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Automation Engineer, New Ulm, MN

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for assessing the automated control systems within the plant for OEM equipment lifecycle .
  • Responsible for ensuring automated controls comply with all local code requirements including but not limited to OSHA, and NFPA.
  • Responsible for improving equipment availability and reliability through the implementation and maintenance of historian data from control systems.
  • Ensure all control systems code is open source and owned by Firmenich.
  • Work with product industrialization to ensure control systems are able to control equipment within process needs
  • Work with safety to ensure equipment control systems have effective interlocks to prevent conditions that could harm people, assets, and product.
  • Interface with corporate I.S. to ensure plant automation network meets the needs of corporate security and plant needs.
  • Provide technical guidance to plant leadership team(s) on existing and future automation equipment and projects.
  • Participate in plant safety, quality, and continuous improvement teams as needed.
  • Initiate and implement automation related small capital projects that result in improvements as the project manager and or construction manager.
  • Provide input into the selection of new equipment on large capital projects.
  • Support other plants as a technical resource on a limited basis.



  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline, preferably Electrical or Chemical. Will consider Associate’s degree with 10 years’ experience.
  • Proven track record of successful automation projects.
  • Ability to create equipment controls URS, and controls functional specification documents using AutoCAD.
  • Ability to effectively supervise as needed.
  • Ability to read and interpret process, electrical, instrumentation drawings from vendors and design engineers.
  • Knowledge of OSHA guidelines, RCA procedures.

 We value:

  • Diversity, Inclusiveness, Belonging
  • Work Ethics, Reliability
  • Continuous Improvement Mindset, Leadership, Courage to be Innovative
  • Teamwork, Positive Attitude, Motivation, Adaptability
  • Safety & Quality Conscious, Integrity


We offer:

  • High Challenge and High Reward Environment
  • Entry to exciting and inspiring world of perfumes and taste
  • Culture that values diversity where people are at the heart of the company
  • Opportunity to work for a company that cares about the environment and sets and achieves ambitious sustainability objectives


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.


Firmenich is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran


At Firmenich, we create an environment in which employees are valued, motivated and encouraged to reach their full potential. We foster entrepreneurial spirit and imaginative teamwork with freedom to act within our strategic plans. We recruit and develop the best talents, rewarding them accordingly.


We offer competitive pay, career growth opportunities, and an outstanding benefits program that features:

* Generous Paid Time Off!

* Quarterly Bonus Potential!

* Retirement Plans!

* 401(k) with Company Match!

* Low Cost Medical, Dental & Rx & Vision Coverage!

* Tuition Assistance for Employees and Children!

* Flexible Spending Accounts!

* Tobacco-Free Campus!

* And Many More Employee-Friendly Programs!



Nearest Major Market: New Ulm

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