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Automation Engineer

Richmond, VA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Join a fast-growing manufacturer that is part of a global family that offers great benefits and career growth potential. As Automation Engineer, you will be responsible for maintaining, troubleshooting, and improving the Company's Distributed Control System (DCS).


  • Automation support for the 24/7 manufacturing operation
  • Troubleshooting of control software and hardware
  • Implement code improvements through a robust Management of Change process
  • Work with Process engineers to improve current automation programs
  • Develop and implement code for new products and production units
  • Maintain backups of the DCS and related PLCs
  • Develop and maintain DCS security processes in accordance with best practices
  • Develop reporting tools and process trends
  • Maintain all related software licenses
  • Interface with related external vendors 
  • Work with broader parent company groups as appropriate


  • BS in Engineering + two years; OR five years of experience in lieu of a degree
  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment (Control Room)
  • Experience working with and programming a DCS and SCADA systems
  • Experience working with and programming PLCs, HMIs, and drives
  • Experience working with and configuring data historians
  • Experience with cyber security requirements for OT systems
  • Expertise in PLC systems (Allen-Bradley preferred)
  • Expertise with tuning controls (PID loops)
  • Ability to understand P&ID, electrical diagrams, and equipment drawings
  • Ability to troubleshoot common field devices

Why work here?

  • Competitive compensation
  • Excellent benefits package 
  • Employee paid premiums on health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance for employee AND family
  • Health Savings (HRA) 
  • Generous PTO  (2 weeks vacation, 1 week personal, 1-week sick, and 11 Paid holidays)
  • 401(k) 4% Match plus 2% additional contribution by employer
  • Dependent Care FSA plans to offset child care costs




Richmond, VA



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