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Automation/Controls Engineer


Sidney, Ohio 45365
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Job Details

This position will support equipment automation and controls for new process implementation, capacity expansion programs, process improvements, and plant operations. Will be required to design and program controls systems for new and existing equipment. Will be responsible for managing the specification, purchase, qualification, and installation of new manufacturing equipment. 
  • Work with Emerson engineers to approve the controls/automation design and programming based on Emerson standards. 
  • Work with outside integrators and machine builders to confirm that new equipment meets the design requirements and performs as expected. 
  • Interact closely with our customers and cross functional teams to develop solutions to automation challenges. 
  • Design, program, and debug controls/automation for new and existing equipment to optimize performance. 
  • Interface with Emerson manufacturing facilities to gain an understanding of their needs and how best to meet them. 
  • Develop documentation for use by operators & maintenance technicians to perform their duties and assist them in troubleshooting. 
  • Specify, purchase, qualify, and supervise the installation of new manufacturing equipment ensuring equipment requirements have been achieved. 
  • Ensure all production related equipment meet all safety requirements in accordance with applicable industry standards.  
Additional Information
  •  Travel: 25%




  • Bachelor of Science Degree in in Computer Science, Computer, Electrical, or Industrial Engineering/Engineering Technology or equivalent. Associates degree with equivalent work experience would also be considered. 
  • Minimum two (2) years of related experience. 
  • Experience in PLC/HMI programming (Rockwell preferred but not required). 
  • Written and Verbal Communication skills. 
  • Experience reading and troubleshooting machine electrical drawings. 
  • Motivated self-starter and team player, capable of working closely with Management, Product Engineering, Peers, Equipment Suppliers and Plant Personnel. 
  • Experience and working knowledge of PC applications and Microsoft Office Products.


  • Experience in industrial robotics (6-Axis, SCARA, or delta style robots). 
  • Understanding of industrial networking systems including Ethernet/IP and PLC communications. 
  • Experience with Vision verification systems. 
  • Proficient with AutoCAD and / or similar software. 
  • Good organizational, project management, and presentation skills. 
  • Experience with SQL databases and reporting. 
  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing fundamentals. 
Work Authorization

No calls or agencies please. Emerson will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. This is not a position for which sponsorship will be provided. Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J, or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Emerson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.

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