Job Details

Automation Engineer - Jedson Engineering

Location:   Cincinnati, OH

Salary:   based on experience




Jedson Engineering is a growing EPCM company headquartered in Cincinnati for over 30 years.  They provide full-service engineering, procurement and construction management services to industrial process manufacturers that operate in pharmaceutical, pulp & paper, chemical, consumer product and food & beverage markets across the nation. Gilman Partners is a retained search firm in Cincinnati who is partnering with Jedson on this recruiting opportunity.



The Automation Engineer will lead or execute the automation scope as applicable in the completion of client projects.  Projects are in the chemical, pulp and paper, food and beverage, and consumer product industries for a wide range of clients.  Projects are located both at client sites and in the home office.  Projects range in size from a single component programming change to a full EPCM multi-faceted process or facility upgrade. 



  • Lead or execute automation designs to include hardware specification and installation design.  Designs are either stand-alone automation projects or executed as a component of process-based projects.  Designs are documented on P&ID’s, general arrangement drawings, schedules, wiring diagrams, specifications, design basis, and associated lists.
  • Lead or execute programming from conceptual definition and development through execution, commissioning, and validation.  Positive interaction with client and project teams is essential at each step of the process.  Programs shall be documented in accordance with Jedson and specific client practices.
  • During project execution, research and analyze data to make sound design and implementation decisions aligned with company, client, and project objectives and applicable codes.
  • Actively participate in our internal quality assurance process by reviewing and checking process group work products. 
  • Support the proposal process by providing project estimates and deliverables. 
  • Support the development and growth of key client relationships by always being an ambassador for Jedson while adhering to all standards of quality.
  • Observe professional ethics, both in the application of codes and standards and personnel interactions, both with internal project teams and clients.
  • Ensure value is provided to the client and develop & earn their trust
  • Lean, flexible, capable of working with different customers and delivering projects in different ways. 
  • Understand and support other projects, company policies and programs
  • Anticipate future work associated or derived from ongoing projects



  • Bachelor's degree (B.S.) from four-year college or university
  • 8 – 15 years of related experience in automation engineering
  • 5-10 years of experience with Rockwell/Allen Bradley, Siemens experience
  • Experience with Wonderware/OPERA
  • Experience with Rockwell Plant PAx
    • Eager to grow; Curious, continuous learner
    • Background in delivering projects in the industrial space and able to work on multiple projects at the same time
  • Experience with both hardware and software design
  • Experience in consulting engineering or construction working for industrial customers
  • Demonstrated Servant Leadership to include team building skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written at all levels within and outside the organization. 


Preferred Experience Includes:

  • Consumer Products or Food or Beverage experience
  • Experience in manufacturing – Operational reliability, efficiency, and continuous improvement work.
  • Basic AutoCAD skills.


Chuck Aardema, Executive Recruiter