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Sr. Automation Engineer



Sr. Automation Engineer

  • 492538
  • Santa Rosa, California, United States
  • Alluxa
  • Engineering
  • Full-Time/Regular

The Senior Automation Engineer is responsible for leading the design, build, and implementation of automated systems for in house manufacturing of optical filters.  Systems include collaborative robots, vision systems, and motion control stages.  Applications include optical measurement systems, robotic part handling, vacuum coating equipment. Work within an experienced team of machine designers, production engineer, and R&D scientists.



  • Manage automation projects from concept, detailed design, build, and commissioning. 
  • Specify and integrate sensors, motion control axes, and other industrial controls equipment.
  • Develop software for control and user interface of automation systems
  • Troubleshoot and maintain existing automated systems



  • B.S. degree in Electrical or Mechatronic Engineering or related discipline
  • 5+ years industry experience 
  • 3+ years demonstrated success in designing and commissioning industrial automation systems. 
  • 3+ years knowledge of engineering principles and practices. 
  • 3+ years of experience in architecting, owning, and executing complex manufacturing automation systems.



  • Experience in vacuum coating, optics, or semiconductor fields 
  • Specify and integrate sensors, motion control axes
  • Design and integrate mechanical and electrical subsystems
  • Develop data acquisition software and interface to MES database.
  • Universal Robots or similar common industrial robot brands.
  • Vision systems, either OTS or developed in OpenCV or similar platform.
  • PLC interfacing with Siemens or Allen Bradley PLCs and knowledge of industrial communication protocols.
  • Excellent computer skills – Microsoft Office Suite (Word; Excel)
  • Proficiency in coding (preferably C# or Python).
  • Experience creating and using robotics/mechatronics to build automated solutions.
  • Experience working with a wide range of sensors and actuators, and building circuits/systems that interface with them.
  • Experience specifying robotic hardware setup and software options for a wide variety of automation solutions.
  • Ability to work with manufacturing team to understand the problem, develop a solution, and provide continued support.
  • Strong troubleshooting and debugging skills. 


Alluxa is a subsidiary of EnPro, a leading industrial technology company using material science to push boundaries in semiconductor, life sciences, and other technology-enabled sectors. We are a leader in sealing technologies, advanced surface technologies, and highly engineered materials. Our products and services are sold into more than 40 distinct end-markets that touch our lives every day – from food and pharmaceutical facilities to semiconductor clean rooms, from agricultural robots that help grow your food to last-mile technologies that deliver it to your doorstep, from commercial aviation to space exploration, and much more in between. Our commitment to innovation, quality, and value has propelled our brands to wide recognition and leading positions in their markets.


EnPro is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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