Automation & Controls Engineer


Location: South Burlington, VT

Type: Full Time

Education: Bachelor's Degree

Experience: Greater than 10 years

We are seeking an experienced and driven Automation & Controls Engineer to join our team at OnLogic in our South Burlington, VT office. In this crucial role, you will spearhead efforts to enhance automation, efficiency, productivity, across our global facilities. With a deep understanding of LEAN principles, process improvement methodologies, and a keen eye for optimizing workflows, you will be responsible for designing and implementing automation, while optimizing processes.  This position demands a strategic mindset, analytical prowess, and the ability to collaborate closely with cross-functional teams.


On an average day, you’ll…

  • Design and optimize production workflows, material flow, warehouse and production automation, and overall plant layout to maximize efficiency.
  • Develop and implement lean manufacturing principles, including kaizen, 5S, and other continuous improvement methodologies.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including production, engineering, quality, supply chain and facilities to streamline processes and resolve operational issues.
  • Identify opportunities for automation, process improvements, and technological upgrades to enhance productivity and efficiency while reducing waste.
  • Conduct time and motion studies, work measurement analyses, and process capability studies to identify bottlenecks and areas for improvement.
  • Develop and maintain standard operating procedures (SOPs) and work instructions for manufacturing and material movement processes.
  • Monitor and analyze key performance indicators (KPIs) related to productivity, quality, safety, and cost which drive efficiency and effectiveness continuous improvement.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant industry regulations, safety standards, and environmental guidelines.
  • Manage and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously while adhering to timelines and budgets.


The team you will be joining: 

Our Operational Excellence team is responsible for driving efficiencies and effectiveness across all functions of our global organization. This is accomplished by leveraging automation and a multitude of other improvement processes. Always living up the way we work through innovation and process optimization, these team members work closely with all  departments identifying opportunities, implementing solutions, to sustain gains in operational excellence. Learn more about Life at OnLogic. 




  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or a related field; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in industrial engineering or manufacturing operations.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities.
  • Proficiency in LEAN principles, process improvement methodologies and utilization of automation & controls engineering tools and techniques.
  • Experience with industrial automation, robotics, and manufacturing technologies.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to present complex information clearly.
  • Proficient in Google Workspace, and experience with manufacturing-related software (e.g., CAD software, ERP, MES).
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and adapt to changing priorities.


Who we’re looking for:

Candidates must demonstrate their ability to thrive in a fast paced work environment with shifting priorities that adjust to internal and externally driven demands, a strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive.



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