Automation Engineer

Location: Singapore
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: S$5000 - S$7000 per annum
Reference: BBBH10249_1655801714
Contact: Catherine Qu
Email: email Catherine

Job Highlights

  • Multi-national and multi-cultural environment

Job Description

Brief Summary

The Senior / Staff Automation Engineer is the resident authority on Smart Automation and Industry 4.0 matters in EO manufacturing in Europe and Asia. He/she is responsible for proposing, budgeting, developing and implementing (networked) automation solutions to enhance EO's competitiveness in the high-end optical components market.

He/she provides technical leadership to the cadre of internal and external automation engineers, promoting consultation and collaboration, identifying their training needs, and providing guidance and constructive feedback.

In addition, he/she scans the market continuously for convenient Smart Automation and Industry 4.0 technologies and equipment. He/she works closely with internal and external partners, prepares decision papers and leads implementation projects.


  • Devise, cost, design, develop, configure and implement mechanical/electronic/digital processes which will optimize efficiencies, stabilize yield and enhance EO's capabilities, from idea to pilot phase
  • Recommend, acquire and implement new automation equipment
  • Propose and lead projects to enhance EO's Smart Automation and Industry 4.0 capabilities overall, identifying risks and utilizing tools such as DFMEA and PFMEA
  • Provide direction to engineers on Smart Automation and Industry 4.0 matters, initiate and cultivate discussion, identify training needs and give guidance and frank, honest, and constructive feedback
  • Define process monitoring plans and ensure consistent and efficient operation
  • Provide timely support the relevant OPs and QA teams on the running of processes through pilot phase and into production phase and create and maintain solution documentation
  • Liaise with teams in IPQC and QA to ensure continuous quality improvement
  • Attend internal and external trainings and lectures and publish articles in relevant media
  • Cooperate with external partners to improve EO's capabilities overall
  • Other duties as may be assigned by management. Requirements:
  • BSc or MSc in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Mechatronics, Mechanical Engineering or other relevant Engineering field with at least 5 years of relevant industry experience
  • Demonstrable experience setting up programmable logic controller (PLC), single-board computers and/or robotic systems, preferably in an industrial environment
  • Lean Six Sigma certifications would be desired
  • Knowledgeable in Optical Fabrication, Optical Coatings, Opto-Mechanical principles and/or other technical areas within the Optical Industry, would be advantageous
  • Experience with Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM)
  • Effective communicator, both written and oral, and organizer with strong leadership skills
  • Solid team player, strong interpersonal skills in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment
  • Analytical problem solving and attention to detail
  • Highly self-driven and ability to work independently Please send your resume in WORD format by clicking the apply button below or contact Catherine QU on +65 9645 9680 for a confidential discussion. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. CEI Reg. Number R22104823 (QU QIUSHI).