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ATS Company:  PA Solutions
Requisition ID:  10392

Greenville, SC, US, 29615 Guaynabo, PR, US, 00968-8058 Raleigh, NC, US, 27603 Concord, NH, US, 3811 Indianapolis, IN, US, 46250 Lewis Center, OH, US, 43035-9445

Date:  Apr 3, 2024

Automation Engineer

Job Description

Process Automation Solutions is one of the leading manufacturer-independent suppliers of complete automation solutions for the process and manufacturing industries. The company currently employs more than1,500 people with a global presence in Europe, the Americas, and Asia. Our operational activities focus on the design of process control systems and their vertical integration into the overall business process. We offer complete services from the concept to commissioning, from the field level through process control level to corporate management level. Process Automation Solutions is a company of ATS Corporation.


This position participates in the design and implementation of complex industrial automation solutions using various technologies and platforms (PLCs, DCS, SCADA, BMS, Edge Devices, MES, Data Management, Vision Systems, Robotics, etc.) for companies in the life sciences and other manufacturing industries.  As an Automation Engineer, you will apply your diverse knowledge of engineering principles and practices to a broad variety of assignments and related fields, making decisions regarding engineering complexities and methods.  This role operates within a multidisciplinary team that integrates technology and business expertise to deliver professional solutions.

Essential Job Functions:

•    Perform site surveys and support requirements definition.
•    Design, develop, and implement process, utility and building control systems in support of manufacturing operations.
•    Support the project team with the development of functional specifications and detailed design specifications for hardware and software system solutions. 
•    Support the development of the required test plan, test scripts, test protocols, and test reports. 
•    Build and qualify software development and production system environments.
•    Perform the installation and start-up of systems or applications, remotely or at the customer site.
•    Execute testing and qualification activities in respect to the industry rules and regulations.
•    Report to the Team Lead on project progress and issues. 
•    Provide post implementation support and training to clients.
•    Complete all required assigned trainings. 
•    Other duties as assigned.

Additional Information

    Associate’s Degree in Computer Science or Engineering and two years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    Technical knowledge and practical experience with at least one industrial platform solution from Rockwell, Aveva or Siemens.
    Familiar with agile software development methodologies (processes and standards). 
    Knowledgeable in relational databases and programming languages such as Ladder Logic, Functional Block Diagram, Structured Text, Python, C#/C++, MS SQL, etc.
    Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills.
    Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand English.
    Ability to travel up to 15% of the time; or as needed.

Preferred Qualifications:
    Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Engineering and two years related experience.
    Experience with the design and deployment of industrial network infrastructure and IIoT solutions.
    Experience with regulated industry requirements.
    Formal certification in a related industrial platform (Rockwell, Aveva, or Siemens).

Responsibilities for Health, Safety and Environment:

    Work in compliance with divisional health, safety, and environmental procedures.
    Refrain from removing or altering safety devices or guarding unless hazardous energies are controlled through lockout-tagout methods.
    Report any unsafe conditions or unsafe acts. 
    Report defects in any equipment or protective device.
    Ensure that the required protective equipment is used for the assigned tasks.
    Attend all required health, safety, and environmental training.
    Report any accidents/incidents to supervisor.
    Assist in investigating accidents/incidents.
    Refrain from engaging in any prank, contest, feat of strength, unnecessary running, or rough and boisterous conduct.

Physical Requirements:
    Must be able to travel up to 15%; or as needed.
    Sitting for extended periods of time at a desk or table.
    Working on computer and related peripherals 90% of the time.
    Hearing and speaking to exchange information to work with team members and clients – in person, on the phone, or via virtual calls.
    Seeing to read and write, exchange emails, conduct work, and prepare documents and reports.

Process Automation Solutions is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. In keeping with our commitment, Process Automation Solutions will take steps to assure that people with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation. Accordingly, if reasonable accommodation is required to fully participate in the job application or interview process, to perform the essential functions of the position, and/or to receive all other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact

This job description is not an exhaustive list of all possible responsibilities, duties, or tasks.

Nearest Major Market: Greenville
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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