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Automation Engineer

Job location : Sylacauga, Alabama, USA
Created moment : 10/11/2021 - 02:00
Job reference : REQ - 04939

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

Based at our plant in Sylacauga, AL Imerys is hiring an Automation Engineer to lead the automation efforts of our US Sylacauga Hub industrial operations. 


Responsibilities and Duties:

  • 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 projects, and outside contractors for automation issues and improvements.


Qualifications & Experience: 

  • B.S. in Engineering (Electrical preferred), 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.

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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