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Automation and Controls Engineer

Lancaster, South Carolina

Are you an Automation/Controls Engineer ready to take on the challenge of automating manufacturing processes for enhanced efficiency and ROI? Our well-established company is seeking a dynamic and experienced individual to lead the automation of our manufacturing and packaging operations. Your expertise in robotics and automation engineering will drive our efforts in implementing cutting-edge automated systems and troubleshooting control issues, fostering operational excellence and innovation.

Key Responsibilities

  • Automation Leadership: Spearhead the automation of applicable manufacturing and packaging processes, ensuring projects deliver on objectives and ROI justifications.
  • Project Management: Identify, develop, and lead automation projects from inception to completion. Manage procurement of components and select vendors for system installation and support.
  • Systems Development & Troubleshooting: Develop new PLC control systems and troubleshoot existing control systems, including wiring and PLC/SCADA logic. Maintain configuration control of PLC source code.
  • Integration & Quality Improvement: Integrate hardware and software components such as robots, sensors, and vision systems. Implement quality improvement initiatives through strategic automation.
  • Compliance & Documentation: Design industrial electrical control panels adhering to compliance standards and create essential documentation.
  • Team Collaboration: Work closely across departments and with the engineering team to drive continuous improvement and offer controls engineering support.


  • Robust Experience: Solid background in Robotics and Automation Engineering with strong electrical troubleshooting skills, and proficient in PLC programming and troubleshooting.
  • Educational Background: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Electrical, Chemical, or Mechanical preferred).
  • Industry Experience: 2-4 years of experience as an Automation/Controls Engineer in a regulated industry, with experience in a cGMP facility being highly advantageous.
  • Technical & Soft Skills: Excellent diagnostic skills, mechanical aptitude, and interpersonal abilities. Demonstrated capability to work within a team environment and communicate effectively across departments.

Why Join Us?

  • Stable and Innovative Company: A chance to be part of a company known for its stability and innovative practices.
  • Competitive Salary & Benefits: A rewarding salary range of $85,000 to $115,000 annually, complemented by an excellent benefits package.

Ready to Automate the Future?

If you have the drive, expertise, and passion to enhance manufacturing and packaging operations through automation, we would love to hear from you. This role not only promises a dynamic work environment but also offers the opportunity to contribute significantly to our operational excellence and innovation.

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