Automation Engineer

Adexen Recruitment Agency has been mandated by one of the leading manufacturing companies to recruit an Automation Engineer for its operations in Nigeria. This position is based in Lagos.


Our client is a leading manufacturer and member of a multinational group with products and services all over the world.

Job description

  • The Automation engineer will be part of the operational team of the Factory
  • He will be a direct contact with the Maintenance Manager, Maintenance Engineer and Production Management of the factory
  • The position requires the ability to work independent as well as together with maintenance or production workers
  • He/She reports to the maintenance manager of the assigned factory
  • Perfect knowledge to designate and maintain the program back up of the automation systems in the assigned factory
  • Responsible for planning activities aimed at supporting and helping the maintenance of the automated systems and connected instruments
  • To take part in building up of a system for standardization of the equipment and to control its fulfillment
  • Participate in analyzing of data on failures that arise and to propose measures for preventing them occurring in the future
  • To designate and conduct activities for preventing breakdowns in the automated systems
  • Participate in the preparation of the plans for building up new projects, extensions, reconstructions, and overhauls
  • Take part in accepting and commissioning of new automated systems
  • Participate in the qualification of the personnel
  • Preparation of work instructions concerning the exploitation of the automated systems and the working instructions for the staff in general
  • Translate process ideas and requirements into an automation concept with special attention to the analyses of the requested project and the definition and set-up of a programming structure
  • Define and support standardization of process software and hardware
  • Develop and execute internal training programmes for automation specialists
  • Support Electrical and Instrumentation Maintenance technicians by means of field troubleshooting, maintenance and repair activities
  • Participate in or lead safety analyses


  • Minimum of 3 years experience on Automation in a Manufacturing Industry (bottling, cement, food industry).
  • The automation experience should cover continuous process control as well as FMCG machines
  • Ability to read, understand and to produce Electrical drawings
  • Sound knowledge of PLC (SIEMENS or ALLEN BRADLEY or OMRON) and Process Control systems
  • Ability to understand and analyse unstructured and not documented PLC software programmes, and the ability to structure and/or comment this software.
  • Ability to prepare a software specification based on operational formulated requirements, and the ability to translate

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