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Pelican Products Automation Engineer in South Deerfield, Massachusetts


Under general supervision designs and manufactures automated equipment, jigs, fixtures, and machinery, and ensures all designs meet internal customer requirements and national and state safety standards. Works in a team-based environment towards developing and implementing the best manufacturing methods and processes for our products, including equipment, tooling, materials and facilities.


  • Works as a part of the Automation Team to ensure that projects assigned to the team are run to completion in accordance with the team’s workflow procedures and approved schedules and budgets.

  • Specifies and sources parts and components for jigs, fixtures, and machinery.

  • Generates technical documentation for automated equipment, jigs, fixtures, and machinery.

  • Leads project teams in the execution of machinery and automation building and/or integration projects.

  • Designs and fabricates automated equipment, jigs, fixtures, and other machinery to assist manufacturing, engineering, and quality control.

  • Specifies andsources parts and componentsfor automated equipment, jigs, fixtures, and other machinery to be built, retrofitted, or rebuilt.

  • Maintains inventory of tools and shop supplies and issues requisition orders for purchases as needed.

  • Assists with plant layout, design, and workflow processes.

  • Programs PLCs, sensors, relays, variable frequency and servo drives, and other industrial controllers and devices.

  • Develops and implements assembly and detail drawings, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic diagrams, bills of materials, written work instructions, operation and maintenance procedures, flow charts, and other visual aids to streamline and standardize work procedures in a team-based environment.

  • Trains technical and/or production staff in operating, maintaining, and repairing automation equipment.

  • Ensures that work areas are kept clean and organized at all times, and that all machine-tools, tools, measuring devices and gauges, and supplies are kept in good working order, and are in their proper location. Supports safety programs.

  • Follows company policies and practices as outlined in the Employee Handbook and/or applicable employment agreement. Follows safety guidelines and procedures in accordance to the job.

  • Performs additional duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Manufacturing Engineering or related field.

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience, preferably in an industrial manufacturing environment or an automation integration shop.

  • Must have basic knowledge of Manufacturing Engineering principles and procedures.

  • Must have a good working knowledge of Solid Works 3D CAD training and drafting experience with AutoCAD.

  • Must have the ability to diagnose equipment mechanical and electrical problems and apply troubleshooting techniques to resolving said problems.

  • Must be familiar with inspection tools such as calipers, micrometers, gauges, and measuring devices such as multimeters.

  • Uses mechanic and electrician hand tools, hand-held power-tools, and measurement devices and gauges as needed.

  • Must have very good analytical and organizational skills and be detail oriented.

  • Must have good written, presentation and verbal communication skills.


  • Actively supports and complies with Pelican’s objectives, guidelines and commitment to Quality and Safety, with an emphasis on continual improvement.

  • Must be able to interact effectively and cooperatively with employees at all levels.

  • Must have the ability to complete assignments within the timeframe specified by the Manager.

  • Must be flexible regarding working hours. Must be able to work evenings and weekends, with or without advanced notice.

  • Must be able to operate in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple projects simultaneously.


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be frequently required to execute standard physical activities within the facility areas (i.e. stand, walk, sit, use hands/fingers).

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be occasionally required to execute non-standard physical activities within the facility areas (i.e. climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch).

  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.


Pelican Products, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.