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Automation Engineer

Atkore International – Harvey, IL

Atkore International Group Inc. is a leading manufacturer of Electrical Raceway products, primarily for the non-residential construction and renovation markets, and Mechanical Products & Solutions for the construction and industrial markets. Our mission is to be the customers first choice for electrical raceway and mechanical products and solutions, by providing unmatched quality, delivery and value based on sustainable excellence in strategy, people and processes.

Our business is comprised of two reporting segments, Electrical Raceway and Mechanical Products & Solutions, with total annual revenue of $1.6 B. Electrical Raceway has 2 business units, Cable Solutions and Conduit & Fittings, totaling just over $1B in annual revenue. Mechanical Products is a stand-alone business unit with about $600M in annual revenue.

Our global locations include 58 manufacturing and distribution centers in the US, Canada, the United Kingdom, China, Australia, and New Zealand with over 3,600 employees.

We are currently searching for an Automation Engineer to be based out of Harvey, IL. Reporting to the Manufacturing Electrical Manager, this person will be responsible for providing information technology-based solutions for data collection, data analysis, process control and factory automation. This position will develop and spread best practice solution throughout the Harvey plant location. In addition, this position will be responsible for assisting in the development of Manufacturing Electronic Technicians, responsible for maintaining and troubleshooting problems with electrical equipment, wiring and resources in the tube manufacturing operation.

The ideal candidate will have 10+ years of relevant engineering and leadership experience and education, including extensive automation experience as well as extensive experience with electronics troubleshooting. Experience in lean manufacturing or business system based company is a plus.

Additional Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop and execute test plans and test cases with a strong emphasis on using code to solve technical challenges.
  • Appraise test efforts, analyze and communicate results, working closely with team members to automate the execution and verification of reports created by the various products.
  • Improve tools & technologies used by the organization to maintain accurate quality, including writing specialized testing tools for MP&S software platform.
  • Create, execute and troubleshoot automated test scenarios across MP&S systems.
  • Project/capital project management experience (concept, feasibility, cost estimating, justification, implementation, audit).
  • Identify required improvements in the development processes; make contributions to automation tools that address specific needs.
  • Prepare and present process improvement plans and coordinate deployment including training of team members.
  • Support of electrical project execution including controls engineering, robot programming, PLC and HMI programming.
  • Site support of system startup.
  • Ability to successfully execute multiple project responsibilities with minimal supervision.
  • Participation in the development, construction and installation of custom equipment builds.

Qualifications include:

Extensive PLC / HMI experience required.

Knowledge of A/B and Siemens PLCs strongly preferred.

Knowledge of AC/DC drives, induction heating, welding equipment, flying cut-offs, Servo Drive Systems, 3-phase power systems, automated packaging systems and robotics.

Demonstrated ability to develop solutions for factory automation, data collection, and data analysis using Microsoft Office, JD Edwards, and/or other software solutions.

Highly advanced user of Microsoft Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word and Access with ability to develop templates and programs.

Ability to develop and manage databases; proven skill in using coding standards and participating in code reviews.

Capability of developing solutions that are user-friendly, stable, secure, and adaptable.

Exceptional ability to work cross-functionally to meet user needs.

Knowledge of controls hardware and software, networks and communications, safety systems, robot programming, and project management.

CAD drafting experience, with emphasis on project documentation. AutoCAD preferred.

Excellent written and communications skills.

All associates must embrace and foster and environment that supports our core values of Integrity, Respect, Excellence, Teamwork and Accountability.

Our Culture Drives Value

Atkores culture is created from the disciplined use of the Atkore Business System (ABS), which is a critical part of our mission and a foundational system based on excellence in People, Strategy, and Processes, tied together with Lean Daily Management (LDM) to manage and sustain the business we have today, and Strategy Deployment Process (SDP) to create the business we aspire to become.

Having the right talent in the right roles enables successful ABS execution, improves our customers experience, and delivers breakthrough results. Said another way, thats how we win!

Great Leaders Drive Value

Atkore is committed to creating an engaged and aligned workplace that helps drive an accountable and performance-based culture. Our team possesses a willingness to strive for breakthrough results, stays focused on being standout leaders, and fully supports decisions of the Company after robust debate. We consistently live the Atkore mission, learn our strategic priorities and link behaviors to those priorities, all in a way thats consistent with our core values. Together, we build stronger leaders and improve customer satisfaction which positively increases the overall value of the enterprise.

Atkore Delivers Value to You

By joining Atkore, you can expect to receive a competitive salary in addition to a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k) with company match, flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, as well as life, accident and disability insurance. In addition, Atkore offers wellness programs and employee assistance resources to help employees achieve a healthy work-life balance.

Our dedicated employees are recognized for their commitment to our customers and making our company better than it was the day before.

Atkore International is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate because of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital or family status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, military veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Atkore International is a diverse company that believes its employees are the foundation for investing in its future, through the understanding that awareness and acceptance of our individual difference enhance inclusion and promote engagement and alignment. Diversity and inclusion are keys to growing our business and providing a work environment that fosters contributions by all employees.

Join our team and align yourself with an industry leader!

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