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Randstad Factory Automation Engineer in Waterloo, Iowa

Factory Automation Engineer

job details:

  • location:Waterloo, IA

  • salary:$40 - $48 per hour

  • date posted:Thursday, June 10, 2021

  • job type:Contract

  • industry:Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

  • reference:846784

job description

Factory Automation Engineer

job summary:

A Factory Automation Engineer is needed for an American corporation that manufactures agricultural, construction, and forestry machinery, diesel engines, drivetrains (axles, transmissions, gearboxes) used in heavy equipment, and lawn care equipment in the Waterloo, IA area. As a Factory Automation Engineer, you will provide troubleshooting support of production equipment for manufacturing, distribution and maintenance operations. This may also include supporting troubleshooting facility infrastructure.

location: Waterloo, Iowa

job type: Contract

salary: $40 - 48 per hour

work hours: 8am to 5pm

education: Bachelors


  • Respond to critical production down situations affecting manufacturing and/or operations.

  • Plan, coordinate, and perform intermediate to advanced professional controls engineering (e.g. Electrical machine controls design; Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) programming; Personal Computer (PC) programming; Computer Numerical Control (CNC); Robotics, Data management) assignments of specific engineering tasks.

Please focus on the following:

  • PLC (Important to have it).

  • VFD (Important to have it).

  • RFID (Important to have it).

  • Vision system (Camera and barcode) (preferred).

  • AutoCAD or AutoCAD electrical (Important to have it).

  • HMI (Important to have it).


  • Experience designing, integrating, and troubleshooting Factory Automation Devices; PLC Programming using Rockwell Automation, Programming Human Machine Interfaces (HMI), Variable Frequency Drives, Communication protocols for electrical design and equipment control

  • The position will provide on the shop floor production support

  • Safety shoes and safety glasses required

  • Flexibility to provide off shift support



  • Experience level: Experienced

  • Education: Bachelors


  • Automation

  • CNC

  • AutoCAD

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.