Automation Engineer

Position Description

Job Summary

Position Summary:
Reporting directly to the Engineering/Maintenance Manager, the Automation Engineer will assist with the development and implementation of World Class Manufacturing (WCM) projects, production, processing methods and controls in a manner consistent with Certainteed’s Mission, Values and Objectives.
Through the application of engineering fundamentals and advances process control tools, this position will ensure that processes are centered, capable and in control; reduce process variations; and resolve special causes variation. The Automation Engineer will also provide leadership in the implementation and support of plant automation, electrical and database systems.


  • Responsible for planning, evaluating, organizing and implementing automation related projects and initiatives.
  • Designing or developing new process control systems and revising/maintaining existing processes, developing and implementing WCM projects, managing and guiding contractors, consultants and suppliers.
  • Identify new opportunities and solutions with cost/benefit analysis and make recommendations to improve efficiencies.
  • Provide input into planning and scheduling of projects and preparation of capital expenditures.
  • Interact with managers and supervisors at plant to secure appropriate resources in order to plan and implement controls projects.
  • Interact with consultants and suppliers to determine the compatibility of other systems and products as they may apply to WCM and Controls.
  • Manage automation related projects and provide status reports to plant management.
  • Develop and maintain PLC/HMI systems from the plant floor to management and financial levels.
  • Provides technical support and enhancement of automation related systems (PLC/HMI/VFD/Instrumentation/Data and Voice Networks/plant electrical distribution systems) and implements required updates to avoid technical obsolescence.
  • Develop and maintain standard operating procedures and work instructions.
  • Prepare and maintain data sheets, wiring and Process & Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID) and flow charts required for the proper and efficient operation of plant equipment.
  • Assure good housekeeping practices following 5S systems, enforce plant rules and safety regulations.
  • May consult with and/or assist other CertainTeed Insulation North American plants on issues.
  • Actively participate in plant safety programs and maintain a knowledge and understanding of Process Safety Management, OSHA requirements, and other safety standards.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in electrical engineering or similar discipline.
  • 1-5 years’ of applied professional experience in electrical process and Instrumentation & Controls (I&C)/PLC, HMI, AC Drives.
  • Previous experience in automation, industrial protocols/networking (switching & routing), programming languages, and databases.
  • Proficient in AutoCAD Electrical, including P&ID, IO schematics, one-line diagrams, 3-line schematics and other related knowledge. 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Understanding of integrated automation and information systems in a manufacturing.

Company Summary

Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, has helped shape the building products industry for more than 110 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm's slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed is a leading North American brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, insulation, drywall and ceilings.

A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest and oldest building products companies, CertainTeed has more than 6,300 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada.

Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Saint-Gobain is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and supports the hiring of veterans.

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Automation Engineer

Location: Chowchilla

Posting Date: 02/23/2021

Job Code: 585172

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