Senior Automation Engineer

In partnership with our client, a large steel products manufacturer and global supplier to the Oil and Gas Idustry, we currently seeking Senior Automation Engineer to join their team responsible for capital expenditure projects in multiple plants located around the Houston, TX area.

This position supports the automation department. The Automation Engineering group is responsible for the management of new and existing facility automation investments including production lines and machinery.


Main accountabilities:         

  • Perform control system engineering and design using standardized methods and practices
  • Design, edit and upgrades to PLC (Siemens controls) and HMI programs
  • Electrical developments that carry out operation, quality, and safety improvements to production lines, electrical engineering design, specifications and review.
  • Responsible for leading medium complex automation projects or specialized tasks for the automation department.     
  • Hands on layout design, engineering and project management and implementation.
  • Experience with PLC's, (Siemens S7 is preferred) Allen Bradley with tubular goods and OTCG experience in lieu of Siemens S7 are encouraged to apply, HMI Systems, Automation
  • Modifying equipment: Electrical systems, process controls, pumps, motors, hydraulics, swedge presses, CNC machines, welders, heat treatment, hydro test units, pipe straighteners and NDT equipment,
  • Handling equipment changes and creating specifications                                                                                                  



  • Project Management Skills:  Manage the project from concept to design through installation and commissioning. Coordinate with others to meet deadlines, organize work, schedule and motivate team.
  • Drive for Results: Self-motivated and a self-starter. Able to foresee any problem in the processes and the equipment. Ability to show pro-activeness in these situations.
  • Technical Skills:  Write processes and equipment specifications (for e.g. when buying new equipment), or write about material specification which is going to be loaded in that equipment.
  • Ability to understand and foresee requirement needs and suggest improvements: Will receive input from Quality and Operations departments. Ability to know what needs to be done so that quality is improved as well as the manufacturing processes. Will receive information on the process and may need to suggest the changes to be made. (Buy new control systems hardware, upgrade the old ones, and repair broken equipment).



BS in Automation/Industrial Control/Electrical Engineering preferred.


Background profile:

Experience in pipe or steel industries; manufacturing environment.

Experience working in a plant or mill preferred.


Our client offers an industry leading compensation and benefits package including employee medical, dental, and vision insurance, paid holidays and vacation, and supplemental insurances.

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