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Sr. Automation and Controls Engineering Manager

Worthington Steel

Last Updated: 6/10/24

Job Description

As an Automation and Controls Engineering Manager at Tempel, you will play a critical role in designing, implementing, and optimizing automation solutions to enhance manufacturing processes and drive operational excellence. Reporting directly to the VP of Operations, you will lead strategic initiatives to leverage automation technologies, streamline workflows, and improve overall productivity and quality. **This role can be remote with a preference for Illinois and Michigan. The person in this role needs to be able to travel up to 50% on occasion when rolling out new processes to plants. Currently, no direct reports but will be growing the team in the near future.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to assess automation needs, identify opportunities for improvement, and develop innovative solutions aligned with business objectives.
  • Lead the design, development, and implementation of automation systems, including control systems and machine vision technologies, to optimize manufacturing processes and maximize efficiency.
  • Conduct feasibility studies, risk assessments, and cost-benefit analyses to evaluate automation projects, ensuring alignment with strategic goals and delivering measurable ROI.
  • Provide technical expertise and guidance in the selection, integration, and commissioning of automation equipment and software, ensuring seamless integration with existing systems and infrastructure.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives using data analytics, performance monitoring, and predictive maintenance strategies to optimize equipment uptime and reliability.
  • Develop and maintain documentation, standard operating procedures (SOPs), and training materials for automation systems, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and industry standards

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or related field.
  • 5+ years of experience in automation engineering
  • Proficiency in PLC programming, HMI/SCADA systems, robotic programming (e.g., Fanuc, ABB, KUKA), and industrial communication protocols (e.g., Ethernet/IP, Modbus, Profibus).
  • Strong knowledge of control systems design, motion control, and machine vision technologies, with experience in system integration and troubleshooting.
  • Familiarity with lean manufacturing principles, Six Sigma methodologies, and continuous improvement tools (e.g., DMAIC, Kaizen, 5S).
  • Excellent project management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks, manage timelines, and deliver results within budget constraints

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ABOUT US

Hesitant to apply because you may not meet every specific requirement? If this role is something you are interested in, but your previous experience doesn’t exactly align, we encourage you to apply! At Worthington Steel we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. We recognize that individuals with diverse experiences and backgrounds are essential to our success. You may be the perfect candidate for this role or others within our organization.


Worthington Steel (NYSE:WS) is a metals processor that partners with customers to deliver highly technical and customized solutions. Worthington Steel’s expertise in carbon flat-roll steel processing, electrical steel laminations and tailor welded solutions are driving steel toward a more sustainable future.

As one of the most trusted metals processors in North America, Worthington Steel and its 4,600 employees harness the power of steel to advance our customers’ visions through value-added processing capabilities including galvanizing, pickling, configured blanking, specialty cold reduction, lightweighting and electrical lamination. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Worthington operates 32 facilities in seven states and six countries. Following a people-first Philosophy, commitment to sustainability and proven business system, Worthington Steel’s purpose is to generate positive returns by providing trusted and innovative solutions for customers, creating opportunities for employees, and strengthening its communities.

Worthington Steel Inc., and its subsidiaries, is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered regardless of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, disability or veteran’s status.



Company Details

Columbus, Ohio, United States
Worthington Steel (NYSE:WS) is a metals processor that partners with customers to deliver highly technical and customized solutions. Worthington Steel’s expertise in carbon flat-roll steel processing, electrical steel laminations and tailor welded solutions are driving steel toward a more sustainable future. As one of the most trusted metals processors in North America, Worthington Steel and its...