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Honeywell Sr. Automation Engineer - Manufacturing in Minneapolis, Minnesota

The future is what you make it.

When you join Honeywell, you become a member of our global team of thinkers, innovators, dreamers and doers who make the things that make the future. That means changing the way we fly, fueling jets in an eco-friendly way, keeping buildings smart and safe and even making it possible to breathe on Mars. Working at Honeywell isn’t just about developing cool things. That’s why all of our employees enjoy access to dynamic career opportunities across different fields and industries.

Are you ready to help us make the future?

As a Sr Automation Engineer here at Honeywell Aerospace Technologies, you will play a crucial role in designing, developing, implementing, and maintaining automation solutions for our factories. You will work closely with cross-functional teams to understand process requirements and develop innovative solutions to optimize those processes. Your expertise in automation technologies and programming languages will be instrumental in creating efficient and reliable automation systems. Join us and be part of a team that is revolutionizing the way industries operate.

You will report directly to our Director of Advanced Manufacturing Engineering in Minneapolis, Minnesota and you'll work out of our Minneapolis, Minnesota location.

In this role, you will impact the efficiency and productivity of our internal factory operations by implementing automation solutions and by supporting and modernizing existing factory equipment. You will collaborate with stakeholders to understand their needs and work with a team to design customized automation systems and upgrades to achieve our manufacturing goals. Your work will result in improved operational efficiency, reduced costs, and enhanced safety in Honeywell’s Ring Laser Gyro and Tactical Guidance Products factories.

At Honeywell, our people leaders play a critical role in developing and supporting our employees to help them perform at their best and drive change across the company. Help to build a strong, diverse team by recruiting talent, identifying, and developing successors, driving retention and engagement, and fostering an inclusive culture.


  • Design, develop, and implement automation solutions for the Minneapolis factories

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand process requirements

  • Create efficient and reliable automation systems using programming languages and automation technologies

  • Support existing solutions and design / implement innovative solutions for industrial operations that may include: Industrial PC’s (hardware, operating systems, peripherals, PLC’s, Motion Control, Machine Vision – continuous inspection / defect inspection, Instrumentation – Pressure, Flow, Temperature, Level, Weight, Speed

  • Test and troubleshoot automation systems to ensure proper functionality

  • Provide technical support and guidance to clients during the implementation phase

  • Stay updated with the latest automation technologies and industry trends


Due to compliance with U.S. export control laws and regulations, candidate must be a U.S. Person, which is defined as, a U.S. citizen, a U.S. permanent resident, or have protected status in the U.S. under asylum or refugee status or have the ability to obtain an export authorization.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a technical discipline such as Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Computer Science

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in automation engineering or a related field


  • Master's degree in Automation Engineering or a related field

  • Experience with PLC programming and HMI/SCADA systems

  • Knowledge of industrial communication protocols (e.g., Modbus, OPC)

  • Proficiency in programming languages such as Python, C#, C++, or Java

  • Proficiency in Robotic Programming (FANUS, Roboguide, etc.) and/or PLC Programming (Studio 5000)

  • Strong knowledge of automation technologies and systems

  • Familiarity with robotics and machine vision systems

  • Manufacturing environment experience and best practices such as: RCCA / Lean / Six Sigma

  • Quickly and accurately identifying subtle interrelationships and patterns among a variety of problems and issues (process and data correlation of cause/effect across value stream).

  • Hands on work ethic. Initiative and ownership of responsibilities and actions.

  • Ability to partner and collaborate well with team members.

  • Conveying information with clarity and directness, ensuring the message is understood across diverse teams.

  • Ability to balance priorities in daily tasks and strategic projects.

Honeywell is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, religion, or veteran status.