1045 – Automation Engineer / Programmer

8 months ago

The Automation Engineer position offers the exciting opportunity to help design, help engineer, program and startup the stainless-steel equipment that is supplied to our food and dairy customers.

All potential candidates must be willing to travel on average 30%-50%. Travel and lodging expenses are arranged and paid for by the company and a daily per diem rate for meals is also included.


  • Adheres to CFR’s safe work policies and practices, and wears appropriate PPE for duties being performed.
  • PLC programming (Allen Bradley ControlLogix and CompactLogix PLC’s; additional experience with Legacy Allen-Bradley or Omron PLC’s a plus).
  • HMI programming (Rockwell Software and Aveva “Wonderware” HMI and SCADA software; additional experience with GE Cimplicity/iFix or Ignition software a plus).
  • Knowledge of HTST, CIP systems (multi-user), Receiving Bays, Cheese making equipment, Dryers, Evaporators etc.
  • Field commissioning and startup of instrumentation and control systems.
  • Read, analyze and develop technical procedures, process flow schematics, electrical, instrumentation, and pneumatic.
  • Communicate with Automation Engineers, Process Engineers and Customers in professional fashion and positive results.
  • Perform I/O check on panels and skids before leaving CFR when possible.
  • Simulate control systems for factory acceptance tests (FAT).


  • Annual gross: $100K – $200K
  • Pay frequency: Weekly
  • Location: Marshfield, WI campus
  • 401k: Up to 5% company match
  • Vacation: Provided
  • Personal Time: Provided
  • Paid Holidays: Provided
  • Health Insurance: Available
  • Employee Health Clinic: Provided at no cost


· BS degree in Automation Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or Electronics Engineering is desired; consideration will be given to other degrees.

· 5+ years of experience preferred.

· Experience in the dairy, food and/or beverage industries preferred.

· Ability to understand panel layout drawings and electrical schematics.

· Valid driver’s license.

· Ability to travel (overnight stays) 30-50%.

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