Automation Engineer in Spokane, WA at Volt

Date Posted: 9/25/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Spokane, WA
  • Duration:
    0 weeks
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  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
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Job Description

Local packaging designer/manufacturer is looking to add an Automation Engineer to their team.

Automation Engineer - Spokane, WA 


  • Works closely with Manufacturing and Automation Engineering to create, update, and maintain equipment User Requirements Specifications.
  • Support design, fabrication, and upgrades for manufacturing equipment as directed by Automation Engineering Manager.
  • Troubleshooting and corrective actions to support equipment issues. Provide guidance and training for maintenance technicians and operations on related activities.
  • Works closely with Automation Engineering Manager and PLC Engineer to facilitate machine upgrades and modifications.
  • Works with Manufacturing and Maintenance to maintain accuracy, location, and completion of equipment manual, work instructions, and log books.
  • Provide guidance on machine maintenance requirements.
  • Ability to collect data from multiple sources and propose prioritization to fix, standardize, and incorporate new capabilities for manufacturing equipment.
  • Project technical lead, with responsibility for project management activities.
  • Work with outside vendors and consultants.
  • Draft specifications for mechanical, electrical, and control components.
  • Support new company initiatives in the areas of Manufacturing and Operations.
  • Support compliance with FDA, ISO, OSHA, and all other regulatory requirements in compliance with company policy.
  • Adhere to company safety requirements.
  • Regular attendance.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical, Automation, Robotics, Mechanical, or Computer engineering, or equivalent education and experience.
  • Five or more years’ experience in Engineering with strong automation design and troubleshooting responsibilities.
  • Experience with eMaint CMMS is preferred.
  • Experience with SolidWorks is preferred.
  • Experience with electrical wiring.
  • Experience with technical writing.
  • Experience in PLC logic and programming is desirable.
  • Experience in a FDA regulated manufacturing facility preferred.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good analytical skills.
  • Ability to work both independently with little direction, and as a member of a team.
  • Ability to manage several projects at once to meet established timelines is essential.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products.
  • Proven ability to develop and implement standard engineering practices, as well as provide detailed documentation upon completion.

Please Note: This position is urgent and will be filled quickly.  Must be legally authorized to work in the USA.  Direct inquiries only (no 3rd party submittals) at this time, please. Thank You.  

Volt is an equal opportunity employer.