Sr. Automation Engineer

  • ESCO Group
  • Des Moines, IA, USA
  • Jun 22, 2024
Full time Industrial Engineer

Job Description


The Senior Automation Engineer will be a part of ESCO Groups’ Automation Team and will be responsible for being a leading Senior resource for automation projects. The ideal candidate will be a Systems Integrator with hands-on Allen Bradley PLC experience.


As the Senior Automation Engineer, you will be responsible for providing technical services alongside a highly technical team. Objectives include: 

  • Expertise in programming and configuration of programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and human-machine interface (HMI) systems to control and monitor industrial processes. 
  • Design and implement industrial automation projects that improve operational efficiency, productivity, and quality for clients. 
  • Onsite independence, delegating to team members to perform checkout and testing work on projects of varying size and complexity. 
  • Completion and delegation of programming tasks according to process narrative and/or client specifications. 
  • High proficiency with programming processes such as sequence control and system operation for process control. 
  • Effective communication and coordination within complex subcontractor, contractor, and client relationships. 
  • Provide technical support to clients during commissioning and post-project stages. 
  • Interpret process and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs) to identify individual I/O components and process systems for programming execution.  
  • Create and maintain custom PLC and HMI objects and displays for the efficient creation of automation programs. 


  • Continuously improve programming skills by staying updated with the latest advancements in PLC programming and HMI technology. 
  • Create and maintain a structured approach to troubleshooting, including diagnosing issues, analyzing root causes, and implementing effective resolutions. 
  • Effectively communicate programming vision and provide tools to team members to ensure accurate, timely completion of project deliverables.  
  • Participate in industry webinars and conferences to expand knowledge and share insights with team members. 
  • Obtain a deeper understanding of various automation components, protocols, and systems used in the industry, including multiple PLC and HMI platforms. 
  • Be motivated and motivate others in the completion of project tasks. 
  • Collaborate with project teams effectively to ensure project success. 
  • Travel to client sites and perform physical duties to implement, test, and commission automation systems. 


Industrial-Manufacturing Engineering

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