Automation Controls Engineer

Broomall, PA


Automation Controls Engineer

Scope of Position:

In this role, you will report directly to the VP of Engineering and focus on creating and supporting Drummond’s high-speed, automated manufacturing equipment.

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Conceptualize, design, assemble, program, debug, and startup automation control systems for in-house equipment
  • Design, installation, test, maintenance, and upgrades from beginning to end of the equipment life
  • Compare & evaluate design solution options and implement the most effective choice
  • Create design documentation for equipment sustainability (Flowcharts, Program comments, Schematics)
  • Collaborate with Drummond engineers, operators, and management to solve production/design challenges
  • Troubleshoot manufacturing problems and design permanent solutions
  • Contribute to Drummond product designs to address new or continuing customer needs

Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Mathematics

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Minimum of 5-7 years of relevant automation experience
  • Experience implementing automation machinery including, but not limited to, servo motors and drives, thermal controls, HMIs, and robotics
  • Writing PLC code (e.g. Ladder Logic, Structured Text, Function Block Diagram, Sequential Function Charts) for custom automated manufacturing equipment
  • Apply computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis to the software development process
  • Experience creating/programming operator HMI screens and integrating them with PLC control
  • Experience integrating sensing and inspection technologies into design and manufacturing processes
  • Recognize and integrate new automation/inspection technologies to improve machine yield and utility
  • Desire to be “hands on” in the design, assembly, and maintenance of production equipment
  • Experience leading small project teams
  • Experience selecting and integrating vision system cameras, lighting, and lenses
  • Excellent communicator and collaborator
  • Familiarity with automation hardware and mechanical systems
  • Exceptional problem solver with the ability and desire to think abstractly
  • Flexibility to deal with multiple project priorities and evolving deadlines
  • Self-motivated with a demonstrated ability to assimilate quickly
  • Excellent organizational skills, documentation, and attention to detail

Desired Skills & Abilities: 

  • Experience in high-volume manufacturing
  • Electrical panel layout and fabrication experience
  • Project management skills (scoping, budgeting, leadership, implementing)
  • Experience designing within regulatory standards (e.g. FDA, ISO, UL)
  • AutoCAD schematic creation
  • Familiar with GIT or other revision control software

Travel Requirements:

  • Travel will be <5%


  • Medical device, Manufacturing, Glass

Employment Type

  • Full-time

Job Functions

  • Engineering

Drummond Scientific Company is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee based on race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, age physical or mental disability, physical handicap, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, or any other legally-recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law. The information collected by this application is solely to determine suitability for employment, verify identity, and maintain employment statistics on applicants.

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