Automation Engineer

Chicago, IL 60632

Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Controls Engineering Job Number: Na22027721 Compensation: 100000

Job Description

Title: Automation Engineer 

Location: University Park, IL 

Hire Type:  Direct hire



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Job Duties:

  • Promote and demonstrate a safe work environment (compliant with EPA/OSHA regulations)
  • Management and execution of the fleet utilizing lean principles including uptime, distance traveled, material touches and reduction of waste in the operation
  • Analyze fleet data to implement improvements to the production time and ensure a Lean operation of the fleet.
  • Track issues/repairs and utilize escalation process
  • Provide root cause analysis and corrective actions to fleet failure.
  • Ensure Asset Strategies are being executed and provide feedback to AGV Platform when changes are needed.
  • Complete regularly scheduled Preventive Maintenance (PM’s) on time and per AGV Platform requirements.


  • Experience applying Basic PLC knowledge & troubleshooting (experience with Automated Guided Vehicles a plus) in a manufacturing or engineering environment
  • 2-year degree or higher with an Engineering, Programming or Manufacturing Technology focus, 
  • Self-direction, multi-tasking, and independent thinking with ability to make decisions
  • Ability to analyze data and make proactive decisions based on data results
  • Experience communicating with various audiences as this role will require communication to all levels of the organization (i.e., via reports, e-mail, verbally, and/or in small/large group settings) in a team environment


Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information 

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