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Job title:  Automation Engineer

Job family:  Engineering
Business area:  Pulp & Paper - Capital Systems
Contract location: 

Alpharetta, GA, US

Working location:  Alpharetta, GA
Location type:  Office Location / Office-based
Contract type:  Permanent Full-Time
Job description: 

Every day, ANDRITZ continues to deliver successful innovative solutions to our customers globally. Why are we so successful? Because we are passionate and love what we do! We are at the forefront of future engineering technologies, with solutions that ensure the success of our clients in key industries that are shaping the future of the world we live in.



THE ANDRITZ GROUP is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metalworking and steel industries, and solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors. In addition, ANDRITZ offers technologies for certain other sectors including automation, the production of animal feed and biomass pellets, pumps, machinery for nonwovens and plastic films, steam boiler plants, biomass boilers and gasification plants for energy generation, flue gas cleaning plants, plants for the production of panel boards (MDF), thermal sludge utilization, and biomass torrefaction plants.



  • B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology.
  • Minimum five years’ experience in the programming and servicing of Allen Bradley ControLogix PLC and HMI systems for automated machine control.  GuardLogix experience highly desired
  • Working knowledge of Siemens S7 PLC and VFD equipment is a plus.
  • Must have field checkout and startup experience in an industrial environment, preferably with material handling equipment and some heavy machinery.
  •  Skilled in the use of the following software: RSLogix, Panelview, RSView, Wonderware.
  • Familiar with electronic interface systems such as Ethernet, DeviceNet, and Profibus between PLC systems, VFD and MCC equipment, and HMI computers.
  •  Working knowledge in the use of the following software: AutoCAD, MS Word, MS Excel,  and MS Outlook.
  • Knowledgeable with VFD/DCD application, controls, and tuning.
  • AC and DC motor troubleshooting.
  • A self-starter capable of working independently, as well as within a multi-disciplined project team environment.
  • Ability to work without supervision; prioritize and manage own schedule to meet deadlines.
  • Must have good skills in maintaining vendor and customer relationships.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude with trouble shooting skills is desirable.
  • Possess a valid driver's license and passport (or able to obtain a passport).


Major responsibilities are listed but not necessarily limited to the following duties:

  • Executing drive and controls capital and upgrade projects, including design and component selection, programming, installation, commissioning and customer training.
  • Compile pricing estimates for drive and controls upgrade projects.
  • Update project documentation to reflect made revisions and upgrades.
  • Respond to customer service calls and troubleshoot the problems at customer’s location.
  • Tuning the controls and performing checks of installed equipment.
  • Provide technical direction and training of operations and maintenance personnel.
  • Field checkout and commissioning of machinery at sites throughout the USA and Canada.
  • Communicate with and provide feedback to the crane automation engineering team.
  • Domestic and/or international travel required, up to 40% annually.
  • Assist/advise customer with their preventative maintenance program if required.
  • Extensive travel within USA and some travel possibly in Canada.
  • Completion of inspection and service call reports plus other administrative requirements in a timely manner.
  • Maintain site safe work practices as per Andritz’s and customer’s safety requirements.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.

Requisition ID:  1832

Nearest Major Market: Alpharetta
Nearest Secondary Market: Atlanta

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