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Automation Specialist

Des Moines, IA

Discipline: Engineering Job Number: 9818 Industry: Ingredients

Job Description

TITLE:  Automation Specialist/Process Engineer 


Kinsa/ABR Professional Search, along with our client, a large manufacturer of Spices and Seasonings are looking for an Automation Specialist/Process Engineer. 

The purpose of this position is to provide technical support in the troubleshooting of electrical and control systems and machinery throughout the facility.  Design, modify and upgrade electrical control systems.  Additionally, assist in the development of electrical skills in our maintenance department inclusive of maintaining documentation as directed.  
Assist in developing and updating an electrical PM program.  Review current machine PM schedules and steps and suggest changes as needed to encompass electrical devices and cleaning procedures.
Assist in the standardization of controls throughout the production areas.  Engage local vendors to ensure we are utilizing the best devices and that we are standardizing machinery for common parts.
Analyze electrical processes and methods; recommend and implement changes and new programs which improve costs.  Administer the practical exams for mechanics seeking to gain the electrical specialty skill.  Provide guidance to them and offer methods for improvement to hone their skill set.
1-2 Years of experience in an Automation role or entry level Process Engineer position is required.  Working knowledge of electrical power, control, and PCL diagnostic skills are a must!
Competitive salary and benefits.

Meet Your Recruiter

Kris Looker
Recruiting Manager, ABR Professional Search

Kris works at Kinsa’s parent company, ABR Employment Services in the Professional Search division and assists Kinsa’s Recruiting Team and clients with niche open positions and specialized search projects. Kris brings almost 20 years of recruiting experience to the team, including extensive IT and Engineering recruitment, as well as executive level search. She has worked in several different industries, which has helped her to build and maintain a strong network of candidates. Kris enjoys the day to day challenges that come along with recruiting but overall it’s changing lives that makes the difference. If you hear from Kris directly, just know she’s ‘one of us’ and connect with Kris today at

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