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USA Headquarters Festo Corporation

395 Moreland Road

P.O. Box 18023

Hauppauge, NY 11788


     (631) 435-0800

     (631) 435-0576

Festo US Career Opportunities

Automation Engineer Level 2 - Didactic

  • Job Tracking ID: 512241-610998
  • Job Location: Eatontown, NJ
  • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
  • Level of Education: BA/BS
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: March 12, 2018
  • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
  • Starting Date: ASAP
  • SAP Category: Engineers

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Job Description:

Summary of job contents

Responsibilities include Programming complete PLC and HMI solutions semi-finished or finished Solution Center (SC) products. This position reports to the Director of Engineering, Solution Center, N.A.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, based upon work load employees 40 hours are flexible daily ) . Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.


35% Travel will be required in the U.S. and some out-of-the-area and overnight travel will be expected.

Key accountabilities:

  • Ability to Manage installation and training of automated manufacturing training equipment in the field
  • Perform troubleshooting in case of problems and ensure the PLC or HMI applications are properly managed
  • Develop and Modify the automation applications when design parameters change per customer or market demand
  • Manage PLC Software library ensuring all software changes are documented and standardized
  • Manage Electricity and Automation equipment standardization


  • College level education is a minimum expectation - or a combination of education and several years of experience in plc programming
  • In-depth knowledge of Electricity, in low voltage, medium voltage and high voltage installations.
  • Good knowledge of local electrical code and standards
  • Good knowledge of Instrumentation and Process Control Systems.
  • In-depth knowledge of HMIs, PLCs,
  • Knowledge of Automotive Manufacturing process, operations and technology being used to assemble parts.
  • Knowledge on MES (Manufacturing Execution System).
  • Knowledge on manufacturing IT, industrial networks and applications
  • Good knowledge of electrical safety
  • Analytical skills in Problem Solving.
  • Strong interpersonal skills Allen Bradley PLC Programming (about 75% of the workload)
  • Siemens Programming (about 25% of the workload)
  • Wiring and Set Up
  • Obtaining quotes from suppliers
  • Providing excellent customer service while Commissioning and training at customers site as well as developing
  • Opportunities for further business development
  • Lead in the set-up of new education training modules.

Experience and Skills:

Requirements And Minimum Education Level

Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or equivalent, preferably electrical engineering.


Language Skills: English, Fluent
Computer Skills:
Microsoft Office suite, SAP Software, 3D modeling software , 2D, AutoCad electrical
Rockwell PLC & HMI programming will be a key qualifing mark.
Siemens programming will be a plus (Factory Talk )

Knowledge & Experience

Minimum Education: A two or four year degree in the relevant field or an additional certification would be beneficial if need to perform complex tasks like electrical.
Experience: At least 2 to 5 years
Recommended: in PRIO 1) Rockwell Automation, PRIO 2) Siemens Automation
Special experience in a particular industry segment: Flexible Automation, Robots, mobile Robots, CNC, Networks, Database
Special experience in a particular function: Service technician / machine tool integrator / Robotic Integrator


Additional relevant competencies
Recommended: Understanding of the Flexible Automation Technology, decentralized Automation and new Paradigms like Cyber Physical Systems and Industry 4.0.


Festo Didactic is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, and those laws, directives, and regulations of Federal, State and Local governing bodies or agencies. For your reference: EEO is the Law Poster