Automation Engineer

North Kingstown, RI

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Reporting to the Plant Manager and working under the guidance of the Senior Automation Engineer the Automation Engineer will provide daily support for the manufacturing plant. This individual will be a critical part of the site technical team responsible for ensuring the plant is capable of meeting scheduled demands and serve as the subject matter expert for all automation related items.  


  • Actively assists manufacturing in troubleshooting with regards to the automation and control system
  • Develop and maintained code and system architecture
  • Maintain system security, revision control and documentation
  • Assist in the validation of process and facility automation
  • Develop and execute test plans for facility and processes changes



  • Comply with Company Policies and Procedures.
  • Must have good attendance and safety record.
  • Accurate and timely completion of required documentation to enable clear traceability.
  • Communicate and update all relevant parties of any issues or changes.
  • Maintain inventory of all necessary machine parts and maintenance supplies as directed by Maintenance Supervisor.
  • Any other tasks deemed reasonable and reasonably requested by management.


Job Requirements


  • Experience working in an FDA regulated environment and knowledgeable in food safety (SQF) requirements and current good manufacturing practices (GMP)
  • Strong working knowledge of instrumentation including but not limited to temperature transducers, pressure transducers, motor controls, and proximity switches
  • Working knowledge of applicable NEC and state codes
  • Experience in change management processes
  • Self-motivated and willing to complete complex projects



 Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering and 3 – 5 years of industry experience directly supporting manufacturing processes

Or equivalent work experience supporting manufacturing processes in an automation role



Work environment consists of elevated temperature and noise levels

Work around potentially hazardous chemicals including caustics and acids

Must be comfortable working in a regulated environment requiring clean room gowning

Must be able to be on feet for a majority of day

Must be able to lift 30 pounds

Must be able to wear applicable PPE as required





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