Senior Automation Engineer B

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Date: 25-May-2023

Location: Winsted, MN, US

Company: Tetra Pak

At Tetra Pak we commit to making food safe and available, everywhere; and we protect what's good – protecting food, protecting people, and protecting the planet. By doing so we touch millions of people's lives every day. And we need people like you to make it happen.

Senior Automation Engineer B


We are looking for an Automation Engineer with strong leadership and interpersonal skills to bring his/her/their expertise in automation tools to our global company of 25K employees. 
You are the right person for our growing team if you are committed to customer focus, quality, and innovation, if you are a proactive problem solver, while showing the enthusiasm for the company. This is an opportunity to interface with our extensive customer base and provide industry-leading processing solutions. The Senior Automation Engineer will report to the Manager of Automation and Electrical Engineering.
This position is highly preferred to be in our Winsted, MN location.
You will be traveling 35% of your time to customer sites in the U.S and Canada for startup/commissioning.

What you will do


As a Senior Automation Engineer, you will:


  • Develop and track project, program & engineering resource requirements including design, installation, and commissioning tasks. 
  • Report to the Project Manager for project & program related tasks including budget control, progress reports & forecasting.
  • Interface with account managers and customers to assess the customer requirements and thereby create cost effective quotations. 
  • Analyse, design, develop, and implement an automation solution including database, reports, HMI and PLC programs to meet project requirements.
  • Configure control systems including PLC and the HMI/SCADA system.
  • Finalize automation options such as distributed I/O and/or control field bus networks, etc.
  • Design, test and configure control panels, motor control centers, Ethernet networks, ASI networks, and pneumatic circuits, for automation systems.
  • Development Automation architecture, electrical diagrams and schematics as required.
  • Configure valve tops, variable frequency drives and motor starters.
  • Ensure all automation designs implemented comply with UL508A, Code of Practice, Client Electrical Standards, and any other regulatory requirements.
  • Participate in design reviews and safety risk assessments.
  • Help breakdown and plan the project into phases and fulfil the plan and project milestones in time and in full according to budget.
  • Manage automation activities on site for installation, commissioning, and performance testing phases.  
  • Commission food processing automation systems.
  • Conduct automation training for customer personnel on the installed systems.

We believe you have


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering/Automation Engineering or related technical field.
  • At least 4 years of experience with processing area automation systems required.  
  • Proficiency with Studio 5000 Design and FactoryTalk View SE HMI development preferred.
  • Working knowledge of ISA-S88 and S95 preferred.
  • Previous experience in the food or dairy industry required.
  • Experience with Industrial switches, Servers, Visual Basic, SQL databases, Virtual Machines & VMware preferred.
  • Working experience with Microsoft Office required.
  • Good level of design skill and troubleshooting capability of electrical (up to 600 VAC) and pneumatic systems required.
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Ability to plan, delegate, and multi-task.
  • High Quality-focus.
  • Strong, positive oral & written communication skills both internally & with customers.

We offer you


  • Variety of exciting challenges with ample opportunities for development and training in a truly global landscape 
  • Culture that pioneers a spirit of innovation where our engineering experts drive visible results 
  • Equal opportunity employment experience that values diversity and inclusion 
  • Market competitive compensation and benefits with flexible working arrangements

Apply now!


If you are inspired to be part of our promise to protect what’s good; for food, people, and the planet, apply through our careers page at 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.