Automation System Engineer

at IPG Photonics Corporation
Location Davenport, Iowa
Date Posted July 30, 2022
Category Engineering
Job Type Not Specified


Job Description

IPG Photonics Corporation, the leader in high-power fiber lasers and amplifiers used in materials processing and other diverse applications is looking for an Automation Systems Engineer to join our growing Genesis team in Davenport, IA. In this role you ll be responsible for performing activities associated with the design, programming and startup of automated systems.


  • Work with Project Manager and customer in preparation of system quotations and runoff. This includes lead engineering, software development, process development and robot programming.
  • Technical resource to customers, Design Engineers, and Project Managers
  • Provide consulting, lead engineering of new designs for customers and Genesis products
  • Use PLC and various other controls prog. for standard products and custom equipment
  • Debugging operation of the workcell and establish a fully functional and safe machine
  • Educate Engineering staff on the standard product software and system operation
  • Evaluate, select and develop new applications for emerging technologies (maintaining Genesis unique value proposition to the automation market)
  • Communicate with customers, both internal and external, to thoroughly understand their needs and to clearly communicate the proposed solution
  • Documenting and organizing procedures and interfacing of process equipment
  • Responsible for system startups at customer facility
  • Establishing the maximum performance of the system

  • Add/insert redlines to any Job drawing package during build/programming
  • Recommend changes that affect more than one job or process per ECO/ECR instruction
  • Request purchased materials/job additions/changes in accordance with PCO instruction
  • Evaluate safety and functionality/risk/compliance associated with Job. (ISO 10218-2)
  • Purchase on behalf of the company according to spend policy
  • Complete assigned repair/installation work onsite
  • Inspect for fitness of use

  • AS in Engineering required (BS in Engineering preferred)
  • One year of relevant work experience
  • Honest, trustworthy team player with good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to perform mechanical modifications to equipment
  • Multi-tasking skills as you will work on several projects in various stages of completion.
  • Travel required to various customers facilities.
  • Adhere to company policies and procedures and observe and follow all safety regulations

    IPG Photonics Corporation is the leader in high-power fiber lasers and amplifiers used primarily in materials processing and other diverse applications. The Company s mission is to make its fiber laser technology the tool of choice in mass production. IPG accomplishes this mission by delivering superior performance, reliability and usability at a lower total cost of ownership compared with other types of lasers and non-laser tools, allowing end users to increase productivity and decrease costs. A member of the S&P 500 Index, IPG is headquartered in Oxford, Massachusetts and has more than 30 facilities worldwide.

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