Automation Engineer


Our Company is the leader in designing, developing, and implementing high-energy laser systems and processes.  We are seeking an automation engineer who will be responsible for development of components of automated processing equipment and high-energy laser systems.


Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Report directly to the Engineering Manager.
  • Perform engineering projects concerning the development and implementation of processing services and equipment particularly as it relates to robotic and automated systems.
  • Develop PLC software for various automated system using ladder logic, function block and text-based programming languages
  • Design automated control systems to operate high-energy lasers and processing cells including electrical panels, power distribution and PLC programming.
  • Create and maintain electrical schematics and bills of materials.
  • Perform all assigned functions in accordance with the requirements of the AS-9100 Quality Management System.
  • Ensure analyses and data are accurate and are performed in accordance with appropriate engineering standards using calibrated equipment.
  • Support production and development operations as needed.
  • Maintain awareness of industry standards and best practices.
  • Support Corporate Technologies Mission, Vision, and Goals.
  • Recommend policies and procedures that would be of material assistance in the attainment of improved business practices.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned


Additional Requirements:

  • Experience developing automated machine software using ladder logic, function block or text-based PLC languages.  Experience with TwinCAT preferred.
  • Experience with automation hardware including robots and PLC’s. Experience with Beckhoff, Phoenix Contact, Kuka, Motoman, EtherCAT and EtherNet/IP preferred.
  • Experience with HMI development software and design.  Experience with Indusoft preferred.
  • Experience with electrical CAD software. Experience with Elecworks or SolidWorks Electrical preferred.
  • Experience with AS-9100, ISO 9000 or similar quality systems
  • Good technical writing and documentation skills
  • Experience reading mechanical drawings and electrical schematics
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite of tools



  • BS or better degree in electrical engineering, electrical engineering technology or automation technology
  • US Citizen, able to qualify for United States Department of Defense secret clearance



Our Company is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, or any other protected class. 


Our Company is a fun and challenging place to work with a casual atmosphere.  Come join the successful and growing company that pioneered the industry.


Smoke-free and drug-free environment.

Compensation will be based on qualifications and experience. 

Competitive benefits package including medical, dental and 401k. 

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