Skip Navigation

Automation Engineer
Idaho Falls, ID

Back To Job Board

Direct Hire

$110,000 - $120,000 / yr

Our client is seeking a skilled Automation Engineer to join their dynamic team. You will play a pivotal role in developing, managing, and optimizing process control systems for their production facilities. Your expertise will contribute to the creation and maintenance of industry-leading standards for process control systems and associated equipment.

What You’ll Be Responsible For

  • Develop and maintain PLC and Human Machine Interface (HMI) programming standards for processing plants.
  • Install and maintain hardware, adhering to structured cabling and documentation standards.
  • Collaborate with corporate engineering project managers to deploy control systems for new installations.
  • Troubleshoot and maintain existing control systems in partnership with plant management teams.
  • Coordinate with corporate IT professionals to ensure adherence to company control system standards.
  • Monitor process network switches and maintain network architecture documentation.
  • Manage software licensing and support contracts for process controls software.
  • Utilize application software such as Rockwell Factory Talk products, FT Historian, FT Vantage point, FT Asset Center, FT View SE, and Thin Manager.
  • Manage database operations including SQL server and develop reports utilizing historical process data.
  • Develop HMI graphical object and screen standards for use across all processing facilities.
  • Provide project support for process control initiatives.
  • Implement and maintain disaster recovery solutions for process control equipment.
  • Conduct PLC hardware/software maintenance as required.
  • Act as the primary point of contact for process network issues and troubleshoot accordingly.
  • Perform hardware and software inventory management while maintaining licensing standards.
  • Communicate effectively with stakeholders to provide updates on incidents, changes, and maintenance activities.
  • Ensure compliance with GMP, safety, and plant rules.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering (B.S.) from an accredited college or university; a Master’s degree is desirable but not required.
  • Five or more years of experience in PLC programming within food manufacturing environments, utilizing networked PLCs.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and technical skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to present technical information to diverse audiences.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and prioritize tasks effectively.
  • Flexible team player who can adapt to changing assignments and responsibilities.


Other Stuff to Know

This position involves approximately 10-15% regional travel and may require occasional overtime, including weekends and holidays. The ability to lift up to 50 lbs. while traveling is essential. Reasonable accommodation will be provided for individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

If you are a proactive and skilled engineer with a passion for optimizing process control systems, we encourage you to apply. Join our client in their mission to maintain the highest standards of quality and efficiency in food manufacturing.

Back To Job Board

Submit Your Resume

"*" indicates required fields

First Name*
Last Name*
Max. file size: 20 MB.
Drop your resume and other files here or upload here
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.