Automation Engineer - ERP

Confidential Company  •  Nashville, AR and Cody, WY

Less than 5 years experience  •  Manufacturing / Diversified

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 07/31/17 by David Claeys
Confidential Company
Nashville, AR
Less than 5 years experience
Manufacturing / Diversified
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 07/31/17 David Claeys

Automation Engineer- Cody, WY / Nashville, AR

Company: Well known Manufacturer

POSITION SUMMARY (2) positions

The Automation Engineer* II will assist with the development and implementation of World Class Manufacturing (WCM) projects, production, processing methods and controls in a manner consistent with CertainTeed Gypsum Vision, Mission, Values and Objectives (VMVO).  Through the application of engineering fundamentals and advances process control tools, this position will ensure that processes are centered, capable and in control; reduce process variations; and resolve special causes variation.  This position will also provide leadership in the implementation and support of plant automation, electrical and database systems.


•Reports directly to the Engineering Manager.

•Responsible for planning, evaluating, organizing and implementing automation related projects and initiatives.

•Responsibilities include designing or developing new process control systems and revising / maintaining of existing processes; developing and implementing WCM projects; managing and guiding contractors, consultants and suppliers; identifying new opportunities and solutions with cost / benefit analysis and making recommendations to improve efficiencies.

•Responsible for managing equipment and labor costs within the department’s budget.

•Provides input into planning and scheduling of projects and preparing capital expenditures.

•Interacts with managers and supervisors at plant and corporate personnel to secure appropriate resources to plan and implement controls projects.

•Interacts with consultants and suppliers to determine the compatibility of other systems and products as they may apply to WCM and Controls.

•Works closely with the Production and Engineering Managers to coordinate changes in the production process and resolve equipment malfunctions.

•Manages automation related projects and provides weekly status report to plant management.

•Participates in Focus Improvement teams to resolve critical process and production problems with customers and vendors.

•Develops and maintains PLC/HMI systems from the plant floor to management and financial levels.

•Provides technical support and enhancement of automation related systems (PLC / HMI / VFD / Instrumentation / Data and Voice Networks / plant electricaldistribution systems) and implements required updates to avoid technical obsolescence.

•Ensures CertainTeed Gypsum’s standards of safety, quality and reliability are built into power distribution and control systems.

•Assists maintenance team with any difficult troubleshooting issues.

•Uses advanced tools / techniques to reduce process variations and downtime.

•Identifies and resolves special cause variation in the process.

•Analyzes operating problems, develops solutions and leads the implementation of corrective actions.

•Collects, interprets and extrapolates data from the production process to monitor current equipment performance against established baselines and applies appropriate correction actions.

What you need to have:

  • A bachelors degree is a must – Engineering or similar discipline
  • Prior experience with PLC/HMI/VFD
  • Manufacturing experience
  • AutoCAD experience
  • 3-5 years Instrument & Controls
  • Six sigma exp/ preferred

What in it for you?

  • Very generous starting salary (over market)
  • Bonus of 7%
  • Relocation assistance if required
  • Good employee benefits
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