Automation Engineer

Job Title: Automation Engineer


Please Note:

  • Preference will be given to qualified internal applicants. 
  • This position is located in Hermitage, PA. Please do not apply if you are not in the area, able to commute, or willing to relocate.


The Automation Engineer will play a crucial role in the development, implementation, and maintenance of automated systems to improve efficiency, reliability, and productivity. This position will collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify opportunities for automation and implement solutions that will enhance overall performance at Joy Baking Group.  


  • Design, develop, and implement automated systems and processes to meet project requirements 
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams, including Operations, Engineering, Safety, IT and Quality Assurance to implement and maintain automated solutions 
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to understand business needs and translate them into technical specifications for automation solutions 
  • Stay updated on industry trends, technologies, and best practices related to automation 
  • Propose and implement continuous improvement initiatives to enhance automation processes  
  • Write, test, and maintain code for automation scripts and programs 
  • Utilize programming languages and scripting tools to automate repetitive tasks and improve workflow efficiency 
  • Integrate automated systems with existing infrastructure and applications 
  • Conduct thorough testing of automated solutions to ensure functionality, reliability, and compliance with quality standards 
  • Identify and resolve issues related to automated systems promptly  
  • Perform routine maintenance tasks to ensure the continuous and smooth operation of automated processes 
  • Create comprehensive documentation for automation processes, including design, specifications, code documentation, and user manuals 
  • Keep documentation up-to-date as changes and updates are implemented 


  • Must be able to analyze and interpret technical information/mathematical concepts, form conclusions, and present complex information  
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw a valid conclusion 
  • Must have strong organizational skills and the ability to manage projects to completion effectively 
  • Must be able to work both independently and as a part of an interdisciplinary team 
  • Must have the ability to problem solve and troubleshoot effectively 
  • Must be able to use automation tools and software 
  • Must be able to communicate effectively; verbally and in writing 
  • Must be able to have full use of arms and legs to climb stairs and ladders to access all areas of the plant and office 
  • Must be able to travel  


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, or a related field 
  • Proven experience in automation engineering or a related role 
  • Familiarity with automation tools and frameworks 
  • Knowledge of industrial automation is a plus 
  • Experience with PLC programming is a plus 
  • Certification in automation or related field a plus  

Internal Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume to your local facility HR manager. 

External Applicants select “get application” below for a printable application form or complete the fields at the bottom of the page to submit your application online. 

Location: Hermitage, PA

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