Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change.

Automation Engineer III

Your tasks and responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of this role, Automation Engineer III, are to: 


  • Lead some phases and supports all phases of maintenance and implementation of automated systems Applies engineering principles in the execution of preventative and reactive maintenance to support electrical and mechanical machinery;
  • Support other teams in the Automation Engineering group including concept development, prototyping, detailed engineering and design, procurement, construction, start-up, testing, deployment, and sustainment of automated systems.
  • Follow Bayer and industry best practices Plans and carries out engineering tasks to ensure all project objectives including safety, technical correctness, budget, constructability, schedule, maintainability, and operability are met;
  • Act as a subject matter expert within respective discipline; may direct and oversee technicians and other engineers in the execution of necessary tasks;
  • Partner with other engineering disciplines, customers and vendors/suppliers to contribute to the successful development and execution of projects;
  • Lead the preparation of specifications, drawings, bills of materials, test procedures, and other project documentation;
  • Modify existing and create new procedures, standards and practices to stay current with technology and implement improved methods;
  • Identify risks and design for safety. Participate in safety reviews and document safety strategies including interlocks, alarms, procedures, safety systems, etc;
  • Support controlling cost and schedule on assigned projects, including project budget/schedule estimation and proposal;
  • Adhere to company procedures for intellectual property documentation and protection.

Relocation Assistance is available.


Who you are


Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values.  More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:


Required Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree & 4+ years’ work experience in automation or Master’s degree & 2+ years in automation or PhD & 1+ year experience in automation;
  • Degree in engineering or science such as Electrical, Chemical, Civil, Mechanical, Agricultural, Computer, Computer Science, Electro mechanics, Mechatronics, Industrial, Information Systems, or related field with strong interest in automation;
  • Significant experience in one or more of: automation design, machine design, test engineering, agricultural engineering, automation support, project engineering, or equivalent experience;
  • Working knowledge of safety systems, design documentation standards, automation validation, quality assurance, and automated system integration;
  • Strong relevant computer hardware and software skills;
  • Strong knowledge of relevant national and international standards in area of expertise;
  • Knowledge of project control skills including project planning, scheduling, cost control, and requirements development;
  • Some experience in providing field support and/or participating in check out, commissioning, and start-up of automated systems Systematic approach to problem definition and solution development;
  • Ability to work as a member of cross-functional teams and to participate in multiple projects simultaneously;
  • Good organizational and interpersonal skills to deal with people at different levels of management, engineering, suppliers, and internal customers;
  • Good verbal and written skills in order to communicate with and obtain cooperation from team members. Demonstrated ability to write comprehensive technical documents required for project execution;
  • Business-proficiency of oral and written English language Willingness and availability to travel depending on project or business needs;
  • Working understanding of Health, Safety, and Environmental (HSE) requirements and responsibilities.

Your application

Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. Job postings will remain open for a minimum of ten business days and are subject to immediate closure thereafter without additional notice. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans


Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.


Country: United States
Location: IA-Urbandale
Functional Area: [sap_fa_2]
Entry Level: 5