Automation Engineer - Aiken, SC

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Engineering

Corporate OverviewHubbell Incorporated was founded in 1888 and has grown into an international manufacturer of quality electrical, lighting and power solutions with more than 75 brands used and recognized around the world. Our founder, Harvey Hubbell, developed tooling and equipment to serve the growing demand for new assembly and manufacturing machinery during the industrial revolution. An early, and one of many patents awarded, came for the creation of the first practical method to control electricity through the pull chain socket that remains unchanged today. As a market leader in reliable, electrical solutions, we provide more than half a million products delivered through our various business groups. Hubbell is committed to continually innovating solutions that work, transforming old products with new ideas, and ensuring that we Energize, Enlighten and Empower the communities that support us. Division Overview Hubbell Power Systems (HPS) engages in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of products used by utilities. Today, HPS is deeply engaged in product solutions for OSP Communication utility purposes, and has been actively growing that segment of the business. HPS roots have historically been in high voltage transmission, distribution, substation, underground products used by electric utilities. HPS products are also used in the civil construction, transportation, gas and water industries.

At HPS, we build products that provide mission critical infrastructure and that deliver communications and power to millions of people worldwide. In our business, failure is not an option. Therefore, we manufacture products of uncompromising integrity and it starts with our quality policy. We hold our partners, our suppliers and ourselves to the highest standard to ensure we exceed all the technical and functional expectations of our customers.

Hubbell Incorporated engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of electrical and electronic products in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: Electrical, Power, and Industrial Technology.

Position Overview

This individual is responsible for designing, programming, simulating, developing, testing and managing systems for automated machinery and processes within a manufacturing environment. The role will collaborate with others and be responsible for designing/specifying, installing, documenting, and troubleshooting automation equipment for new and existing products and processes, developing conceptual designs, and translating into functional equipment and processes. The position is responsible for improving plant and equipment operating efficiencies by providing automation and engineering support to the plant operations. He or she will develop and enhance process automation applications for present and future automation systems. The role, in collaboration with others, is responsible for providing management with recommendations on technical advances to achieve or exceed company goals and maximize productivity. Typical capital projects range from $100k to $1M.

Duties and Responsibilities

Automation Development

  • Responsible for identifying and leading automated equipment projects to increase production capacity, enhance operational efficiency, and improve product quality.
  • Identify potential process improvement projects, design and develop programs to address findings.
  • Work with Product Engineers, Project Managers, Operations Management, and Manufacturing personnel to develop or refine product and equipment designs.
  • Generate detailed Statement of Work documents for internal approval and for bidding by outside vendors.
  • Design and programming of total automation control systems using AutoCad/AutoCad Electrical, and programming software, primarily RSLogix/Studio 5000. Control systems generally will include Rockwell CompactLogix PLCs, HMIs, VFDs, motor controls, safety system and components, and supporting sensors and pneumatics. System design will also often include Rockwell servo controls, vision systems, and Fanuc robots where appropriate.
  • Generate justification for “in-house or farm-out” decisions.
  • Manage automation projects built by outside automation vendors including concept work, equipment specification, project management, factory acceptance testing, installation, and commissioning/debug.
  • Skills and Experience
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Automation, Controls, Electrical or other related engineering discipline. Mechanical engineers with the required controls experience will also be considered.
  • 5+ years in a manufacturing or system integrator environment with demonstrated ability developing and implementing automation processes and equipment.
  • Possess plant maintenance and operation knowledge along with technical skills to perform assigned duties.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Machine Control engineering concepts and design including vision, safety systems, and motion control, as well as a general knowledge of mechanical equipment and systems.
  • Must have robotics experience, Fanuc is a plus.
  • EducationBachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering

    Hubbell Incorporated, its subsidiaries and affiliates, is an EO Employer AA: M/F/Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class.

    Nearest Major Market: Augusta
    Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina
    Job Segment: Testing, Machinist, Project Manager, Technology, Manufacturing

    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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