Senior Automation Engineer – Venice, FL

Venice, FL

Job description:

The Senior Automation Engineer will work within the Controls department to develop electrical and controls system solutions based on engineering principles as well as analyze project requirements and perform technical calculations supporting design including electrical requirements, safety standards, and motor controls.


  • Reports to the Director of Engineering and assists in defining the controls roadmap
  • Define electrical & controls scope and schedule for development projects based on the product roadmap and an understanding of user requirements and the voice of customer input from Sales and Service
  • Participate in design review activities/meetings; communicate product status, identify obstacles, and provide solutions to meeting team commitments
  • Deliver prototype products to internal and external customers on time, every time
  • Work closely with the production team and provide input at early stages of product development to ensure product requirements can be met using robust/proven manufacturing methods
  • Support the manufacture, build and validation of systems which include pneumatics, servos, VFDs, relays, communication networks, touchscreens, pushbuttons, and robotic integration
  • Work with the assembly team to answer questions from and/or solve issues with any production machines during the build and check out
  • Document programming (PLC & HMI) and hardware standards


  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or a similar applicable discipline
  • Demonstrated problem analysis, critical thinking, and creative problem resolution skills
  • Ethernet and MODUBS networking experience preferred
  • Knowledge of Allen Bradley RSLogix 5000, Allen Bradley Connected Components Workbench, Automation Direct – DirectSoft5 and 6 preferred
  • 10+ years of experience in design of controls for automated industrial equipment
  • Preference will be given to candidates with food and beverage packaging industry experience

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