Manufacturing Engineer - Automation




Pinetops, NC


Position summary

Manufacturing Engineer - Automation

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As an Automation Engineer, you will drive improvements in production of Instrument Transformers and Indoor & Outdoor products production in ELDS in Pinetops, North Carolina, USA. In this role your focus will be on optimizing the manufacturing process through innovation in a cost-effective way, focusing on automatizing processes.

This position reports to

Production Development Manager

Your responsibilities

  • Build plant lean culture by influencing, collaborating, and communicating with all levels of employees
  • Ensures appropriate production methods, service provision, cycle-time, equipment performance, and materials/components in support of production and/or service provision targets
  • Investigate, evaluate, and implement new or improved automation technology/methods that improve safety, quality, capability, and capacity while reducing cost and lead-time
  • Develop and execute projects to design and improve new and existing production processes
  • Design and development of system applications with intuitive user interfaces that perform according to specifications using LabVIEW
  • Assist in the specification and design for capital equipment, and lead construction of both manual and automated systems
  • Ability to diagnose technical problems such as delays, malfunctions, and errors to determine the root cause of the problem and provide a workable/optimal solution in a reasonable timeframe
  • Provides support during equipment startup, defining action plans and training relevant maintenance and production resources
  • Work with cross-functional teams to develop technical documentation
  • Achieve highest safety levels in the plant

Your background

  • University degree in Engineering degree or Industrial Technologies (Mechanical, Electronics, Control, and Automation)
  • Minimum 5 years of hands-on experience in automation/robotics
  • Experience with machine safety
  • Knowledge of industrial robot operations and servo systems, including electrical and software interfaces
  • Preferably have process knowledge in one or more disciplines such as assembly, material handling, Robotics, picking, Lean Manufacturing, automation, etc.
  • Preferably have a working knowledge of control systems, I/O, PLC and bus communication. Labview, C, C++ programming language is preferable
  • Experience in ABB Robots is a definite plus
  • Experience in offline robot programming and simulation packages (RobotStudio) is a plus
  • Experience in Layout Development and optimization
  • Advanced level in English language (Speaking and writing skills)
  • Strong interpersonal skills to communicate and work with diverse discipline project teams
  • Ability to learn new methods and technologies
  • Attention to detail
  • Candidates must already have a work authorization that would permit them to work for ABB in the US


  • Retirement plan
  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Healthcare plan
  • Wellbeing program

More about us

ABB's Distribution Solutions Division provides utility, industrial and commercial customers with safe, smart and sustainable technologies for the distribution of electricity. With ABB AbilityTM enabled digital solutions at its core, our extensive portfolio includes distribution automation products, switching, limiting, measuring and sensing devices, switchgear, modular substation packages, and related services. We look forward to receiving your application. If you want to discover more about ABB, take another look at our website Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action at ABB ABB is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, creed, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, citizen status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, family medical leave status, or protected veterans status. For more information regarding your (EEO) rights as an applicant, please visit the following websites: As an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, applicants may request to review the Affirmative Action Plan of a particular ABB facility between the hours of 9:00 https://A.M. - 5:00 https://P.M. EST Monday through Friday by contacting an ABB HR Representative at 1-888-694-7762. Protected veterans and qualified individuals with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access ABB's career site as a result of your disability. You may request reasonable accommodations by calling an ABB HR Representative at 1-888-694-7762 or by sending an email to US-AskHR@ Resumes and applications will not be accepted in this manner.

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