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Equipment Manufacturing Automation Engineer (NOT SOFTWARE)

  • Posted: January 05, 2023
  • Full-Time

Company Description

MUST be authorized to work in the United States for any employer.

MUST be available to start working within 3 weeks of offer acceptance date.

SEGULA TECHNOLOGIES is hiring a Automation Engineer to join our growing team in Emporia, KS.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits plan, and great opportunities for career growth!

With a global presence in 28 countries with 140 offices worldwide, SEGULA GROUP fosters a close relationship with its customers thanks to the expertise of its 12,000 employees.

SEGULA TECHNOLOGIES is an Engineering and Design Services company with a proven ability to boost innovation and competitiveness within the major industrial sectors, including Automotive, Aerospace & Defense, Energy, Rail, Naval, Pharmaceutical, and Oil and Gas.

Job Description

Engineer will be responsible for automation / controls engineering and project management for investment projects at client facility.  They will assist management with project pre-studies in the electrical engineering field.  They will also execute design studies, follow procurement and fabrication of equipment, manage the installation, and commission equipment in an industrial plant environment.  Projects will be manufacturing process controls in nature to include conveyor systems, steel preparations, track and wheel building, rubber curing, final finish equipment, robotics, etc.

Provide Automation Engineering design and project management for assigned projects including meetings, schedule, cost management, design reviews, supplier selection, installation management, etc. 

Respect company electrical design standards and PLC programming methodology in equipment designs.

Create budgetary estimates, specifications, and bid packages for supplier quotes on assigned projects.

Create project documentation as required:  electrical designs, programs, technical offers, safety risk assessment, maintenance & operator training documents and user manuals, etc.

Facilitate the order of equipment and materials for assigned projects.

Facilitate emulation and simulation activities for assigned projects.

Provide equipment acceptance inspections during factory acceptance testing and installation.

Provide management of electrical supplier or maintenance installation teams during equipment installations through start-up and commissioning.

Follow and complete resolution of project non-conformities.

Interface with Plant production & maintenance customers, other engineers, and suppliers to complete equipment acceptance criteria.

Provide training on new equipment or modifications to plant engineering, maintenance, and operations.

Provide automation technical support for troubleshooting plant equipment breakdowns if necessary.


Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, or Associates degree with equivalent technical experience

Preferred 5+ years of automation engineering experience

Preferred 2+ years of engineering project management experience

Experienced with electrical and controls design

Rockwell ControlLogix, PLC5, SLC, WAGO, and Panelview technologies

Design software includes AutoCad, Creo, Windchill

Manufacturing equipment design and commissioning a plus.

Robotic experience is preferred, but not required.  Specific experience with Fanuc or Yaskawa robots is a plus.

Project Management skills required

Coordination of engineering project deliverables from all engineering contributors on the project team.

Supplying engineering estimates including equipment, installation labor, design and startup engineering, travel, and managing project cost evolution.

Creation and management of project schedule including design engineering, procurement, installation, startup, and qualification activities.

Equipment procurement including specifications for RFQ process, purchase order, tracking supplier progress and managing equipment acceptance at the supplier.

Contributing to equipment safety & ergonomic risk assessment evaluation with the receiving plant.

Organizing onsite equipment reception, installation, startup, ramp-up including managing customer acceptance criteria with the receiving plant.

Well organized and able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.   Demonstrated solid teamwork, communication, and planning skills required.   Previous project management experience or team leadership experience is preferred.

Strong communication skills with the ability to influence and resolve issues. Both written and verbal communication skills are essential.

MS Teams, Sharepoint, and Office products

Language:  English required; French and Spanish beneficial


Additional Information
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Segula Technologies


Emporia, KS
66801 USA



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