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IDEX Automation Engineer, New Product Development in Denver, Colorado

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Summary of Job Responsibilities :

The Automation Engineer is primarily responsible for the development and sustainability of PLC based automation control systems used for band-clamp installation tool in an industrial environment. This role will be heavily involved with New Product Development (NPD) and will effectively collaborate with internal cross-functional teams as well as manage 3rd party contractors in the development of software and hardware.

Reporting to: Product Engineering Manager

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with product engineers and product managers in the design and development of PLC / HMI based products,focus on closed loop motor/motion control, Siemenspreferred.

  • Project manage and work collaboratively with 3rd party contractors in the specification of components, development of hardware and software. Manage all aspects of the project including SOW generation, quoting, technical reviews, timeline, and verification testing.

  • Research new technologies that can be applied to the product portfolio to develop new products and/or improve existing ones. Perform benchmark, accelerated, laboratory,and field testing of new, existing, and/or competitive products.

  • Work with Product Managers and solicit Voice of Customer (VOC) feedback to understand product applications and requirements; makes recommendations and integrate feedback into new or existing designs.

  • Work independently and with certifying bodies to ensure compliance with all regulations.

  • Generate, review, approve relevant documentation including 2D/3D drawings, schematics, process flow diagrams, BOM’s, etc.

  • Perform root cause investigations, advise, and implement solutions or mitigating actions.

  • Assist supply chain teams in sourcing, qualifying, and managing new and existing suppliers.

  • Maintain accuratedocumentationin accordance with applicable company processes.

Knowledge, Skills, and Required Abilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Required: Experience programming PLC’s using IEC 61131-3 architecture and languages such as Ladder Logic, Structured Text, Function Block Diagrams. Strongly Preferred: experience with Siemens TIA Portal.

  • Required: Ability to integrate electrical designs and developments into mechanical assemblies, i.e.selecting and specifying components such as motors, encoders, load cells, sensors, etc. into existing designs and collaborating with mechanical engineering team on integration into new products. Preferred: experience with SolidWorks and/or PDM systems.

  • Required: Experience with data acquisition (DAQ) and post-processing / analysis.Labview a plus.

  • Required: Good time-management skills, able to prioritize work between multiple projects.

  • Required: Professionalism and strong business acumen, ability to collaborate and clearly communicate.

  • Preferred: Experience with Profinet/Ethernet communication in industrial automation settings.

  • Preferred: Experience in an industrial, high volume manufacturing environment such as automotive manufacturing.

  • Preferred: Experience with root-cause / corrective countermeasure (RCCM).

  • Preferred: Knowledge of Continuous improvement processes and facilitation.

  • Preferred: Experience with embedded system design including PCBA layout and/or software development.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering,Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent from an accredited universityrequired.

  • 5 years relevant PLC / HMI based automation including motor / motion control, Siemens preferred.

Are you ready to join a different kind of company where our people, our culture, and our commitments are centered around providing trusted solutions that improve lives around the world?

Total Rewards

The compensation range for this position is $104,000.00 - $156,000.00, depending on experience. This position may be eligible for performance based bonus plan.

Benefits Package

Our comprehensive U.S. benefit offerings include: Health benefits, 401(k) retirement savings program with company match, PTO, and more. More information on our benefits and rewards can be found on our career page:

IDEX is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. IDEX gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other consideration or protected category made unlawful by federal, state or local laws (Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled).

Attention Applicants: If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, please let us know. Likewise, if you are limited in the ability to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, we will determine an alternate way for you to apply. Please contact our Talent Acquisition Team at for assistance with an accommodation. These contact tools may be used only by individuals with a disability for accommodation requests. Do not inquire as to the status of an application.

Job Family: Engineering

Business Unit: Band-It