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Automation Engineer

Job location : Sylacauga, Alabama
Created moment : 04/06/2021 - 02:00
Job reference : REQ - 04102

The Company

The world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, with over 16,000 employees and over 200 sites worldwide, Imerys delivers high value-added, functional solutions to diversified set of industrial sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its knowledge of applications, technological expertise and its material science know-how to deliver solutions based on beneficiation of its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. These contribute essential properties to customers’ products and performance, including refractoriness, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.

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The Position

Automation Engineer

Job Summary


Automation & Controls Engineer position located in Sylacauga, AL, will be responsible for maintaining, upgrading, and improving programmable logic controllers and distributive control systems used throughout Process Operations.  


  • Install, repair, and perform routine preventive maintenance on the programmable logic controllers and distributive control systems for the Process Operations within the entire location.

  • Design and implement complex programs for PLC, HMI, and DCS Systems.

  • Repair and troubleshoot computers and networking equipment related to process control systems.

  • Function as trainer for electrical group in PLC, HMI, and DCS systems.

  • Assist in Electrical Instrumentation & Controls Engineering on Capital Projects.

  • Work with other departments and engineering to evaluate new ideas and processes.

  • Assist Maintenance Manager in developing and following an operating budget and a Capital Project budget.

  • Function as a team player on Electrical Instrumentation & Controls and cross-functional teams and to provide resources for other teams.

  • Provide Supervision support to other areas of the Maintenance Department as needed. Implement and provide Equipment PM and PDM programs with job plans for electrical, Instrument and Controls 

  • Recommend  and implement programming and/or hardware changes to control systems to support production goals.

  • Primary support and liaison with process engineering, capital engineering, and outside contractors for automation issues and improvements.


  • B.S. in Engineering (Electrical preferred) with minimum 5 years Industrial Maintenance/Controls/Instrumentation/Electrical experience.

  • Will also consider an Associates Degree with 15 plus years experience. 

  • Produce P&IDs, panel Layouts, schematic wiring diagrams, Instrument lists, single line diagrams, engineering submittals 

  • PLC Programming - (Prefer experience with  Rockwell, Allen Bradley, RS Logics)

  • Able to write controls narratives for systems 


 IMERYS... Mineral Solutions to create tomorrow's world.  Imerys is a Paris based Global Leader, who transforms minerals into thousands of high valued specialty mineral products essential for our Customers' Products.


IMERYS offers competitive benefits including medical/dental insurance, 401K matching and paid vacation.

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Imerys is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.  All employment decisions at Imerys are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Imerys will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

Position Type

Full time



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To ensure fairness and legal compliance in our recruitment processes, only applications received through the online application process will be considered. 

IMERYS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.

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