Automation Engineer

Trelleborg is a world leader in engineered polymer solutions for almost every industry on the planet. And we are where we are because our talents brought us here. By specializing in the polymer engineering that makes innovation and application possible, Trelleborg works closely with leading industry brands to accelerate their performance, drive their business forward—and along the way, shape the industry and progress that will benefit humankind in the exciting years ahead. Our people are Shaping Industry from the Inside. Why don´t you join us? 


USA - Fort Wayne, IN

Tasks and Responsibilities 


  • Collaborate with Test Engineers to implement new technologies, such as automation and robotics, to increase efficiencies and testing capabilities
  • Perform research and analysis on new testing methods to improve current processes
  • Operate under minimal supervision with wide latitude for independent judgment
  • Other duties as assigned, up to and including Lead and conduct product testing projects
  • Create electrical and pneumatic component bills of materials
  • Wire electrical panels and equipment / Plumb pneumatic circuits and equipment
  • Troubleshoot existing equipments control systems
  • Develop an Equipment Network for remote monitoring and data acquisition


  • Program PLCs, HMIs, Robots as well as SCADA and vision systems
  • Use CAD software to design models and create drawings
  • Use electrical schematic software to design electrical and pneumatic schematics
  • Use Microsoft Office for project documentation

Electrical and Pneumatic:

  • Program and troubleshoot full and semi-automated test equipment
  • Update current sensors and feedback devices used in test system controls
  • Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) programming and troubleshooting
  • Lay out and fabricate electrical panels
  • Create/update electrical schematics for process controls, equipment, and facilities

Education and Experience: 


  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology , Mechanical Engineer or Mechanical Engineering Technology from an ABET accredited University program


  • Minimum 1 year experience with PLCs and automated equipment preferred.
  • Allen Bradley, Schneider, or similar PLC platform experience helpful
  • National Instruments LabVIEW experience helpful
  • Knowledge of product testing methods helpful
  • Pneumatic and electrical schematic reading and creation preferred
  • Fabrication, plumbing, and wiring skills a plus


  • Ability to communicate clearly by conveying and receiving ideas, information, and directions effectively in English
  • Ability to demonstrate adequate job knowledge to deliver satisfactory performance
  • Team-oriented and collaborative
  • Creative-thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Willingness to strive for excellence by producing work that is free of errors and mistakes
  • Desire to delight both customers and coworkers by offering encouragement, fostering teamwork, and addressing conflict appropriately
  • Commitment to making improvements company wide
  • Demonstrated competence using Microsoft Office
  • Demonstrated ability with measurement tools

Travel: 5%

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Last Application Date: 2022-03-12


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