Automation Engineer

3+ months agoChivasso, Italy



Which of these options would you most value in your next job?
• Working in a team where talent and potential have more value than paper-based qualifications
• Global opportunities to develop in role and choose long term career paths
• Working at the cutting edge of high-speed automated logistics technology
• Finding and conquering emerging challenges as the company grows and scales rapidly
• Working in data-based environment where accuracy and clarity is prized above personal opinion
• Joining a team where support between colleagues is paramount and "Not my Job" is not in the vocabulary
Why choose? Join us in the Amazon Reliability Maintenance Engineering team and have them all. We maintain and optimize all technologies in the Global Amazon Warehouse & Delivery Network ranging from large, modern, purpose-built warehouses utilizing robotics and high-volume conveyance all the way through the value chain to small, high speed, delivery stations placed as close to our customers as possible.

The focus of the Automation Engineer role is to fault find, troubleshoot and improve controls solutions for automated material handling equipment such as conveyors, sortation systems, scanners, cameras, print and apply systems, scales, HMI systems, and control cabinets. The AE will also provide training to the Engineering Technicians on device troubleshooting and preventive maintenance.

• Be the site level Subject Matter Expert (SME) for all controls systems and sensors within the building. Work in a hands-on manner to actively monitor, fault find and repair systems in order to provide a high level of equipment availability to internal customers.
• Train technicians in the basics of control systems fault finding in order to raise the level of knowledge within the site.
• Work within the EU Controls network to enhance the capability to monitor MHE metrics and provide visualization and data to internal customers.
• Actively participate in or own continuous improvement projects coordinated by the EU Controls network.
• Work with IT, EU Controls Engineering and Operations Engineering to ensure all systems are correctly documented and that accurate backup libraries are maintained.
• Work alongside global teams to support the installation and commission of new equipment.
• Support other sites in the EU network as required.


• Minimum of 3+ years' experience with PLC controlled automation and issue diagnosis in a continuous process or production environment.
• Experience supporting a wide range of different conveyors and sortation systems.
• Proven ability to troubleshoot and prioritize.
• Ability to follow, understand and develop improvement strategies for code conforming to IEC 61131-3
• Ability to interpret both mechanical and electrical drawings.
• Experience in dealing with material handling, flow and capacity visualization and monitoring.
• Ability to communicate (written & verbal) in English and the local language at CEFR Level B2 or higher.


• Valid Driving Licence
• Electrical or mechanical training degree in computer science, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or related fields.
• Understanding of ISO 13849 & 62061
• Familiarity with CE Machinery Directive.
• Experience in a multi-site environment.
• Project management experience.
• Knowledge of Six Sigma, data analysis and process improvement techniques.