Automation Engineer

Location: Sterling Heights, MI

Automation Engineer

Job Description

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Design and create control programs for electrical machinery and systems
  • Perform diagnostics, maintenance, and repairs for faulty equipment
  • Develop and optimize processes in Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
  • Ensure efficient operation of systems through visualization and analysis
  • Provide training and support to clients on PLC systems
  • Deliver customer service and technical assistance through various communication channels
  • Work within project timelines and budgets
  • Travel to clients’ facilities for software and hardware implementation, maintenance, and upgrades
  • Perform equipment maintenance, selection, and installation
  • Monitor and analyze operation control
  • Conduct programming tasks
  • Perform quality control analysis
  • Conduct system analysis and evaluation

Preferred Skills:

  • Accurate following of instructions
  • Analytical thinking
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Effective communication
  • Knowledge of computer science
  • Familiarity with control programs
  • Understanding of Human Machine Interface (HMI)
  • Knowledge of indirect addressing and arrays
  • Proficiency in PLC programming languages
  • Troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Understanding of Relay Ladder Logic
  • Active listening abilities
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Effective learning strategies
  • Knowledge of mathematics
  • Strong reading comprehension abilities
  • Understanding of science principles
  • Demonstrated judgment and decision-making skills
  • Service-oriented mindset
  • Social perceptiveness


  • Proficiency in AutoCAD
  • Experience with digital multi-meters
  • Familiarity with Logix software
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of Wonderware software
  • Familiarity with Keyence vision and PLC systems
  • Should be familiar with the following:
    • CODESY
    • Human machine interface HMI software
    • Keb Combivis Studio
    • Programmable logic controller PLC software
    • Rockwell RSLogix
    • Siemens SIMATIC STEP 7
    • Siemens SIMATIC WinCC
    • Supervisory control and data acquisition SCADA software
    • Variable frequency drive VFD software
    • Wonderware InTouch
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