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Automation Engineer - Designing and implementing systems that automate industrial processes

Industry 4.0 is the next wave of industrial revolution, which is characterised by a fusion of physical, digital and biological worlds. An automation engineer in this era is responsible for integrating cyber-physical systems into the production process to improve efficiency and reliability.

They are furthermore responsible for implementing and managing automated systems within a manufacturing or production environment. They work to ensure that these systems are efficient and effective, and that they meet the needs of the business.

Automation engineers typically work in industrial settings, such as factories or manufacturing plants. They are responsible for the design, operation, and maintenance of automated systems that are used to increase productivity and efficiency. Automation engineers may work with a variety of machines, including robotic arms, conveyor belts, and computer-controlled systems. They may also be responsible for programming and troubleshooting these systems.

In order to accomplish this, automation engineers must have a strong understanding of both engineering and computer science. As they must be able to design, develop, and test automated systems, as well as troubleshoot and resolve any issues that may arise. Additionally, they need to be able to effectively communicate with other members of the engineering team, as well as with other stakeholders within the organisation.

As the industry 4.0 evolves, the role of automation engineer is likely to become even more important. With the increasing use of artificial intelligence and machine learning, automation engineers will need to be able to design and implement systems that can effectively utilise these technologies. Additionally, they will have to be able to manage and maintain these systems as they evolve.

BENOMIK is the leading recruitment agency for professionals in Industry 4.0. With our improved multichannel search, we can confidently say that we will have nearly all-encompassing market coverage and staffing at lightning speeds. Our large network of over 770,000 experts allows us to quickly and effectively finish this job.

What makes a great automation engineer?

A great automation engineer is someone who can see the big picture and understand the overall objectives of a project. They need to be able to develop and implement process automation solutions that meet the needs of the business. They must also be able to effectively communicate with other team members and stakeholders, and be able to troubleshoot and solve problems.

The automation engineer role is a critical one in today's industry 4.0 landscape. As companies move towards more automated and connected systems, the need for skilled engineers who can design and manage these systems increases. If you are interested in a career in automation engineering, here are some skills you will need to succeed:

  1. Strong technical skills: As an automation engineer, you must have strong technical skills. You should be able to understand complex technical problems and develop solutions to solve them. You will also need to be able to effectively communicate your ideas to others.
  2. Project management skills: Automation engineers must be able to effectively manage projects. This includes being able to plan, schedule, and track progress. You will also have to be able to communicate effectively with other team members and stakeholders.
  3. Problem-solving skills: An automation engineer must be able to troubleshoot and solve problems. This includes being able to identify root causes of problems and develop solutions to fix them.
  4. Communication skills: Automation engineers must be able to effectively communicate with others. This includes being able to explain technical concepts to non-technical team members and stakeholders.
  5. Organisational skills: An automation engineer must be able to effectively organise and manage projects. This includes being able to create project plans, schedules, and track progress.

Are you looking for an automation engineer who has these skills? At BENOMIK, we understand that the industrial sector is ever-changing and evolving. As such, we offer our clients the best recruiting service provider in order to digitise their businesses and stay ahead of the Curve. We find the best automation engineers and top talents to support your business.


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Ø 4 candidates until successful filling of the position.

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First interviews with the customer within 30 days.
Successful casting on average after 89 days.

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We are service-oriented and take the work of recruiting off your shoulders and let you concentrate on your core business.
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What our partners have to say

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The recruiters at BENOMIK support and accompany us throughout the entire recruiting process very competently, quickly and professionally. The presentation and quality of the profiles as well as the regular jour fixe appointments enable an efficient candidate selection. However, not only professionally, but also in terms of our corporate culture, BENOMIK succeeds in generating perfect matches.

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