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Working As An Automation 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

  • $88,652

    Average Salary

What Does An Automation Engineer Do At Pfizer

* Assuring various user levels have appropriate, documented training and authorization for access to engineering managed computer systems.
* Implementation of compliance initiatives including monitoring of system security procedures and practices, review of audit trails and system logins for conformance and assessment of cumulative change impact.
* Execute automation and controls for capital investments at the site, as well as develop site procedures for documentation of automation control systems, from specifications through operational procedures.
* Partner with other engineering, production and validation leads to ensure compliance with automation on all site capital projects.
* Oversee regulatory design aspects for quality related engineering managed computer systems

What Does An Automation Engineer Do At Bae Systems

* Craft proper documentation of scripts for execution, maintainability and supportability
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills
* Implement automation scripts as needed
* Work with other engineers responsible for interconnected systems to assist their troubleshooting efforts
* Determine the root cause of control system problems and develop effective corrective actions
* Ensure constancy and readiness of Sponsor system hardware and software through in-depth and accurate maintenance and troubleshooting
* Use automation best practices while assisting with mentoring Development team.
* Be an integrate part of an Agile engineering team working in conjunction with software engineers, forensics specialist, cyber security analysts and others

What Does An Automation Engineer Do At Amgen

* Working closely with multiple disciplines, including manufacturing, process engineering, process development, utility operations, maintenance, quality assurance, and validation to implement operational improvements
* Provide technical support to commercial and clinical manufacturing as needed, specific to process control and automation infrastructure.
* Troubleshoot and resolve equipment, automation or process issues in the field.
* Develop, organize, analyze, and present results for operational issues and engineering projects of small scope and complexity.
* Proactively highlighting issues and proposing solutions.
* Work in a small group of engineers and/or technicians on an ongoing or project basis.
* Execute tasks under the general direction of lead engineers to complete design and engineering within schedule and budget constraints.
* System owner responsibilities such as change control, maintenance, backup/restore and disaster recovery
* Provide on-call technical support and issue resolution 24x7 on-call support of Automation systems

What Does An Automation Engineer Do At Verizon

* Has the ability to independently troubleshoot complex systems and environments including applications, networking components and develop scripts, applications and processes to improve system stability.
* Work with a variety of teams to design systems, develop and maintain scripts, websites and automation for use by the Operations Organization.
* Leverage existing applications, tools and device REST APIs to automate tasks and workflows.
* Proactively manages the configuration of the supported systems and make changes/additions in real-time based on requests from Operations leadership.
* Coordinate with other technical staff to implement changes to the application and systems
* Document processes, procedures, configurations, and deployment plans.
* Setup, configure and maintain monitoring tools

What Does An Automation Engineer Do At Chicago Mercantile Exchange

* Automate, facilitate, manage workloads in internal and external clouds
* Operate in a small, dedicated, focused team
* Operate in a very entrepreneurial manner with extreme customer focus
* Automate provisioning, deployment and configuration management tasks
* Monitor and administer servers in cloud servers and remotely deployed assets
* Improve infrastructure and processes for higher levels of availability and scalability
* Co-develop solutions with the development teams
* Act as a liaison between the development and the operations support team
* Ensure that customer deployed environments are secure and consistent

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Average Length of Employment
Software Engineer 3.2 years
Engineer 3.2 years
Test Engineer 3.0 years
Automation Analyst 2.7 years
Automation Lead 2.4 years
Service Tester 2.1 years
Automation Tester 1.8 years
Tester 1.7 years
Top Employers Before
Engineer 3.6%
Internship 3.4%
Top Employers After
Engineer 3.6%

Automation Engineer Demographics

Gender

Male

79.1%

Female

17.7%

Unknown

3.2%
Ethnicity

White

60.3%

Asian

22.3%

Hispanic or Latino

9.3%

Unknown

7.0%

Black or African American

1.1%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

43.2%

Mandarin

6.3%

French

6.3%

German

6.3%

Portuguese

5.4%

Arabic

5.4%

Russian

4.5%

Hindi

2.7%

Carrier

2.7%

Chinese

2.7%

Cantonese

2.7%

Vietnamese

1.8%

Tamil

1.8%

Japanese

1.8%

Persian

1.8%

Cherokee

0.9%

Marathi

0.9%

Shan

0.9%

Hebrew

0.9%

Ukrainian

0.9%
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Automation Engineer Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

9.0%

Northeastern University

7.4%

New Jersey Institute of Technology

6.6%

San Jose State University

6.6%

Rochester Institute of Technology

6.1%

Purdue University

5.7%

University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez

4.9%

Pennsylvania State University

4.9%

University of Massachusetts - Lowell

4.9%

More Tech Institute

4.9%

Arizona State University

4.5%

Drexel University

4.5%

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

4.1%

San Diego State University

4.1%

University of Florida

3.7%

University of Colorado at Boulder

3.7%

Texas A&M University

3.7%

University of Texas at Austin

3.7%

Georgia Institute of Technology -

3.7%

Brigham Young University

3.3%
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Majors

Electrical Engineering

27.0%

Computer Science

16.0%

Mechanical Engineering

8.8%

Business

7.5%

Computer Engineering

7.0%

Electrical Engineering Technology

5.6%

Information Technology

3.7%

Engineering

3.7%

Mechatronics And Robotics

3.1%

Industrial Technology

2.3%

Information Systems

2.1%

Computer Information Systems

2.0%

Chemical Engineering

1.7%

Management

1.7%

Computer Applications

1.6%

Computer Engineering Technology

1.3%

Engineering And Industrial Management

1.3%

Mechanical Engineering Technology

1.2%

Physics

1.1%

Computer Networking

1.0%
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Degrees

Bachelors

48.5%

Masters

27.0%

Other

13.4%

Associate

6.6%

Certificate

2.0%

Doctorate

1.5%

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
Lead Automation Engineer Iconsoft Inc. Los Angeles, CA Oct 25, 2016 $94,000
Hvac Lead Automoation Engineer General Motors Company Warren, MI Jun 01, 2015 $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 Jan 18, 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 Aug 28, 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

SeleniumWebRegressionTestCasesPl/SqlPLCAutomationTestScriptsWindowsXPTestDataQABugQTPXMLDevelopersHMIControlSystemsFunctionalRequirementsJiraAutomationFrameworkDataDrivenHtmlSoapUserInterface

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Top Automation Engineer Skills

  1. Selenium Web
  2. Regression Test Cases
  3. Pl/Sql
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Involved in designing and implementing of hybrid automation framework to be used with Selenium webdriver.
  • Developed and maintained automated regression test cases.
  • Developed PL/SQL, stored procedures and functions to manipulate the database.
  • Perform analog and digital tests for the input and output signals at the electrical control panel and PLC.
  • Developed and maintained Manual and Automation test scripts through HP Quality Center.

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Automation Engineer Videos

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