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Automation Application Engineer

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Sycamore, IL 60178
Job Description

IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. has been propelled by the principles of its founder, J. Walter Becker, for over a century. Since the beginning, this family-run enterprise has been committed to building ideal relationships with its customers, employees and communities, creating some of the industry’s most innovative and trusted products along the way. This commitment to quality and service will continue to spur the success of IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. and its family of companies, for generations to come.


+ Primary Business Unit (BU) Project and Equipment Liaison

+ Collaborate with BU personnel on identification of Value Driven potential automation projects.

+ Maintain Current and Potential Projects docket with prioritization.

+ Communicate Project Status and Performance Metrics with business partners and management

+ Continuous Improvement of existing machines to improve run-time, overall efficiency and ergonomics

+ Project Management – Continuous Improvement Projects

+ Assist Troubleshooting Machine Installations during launch and after implementation

+ Author machine Maintenance Plan in collaboration with BU’s and automation machine designers

+ Work with stakeholders to understand project needs and objectives.

+ Adhere to customer requirements, Business Operating System and company policies.


+ Bachelor’s degree in Engineering.

+ Minimum 6 years of experience in automation or manufacturing environment.

+ Experience with Statistical Process Controls (SPC).

+ Experience in Project Management

+ Experience using CAD software (Solidworks preferred but not required)

+ Some travel required for site visits, machine installs, training, conferences, tradeshows, etc.


+ Ability to understand and align activities with department priorities and objectives.

+ Strong communication skills (both verbal and written).

+ Strong organizational skills with the ability to successfully manage multiple activities/initiatives at one time.

+ Comfortable using business computer software such as Microsoft OfficeTM

+ Self-motivated and able to work independently with a high regard for accuracy, attention to detail and confidentiality.

+ Able to demonstrate understanding of how job performance affects product quality and customer

+ Able to work well with others; build and maintain positive employee relations.

+ Able to prepare, read and interpret written reports, engineering documentation, instructions, procedures and guidelines.

+ Must have excellent electrical and mechanical aptitude.

+ Able to use all measuring equipment.

+ Able to repetitively lift up to 50 pounds.

+ Must be able to install, modify and troubleshoot systems as required.

+ Must have good troubleshooting skills.

+ Should be familiar with proper use of hand and power tools.

IDEAL INDUSTRIES is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

ID: 2020-2606

Shift: 1st

External Company Name: IDEAL Industries, Inc.

External Company URL:

Street: 1375 Park Avenue

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