Automation Engineer

Portsmouth, NH 03801

Company Industry: Manufacturing & Engineering Job Number: JN -042020-44372 Salary: $70,000 - $95,000 Experience Level: Salaried Associates and Specialists Job Function: Operations

Job Description

We are partnering with a dynamic company to find their next Automation Engineer. You will be responsible for the automation and controls systems design, specification, programming, simulation, testing, safety-related components, and start-up assistance.


Automation Engineer Essential Functions:

  • Technical lead responsible for project management activities, including planning and implementation
  • Development of new products, including proof of concept, assembly, testing, and evaluating
  • Drafting electrical schematics panel and component specification/layout, wiring, programming, and troubleshooting
  • Communication link among field and Marketing/Sales and Development departments concerning commercial equipment
  • Assist manufacturing and purchasing departments in the selection for new and obsolescent parts with equivalent parts
  • Support field personnel with the troubleshooting of equipment and installation of new products
  • Assist in the investigation and evaluation of product improvement suggestions
  • Submit verbal and written reports of activities and recommendations to supervisor
  • Perform other related duties as required or directed


Automation Engineer Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent
  • 3-5 years of experience in manufacturing or other technical field working on automated systems
  • Formal training and/or certification in any programming language (VB, C, C#)
  • Experience with UI design, XAML, and MVVM design pattern a plus
  • Experience with machine vision systems to include specifying camera, lenses, lighting solutions, and vision tool programming
  • Practical experience and knowledge of PLC, SCADA, HMI, Motion (VFD, Stepper, servos, robotics); vision platforms, and PC/proprietary systems
  • Ability to produce and read electrical schematic diagrams and layout electrical control panels
  • Solid understanding of UL and NFPA codes related to industrial control panels
  • Troubleshooting and maintaining hydraulic and pneumatic systems and components
  • Familiarity with Solid Works or equivalent 3D design software
  • A solid understanding of Object-Oriented programming practices
  • Experience with programming and integration of industrial robots


Automation Engineer Benefits and Compensation:

  • Medical, dental, and vision plan
  • 401(k)
  • Flexible vacation time


Job Requirements

We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, or any other class protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, we do not discriminate against qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records.

Recruiter Managing this Job

Dee Holland
Certified Diversity Recruiter

Building high-performance teams and advancing people's careers has been my career focus for over 20 years. Being persistent is how I have achieved it. 

  • Dee Holland joined Goodwin Recruiting in March 2020. 
  • A native of Pennsylvania, Dee has spent most of her adult life in Atlanta, GA, where she attended Spelman College and Georgia Tech, achieving a BS in Chemistry. She has served on several Educational and Civic Boards and currently serves as a member of the Diaconate at Traditional Friendship Baptist Church. 
  • Dee has over 20 years of recruiting experience specializing in the industrial, mechanical, construction, and automation industries, having filled HR, Business Development, Sales, and Engineering positions for small, mid-size, and Fortune 500 companies. She holds AIRS CIR and CDR certifications in recruiting. 
  • Dee loves golfing, dancing, and spending time with family and friends. 
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