Wahl Clipper Corporation
  • 30-Aug-2019 (CST)
  • PVS Support
  • Sterling, IL, USA
  • Full Time

Wahl Clipper Corporation, a global manufacturer of branded Consumer and Professional products, has an exciting opportunity for a team-oriented individual to fill the role of Automation Engineer at our headquarters in Sterling, Illinois.

This position provides technical manufacturing support in the area of the design, acquisition and troubleshooting of automation equipment, standard manufacturing equipment and processes with advance machine control programming to meet our quality requirements for new & existing products.


  • Ensures manufacturing meets production goals while troubleshooting mechanical/operational problems, advance programming, electrical control programs, and making process adjustments.
  • Designs and procures automation equipment.  Works with vendors/suppliers in the design/development and redesign of automation equipment to ensure manufacturing requirements are met, improve quality, improve productivity and decrease manufacturing process costs. 
  • Troubleshoots electronic controls on automated equipment, replaces electronic devices/control system components, programs electronic controllers, programs robots and makes process adjustments.  Provides technical support to Set-Up, Machine Maintainers and Maintenance Personnel.
  • Writes and updates company equipment standards.
  • Works to improve productivity, quality and decrease costs of manufacturing process.
  • Computer systems: CAD in 3D is a high requirement/Microsoft office Word & spread sheets.
  • Exposure to high volume automated production equipment.
  • Automation through LEAN Manufacturing concepts.
  • Ensures all functions of job duties are performed in compliance with ISO.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering required
  • 10+ years of related experience; preferably in a LEAN manufacturing environment.
  • Proficient in automation design & troubleshooting / specifying industrial controls & programming
  • Automation experience preferred: systems from coil winding, screw driving, ultrasonic welding, robotics in high speed assembly to simple automation
  • Programming experience preferred: Allen Bradley PLC's (Programmable Logic Controllers), C+ programming, OIP (Operator interface panels), VFD (variable frequency drives) & CAD computer aided drafting
  • Ability to model the company's values of respect for people, teamwork, and continuous improvement

Wahl Clipper Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Wahl does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

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