Automation Engineer

Permanent position: Leading manufacturer is seeking a direct-hire Automation Engineer. This position is located near Ghent, KY. The Automation Engineer must have an Engineering or Technical Bachelors Degree and also strong experience programming Allen Bradley PLCs. The ideal candidate will also have experience with electrical process control, automation, and instrumentation.
The salary is commensurate with experience ranging from $75K to $90K, plus an opportunity for a bonus. Relocation is provided. All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States of America.

Responsibilities for the Automation Engineer

  • Responsible for planning, evaluating, organizing, and implementing automation related projects and initiatives

  • Design and/or develop new process control systems and revising/maintaining of existing processes

  • Identifying new opportunities and solutions with cost/benefit analysis and making recommendations to improve efficiencies

  • Responsible for managing equipment and labor costs within the department's budget

Requirements for the Automation Engineer

  • Must obtain a BS Degree in Engineering or other Technical Field

  • Strong background programming and troubleshooting Allen Bradley PLCs

  • Experience with electrical process control, instrumentation, automation, industrial protocols/networking (switching & routing) and databases

  • Understanding of integrated automation and information systems in a manufacturing environment


  • Full-Time, permanent position

  • Salary commensurate with experience ranging from $75K to $90K, plus bonus opportunity

  • Excellent Health benefits, 401K and paid time off package

  • Comprehensive relocation packages offered

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

Manufacturing, RSLogix, Programming, Electrical Process Controls, Automation, Automated Machinery, NEC
Company Description:

Randstad is a $22.5 billion global provider of HR services and the second largest staffing organization in the world. From temporary staffing to permanent placement to in-house, professionals, search & selection, and HR Solutions, Randstad holds top positions around the world and has approximately 31,100 corporate employees working from its nearly 4,700 branches and in-house locations in 40 countries.


We are a company built on a deep network of expertise that crosses industries and geographies. We recognize that talent comes in different forms, that every business has its unique challenges and opportunities. And our recruiting experts are skilled at marrying talent and business‚€”identifying the ideal professionals for an organization's culture and its teams, its needs and its goals.

Salary: $75k - 90k per year

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