Automation Engineer

Business Unit:  ESI HQ & Other
Division:  Envio Solutions - Business

Business Overview


MacDermid Envio Solutions is focused on delivering environmental technologies, water and materials recycling, waste management equipment, chemistry and services to our customers and markets. MES incorporates 3 former businesses: DMP Corporation, a major provider of wastewater treatment solutions, Industrial Specialty Chemicals (ISC) and Chemtech, a leading supplier of metal recovery technologies. This gives us a truly unique advantage in providing our customers with a fully integrated one-stop-shop sustainability program. At MES, we strive to serve customer needs by developing sustainable products, processes, and technologies that meet or exceed environmental standards while providing commercially compelling solutions that markets expect, thus assisting our customers in reaching their environmental sustainability goals.

MacDermid Envio Solutions is a business unit of Element Solutions Inc (NYSE: ESI). Element Solutions Inc is a leading specialty chemicals company whose businesses supply a broad range of solutions that enhance the products people use every day.

Job Purpose

We are looking for an Automation Engineer with knowledge in mechanical design and electricity to work on all product stages from research and development to design and manufacture, through to installation and final commissioning. The goal is to design waste water treatment programs, including electrical components, pipings and filtration systems.  Candidate should have excellent organizational, multi-tasking and problem-solving skills as responsibilities will include the need for strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Perform a full lifecycle product development (design, develop, test prototypes, manufacture and implement)
  • Design programs, systems and components that meet needs and requirements
  • Produce outline designs
  • Test and evaluate theoretical designs
  • Identify, formulate and produce effective solutions to emerging problems
  • Evaluate final product’s overall performance, reliability and safety
  • Alter and modify design to meet requirements and to eliminate malfunctions
  • Estimate budget and scope of project
  • Solicit observations from operators
  • Prepare product reports and documentation
  • Engage in lifelong learning and develop new methods

Skills and Competencies

  • Ability to program on KOP, AWL in STEP7 and TIA portal by Siemens
  • Ability to understand and create electrical drawings
  • Understanding of PLC architecture
  • Proven working experience in mechanical engineering
  • Working experience with product lifecycle management (PLM)
  • Creativity and analytical skills
  • Ability to communicate technical knowledge in a clear and understandable manner
  • Technical writing skills
  • English language (A2 minimum)
  • Italian Fluent is mandatory


Element Solutions Inc group of companies are E-Verify Companies and provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job applicant procedures. Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Veteran/Disabled/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation