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Broad Function and Purpose of Position:  

The primary function of an Automation Engineer is to help implement and provide continued support to the automated processes. Drive improvements in safety, ergonomics, quality, productivity, and cost reductions in the Supply Chain areas. The roll heavily focuses on maintaining automatic guided vehicles (AGV) and robotic solutions. The equipment has a large dependency on programmable logic controls (PLC) and often integrates with other types of equipment that can also involve non-robotic automation. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Logistics and Warehouse Manager with latitude for the exercise of independent judgment in fulfilling day-to-day job responsibilities.


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Maintain equipment in accordance with Sika programs, policies and standards.
  • Maintain safe and clean work environment in accordance with Sika Housekeeping policy.
  • Manage vendors and contractors to ensure compliance with Sika’s health, safety and behavior standards and to monitor progress toward project completion within agreed upon timeframe budget. 
  • Manage projects from start to finish including Capital Appropriation Requests (CARs) with project budgets, savings, timelines, runoff criteria, status reporting, system implementation, and all other project details.
  • Implement changes in existing warehouse processes, equipment and facilities; engineer new processes, to increase output capacity and reduce/eliminate bottlenecks.
  • Review new and existing layouts of machines and equipment to obtain optimal performance, recommend and implement changes.
  • Identify and conceptualize primarily AGV and conveyor systems, at times other forms of automated solutions to drive improvements in safety, ergonomics, quality, productivity, and cost reductions throughout the operations.
  • Gather lessons learned and best practices to streamline future projects.
  • Program, troubleshoot, and provide support to AGV and robotic systems, including PLC based controllers, networking solutions and camera vision systems.
  • Creates procedures, documentation, routings, and other necessary documentation for the processes.
  • Collaborates and communicates cross functionally with all levels of the organization including but not limited to operators, R&D, QA, supply management, and executive management.
  • Serve as the technical expert in automated guided vehicles and automation while mentoring and train others in the technical aspects of automation systems.
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as needed or directed in support of the Company’s automation strategy.
  • Ability to be effective working with warehouse employees on the floor and to adjust work schedule times if needed.
  • Perform other work and projects as required by the Logistics and Warehouse Manager.

Tu experiencia - Nuestras fortalezas


  • Education:  BS degree in Engineering (Mechanical or Chemical preferred).
  • Years Experience: 5-8 years experience in a manufacturing, warehouse, or distribution center environment. Direct experience with implementing, maintaining, and operating automation, PLCs, and automatic guided vehicles.


Special Requirements/Competencies:

  • Must have expert experience in automation, PLCs, and automatic guided vehicles.
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills, effective oral and written communication skills, and proficiency in computer applications.
  • Must have knowledge of OSHA regulations and guidelines and ability to prepare and maintain required documentation.
  • Independent worker, with strong organizational skills, who requires minimal supervision.

Going Beyond. Together.

Competitive Benefits: Health Insurance, 401k with company match, year-end profit-sharing bonus, paid time off, and paid holidays.

Meaningful Work: Sika products enhance our surroundings and the work every employee completes helps positively impact daily lives by making our world stronger, more durable, and more reliable – every day.

Company Culture: Sika centers work culture around entrepreneurship where individuals have the power to make decisions, learn from mistakes, and define their career.

Community Involvement: Sika takes active roles in our community and aims to support volunteer work and charitable endeavors across the United States through rebuilding and giving back.

Sustainability Initiatives: Sika is committed to sustainable development, reducing environmental impacts, and assuming social responsibility. The company supports energy efficient projects and implements numerous measures aimed to boost economic, social, and ecological sustainability.

Sika Corporation is committed to a work environment that supports, inspires, and respects all individuals that apply. As an equal opportunity employer Sika will consider all qualified applicants without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, national or ethnic origin, or other protected characteristics.

Sobre Sika

With over 100 years of experience, Sika is a worldwide innovation and sustainability leader in the development and production of systems and products for commercial and residential construction, as well as the marine, automotive, and renewable energy manufacturing industries. Sika has offices in over 100 countries with over 300 manufacturing facilities and more than 33,500 employees worldwide. With annual sales of 11.5+ billion dollars in 2022, our commitment to quality, innovation, and the environment as well as putting our customer’s needs first, encompasses why Sika is the global leader in our industries.