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Automation Engineer

Engineering and Architecture

Aerospace Engineer


Lincoln, Illinois, United States

Eaton’s ES AMER ARS division is currently seeking a Automation Engineer at our location in Lincoln, IL. Relocation assistance provided to eligible candidates.

The Automation Engineer is responsible for the identification and implementation of advanced manufacturing processes focused around continuous improvement. You will create a strategy around automation in the facility focused on high yield areas and areas with high ergonomic risk, reduce product cost and improve quality/productivity, introduce new technologies and tools to meet profit plan targets.

The expected annual salary range for this role is $65250.0 - $95700.0 a year. This position is also eligible for a variable incentive program.

Please note the salary information shown above is a general guideline only. Salaries are based upon candidate skills, experience, and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.

What you’ll do:

  • Develop and Implement process improvements which reduce labor by simplifying tasks (process automation) or speeds the process (increases the number of products produced in a set time frame). Ensure that the safety of all employees is maintained during process changes.
  • Improve quality and performance of existing automated equipment to meet key performance metrics (OEE, uptime, yield) by improving on the equipment or product design, including molds and fabrication tools. Implement TPM and PM standards on all automated equipment.
  • Provide Leadership to the AA associates.
  • Guide the design and build of automated equipment to meet plant’s safety, quality and lean objectives. This includes developing timelines and cost comparisons from various sources.
  • Liaison between product design and/or Manufacturing and outside tool vendors.
  • Order or specify tooling / fixtures. Must be able to use AutoCAD to create concept drawings of fixtures for external or internal vendors.
  • Assist Maintenance and Tooling in repair of automated equipment.
  • Aid in the training of manufacturing personnel on automated equipment and TPM requirements.
  • Adheres to all facility safety guidelines (MESH and OMRON) and identifies potential hazards to reduce or eliminate them, ensuring compliance of all new and revised manufacturing systems to Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) requirements (MESH 8.0)
  • Conceptualize, develop and execute capital project request submittals, routings and execution within budget and on schedule.
  • Develop project scopes of work and specifications and assist in the development of RFQ packages
  • Assist in the development of automation business cases
  • Manage portfolio of automation projects
  • Develop a hopper of projects and required capital for annual profit plan
  • Train & mentor technical resources within ES-A and support I4.0 Roadshows & Bootcamps


Required (Basic) Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution required.
  • Minimum one (1) year of technical experience (Intern/Co-op experience allowed) required.
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 25% required.
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship now or in the future.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution in Engineering (Mechanical, Industrial, Electrical or related) preferred.
  • Prior Project Management experience.
  • Minimum 1 year of experience working with Power Management, Power Control, Mission Critical, or related systems.
  • Knowledge of additive manufacturing 3D printing/prototyping


  • Must have the ability to work variable hours, including nights & weekends, and travel within the district / state / region / country based on customer requirements.
  • Experience working on machines, programs, additive manufacturing, project management, and personnel management
  • Strong computer skills required with Windows Operating Systems and Databases, MS tools, CMMS.
  • Working knowledge of test equipment and diagnostic instruments for automation and power management systems.
  • Knowledge of troubleshooting, test and repair techniques.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication/presentation skills
  • Business case development
  • Integration of Autonomous Mobile Robots
  • Capital project management

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