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Automation Engineer

Germantown, WI 53022

Employment Type: Direct Category: Automation Engineer, Controls Engineer Job Number: 9836 Pay Rate: $90,000-$140,000

Job Description


  • BA in Automation Engineering or Electrical Engineering
  • Robotic maintenance and troubleshooting experience
  • Understanding of PLC operation, HMI interfaces, and SCADA systems.
  • Understanding of pneumatic cylinder and actuator operation.
  • Vision system operation and functionality.
  • Part feeding experience – vibratory tracks, flex feeders, conveyors, etc.
  • Minimum of 5 years of hands-on experience commissioning complex automated system
  • Thorough understanding of a contract manufacturer in the healthcare industry (pharmaceutical and/or medical device markets) is a plus


  • Be willing to travel frequently (up to 50% of the time) during the first year to be onsite at the OEM (domestically)
  • Receive hands on learning on the automation cells that are being built by the OEM and be the subject matter expert on the equipment to operate, diagnose, troubleshoot and repair the automated cells once in production
  • Participate in building a 24/7 automation support team to transfer your hands on knowledge to the rest of the production team as the program is launched.
  • Manage the day-to-day operation of automation systems, including PLCs, HMIs, and SCADA systems, to ensure smooth production processes.

  • Lead maintenance efforts and troubleshoot technical issues to minimize production disruptions. Coordinate with technicians and external vendors as needed.

  • Provide emergency/unscheduled repairs of production equipment during production and perform scheduled maintenance repairs of production equipment during machine service.

  • Commissioning/approving equipment for production release

  • Solid understanding of quality standards and GMP principles in a manufacturing environment.

  • Proven experience in overseeing industrial automation systems, preferably in a medical device manufacturing environment.

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