Engineer, Fabrication Automation

Windom, MN
Jan 14, 2022
Feb 13, 2022
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

Fabrication Automation Engineer

Responsible for design, installation, integration, programming, repair, and preventive maintenance programs of automated machines, robots, and computer controlled equipment.

Duties & Responsibilities


Initiates, Implements, and Maintains a Preventative Maintenance program for all automation equipment. Responsible for records, program files, purchase of supplies, and spare part/consumables inventories. Assist in plans for new installation and relocation of existing equipment. Recommends training programs for department personnel to safely and efficiently operate all automated equipment. Performs other related duties as assigned by direct supervisor.


design, installation, integration, repair, preventive maintenance, and programming of automatic controlled machines and equipment. Assist in design and layout of machines and peripheral equipment. Must understand function and operation of all equipment.


Must be familiar with OSHA requirements and initiates any corrective action to assure that controls and guarding standards are met. Ensures that Housekeeping and Safety goals are consistently met and maintained within assigned area of responsibility. Train and insure that all safety rules, programs and ergonomics are followed and maintained within the assigned area of responsibility.

Job Dimensions

Responsible for automated equipment and repair parts inventories, log books and training. Must have the ability to understand, troubleshoot, and program complete robotic systems. Install, set-up, program, and conduct preventative maintenance, including all types of robots, vision systems, and automation controllers.

Must understand and apply; Boolean Algebra, electronic theory, arithmetic circuits, etc. Will be required to write informal reports, processes, and understand technical product descriptions and instructions.

Regularly reads electrical or electronic schematics. Understands and regularly uses programming software including Rockwell Software applications, ABB Rapid, and Fanuc KAREL. Understands and configures machine networks including Ethernet and DeviceNet. Regularly installs machine software and performs regular backups of critical data and setup information. Will read and comprehend hydraulic, pneumatic, and mechanical drawings as they pertain to electromechanical control of machines.

Maintains inventory of tools or specialized electronic equipment and supplies.

Regularly installs and maintains basic and digital electronics systems to include motor drives, programmable logic controls, and solid state devices.

Must know how to operate all equipment and specialized tools in a safe and proper manner.

Regularly maintains a logbook of all repairs or programming changes.

Responsible for coordinating his own work pertaining to programming and electronic maintenance and installation with the production schedule and production staff.

May do other work as assigned within the facility as it relates to general maintenance, mechanical repair, fluid power or pneumatics.

Responsible for planning, preparing, and managing a yearly operational budget for all automation activities within the department.


We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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