Project Manager – Automation

Eagan, MN, USA


Grow your career in automation with a well-established and successful engineering and design company in the St. Paul, MN area. This is a great opportunity to manage challenging and highly technical automation projects in hardware design, software design, and machine start-up and commissioning.

Why would you want to work here?

  • Company is well established, successful and growing!
  • Compensation is very competitive!
  • Excellent benefits, company will contribute to HSA account as well!
  • Bonuses are given out twice a year, depending on company profitability and employee’s contribution.
  • Growth potential within the company!
  • Fascinating and complex automation projects.
  • Positive and nurturing culture with an emphasis on independence and teamwork!

Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in automation engineering and project management
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, project management or related field is highly preferred
  • Systems engineering experience including (10+ years)
    • Reading, interpreting, finding errors and making corrections in electrical AutoCAD and schematic drawings
    • Programming PLCs in ladder and function block
    • Servo and VFD drive specification, configuration, and start-up
    • Programming HMIs and SCADA system
    • Designing and troubleshooting systems on a wide breadth of processes
  • Proven analytical ability to resolve complex challenges and identify solutions that are practical, effective, and efficient.
  • Project management experience to successfully manage a variety of projects
    • 1-2 Larger projects with multiple PLCs and a team of 3-7 engineers on each
    • 20-30 smaller projects that might only be a week of time and single engineer
  • Highly organized and attentive to details.
  • Good computer software skills including advanced excel tools for data manipulation, high typing rates, understanding of databases, familiarity with sharing data via OneNoteTeam/Sharepoint.

Travel Requirements:

Availability and willingness to travel during commissioning for large projects. Typically, up to 25%, one to two weeks at a time.

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