Experienced Automation Engineer –

Mechanical, Electrical, Controls or Software

Automation Engineer, under the general direction of Director of Engineering, is responsible for the complete design cycle ownership of precision automation equipment. This responsibility includes completing machine designs and detailed drawings as well as BOM’s within the planned time schedule as required for customer orders.


The Automation Engineer must be able to interpret complex engineering specifications and apply those specifications to the design of components and sub-assemblies using sound design principles, creative and independent judgment, and generate accurate detailed drawings and BOMs. These drawings and documents will be generated using SolidWorks and completed in a manner consistent with Kinematic Automation standards, policy and procedure. Must be able to develop documentation and collaborate with Engineering team to develop systems.


This position will require the ability to effectively communicate with customers, manufacturing staff and vendors to gather and disseminate necessary information related to projects. Automation Engineer will be required to research, select and requisition commercial parts as well as be responsible for managing his/her time and to report any adverse progress of the completion of tasks to the Engineering Manager.



Education and Experience – Required: High school or higher degree. Experience in complete design cycle ownership of design packages typical of precision automation equipment. Experience with precision and high-speed material handling equipment required.


Skills - Required: General computer literacy, SolidWorks, AutoCAD, MS Office, machine design. Preferred: depend on engineering specialty.


Experienced Machine Builder / Field Service Technician

Full time opportunity to build custom pharmaceutical packaging equipment.



  • Build electrical panels and the wiring of electrical devices.
  • Read pneumatic, hydraulic, electrical and mechanical assembly drawings.
  • Build mechanical assemblies’ to print.
  • Pneumatic & hydraulic panel building and plumbing of valves and cylinders, etc.
  • Participate in the start-up, troubleshooting, and debugging related to the assembly process in accordance with company safety procedures.
  • The ability to work under minimal supervision.
  • The desire to improve skills.
  • It also requires the ability to handle attention to detail
  • Experience working to close tolerances and making equipment adjustments to meet those tolerances.
  • Experience in building and trouble-shooting automated assembly equipment.
  • Interact with shop floor and design personnel for engineering issues/drawing updates to aid in machine build activities.
  • Maintain quality and ensure all work activities are completed according to the procedures or best practice.
  • Red-line mechanical and electrical prints as required.



  • Machine building and or technical field service required.
  • Vocational school or junior technical college training in the related industry is a plus.
  • Physical Demands
  • This position may require constant standing and frequent walking, kneeling, bending, crouching and twisting.
  • Maximum lifting weight can reach about 50lbs, maximum carrying weight is about 30lbs, and the maximum pushing and pulling weights can reach 100-150lbs.
  • Capable of climbing in overhead structures, to working beneath machines and in close quarters performing to complete machinery build and repair work
  • Occasional international and domestic travel for Field Service responsibilities (suspended due to COVID-19)


Working in this position requires a very strong ability to work alone and self-supervise as well as the ability to supervise others.


Kinematic Automation Benefit Package

Kinematic offers an excellent benefit package including health and dental insurance, a generous 401(k) program, life and disability insurance, 8 paid holidays, PTO, and long-term profit sharing.


Kinematic Automation, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants.

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Kinematic Automation Inc.

PO Box 69 Twain Harte, CA  95383

Tel: 1.209.532.3200 Fax: 1.209.532.0248