Automation Engineer


Bethlehem, PA


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for equipment automation throughout the Bethlehem facility, which includes, but is not limited to upgrades to existing equipment, troubleshooting problems, installing new equipment, etc.
  • Sees changes through to completion, from initiation of change controls to revising SWIs, coordinating work with Maintenance/Engineering, etc., to close out CCs
  • Participates in and executes qualifications and validations
  • Collaborates with Production, Packaging, Maintenance, Engineering to improve processes through automation
  • Responsible for projects from design through implementation
  • Manages risk to achieve organizations’ strategic objectives in areas of environmental health and safety, asset capability, quality, and production

Key Competencies (knowledge, skills and abilities every person must possess to be successful)

  • Critical Thinking — using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • Excellent customer service skills and professional demeanor at all times to interface effectively with all internal and external customers
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Creative and able to present various solutions
  • Energetic, enthusiastic and motivational disposition
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Coaching skills
  • Ability to work in teams to troubleshoot, and resolve problems


  • BS (Electrical Engineering preferred, but other science or engineering degrees may be acceptable)
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience
  • Expert in PLC’s, Microsoft Servers, Server Virtual Environment, Rockwell Automation, Microsoft SQL
  • Knowledge of the regulations and their application to the manufacturing processes
  • Knowledge of various means of root cause analysis, and the ability to both investigate alone and to lead group analyses
  • Knowledge of project management concepts
  • Knowledge of troubleshooting skills along with root cause analysis
  • Knowledge of CMMS system and functions
  • PLC's, Servers, HMI's, MS Office, AutoCAD

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