Indianapolis, Indiana

Kelly Engineering is currently recruiting for a (Direct Hire) (Automation Engineer Sr. Lead) job located in Indianapolis, IN.


Job Duties: 

  • Provide technical and strategic leadership, guidance and mentoring to staff including projects, continuous improvements and inspection/regulatory readiness initiatives.
  • Provide automation engineering support for the automated system
  • Support and lead expansion of automation efforts across operations and other areas
  • Develop and implement technologies which enhance operations and production
  • Support the design and implementation of automation to meet business needs
  • Ensure that systems achieve a high level of performance, reliability and regulatory compliance.
  • Develop and maintain detailed design documents, system architecture diagrams and standard operating procedures.
  • Monitoring and analysis of data as necessary to provide support for process improvement, discrepancies, investigations, validation protocols, process transfers, or equipment troubleshooting
  • Support implementation of projects to maximize success rates, reduce discrepancies, increase capacity/productivity, increase levels of safety and/or compliance
  • Design and execution of strategic projects in line with overall operations strategies, including: project approach and resource needs, options analysis, execution plan, engineering document development, and system ownership through the project delivery life cycle of planning, design, implementation, installation, commission and qualification.
  • Contribute towards infrastructure improvements to guidelines, procedures, practices, standards and cross-functional business processes to increase efficiency and effectiveness of the Automation group.
  • Assess and manage risks associated with system operation and use, and design, and implement improvements.
  • Support site audits and inspections, and implement corrections as needed.
  • Adhere to compliance and safety requirements and departmental SOPs
  • Maintain awareness of new automation engineering trends, materials, techniques, and technologies that may have application to production and operations
  • Develop and implement programs for standardization of processes, cost reduction, and continuous improvement across departments and in collaboration with other functional leaders.
  • Recommend, budget, and implement capital projects aligned with business goals and strategic plans.
  • Addressing client needs and ensuring expectations are understood, communicated and met.
  • Ensuring hardware and software are maintained and upgraded for automations.
  • Identify root causes of issues and implement corrective action to minimize downtime with a focus on Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost



  • B.S or M.S. in Mechanical/ Automation Engineering or equivalent degree.
  • 3+ years of Automation Engineering experience.
  • 3+ years of People and Team Leader experience in a production environment.
  • Knowledge of the disciplines of manufacturing management such as production and inventory control, variable cost productivity, and fulfillment metrics, quality systems, cost systems, and fulfillment metrics, and procedures.
  • Experience with high quality standards and methods are required.
  • 3-5 years of experience in automated production involving complex product assembly on complex materials assembly and handling hardware in a complex software environment.
  • Clear, strategic, and critical thinker; proven experience in translating strategies into actionable plans.
  • Process improvement experience, Lean manufacturing/Six sigma.
  • Working experience supporting multiple platforms.
  • Experience at reviewing instrumentation and processes, installation and troubleshooting.
  • Ability to adapt to rapidly changing priorities and the flexibility to support operations in accordance with the business need and schedule.
  • Financial Stewardship –have business acumen and understand how teams’ results impact business finances.


Why Kelly®?

Your engineering skills are in demand, but how do you find the right fit? Easy. With Kelly® Engineering, our experts connect you with leading organizations where you can learn and grow, collaborate on innovative projects, and keep your skills sharp with top technology. Whether you prefer the variety and flexibility of short-term projects, or are looking for something more long-term, we’re here every step of the way to find your dream engineering job.

About Kelly®

At Kelly, we’re always thinking about what’s next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, we’re a leading advocate for temporary/non-traditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce and providing accommodations for people with disabilities in all parts of the hiring process as required under its Employment Accommodation Policy. Kelly will work with applicants to meet accommodation needs that are made known to Kelly in advance.


Indianapolis, Indiana

Why Kelly - Since 2011 we have placed over 16,000 Veterans

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Kelly applies targeted recruiting initiatives to the Veterans population (in all stages of transition) by aligning customer defined requirements with military skills and experience.  The transition from military to civilian life can be stressful and complex for veterans, and our staff is trained to assist in this transition.  Unlike our competition, Kelly places these resources without geographic or industry constraints, offering our customers and our employees greater flexibility.  Kelly has a wide variety of local opportunities, for Veterans and their spouses, within our workforce solutions as well as national recruiting programs on behalf of our customers.  Kelly’s leading placement opportunities for Veterans are within Information Technology, Engineering, Science, Light Industrial and Call Center.

Our specially trained Veteran recruiters are armed with a number of tools to help Veterans obtain roles that match their potential including skill translation tools, leading Veteran- centric job boards and Veteran/spouse social media networks, among others.

Through Kelly’s vast branch network, we are closely located to the majority of major military installations across the United States.  Kelly recruiters participate in onsite and virtual military career fairs as well as advertise through local and national Veteran job boards.  In recent years, over 150 Kelly branches have worked directly with their local military installations to recruit spouses and transitioning personnel.  These teams not only engages with transitioning talent from local bases, but also have a strong focus on Veterans in areas where the military has identified high Veteran unemployment. This approach ensures that military talent is engaged and shared across the centralized military recruiting team and documented in a centralized database, so that other Kelly locations can benefit from hiring or relocating this valuable pool of talent.

Our focus on military recruiting is a win on multiple levels. Kelly gains top talent with the skills needed to excel; our clients receive the benefit of that talent to help them compete in an ever challenging business landscape; and Veterans receive gainful employment in line with their skills and abilities to ease the transition to the next phase of their lives.

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Kelly founded the temporary staffing industry in 1946, and has maintained a leadership position through the years based on a valuable premise: we invest in people. Today that focus benefits our customers wherever they operate around the globe - in a growing number of specialized fields. And we’ll continue to meet the evolving challenges of workforce flexibility with staffing solutions tailored to your precise business needs, both locally and worldwide.

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