Engineer III - Automation (Controls)

Date: Oct 16, 2021

Location: St. Paul – Minnesota, US, 55127

Company: Heraeus

Engineer III - Automation (Controls)
Location St. Paul – Minnesota
Full Time

Imagine a job where you will have the opportunity to do exciting and challenging work, while collaborating with extraordinary colleagues. A company that invests in you and your career, providing the training, mentoring, development and support you need to be successful now and in the future. If you want a career without limits with a market-leading family-owned, global company where you can make an impact, then imagine an opportunity at Heraeus. Every day, our worldwide team of around 14,800 employees are bringing forward new ideas and solutions that are impacting and transforming everything from healthcare to renewable energy to e-mobility to high-tech and telecommunications.


In this position you will design and build custom automation and robotic equipment for medical device manufacturing.  This includes: 

  • Providing complete electrical and software development from project concept to installation;
  • Providing engineering level electrical and software support for existing equipment;
  • Planning and implementing long-term upgrade solutions for obsolete equipment;
  • Implementing IoT and machine connectivity.

The ideal candidate will have a desire to learn and implement rapidly changing technology to deliver the best possible solution. 


This position is located in White Bear Lake, Minnesota.


Your Role and Responsibilities:

  • Manage and implement electrical & software design from project concept to installation: machine concepting, risk assessment and proof-of-principle, electrical design/layout, component and accessory sourcing, panel build/outsource and machine wiring, software design/programming, debug of hardware/software, acceptance testing & safety, installation/integration into production and system documentation throughout.
  • Evaluate existing systems and provide engineering level support to maintenance and production:
    • Gain systems knowledge of equipment and integrated automated production lines
    • Troubleshoot difficult technical problems on a variety of equipment
    • Plan and implement long-term upgrade solutions for obsolete equipment, components & software
  • Implement IoT and Machine Connectivity
    • Understand the spirit of Industry 4.0 for IoT
    • Evaluate various machines and implement OPC Drivers and sensors


What is Required for this Role:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering (or equivalent - Majors in: Controls and Computer Control Systems, Mechatronic Engineering, Automation Engineering, etc.) required.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in electrical & software development of custom automation.
  • Must demonstrate strong collaborative communication skills.
  • Must demonstrate a strong general understanding of electro-mechanical, and automated systems.
  • Must develop and follow a disciplined and detailed approach to project management and design process.
  • Must be able to manage multiple parallel projects with varying scopes and deadlines from concept to production release using established HMC processes.
  • Must be able to draw on prior knowledge and experience and adapt to initiate effective solutions to problems at hand.
  • Must demonstrate a high level of initiative and creativity.  Must be able to perform independently.
  • Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.  Must be adaptive to change and willing to support a variety of work assignments to fulfill internal and external customer expectations.
  • Desired experience includes: Electrical schematic design and drafting; PLC controls (Allen Bradley CompactLogix & ControlLogix, Horner – Cscape, Geobrick – Delta Tau); HMI/SCADA; Servo Motion; Vision Inspection & Vision-guided motion (preferably Cognex VisionPro/InSight or Keyence); Robots – 6-axis &SCARA; Industrial networking protocls – Ethernet/IP, RS232, Profinet, Ethernet TCP/IP, EtherCAT, etc.; loT Machine Connectivity: OPC Drivers, SQL, DMS/DCS; and Feedback sensors and PID loop control.

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis