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Zeeland, Michigan, United States

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Description & Requirements

Automation Engineer – Zeeland, Michigan – 

DISHER is currently searching for an Automation Engineer who will work on a variety automation and controls systems projects with DISHER customers in a diverse set of industries.  This is a full-time role with the DISHER Manufacturing Technical Solutions team.
What you will get to do:

  • Spend time on the manufacturing floor to troubleshoot, correct issues and improve processes.
  • Troubleshoot and support production equipment using many common systems (PLC, CNC, Robotics), or other control platforms.
  • Work on controls projects from system definition to design and programming.
  • Integrate hardware and software solutions for manufacturing with support from the DISHER Electronics Team.
  • Help to develop IIoT solutions with support from the DISHER Electronics team.
  • Foster and nurture trusting relationships with customers.
  • Capital equipment procurement projects as needed.
  • Grow your skills related to automation and controls in a manufacturing environment.
  • Mentor and teach engineering teammates as needed.
  • Manage your personal work schedule.
  • Work on-site with DISHER's customers. Typical travel to a customer site is about 30 miles from DISHER. Overnight travel is rare, about 5-10%.

What will make you successful:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering with mechanical aptitude / experience, or a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering with automation / controls training / experience, is required
  • At least 2 or more years of experience in an Automation / Controls Engineering position, or at least 2 years of experience in a Manufacturing Engineering role with controls experience, required
  • Experience developing new controls systems
  • Experience working through new machine builds
  • Excitement for the future of the Automation Engineering industry
  • Demonstrated mentorship ability
  • Strong communication skills and a positive attitude
  • A team-based and creative approach to problem solving
  • A working knowledge of various types of automation hardware
  • Experience with interpreting a customer’s specification and translating it into design
  • Experience designing and creating schematics
  • Candidate must be currently legally authorized to work in the United States of America for any employer without restrictions or expirations

About DISHER: 
DISHER is a nationally recognized product development and business consulting firm with offices in Zeeland, Michigan and Indianapolis, Indiana. Our team is highly technical and diversified, serving in a variety of markets with capabilities spanning from napkin sketch through launch. DISHER is truly and simply a cool place to work. The team is supportive, skilled, and passionate. Our culture is rooted in our mission to make a positive difference with our coworkers, our customers, and our community. Hear more from DISHER team members at

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