Automation Engineer

In partnership with our client, a global leader in metals manufacturing, we are seeking an experienced Automation Engineer to support our client’s Mobile, AL manufacturing facility. This is a full time, direct hire opportunity. 


The ideal candidate will provide on-site Automation support through technical leadership and continuous optimization of process improvement projects within the Central Engineer team to meet the business goals.



  • Provide technical support and consultancy to the management structure
  • Assists with coordinating third party engineering contracting services from the scope definition phase, to the close out document phase, ensuring the non-interference of new deployments in existing processes, through participation and analysis in its developing phase.
  • Provide regular updates to internal customers
  • Prepares and presents reports and findings by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends
  • Observes safety, review accident/incident reports and assist in investigations as required



  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or related field
  • Minimum of 2 years’ direct experience in automation in manufacturing, commissioning, or service for automation systems, preferred in steel or similar heavy industry
  • Knowledge on strip quality measuring systems
  • Industrial process automation systems including Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
  • Motor Control utilizing Variable Frequency Drives, including regulation via PLC systems
  • Industrial communication systems, such as LAN systems, Profibus, Profinet, ProfiSafe, Wireless Networking
  • Intermediate experience with industrial instrumentation and Human Machine Interface Systems, such as WinCC, WinCC Flex
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office Products (Outlook, Excel, Teams, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Demonstrates strong decision-making, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Anticipates and adopts innovations in business-building digital and technology applications
  • Builds partnerships and works collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives
  • Knows the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement



  • 5 years of automation experience preferred
  • Knowledge of Siemens PLCs is preferred
  • Knowledge of data acquisition such as ibaAnalyzer preferred
  • Familiar with Open Platform Communications (OPC) and OPC Unified Architecture (OPC-UA)
  • Working knowledge of Industrial Safety Systems preferred


Client provides industry leading compensation package including relocation, annual bonus, PTO, holidays, etc. Equal Opportunity Employer.