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Sr Automation Engineer
Company: Motorola Solutions, Inc.
Location: Elgin, IL
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 04/10/2023
Expire Date: 10/04/2023
Job Categories: Computers, Software, Customer Service and Call Center, Engineering, Government and Policy, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Information Technology, Installation, Maintenance, and Repair, Law Enforcement, and Security, Legal, Manufacturing and Production, Broadcasting/Communications, Quality Control, Research & Development, Medical, Writing/Authoring
Job Description
Sr Automation Engineer

Company Overview

At Motorola Solutions, we believe that everything starts with safety. It’s the constant that empowers people to confidently move forward. It can fill a flight or sell out a stadium. It can care for a patient or graduate a class.

As a global leader in public safety and enterprise security, we create and connect the technologies that help to keep people safe where they live, learn, work and play. Our integrated technology ecosystem unifies critical communications, video security and access control, and command center software, enabling collaboration in more powerful ways.

At Motorola Solutions, we’re ushering in a new era in public safety and security. Bring your passion, potential and talents to a career that matters.

Department Overview

Process Engineering

Job Description

The Sr Automation Engineer will develop processes for sophisticated automation equipment. In this role, you may design technologies for multiple platforms, including manufacturing and production. You set up and troubleshoot sophisticated automation tools and systems. The position also includes implementation of selected automation projects.


  • Perform electrical/pneumatic/hydraulic system design in support of custom automated assembly, inspection, fixturing and robotic systems.

  • Programming with multiple robot languages; AAB, Epson, Kawasaki, Fanuc 

  • PLC Beckhoff programming standard IEC 61131 and HMI programming

  • Your responsibilities include procuring new equipment, defining specifications, unit testing, and implementation. 

  • Other duties include coding applications that enable physical devices or embed systems and debugging any problems that arise. 

  • You create procedures, provide training on related equipment and processes, interface with vendors and technical support on equipment issues and maintenance, and improve new production processes.

Preferred Skills:

  • Ability to work productively and maintain project timelines with minimal supervision.

  • Experience in manufacturing equipment implementation projects is highly desirable.

  • 3+ years of PLC and HMI programming experience.

  • Electrical controls knowledge/aptitude

  • Proficient with PLCs software tools, HMIs, and sensors

  • Proficient with robots; AAB, Epson, Kawasaki, Fanuc

  • Electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic operation

  • Software programming and automation experience is a must. You should also have experience in identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop solutions. 

  • Read and interpret electrical schematics, or computer-generated reports.

  • Engineering principles and technologies related to automation systems. 

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. 

  • Successful automation engineers need to have meticulous attention to detail and should be comfortable with hands-on work.

Basic Requirements

Education and Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Software Engineering

  • 5 years of Automation Engineering experience in a industrial environment.

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. indefinitely is required.  Employer work permit sponsorship is not available for this position.


Travel Requirements

Under 10%

Relocation Provided


Position Type


Referral Payment Plan


Our U.S. Benefits include:

  • Incentive Bonus Plans
  • Medical, Dental, Vision benefits
  • 401K with Company Match
  • 9 Paid Holidays
  • Generous Paid Time Off Packages
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Paid Parental & Family Leave
  • and more!

EEO Statement

Motorola Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran's status, or, any other protected characteristic.

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Company Name: Motorola Solutions, Inc.
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Website: https://motorolasolutions.wd5.mywor...
Company Description:
At Motorola Solutions, we create technologies our customers refer to as their lifeline. Our technology platforms in communications, software, video and services help our customers work safely and more efficiently. Whether it's helping firefighters see through smoke, enabling police officers to see around street corners, or reliably keeping the lights on in homes and businesses around the world, our work supports those who put their lives on the line to keep us safe. Bring your passion, potential and talents to Motorola Solutions, and help us usher in a new era in public safety and security.
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