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Electrical Automation Engineer

Glennwood, IL

Order: 1677865

Electrical Automation Engineer (1677865)                $90k – $120k per year

Glenwood, IL

Full Time; Direct Hire

No sponsorship is available for this role. US Citizenship, Green Card or TN Visa is needed.


» Our client is revolutionizing packaging line automation and experiencing rapid growth as a result. Joining their team offers you the chance to establish a dynamic career that values individuals dedicated to making a positive impact. 

» Join a well-established manufacturer of timing screws, change parts, drive units, and custom designed container handling machines; building the best solution available in the container handling industry.

» Providing flexible and responsive solutions to the packaging industry.

» Serviced industries including Automotive, Cosmetics, Fresh Produce, Healthcare, Household, Dairy, Gran/Mill/Cereal, Meat/Poultry/Seafood, Bakery/Snack, Confection/Candy, Beverage, Toys/Sports/Crafts, Tobacco, and Others.


» Leads customer projects as subject matter expert, through ensuring customer specifications and developing project plans and schedules across multiple departments.

» Provide solutions to help company grow product offerings and improve existing products and processes.

» Design Electrical Schematics using AutoCAD Electrical.

» Develop PLC, Advanced Motion, and HMI Programs from scratch for a range of Allen Bradley Controllers, new equipment prototypes and to support assembly area testing.

» Establish and maintain project timelines and budgets.

» Develop new Standard Electrical Designs for new equipment and implement existing standard electrical designs for standard equipment.

» Develop software for robotic systems.

» Supervise Panel Build process in the panel shop and review progress daily.

» Develop and Integrate Vision Systems for applications including Orientation and Feature Detection using various vision tools.

» Interact with customers frequently to review project plans, exchange integration information, and formulate installation plans.

» Author project customer documentation, including Operator Manuals, User Manuals, and One Point Lessons.

» Periodic Travel to customer site for startups, installations or to resolve field issues; this may include new equipment integration with customer equipment and supervising installation electricians.

» Communicate clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing.

» Proficient in electrical design to meet UL requirements.

» Leads equipment and process troubleshooting and root cause analysis.

» Leads installation, start-up, and commissioning on projects.

» Ensure local, state, and Federal codes are met.


» Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering

» 5+ years of hands-on electrical engineering design experience is needed.

» Attitude: Ardent desire to succeed as part of a team; interest in contributing to a positive company culture; willingness to persist until the job is done right for the customer and embrace Company “Support Built In” philosophy.

» Engineering and Technology: Proficient knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques and procedures to the design and production of Company’s products.

» Experience with Cyclic Rotary Motion a plus.

» Experience with Ethernet/IP networks in an automation environment is a plus.

» Communication and Problem Solving: Ability to identify problems, utilize data-driven troubleshooting techniques, and review related information with colleagues to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions mechanically, electrically, and programmatically.

» Administration and Management: Familiarity with business and management principles involved in strategic planning, production methods and coordination of people and resources.


» Some flexibility around core scheduled hours

» Approx 15% travel required

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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