Manufacturing Automation Engineer

at Aptar
Location Cary, Illinois
Date Posted September 19, 2022
Category Engineering
Job Type Permanent


Who we are

At Aptar, we use insights, design, engineering and science to create innovative packaging technologies that build brand value for our customers, and, in turn, make a meaningful difference in the lives, looks, health and homes of people around the world.

Every day, Aptar creates "a-ha moments" for its customers and their consumers and patients by continually bringing innovations to market that convert non-dispensing packaging into breakthrough product-dispensing systems, including those that give people more effective ways to put on their favorite fragrance, kids the opportunity to pour ketchup without making a mess and patients connected technologies that help them more easily adhere to treatment.

We have manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, Asia and South America and over 13,000 dedicated employees in some 20 countries.

You should work here because we:

  • Attract and develop high performing people.
  • Promote a diverse and inclusive work environment.
  • Allow for failure by allowing people to make mistakes through an open and trusting environment.
  • Invest in the development of employees through local, regional and global career opportunities.
  • Contribute to the communities where we reside.

What s new with Aptar

We have an exciting position open in Cary, IL: Manufacturing Automation Engineer report to Manager, Plant Engineering . This position will be based in Cary and will be responsible for support, design, development and testing of automated processes, systems and equipment. Responsibility includes initiating and implementing projects to improve manufacturing productivity, improve uptime and implement cost reduction.

This is how your journey begins

  • You will prioritize and complete process engineering projects by the critical deadlines to ensure annually planned and strategic goals are met.
  • You will conceive, develop, and carry out projects that will automate, improve quality, reduce operating costs, increase yield and reduce downtime.
  • You will design new high speed equipment and machinery as conceived to support the in-house needs of both production and process engineering.
  • You will conceptualize, source, evaluate, qualify, test, and install purchased equipment.
  • You will modify and/or integrate existing equipment in order to improve processes in a manner consistent with the business needs.
  • You will be responsible for introducing innovative new assembly technologies into the manufacturing process
  • You will provide technical direction and training to the technician staff.
  • You will have the ability to identify, design and implement new technologies.
  • You will support manufacturing on all shifts by being available to troubleshoot the technically more challenging emergencies (normal work hours coincide with first shift).

What you will bring on the journey

  • Education: Bachelor s degree in Electrical, Mechanical or Industrial Engineering. Bachelors in other Engineering Discipline may be acceptable.
  • Experience: 5 to 15 years manufacturing engineering experience, preferably with high speed assembly
  • Must have pertinent and sufficient automation manufacturing experience.
  • PLC Programming experience required; including S5 and S7 logic
  • Experience with robotics a plus
  • Tool Room and machine building capabilities


  • 3D CAD proficient
  • Demonstrated problem resolution skills in manufacturing environments
  • Knowledge of FMEA, DOE, and Lean Manufacturing or Six Sigma tools, a plus
  • Strong project management skills with experience leading a technical task force
  • Accomplished at need analysis, addressing issues and meeting deadlines
  • History of maintaining skills via training opportunities
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Above average communication skills, both orally and to produce quality written reports
  • Punctual and disciplined, so as to be a strong role model
  • Urgent along with being rational
  • A good listener, open to new ideas and innovation from all around
  • Comfortable working in a team as well as with minimal immediate supervision
  • Motivated to prove themselves in order to be promoted

What we offer:

  • An exciting, diverse and value based working environment
  • Award-winning corporate university offering personal development and training opportunities.
  • Competitive base salary and performance-based bonus plan.
  • Contribute to the communities where we reside.
  • Innovative benefits plan which includes: 401k plan, vacation, medical, dental, vision, life, disability, pet insurance, wellness plan, and generous paid maternity/paternity leave.

Be You. Be Aptar

Aptar is an equal opportunities employer. We believe that a diverse workforce is key to our success. We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.

Candidates should submit their resume in English via LinkedIn or through the Aptar website (Preferred method) at

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