Automation Engineer


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Located in Hebron, IL

Salary: $70,000-$90,000

Are you looking for a challenging opportunity to update equipment and processes within a company? Are you looking to challenge your skills?  This is the company for you!


Our client in McHenry County is hiring an Automation Engineer for their team! 




  • Must be able to lead a team and give direction throughout the course of a project, including multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Understand the design, program and debugging of PLC, HMI and robot software.
  • Must have solid software and hardware troubleshooting skills
  • Assist outside contractors to ensure quality and function of electrical systems.
  • Ability to quickly analyze data and present conclusions.
  • Ability to perform all expected tasks under general supervision.
  • Strong follow-up and organizational skills.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Management of assigned projects, including responsibility for budget and timeline
  • Experience with automation design, troubleshooting, working with vendors.
  • Coordination of all activities on assigned projects, ensuring on-time completion
  • Work closely with customers, vendors and internal stakeholders during project execution
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Lead continuous improvement projects related to existing products, processes and equipment.


Qualifications and Skills Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related years of experience required.
  • Experience in Injection Molding, Automation and high-volume manufacturing preferred.
  • Experience working with design vendors including holding them accountable to specifications and project requirements
  • Independently tests, analyzes and solves technical problems
  • Possesses excellent time management, prioritization abilities, and strong project management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication (verbal and non-verbal), and presentation skills.
  • Highly motivated, detail-oriented, and eager to drive needed change.
  • Demonstrated ability to autonomously make strategic decisions.
  • Must possess comprehension and reasoning skills used to understand and collect data, interpret technical instructions, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to use MS Office Tools such as Word, Excel, Project (or other project management software).


Automation Engineer Qualifications 

- Manufacturing Automation Engineer with 3-5 years experience

- BS in Engineering or equivalent

- Lean manufacturing practices ( Kanban, Poke-Yoke, JIT, Value Stream Mapping)

- Tool and fixture design and GD&T

- Strong Project Management skills

- Understanding and functional knowledge of PLC’s, low voltage controls, three phase power distribution, vision systems. Electronic sensors, pneumatics, hydraulics and robotics

- Machine specification and purchase order writing

- Excellent teamwork and collaboration capabilities

- Design and application knowledge of ergonomic and machine safety standards

- Autocad/Solidworks/MS Office suite

- Strong Communication skills (written and public speaking) 


If this Automation Engineer position sounds like the job for YOU, DON’T DELAY APPLY TODAY or call Annemarie at our office at 815-788-8556 for more information!


Express Office: Crystal Lake
580 East Terra Cotta Avenue
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
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