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Automation Process Engineer


Job Description

Job purpose / summary

This role requires working with project teams and leadership to define test automation strategy and drive implementation. This role requires the ability to work as part of a cross-functional team to help deliver the desired project outcomes on time and within budget. This role will involve extensive interaction with sales, systems engineering, product development, procurement and manufacturing.

Duties and responsibilities

The ideal candidate will be responsible for:

  • Developing design documents and user manuals which would effectively describe and providing clear instructions on the test automation solution to the end users who include testers and stakeholders
  • Developing manual and automated test cases and configurations needed to meet testing of business requirements
  • Being a hands-on guide to support end users when faced with technical issues and providing comprehensive training and documentation to enable the end user to use the automation without aid and confidently
  • Providing effective and efficient support to the Plant Engineering Manager, Maintenance Team Leader and Engineering Team Coaches, including input into the compilation of end of shift reports, root cause analysis, fault logging and data entry
  • Requiring careful implementation of software code which considers the impact on the overall process in manufacturing and/or noisy environments
  • Providing project scope, design, start up, and validation detail for equipment and control systems
  • Providing onsite support in the field for components involved in the automation process such as installation, repair, and diagnosis of mechanical and electrical devices that communicate with automation software and protocols
  • Working outside automation resources, for the automated site and establishing standards and practices for all aspects of the equipment design, operation and repair as measured by compliance and equipment downtime


The following basic application of the following KSAs are relevant:

  • Applying structured problem-solving analysis techniques utilizing engineering principles and practices to provide solutions to product processes, controls, facilities, and equipment issues
  • Owning the software QA process, including developing, implementing and maintaining test plans, test scenarios and test cases
  • Providing detailed information on the automation system design and operation
  • Understanding technical test challenges and design feasible solutions to address them
  • A strong technical background
  • Understanding and developing models that help achieve business objectives
  • Using an analytical, data-driven approach to drive a deep understanding of businesses processes
  • Data modeling and evaluation
  • Systems Project Management
  • Information Technology Management
  • Process Management
  • Quality Management System
  • IT Operations Management
  • IT Business Management
  • IT Service Management
  • Business Process Improvement
  • Technology Management
  • Systems Management
  • Time Management
  • Project Management Software
  • Business Process Changes
  • Software Development Life cycle

Tools and technology

  • Utilizing open protocol solutions to seamlessly integrate all building systems
  • Creating process documentation and installation instructions, for automated solutions, to be executed by the project management team
  • Using distributed software tools including data collection, data process, big data, machine learning services and visualization technologies
  • Automating test plans and test cases based on the business requirements, user stories and technical specifications
  • Using appropriate technologies for various challenges faced in the test automation architecture
  • Database management systems and applications
  • Computer science fundamentals and programming
  • Software engineering and system design
  • Web-based services
  • Machine learning frameworks
  • Machine learning algorithms and libraries
  • Understanding of incident management processes and procedures
  • Software applications for programming
  • Microsoft Windows Server
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • SQL Server Management Studio
  • Microsoft Exchange Server
  • Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack
  • Microsoft UI Automation
  • Microsoft Operating Systems
  • Microsoft Technologies
  • Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Project
  • IBM API Connect
  • SQL Tools
  • Microsoft Windows

Reporting relationship

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Direct reports (if appropriate)

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To be completed by the user of this job description as appropriateBachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering or related discipline or equivalent training and experience. 


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Other relevant qualifications

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Key Attributes

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Working conditions (if required)

If the job requires a person to work in special working conditions this should be stated in the job description. Special working conditions cover a range of circumstances from regular evening and weekend work, shift work, working outdoors, working with challenging clients, and so forth.

Physical requirements (if appropriate)

If the job is physically demanding, this should be stated in the job description. A physically demanding job is one where the incumbent is required to stand for extended periods of time, lift heavy objects on a regular basis, do repetitive tasks with few breaks, and so forth.