Automation Engineer

Job Locations US-AL-Bay Minette
Job Type
Full Time
Bay Minette

Position Overview

Automation Engineer

Novelis is the world leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, producing an estimated 19 percent of the world's flat-rolled aluminum products. We work alongside our customers to provide innovative solutions to the aerospace, beverage can, automotive and high-end specialty markets.


Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, Novelis has approximately 11,600 employees in 33 operating facilities on four continents and is investing $2.5 billion to build a new low-carbon recycling and rolling plant in Bay Minette, Alabama. The highly innovative facility will serve growing demand for aluminum beverage can sheet in North America. The new facility will also serve the automotive market, where aluminum is the fastest growing material as automakers make plans to achieve their sustainability goals. It will strive to be net carbon neutral for Scope 1 and 2, be powered primarily by renewable energy, use recycled water and be a zero-waste facility.


The Novelis Bay Minette, AL team is seeking a Level 2 Automation Engineer. The person in this role will ensure a Level 2 System supports business needs translating operations shop floor data to upper levels (MESs) and other Level 2’s in information to routine management and improvements. This role will also coordinate data sets at the plant level and its sync with the global efforts is essential to improve the entire understand and use common solutions to reduce the overall complexity and implementation costs.

Responsibilities & Qualifications


  • Ensure that projects involving L2 development and modifications align with all Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) rules, regulations, and practices. Prioritize safety of self and fellow employees, actively find opportunities for improvements, and mentor junior staff.
  • Partner with site, regional and global teams to ensure mechanisms, networks, or relationships are in place to collect project requirements and feedback; translates requirements and feedback to project team actions.
  • Possess high level knowledge of site Utilities, Recycling and Remelt, Rolling to Finishing processes/applications, with a comprehensive understanding of the manufacturing areas and their interdependencies.
  • Assess viability of a technologies, processes, or methods to make recommendations as to the best application for broadly implemented solutions
  • Efficiently present technical information to peers or business leaders and influence site and regional technical decisions.
  • Generate and contribute on complex technical problems where use of experience and creativity are essential to selecting technical directions
  • Show active involvement in site, regional, or global projects including training and support of other departments or locations
  • Support the introduction of Industry 4.0 within the molten metal and rolling manufacturing environment.
  • Act as liaison between Shop Floor, MES and Global Information Technology groups.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS in Computer Science or Engineering or a four (4) year degree in a related technical field (STEM)
  • 7 years of progressive experience in programming languages, databases and interface systems. Excellent communication (oral and written) skills; ability to connect with all levels in the organization
  • Desire to take initiative and develop a pro-active relationship with employees through follow-up, understanding their needs and encouraging a collaborative relationship

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Historians (preferably iba and/or OSISoft-PI)
  • Experience in Metals Rolling/Fabrication Industry
  • Knowledge of MES systems.

What We Offer:

Novelis' benefits say a lot about how we care for each other. Our employees and their families have many different needs. As a result, our benefits offer choices on many levels and are high in quality, driven in the marketplace, and affordable. These are a few of the benefits we offer to support you and your family’s well-being:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Health savings accounts – Company Funded Health Savings Account (HSA) and Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)
  • Company-paid basic life insurance and Additional voluntary life coverage
  • Paid vacation and competitive personal time off
  • 401(k) savings plan with company match
  • Retirement savings plans – medical and prescription drug coverage through private exchange
  • Employee assistance programs – available 24/7 to you and your family
  • Wellness and Work Life Support - career development and educational assistance

At Novelis, we believe our culture of collaboration is our competitive advantage, and we would love for you to consider building a career with us. 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.

Location Profile

Novelis’ newly announced Bay Minette facility will be located 35 miles northeast of Mobile, AL and 45 miles west of Pensacola, FL and is expected to create approximately 1000 high-paying, advanced careers in modern manufacturing and become fully operational in 2025. This highly advanced rolling and recycling facility will be the first of its kind. It will primarily serve our customers in the beverage can and automotive markets. Novelis is committed to the community and will actively build partnerships in Baldwin County focused on recycling, STEM education and workforce development.


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