We are seeking a Regional Automation Engineer to support Southern California area.  This person will travel to sites that require support.
  • Provide engineering support to plant Automation Engineers; including troubleshoot PLC controls, advance the state of program development and management, and develop new methods of manufacturing in the casting industry. 
  • Develop and improve manufacturing processes by application of automated equipment.
  • Develop a method to automate having the equipment computer, PLC and HMI programs remain current.
  • Work with the plant maintenance personnel to understand the root cause of control-related failures.
  • Develop within the plant maintenance department a basic understanding of higher-level controls troubleshooting.
  • Demonstrates a solid understanding of computer programming and software development.
  • Has the ability to troubleshoot equipment problems and perform complex system tests.
  • Possesses creative thinking skills and is a detail-oriented personality.
  • Can communicate well with other members of the development team.
  • Document and develop electrical design, schematics, and drawings in AutoCAD.
  • Works with cross functional teams to develop new control methods giving Operations what is needed.
  • Interprets controls needs of mechanical designs.
  • Develops an electrical and controls standard for new equipment.
  • Research supplier products for the best fit for an existing problem.
  • May assist Production engineering in problem solving of quality issues as it relates to controls capability.
  • Eliminate waste and elevate the productivity using Lean Manufacturing program.
  • Participate in the startup of new equipment.
  • Ability to cooperate and work effectively and professionally with all levels in the organization, both internal and external customers.
  • Demonstrate regular and reliable attendance at work.
  • Provides Manufacturing engineering information by answering questions and requests.
  • Completes design and development projects by training and guiding technicians.
  • Ensures all equipment controls are accurately defined and maintained.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Responsible for adherence to all safety policies, practices and procedures.
  • Ability to work flexible hours.

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Mechatronics required, but candidates with 8+ years of applicable experience will be considered for this position
  • Experience:  5+ years of experience.
  • Other Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  •  PLC and HMI (Allen Bradley) programming is a must (industrial networking, development, troubleshooting, training, etc)
  • Must have experience with Ignition, configuring and designing HMI/OIT systems
  • Ignition Core or Ignition Gold certification strongly preferred
  • Previous database experience in SQL strongly preferred (queries, tables)
  • Experience with controls networking architectures.
  • Familiar with Motion Control, Vision, and Robot.
  • Decision Making and Problem Solving: Able to act in solving problems while exhibiting judgment and a realistic understanding of issues
  • Experience and skill in troubleshooting control systems. 
Sponsorship is not available for this role. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the US on a permanent and consistent basis without company sponsorship now and in the future.

This position requires use of information or access to hardware which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

It is the policy of CPP Corporation to cooperate to the fullest extent with the applicable regulations of the Civil Rights Act and any legislation on Equal Employment Opportunity. CPP Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits, hires, trains, and promotes employees in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran's status, or other legally protected status.


This is a non-management position
This is a full time position

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