Consolidated Precision Products (CPP), a manufacturer of highly complex aluminum & magnesium aerospace castings is seeking an Automation Engineer to join the team at our plant in Bloomington, MN.   

This is a great opportunity to join a growth-oriented company that has been in business for over 100 years! CPP offers a competitive compensation & benefits package which includes a bonus program that is paid quarterly, medical/dental/vision/life insurance, 401K, paid vacation and holidays.

  • Provide engineering support to Facilities group, troubleshoot PLC control problems, advance the state of program development and management, and help develop new methods of manufacturing in the casting industry. 
  • Develops and improves 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 Maintenance personnel to understand the root cause of control-related failures.
  • Develop within the 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.
  • Is able to communicate well to other members of the development team.
  • Can document 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; 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.
  • Quicker resolution of equipment problems as related to control.
  • Development of the Maintenance team.
  • MS Office and general computer literacy, excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Must be a self-starter and team player who works well with others and has a positive attitude.
  • Prioritization, logical thinking, being sharp and innovative are important to being successful.
  • Must be organized, detailed and able to complete a task on time

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (BSEE preferred)
  • Experience:  5+ years work experience in manufacturing environment. Preference to Investment Casting Experience.
  • Other Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • PLC and HMI programming is a must.
  • Configuring and designing HMI/OIT systems.
  • Familiar with Motion Control and Vision.  Robot experience is a plus.
  • Decision Making and Problem Solving: Able to take action in solving problems with exhibiting judgment and a realistic understanding of issues. 
  • Experience and skill in troubleshooting control systems. 

Consolidated Precision Products (CPP) is an industry-leading manufacturer of highly-engineered
components and sub-assemblies, supplying the commercial aerospace, military and industrial markets with small-to-large “function critical” products. CPP provides its customers with a “total solution” source, taking them from concept to finished product with one of the broadest and most diverse product offerings in the industry. More information about our company can be found at:

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.

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 full time position

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