Automation Engineer I

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The Automation Engineer’s role is to execute, control, and deliver modifications to control systems.

This position will be responsible for assisting in moving projects from start to finish, and work as a team player to help achieve team success.
Consistently communicate with clients to ensure projects are being completed in a timely and accurate manner. Apply continuous improvement and lessons learned to improve future results.

The Automation Engineer will spend much of their time working with DCS or PLC programs and supporting our clients with their process plant operations.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of a Bachelor’s OR Technical degree and 2 years’ experience resulting in automation and process control systems knowledge (DCS, PLC, SCADA, Networking etc.)
Process control experience, ABB, Emerson DeltaV, Rockwell, or Siemens PCS7 experience.
Experience with Industrial Communication Networks and control panel design.
Possess good communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with all levels of management, clients, and vendors.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Develop and execute process control system integration projects of small to medium size.
Perform project deliverables under general supervision while adhering to scope, schedule, and budget constraints.
Program, configure, test, and commission PLC and HMI based control systems as assigned.
Verify client quality measures are being met.
Utilize, support, and enhance Direct Automation’s standards and best practices.
Understand and follow all safety, conduct, and policy requirements established by Direct Companies and clients.

BENEFITS: Health insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Life, AD&D, 401K, PTO, FSA, Flexible scheduling, Collaborative environment

Please contact Kayla Dannenbring – HR Manager at 605-777-1885 or

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