Automation Systems Engineer I

Job Function:

US, IL, Bolingbrook

Innovating since 1905, G&W Electric has grown into a global leader in engineered electrical power grid solutions. Working with us means joining a worldwide team of passionate manufacturing professionals striving to continually improve the technologies the world depends on to deliver safe, reliable electricity. Our culture is focused on employee success, so we foster an entrepreneurial environment that encourages everyone to thrive.

Advanced Automation Systems Engineer I

Position Summary: Advanced Automation Systems Engineer is responsible for setting up the automation of manufacturing processes. The aim is to streamline the manufacturing process and make them as efficient as possible with the use of automation, while still maintaining safety, product quality, and adhering to internal protocols and external regulations.

This position is responsible for developing and supporting automation initiatives at G&W’s manufacturing facilities. This role is also responsible for training factory and support staff on implemented equipment and technology.

Primary/Essential Responsibilities:

  • Lead and assist G&W in identification, developing, and deploying automation projects.

  • Assess automation opportunities and help create innovative equipment designs to streamline manufacturing processes and solve complex problems.

  • Work with internal and external partners to develop machine design concepts and robotic technologies

  • Assist with the integration and programming of robotics and automation projects.

  • Developing systems and measures that appropriately assess the performance of automation initiatives, analyzing results, and providing appropriate recommendations to leadership to drive strategic business decisions.

  • Ensure effective and timely project completion by regularly monitoring progress, coordinating activities, and resolving roadblocks

  • Assist operations with the implementation of new automation processes

  • Develop and maintain expertise on plant-wide processes and equipment

  • Provide hands-on support for troubleshooting equipment

  • Provide technical guidance, problem-solving, and advice to others in the team and stakeholders

  • Create, update, and audit work procedures, standard work, and process instructions.

  • Remain current on the latest developments in automation technologies and incorporate them into new initiatives

  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical/Computer/Mechanical Engineering preferred or other engineering disciplines

  • 0- 3 years of relevant engineering experience in production automation.

  • Exposure to writing PLC codes using industry-standard PLC platforms.

  • Exposure to writing HMI code using industry-standard graphical interfaces.

  • Exposure with robotics and diligence with safety protocols and recognizing potential hazards

  • Demonstrated problem-solving and team facilitating skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Exposure to Vision systems.

  • SQL and python programming.

  • Statistical process control experience is a plus.

  • Demonstrated project management capabilities.

Physical Demands / Working Conditions:

  • General Office Environment, PC use

  • Light Lifting (occasional 25 lbs or less)

  • Stooping

  • Standing


  • Assembly of tools and parts may be required

  • Occasional weekend and off shift support may be required

  • Occasional travel may be required

Why join us? G&W enjoys a long reputation for product quality, innovation and world-class customer service to the power industry. We have established this reputation by believing that our greatest asset is our employees. We owe our success to the initiative and talents of highly skilled individuals within our team-based organization. Our goal is to set the standard for customer satisfaction by ensuring a superior level of service, performance and innovation. As a global organization and industry leader, we are committed to cultivating an engaging work environment that embraces our core values and develops our talent. Our continuous focus on growth and innovation means that you become part of a company that provides challenging opportunities, rewards excellence and combines your individual expertise to achieve a higher level of shared success. As part of our organization, you also help power the world!

G&W Electric is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employees and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. G&W Electric participates in the E-Verify process for all new hires.

*G&W Electric participates in the E-Verify process for all new hires.

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