Industrial Automation Engineer

Job description

Sunlight Group Energy Storage Systems is a world-leading technology company and provider of innovative industrial and off-road energy storage solutions, with 30+ years of experience. We specialize in the development and production of lead-acid and lithium-ion batteries and energy storage systems for industrial mobility, leisure mobility, and ESS applications. These products are manufactured and assembled in Sunlight’s state-of-the-art facilities in Greece, Italy, and the USA, and distributed to more than 115 countries. Our core priority is to provide a safe and inclusive workplace that fosters creativity and development. Driven by our commitment to inspire our people and unlock their potential, we have created an agile and innovative environment that promotes open communication and collaboration, while offering continuous learning and development opportunities to the 1,700+ people we employ across the organization.

Keen to further empower our team by onboarding more talent, we are currently looking for a passionate Industrial Automation Engineer to join our IPCEI team in Xanthi. The role revolves around designing, commissioning & starting up the electrical aspects of our new IPCEI line for battery cell manufacturing in Xanthi. You will be working in a highly complex manufacturing environment, on the latest advancements of process automation. As an Industrial Automation Engineer, you will be co-designing the electrical infrastructure of the complete cell manufacturing process, working side-by-side with multiple OEMs across the globe. You will be responsible to design and perform all the FATs & SATs as well as ensure smooth start-up of all the typical production steps of cell manufacturing, from mixing & coating to cell assembly & formation. This is a global role in a very demanding manufacturing environment which will open numerous career opportunities to advance further in the battery manufacturing industry, the fastest growing industry in Europe and globally, currently & for the years to come.

Key responsibilities:

  • Defines electrical specs for our new IPCEI line (PLC, HMI, Robot, Vision Systems, Data collection systems)
  • Performs electrical FATs & SATs
  • Software testing & validation. Establish validation protocols for PLC & Vision system programs.
  • Ensures scalability of electrical infrastructure
  • Identifies and repair complex electrical failures on production equipment
  • Trains plant resources on debugging electrical failures

Job requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics or Industrial Automation
  • At least 3 years of experience in industrial automation environment (batch mixing and/or web converting and/or assembly automation)
  • Capable to program in PLC & HMI
  • Capable to configure robotic vision systems
  • Superb communication & organization skills
  • Fluency in English & Greek (verbal & written) is a must
  • EU permit and fulfilled military obligations – where applicable

Despite your experience and skills, you never stop learning, cultivating an out-of-the-box thinking, a growth and entrepreneurial mindset, embracing ownership and agility. You are impact-focused, proactive and open to change. Last but not least, you are able to communicate scientific principles and applications both in Greek and English - we are a multicultural team! - , you are a real team player who can build strong relationships with various stakeholders and thrive among global talents in a positive work environment.

What we offer you back

To start with, we give you the opportunity to thrive in a restless team and grow your potential in an innovative environment. As per your compensation and rewards package, this is a preview:

  • A competitive salary based on experience and topped up with other bonuses.
  • Company healthcare plan
  • State-of-the-art equipment
  • Continuous learning opportunities. Allocated training budget that can be spent on books, online courses or other training materials.
  • Established framework for career development
  • Brand new, vibrant and techy offices
  • International mobility opportunities