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Automation Controls Engineer - Flexible Location

Norcross, Georgia; Cincinnati, Ohio; Houston, Texas; Seattle, Washington; Nashville, Tennessee

English (US)

Job Description

Division: Digital Factory
Business Unit: Factory Automation
Requisition Number: 230944
Primary Location: United States-Georgia-Norcross
Other Locations: United States-Tennessee-Nashville, United States-Washington-Seattle, United States-Texas-Houston, United States-Ohio-Cincinnati
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Mid level
Education Required Level: Bachelor's Degree
Travel Required: 50%

Division Description:

Siemens is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. As a global technology company, Siemens is rigorously leveraging the advantages that this setup provides. To tap business opportunities in both new and established markets, the Company is organized in nine Divisions: Power and Gas, Wind Power and Renewables, Energy Management, Building Technologies, Mobility, Digital Factory, Process Industries and Drives, Healthcare and Financial Services.

The Siemens Digital Factory Division offers a comprehensive portfolio of seamlessly integrated hardware, software and technology-based services in order to support manufacturing companies worldwide in enhancing the flexibility and efficiency of their manufacturing processes and reducing the time to market of their products.

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Job Description:


Systems Engineer – Industrial Automation Solutions


Position Overview


Siemens Industry – Digital Factory: The Factory Automation business unit has a Systems Engineer position with a focus on industrial automation systems using a Siemens-centric architecture. 


This is an outstanding opportunity to join a strong team providing the best end to end industrial automation solutions in the market.  Siemens is leading the charge in providing innovative solutions to bolster the manufacturing renaissance in the US.




         Acts as the technical lead for the most strategic account conversion opportunities and actively participates in the account strategy with the sales  and business development organization

         Applies acquired process, application, product and/or equipment knowledge based on current industry trends, best practices, performance, price and functionality to define the future automation strategy for major strategic accounts

         Prepares and presents detailed technical proposals, including product demonstrations and solution prototypes to respond to customer’s request for proposals with the most compelling approach while also minimizing potential risk factors

         Performs complex hardware and/or software design consultation in accordance with customer/project needs

         Provides technical product advice for the development and implementation of customer solutions


Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience


A Systems Engineer is experienced in automation architectures involving multiple products and technologies and has comprehensive knowledge in architecting complex solutions.  This position requires an individual with very strong technical selling skills and the ability to think outside-of-the-box to address the most complex applications with the most compelling arguments.  The systems engineer actively participates on a product/technology “core” team focusing on at least one specific product area such as Safety, SCADA, Networking, or Motion Control.

         Technical Skills Required

         Controllers (PLCs)


         HMI Panels


         PC-Based Automation

         Machine Safety

         Motion Control and Drives


         Engineering Soft Skills Required

         Solution fitting

         Proof of concept

         Tech selling



         Bachelor of Science in electrical/computer/mechanical engineering or computer science

         Typically 5-10 years of experience in automation/motion control systems and demonstration of key responsibilities and knowledge as described above.

         Travel 50%


Qualified Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the Unites States. Qualified Applicants will not require employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment in the United States.


Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience


         Prior Siemens automation experience is a plus

         Action Oriented: Enjoys working hard and full of energy for the things he/she sees as challenging. Not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning and seizes more opportunity than others. Can rally the organization behind the right opportunities and initiatives

         Strategic Agility: Is future oriented. Has broad knowledge and perspective. Can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans. Strong in influencing without control

         Perseverance: Pursues everything with energy, drive and need to finish. Seldom gives up before finishing, in face of resistance and setbacks

         Business acumen: Knows how business works and is aware how the strategies and tactics work in the marketplace. Knowledgeable in current and possible future practices, trends and information affecting the business

         Organizational Agility: Knows how to get things done through formal and informal networks. Understands the culture of the organization. Is able to work effectively in a matrix structure to exploit opportunities

         Customer Focus: Intense customers focus and uses customer information for improvement in products and services



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