Automation Engineer / Machine Vision Systems

Job Scope

Vernay is searching for an experienced Automation Engineer to join our team in Griffin, Georgia. This position requires hands-on experience developing manufacturing cells with sophisticated robotics for component transport, production, testing, visual inspection, and packaging. The Automation Engineer is responsible for researching, simulating, designing, programming, troubleshooting, and implementing automation and vision systems, with the goal of increasing efficiency and reducing labor in injection molding, finishing, and inspection operations. In short, you will help make our manufacturing processes run better!

Education, Experience, and Skills Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree in mechanical, electrical, electronic, or software engineering.
  • Demonstrated experience with programming and utilizing Six-Axis Robots and end-of-arm tooling.
  • Creative problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge of Denso Robotics, Automation Direct PLC, Micrologix, Wago, Allen-Bradley, Mitsubishi, SLC, RSLogix, RSLinx, PanelView, Controllogix, UltraWare, ORMEC, DeviceNet, Profibus, Ethernet I/O, Beckhoff, and other automation languages.
  • Working knowledge of high-level programming languages such as Intelligent Actuator XSEL, Visual Basic, and/or IAI robot system is preferred.
  • Industrial automation and visual/camera inspection experience required.
  • Experience with camera selection and lighting design preferred.

Compensation and Company Culture

  • Competitive salary
  • Health, dental, vision, life and disability insurances
  • 401k retirement plan with company match
  • Relocation stipend available
  • Vacation and twelve paid holidays
  • Business casual dress with company-provided shirts
  • A friendly, supportive, and collaborative company culture that values creativity and job “ownership”. This is a company and a position in which individuals can make a positive difference.

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to

Vernay Career Opportunities

Since its founding over 70 years ago, Vernay has developed into a trusted fluid control specialist serving leading OEM’s and emerging companies in the Automotive, Medical, Consumer/ Specialty, Printer and Small Engine industries.

The company maintains engineering and manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and Asia as part of its strategy to provide customers with global reach and local service.  Vernay manufactures, assembles and tests complex flow-control components and devices utilizing a wide range of production technologies including rubber injection molding and finishing equipment. Vernay is searching for an important addition to its team in Griffin, GA – an experienced LIM Engineer with excellent leadership, communication, and problem solving skills.

We offer a challenging and independent position in a growing international company with excellent conditions of employment.  Vernay is committed to promoting a healthy lifestyle for our employees. We are proud to be a tobacco and drug free workplace. Selected candidates must pass a pre-employment drug/tobacco test.