Automations Engineer in Troy at ITW Welding

Date Posted: 4/17/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    101 Trade Square East
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 2 year(s)
  • Date Posted:

Job Description

Hobart Brothers LLC, an Illinois Tool Works Company within the Welding Group, is a recognized leader in the manufacturing and distribution of welding consumables worldwide. 

Basic Description:

This is a key position within the reliability department due to increased automation within the Hobart Brothers Filler Metals plants.  We are looking for an innovative mind to be a key driver of differentiation and competitive advantage throughout our plants.  Primary responsibilities include machine electronics design, commissioning, and troubleshooting.  Technical areas will include AC drivers, DC drivers, PLCs, motion controls, sensors and general electrical.

Essential Functions:


  • Develop electrical design, schematics and drawings in AutoCAD.

  • Interpret mechanical design drawings for electrical requirements.

  • Develop Electrical bill of materials.

  • Power up electrical systems and configure hardware per application specifications.

  • Work with electrical technician to commission systems.


  • Design and develop software applications based on given requirements and specifications

  • Design and develop intuitive GUI/communication interfaces.


  • Review and design plant controls network.

  • Review, repair, troubleshoot and redesign current and legacy electronics.

  • Write user manuals to communicate functionality of developed electronics systems.

  • Comply with the Company safety procedures.  Live the Company culture of integrity and professional competence.

  • Provide timely and detailed status updates.

Job Requirements

  • BS degree in Engineering (Electrical or Computer Science) or related discipline.

  • 2+ years of experience in the Automation industry, 5+ years preferred.

  • Proficient in Design/Drafting Tools AutoCAD and Solid Works.

  • Proficient in Programming Logic Controllers (PLC) e.g. Allen-Bradley, Siemens, Mitsubishi, Omron).

  • Configuring and designing HMI systems (e.g. Allen Bradley, EXOR).

  • AC & DC Drive configuration (e.g. Control Technique, Siemens, Lenze, Omron).

  • Familiar with Industry Standards for Safety.

  • Familiar with Vision Systems (e.g. Keyence).

  • Familiar with Various Motion Controllers/Actuators (e.g. Yasakawa, FANUC, Kuka).

  • Familiar with thin client and data acquisition server.

  • Familiar with industrial networks.

  • Experience and skill in troubleshooting control system issues.

  • Effective communication (internal and external).

  • Ability to manage large project orders or multiple projects at once.

  • Strong problem solving, decision making and collaboration skills.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including medical and dental insurance, life, short and long term disability insurance, Holiday and vacation pay, 401(k) with liberal matching funds, and educational reimbursement.

For more information on Hobart Brothers, please visit our web site at

If this is a description of your background and expertise, please send your resume and salary requirements to:


Apply to:             Molly Karn – Human Resources Manager


 101 Trade Square East

 Troy, OH  45373

 FAX:                     937-332-5302


An Equal Opportunity Employer


Hobart Brothers LLC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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