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Automation Engineer Designer

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Wilmington, Massachusetts

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The Automation Engineer Designer will work with the Engineering Controls Team, to develop, install, and troubleshoot Control Systems. The Candidate will use their knowledge of SQL and Programming to integrate data collection and retrieval services with the Systems. The Candidate will utilize their knowledge of Automated Control System and  AutoCAD to design and deploy new equipment and systems. The employee will travel to offsite locations to support and install these systems. 

Job Detail:

  • Troubleshoot, service, monitor, and deploy Automated Systems
  • Designs and Troubleshoots SQL Data Collection Interfaces.
  • Install and terminate field wiring.
  • Install, mount, and configure field devices.
  • Reference and update AutoCAD drawings.
  • Train operators and engineers.
  • Travel to UniFirst Locations (Up to 50%)
  • Be part of a call rotation to support locations during service hours.



    • Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or equal technical training with job experience
    • Minimum 3 years of Process Control related design, operation and installation of such systems.
    • Experience with SQL data collection and storage.
    • Experience with a Coding Language (VB, C++, etc.)
    • Experience with PLC Coding Software (AB, GE, Siemens, etc.)
    • Knowledge with control system networking
    • Knowledge with AutoCAD, understanding of electrical schematics and circuitry.
    • The individual will possess basic maintenance and electrical skills.
    • Understanding of basic electrical wiring, mechanics, and safety.
    • Must possess the ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing, which includes the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, employees, and vendors.
    • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret written instruction.
    • Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment. 
    • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed verbal and/or written instructions.
    • Must possess the ability to hear, talk, see, and distinguish between colors.
    • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
    • References upon request

    Benefits & Perks:

    401K with Company Match, Profit Sharing, Health Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Life Insurance, Paid Time Off, Tuition Reimbursement, 30% Employee Discount, Employee Referral Bonuses.

    UniFirst is an international leader in garment & Uniform services industry. We currently employ over 14,000 team partners who serve 300,000 business customer locations throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe.

    We were included in the top 10 of Selling Power magazine’s “Best Companies to Sell For” list and recognized on Forbes magazine’s “Platinum 400 – Best Big Companies” list. As an 80-year old company focused on annual growth, there’s never been a better time to join our team. 

    UniFirst is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or employment against any individual on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, ancestry, religion, physical or mental disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, citizenship, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws

    UniFirst is an equal employment/affirmative action employer. If you need accommodation for any part of the application process because of a medical condition or disability, please send an e-mail to or call to let us know the nature of your request.

    UniFirst Recruiters and/or representatives will not ask job seekers to provide personal financial information when submitting a job application. Please be vigilant as such requests for information may be fraudulent.

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