Automation Controls Engineer

Date: Sep 25, 2021

Location: Roseville, MN, US

Company: Dover Corporation

Automation Controls Engineer CPC

Location: Roseville, MN, US

Job Summary: 


We are looking for an Automation Controls Engineer to join our Manufacturing Technologies team, based in St. Paul, MN.  Reporting to the Manager of Manufacturing Technologies, the Automation Controls Engineer will integrate existing equipment and processes into a SCADA system. Primary responsibility to work with operations customers to determine information needs and develop methods for the storage and visualization of related industrial data.  Responsible for creation and ongoing use of meaningful metrics, schematics, and critical documents supporting processes and equipment.  May train and direct others. Create, build and implement new and existing technologies within a high tech manufacturing environment. Be a subject matter expert.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Design and integration of automated systems into established industrial processes
  • Design and manufacturing equipment for CPC production 
  • Train employees on new automated equipment functionality and theory as needed. 
  • Creates meaningful metrics to track and improve the uptime, productivity, and product quality.
  • Guide the development and maintenance of databases and other data storage solutions
  • Work with cross functional teams to develop dashboards and other industrial data systems
  • May direct and instruct both internal employees and external contractors during projects or advanced technical troubleshooting.
  • Research and specify automation components based on project requirements.
  • Analyze, recommend and implement improvements to manufacturing processes, which will benefit from automation techniques.
  • Creating and updating documentation, including electrical/pneumatic schematics, preventive maintenance, theory of operations, BoM, mechanical CAD files, IQ validations, training and troubleshooting documentation.
  • Leading or directing temporary or external technical equipment builders
    Essential Supervisory Responsibilities: 
  • May direct technical equipment builders internal/external.
    Required Job Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in an engineering or technical discipline
  • Minimum of three (3) or more years of direct experience working with PLCS and control systems at a technician level or higher
  • Minimum of one (1) or more years of direct experience using Ignition SCADA software
    Preferred Job Qualifications:
  • Strong understanding of industry 4.0 theory and fundamentals
  • Has attended both core and database trainings for Ignition SCADA
  • Can design and program PLC logic (Allen Bradley preferred)
  • Strong understanding of various industrial communications protocols (OPC UA and Ethernet/IP a plus)
  • Some experience in database and SQL usage beneficial
  • Understands pneumatic and electrical automated design concepts
  • Understands and practices acceptable safe electrical, mechanical, and operator work practices. 
  • Proficient in electronic, pneumatic, and mechanical design, repair, troubleshooting, and training. 
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Lean methodology familiarity
  • Less than 5%

Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands and fingers and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and/or stoop.

Work Environment:

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive list of tasks, responsibilities or duties.  Colder Products Company reserves the right to amend to meet legal, business and organizational requirements as necessary.

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