1+ months

Automation Engineer

Kelly Services
Grafton, WI 53024
Automation Engineer (Grafton, WI)

The Automation Engineer will be responsible for the design, assembly, installation, and debugging of new custom automation equipment as well as improving existing production equipment. This role will be the main point of contact for the Automation/Maintenance Technicians when technical issues arise and will ensure that there is consistency in the way all automation is engineered, documented, and sustained.


Design and detail custom automated equipment from concept through installation.

Program custom equipment and test fixtures (PLC's & HMIs).

Create proper documentation related to the automated equipment.

Evaluate and select appropriate vendors for fabricated and purchased components.

Troubleshooting efforts of various pieces of equipment and machinery. This could include mechanical and electrical installation, as well as troubleshooting for robotic, controls, and vision systems.

Help with the preparation of procedures and other manufacturing documentation necessary to run automation equipment.

Work with vendors to facilitate on-time delivery of quality parts within known budgets.

Work with all departments as necessary to accomplish project commitments and company goals.

Assist the Technicians in determining machine issues.

Manage the progress and schedule for the deliverables and communicate any changes.

Work with the other members in the engineering team to develop procedures for custom production and testing equipment.

Manage new machine installation, troubleshooting, and repair.

Participate in NPD reviews providing Design for Manufacture and Assembly input as it relates to automation.

Work with the Maintenance/Facilities department on plant and equipment layout.

Ensure equipment and process readiness prior to kickoff of a project.

Ensure the automation process is capable, ready, and proven prior to new product launches.

Remain up-to-date on all methods of automation and related tools and recommend new approaches and tooling.


B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or A.A.S. in Mechanical Design and 5+ years of automation and machine design experience.

5+ years of practical, hands on experience in an equivalent role (i.e. Automation Engineer) or related field. 5+ years of experience in automation preferred (equipment installation, troubleshooting, and debug).

Experience installing and troubleshooting mechanical, electrical, vision, and control systems.

Must possess a strong background in general machine design.

CAD experience required (SolidWorks).

Project Management experience required.

PLC and HMI programming experience required.

Ability to design electrical and pneumatic schematics.

Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

Project Management Software - MS Project, MS Excel or SmartSheets preferred.

Proven ability to lead projects to successful completion (scope, time and budget).

Knowledge of cGMP and regulatory requirements (medical device and/or pharma).

Good understanding and experience in lean/Toyota Production System (TPS).

Demonstrated follow through skills and the ability to manage multiple projects.

Must be able to modify their work schedule as needed for personnel training or scheduling change needs.

**Why Kelly** **** **?**

Your engineering skills are in demand, but how do you find the right fit? Easy. With Kelly Engineering, our experts connect you with leading organizations where you can learn and grow, collaborate on innovative projects, and keep your skills sharp with top technology. Whether you prefer the variety and flexibility of short-term projects, or are looking for something more long-term, were here every step of the way to find your dream engineering job.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce and providing accommodations for people with disabilities in all parts of the hiring process as required under its Employment Accommodation Policy. Kelly will work with applicants to meet accommodation needs that are made known to Kelly in advance.


Posted: 2021-04-30 Expires: 2021-07-01

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