Automation Engineer

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Job Summary

Position Summary:
CertainTeed Gypsum, a division of CertainTeed’s interior products group, is looking for an experienced Automation Engineer to assist with production, processing methods and controls in a manner consistent with CertainTeed Vision, Mission, Values and Objectives (VMVO). 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. An Automation Engineer will also provide leadership in the implementation and support of plant automation, electrical and database systems. The Automation Engineer reports to the Performance Improvement Manager


  • Input for design or development of new process control systems.
  • Developing and coordinating implementation of CertainWay (CI) projects which contribute substantially to plant profitability.
  • Implementation and support of PLC-based control systems.
  • Support for and utilization of PC-based supervisory control systems/SCADA to prepare and coordinate. operational information and data for the plant management and project teams.
  • Support of data communications networks and instrumentation within the plant.
  • Responsible for planning, evaluating, organizing and implementing automation related projects and initiatives to achieve the team’s objectives.
  • Develops and maintains standard operating procedures, work instructions, P&ID diagrams as part of new equipment/process changes.
  • Uses advanced PLC/Controls to reduce process variations in conjunction with the process and production engineers.
  • Analyzes operating problems, develop solutions and leads with implementation of corrective action from a controls standpoint.
  • Provides weekly status reports of projects to Plant Management.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent training/experience.
  • At least 5 or more years’ experience of applied professional experience in the development and implementation of PC-based supervisory and PLC based control programs.
  • Capable of preparing calculations, specifications, and drawings to meet design requirements.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the practices, procedures, and regulations associated with process control technology is essential.
  • Previous automation and controls experience in a continuous process industry is preferred.

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: Palatka

Posting Date: 05/03/2021

Job Code: 586026

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