Ukrainian

0.8%

Turkish

0.8%

Malay

0.8%
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Automation Engineer Education

Schools

Purdue University

8.4%

San Jose State University

6.8%

Texas A&M University

6.6%

University of Phoenix

6.3%

New Jersey Institute of Technology

6.3%

More Tech Institute

5.8%

Pennsylvania State University

5.5%

Rochester Institute of Technology

5.5%

Northeastern University

5.0%

University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez

4.7%

University of Houston

4.5%

Arizona State University

4.2%

Brigham Young University

3.9%

University of Texas at Arlington

3.9%

University of Massachusetts - Lowell

3.9%

Georgia Institute of Technology -

3.9%

Drexel University

3.9%

George Mason University

3.7%

University of California - Davis

3.7%

University of Florida

3.4%
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Majors

Electrical Engineering

26.8%

Computer Science

17.4%

Computer Engineering

8.2%

Mechanical Engineering

8.0%

Business

6.0%

Electrical Engineering Technology

5.5%

Engineering

4.2%

Information Technology

3.8%

Mechatronics And Robotics

3.1%

Chemical Engineering

2.2%

Industrial Technology

2.1%

Computer Applications

2.1%

Computer Information Systems

1.9%

Management

1.7%

Information Systems

1.6%

Industrial Engineering

1.2%

Mechanical Engineering Technology

1.1%

Computer Networking

1.1%

Manufacturing Engineering

1.0%

Project Management

1.0%
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Degrees

Bachelors

50.8%

Masters

26.2%

Other

12.3%

Associate

6.3%

Certificate

1.9%

Doctorate

1.6%

Diploma

0.7%

License

0.1%
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