Automation Engineer - Graduate



United States, Alabama, Muscle Shoals

Remote Position: 


September 1st, 2023



Primary Purpose

A Graduate Automation Engineer utilizes technology to improve, streamline and automate a manufacturing process. They are responsible for planning, implementation, and monitoring of such technology.  An Automation Engineer uses technology to oversee or manage the manufacturing process. The aim of this technology is to streamline the manufacturing process to make it as efficient as possible. For any step in the manufacturing process, an Automation Engineer can be tasked with designing, simulating, installing, testing and managing an electrical or mechanical automation.


Key accountabilities

  • Identification of new opportunities for automation within the manufacturing process.
  • Supports management of a project team when necessary.
  • Designing new automation equipment or processes.
  • Simulating and testing these processes or equipment to ensure they function as desired.
  • Development of documentation for the new equipment and processes.
  • Programming new automated components to the manufacturing process.
  • Developing and maintaining clear and accurate documentation of automation equipment or processes.
  • Participate in training where necessary – typically after implementing new processes or equipment, or making changes to existing ones.
  • Troubleshooting automated processes or equipment when errors occur.


Leadership competencies, technical skills requirement

  • Bachelor’s degree (Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Controls Engineering, Automation or Robotics Engineering) 
  • Troubleshooting and Root-Cause Analysis Experience preferred.
  • PLC programming skills using Ladder Logic, Structured Text, and Function Blocks.
  • AC/DC Drive regulation, with a detailed understanding of coordinated drive systems (tension control, coordinated speed regulation, load sharing, etc.)
  • Ability to work with a broad cross section of people from managers, hourly work force and internal/external customers.
  • Work that requires frequently standing for long periods of time and often in awkward positions.
  • Knowledge and experience in troubleshooting advanced electrical equipment.
  • Understands schematics and knowledge of Low Voltage Power Systems.
  • Willing to travel for advanced training of different electrical equipment and Factory Acceptance Tests of new equipment.
  • After hour call outs and on the phone technical support.
  • Excellent computer skills particularly in programming and software development
  • Communication skills – will need to be able to explain novel and complex ideas to stakeholders of all levels and within multidisciplinary teams. Written communication skills will also be needed for record keeping and documentation.
  • Problem-solving and creative thinking will be required to troubleshoot problems as they arise and find effective solutions.


About Constellium

Constellium Muscle Shoals is an aluminum manufacturing plant based in Alabama with over 1,200 employees. With its widest strip mill in the USA and a world-class recycling center, the site represents one of the largest sites within Constellium and is a world-class can recycling center, with the capacity to recycle nearly 20 billion cans per year. Muscle Shoals’ main product is aluminum can sheet for the packaging industry, particularly for beverage containers. It manufactures sheet used in all three components of an aluminum can, namely body stock, coated end stock and tab stock. Additionally, Muscle Shoals’ supplies Auto Body Sheet substrate to Constellium’s Bowling Green, Kentucky, site.


Constellium is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.