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Novelis Automation Engineer in Oswego, New York

Novelis has an immediate opening for an Automation Engineer.

This position is responsible for handling systems engineering in the areas of automation and computer systems to contribute to the achievement of the Manufacturing Unit's safety, quality, and cost objectives.

At Novelis, our people are our greatest asset! We embrace diversity to see real world problems through various lenses, and make breath through technology possible. Our family oriented atmosphere encourages and enables employees and their families to give back to their communities through numerous volunteer events. We also work with non-profit partners, local schools towards making communities safer, and growing recycling by consumers. Novelis also supports Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education initiatives. We operate in a strong and encouraging environment, with opportunities to be part of our employee mentorship programs to guide you through your career.

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  • Provide direction in design, development, implementation, commissioning, and procurement activities associated with computer, automation, and other electronic control equipment

  • Maintenance of existing automated systems

  • Apply mature engineering knowledge in planning and conducting projects having a scope for independent accomplishment and coordination of responsible assignments

  • Apply state-of-the-art technology and techniques to resolve complex engineering problems

  • Perform special study programs involving technical data of a complex nature

  • Support manufacturing by working closely with the Operations, Engineering and Process Groups

  • Interact directly with vendors and consultants

  • Engage in equipment, operator and maintenance training programs

  • Promote external contacts with other operations research groups as needed

  • Keep up with the constantly evolving technology, balancing it with the needs of the operations to bring forth improvements in process control, process automation and process management systems and methods


  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical, Computer, Software Engineering or related subject area

  • 5 years of manufacturing experience preferred

  • Experience working in an IT environment organization

  • Experience in supporting the process group and the maintenance group in reliability efforts preferred

  • Strong communication skills required

  • Software skills in software analysis, design, methodology, and architecture

  • Programming experience in software development with Microsoft Visual Studio / Development tools and C# or VB.Net programming

  • Understanding of TCP/IP networks Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in HMI/SCADA systems. Experience with WonderWare HMI systems a plus.

  • Experience with SQL programming and relational databases

  • Experience in building client/server applications

  • Experience in multi-threaded applications development

  • Experience in Windows operating system management and configuration as it pertains to a networked manufacturing environment

  • Ability to develop relationships with employees

  • Must possess leadership skills to direct, lead and develop other personnel to accomplish personal, plant and corporate objectives

  • Must be flexible and able to operate in a fast-paced environment, with ability to balance multiple tasks and prioritize work

Novelis’ Oswego facility is located on Lake Ontario in north-central New York and employs approximately 1100 people. The Oswego site produces more than a billion pounds of high-quality aluminum sheet each year in order to serve our customers in the automotive beverage can and specialty markets. In addition to museums and public parks many Oswego residents and visitors enjoy boating fishing hiking and other local recreational activities. Novelis is committed to the Oswego community through its ongoing support of the local United Way Habitat for Humanity Oswego Harborfest and many other worthwhile community and civic organizations. Novelis recognizes its talented and diverse workforce as a key competitive advantage. Novelis provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants. All terms and conditions of employment at Novelis including recruiting hiring placement promotion termination layoffs recalls transfers leaves of absence compensation and training are without regard to race color religion age sex national origin disability status genetics protected veteran status sexual orientation gender identity or expression or any other characteristic protected by federal provincial or local laws.

iCIMS Requisition Number: 2021-36435

Name: Novelis Oswego Manufacturing Facility

Street: 448 County Route 1A