Automation Engineer

Date: Jun 21, 2022

Location: Harvey, IL, US

Company: FUCHS Group

Welcome to the FUCHS Group, the world’s number one independent manufacturer of lubricants and related specialties. As a global company with roots in Germany, we expand the possibilities of whole industries, such as the automotive and aerospace sectors. More than 5,000 employees look closer, dig deeper and think further to create innovations and develop markets. That is what drives and connects us. We encourage our employees to expand their potential and grow together with us. Explore your specialties by joining us as
Automation Engineer Next possible start date | Harvey

Your responsibilities:

The Automation Engineer will utilize technology to come up with innovative manufacturing ideas and technology to monitor and control our operations to deliver quality, improve efficiency, and reduce complexity.  The successful person will oversee, design, install, repair, and fix automation equipment and systems that will allow the company to produce products effectively and efficiently.  The Automation Engineer will educate and train employees to use the technology effectively.  This will require spending some time in the field troubleshooting new and existing installations.


Specific responsibilities incude:

  • Learn current control system designs, learn industry code requirements as related to the design of control systems, design hardware for new controllers, design and implement programs for new controllers.
  • Write and debug PLC control programs
  • Troubleshoot various control systems on field installations
  • Collaborate with internal departments including information technology, engineering, and operations to drive advanced technologies to increase efficiency and effectiveness of operations.
  • Plan, design, implement, and manage integrated production systems that assure performance, reliability, maintainability, schedule adherence, and cost control. These systems will integrate people, information, equipment, processes, and energy throughout the life cycle of the product.
  • Participate in production and department meetings.
  • Be very familiar with lean and six sigma methodologies.
  • Must be able to implement SPC for variable and attribute data processes.
  • Apply statistical methods and perform product/process analysis for cost reduction, quality improvement, and improved efficiency.
  • Evaluate and validate internal SOP’s and Specifications and other documents related to the adequate process systems functioning.
  • Evaluate and solve production system problems.
  • Train personnel or conduct training to introduce new system processes when needed.


Qualifications we are looking for:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering is preferred or related manufacturing field or computer systems experience.
  • Minimum two years of computer systems or electrical or mechanical engineering experience
  • High level of knowledge in PLC systems and programming.
  • Strong knowledge of variable speed motor control including Variable Frequency Drives (VFD)
  • Advanced computer skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-directed, self-starter


These are your benefits:

Fuchs offers a challenging and rewarding working environment where employees are encouraged to develop and grow as professionals.  In this role, you will have the opportunity to work on projects that will expand your experience and challenge your abilities in the global marketplace.  The position also offers an excellent compensation package and a comprehensive suite of benefits. 


Fuchs Lubricants Co. is an equal employment opportunity (EEO)/AA employer and strongly supports diversity in the workplace (m/f/d/v).


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