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Automation Engineer

Hiawatha, IA

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CCB Packaging is looking for an Automation Engineer! This position requires a two year Associates Degree in Industrial Automation, or 5 years' equivalent experience.


This position is responsible for planning, designing, directing and coordinating the integration of machinery and equipment into manufacturing processes of the industrial establishment by performing the following responsibilities:

  • Develops and writes equipment specifications, performance requirements, cost analysis, and proposals for integrating machinery and equipment such as product packaging system robots, robot controllers, feeders and programmable controllers into manufacturing processes.
  • Confers with vendors to determine product specifications and arranges for purchase of equipment, materials, or parts, and evaluates products according to specifications and quality standards.
  • Analyzes and plans work force utilization, space requirements, and work flow and designs layout of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency.
  • Writes or modifies operating control programs for existing PLCs, servo-motors, robots or vision products, or writes new programs based on product requirements. (Required specific software or automation communication knowledge listed below):
  • Allen Bradley Controllogix – Studio 5000 Software Suite
  • Allen Bradley Factory Talk Studio – HMI Screen Development
  • Allen Bradley Factory Talk ME 
  • Allen Bradley DeviceNet Communication
  • Allen Bradley Ethernet Commissioning
  • Ethernet VLAN protocol and setup
  • ABB Robotics Troubleshooting (Robot Studio)
  • Cognex Insight and Dataman Programming Software for Vision and Barcoding
  • Oversees equipment installation to ensure machines and equipment are installed and functioning according to supplier specifications.  Can interpret, design and finalize electrical schematics.
  • Tests ability of machines such as packaging systems, cartoners and robots to perform required tasks.
  • Confers with establishment personnel to implement operating procedures and resolve system malfunctions.
  • Determines parts supply, maintenance tasks, safety procedures and service schedule required to maintain machines and equipment in prescribed condition.
  • Develops models of alternate processing methods to test feasibility of new applications of system components and recommends implementation of improved procedures. 
  • Creates product recipes for automatic packaging lines and maintains an organized and up to date file back-up system.
  • Participates in meetings, seminars, and training sessions to stay apprised of new developments in the control automation field.
  • Confers with workers in other departments such as sales, production and upper management to provide technical information.
  • Develops and conducts related equipment training programs and demonstrates skills to trainees.
  • Supports other departments with projects as necessary.
  • Maintains a clean and safe work area.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Skills & Abilities include:

  • Associate’s degree (AA) in Industrial Automation from a two year college or five years’ related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference and fundamentals of plane and solid algebra, geometry, and trigonometry.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • High level of organizational ability and attention to detail.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and frequent interruptions.


CCB offers a competitive wage based on prior work experience and has an excellent benefit package that includes health, dental, life, paid vacation and an excellent 401k and profit sharing program.  


The successful candidate will be subject to pre-employment testing.

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CCB Packaging, Inc. 1905 N Center Point Rd, Hiawatha, IA 52233

Posted 05/17/18

Job ID: 42324659