Automation Engineer (Control & Drives)


This position, located in Lousado (Portugal), is a new position in our local Manufacturing Technology Engineering Department.

The main purpose of this new position is to create competencies and resources to increase the knowledge in Controls & Drives (C&D), robotization/digitalization and the ability to develop equipment/technology at Continental converters plants and also to ensure cybersecurity activities to mitigate the risk of machine breakdowns at the shopfloor level.

Main activities includes:

  • Ensure that the IPCs from the machines are updated with the software's (including updates) and requirements defined by the central IT;
  • Follow up robotization projects and subsequently carry out the necessary interventions to keep them in operation;
  • Adapt equipment and systems to integrate them into the new digitalization processes;
  • Perform backups, upgrades and modifications to the necessary production equipment;
  • Contribute to ensure that the shopfloor is cybersecure.
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  • University Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Automation, Mechatronics and Electrical or similar field of studies; 
  • Minimum experience of 1 year in Industrial environment in Controls & Drives areas (preferably);
  • Knowledge in automation programming (Omron / Siemens) and field bus, PLC programming and Safety PLC programming;
  • Knowledge of Scada systems;
  • Knowledge in frequency converters and motion control;
  • Technical knowledge of Controls & Drives and Industrial;
  • Software Network & IT Systems is valuable;  
  • Ability to solve problems, plan and organize actions;
  • Good communication and teamwork skills;
  • Initiative and proactivity;
  • Resilience and enjoyment of working in a multidisciplinary team;
  • Solid knowledge of the English language.
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Please send your english application (CV and motivation letter) until july 31, 2024.

Ready to drive with Continental? Take the first step and fill in the online application.

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As one of the leading automotive suppliers worldwide, we develop solutions to fulfill people´s dreams of mobility on a daily basis. Driver safety, sustainability and industrialization of future tech­nology are just some of our key fields where we already make a meaningful difference in the every­day life of people. Knowing our technology helps to make the world a better and safer place is what drives us.

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