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Designer I, Automation

Date: Sep 9, 2021

Location: Appleton, Wisconsin, USA

Company: Voith Group


About the Voith Group
The Voith Group is a global technology company. With its broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digital applications, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has more than 20,000 employees, sales of € 4.2 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the larger family-owned companies in Europe.

For the Voith US Inc., Automation Engineering department, we are looking for:

Designer I, Automation  
Appleton, WI




The automation designer participates in the controls design of paper machinery and related equipment, based on as sold specifications, Voith and industry standards and guidelines, previous designs and customer requests.






    • Use computer aided design equipment and related software to design and control machines for the paper industry including electrical, pneumatic and/or hydraulic systems.
    • Review product designs for compliance with sound engineering principles, company standards, and customer purchase order requirements and related technical and mill specifications.
    • Develops and prepares drawings, documentation, part records, bills of material and instruction manuals for orders.
    • Coordinates engineering and other related order issues with both our customer externally, and internally with our sales, product management, application engineering, supply chain, manufacturing and quality groups, as required, to maintain the order schedule and budget.
    • Travels as required; sub-supplier locations for equipment test and inspection
    • Performs automation/controls engineering design for reliability, safety and cost; including Risk Assessments.
    • Assists in developing new design standards and engineering processes
    • Assists in and supports automation engineers I, II & III
    • Perform other duties as assigned




    • Ability to work on a computer and phone.
    • Sitting or standing for long periods of time.
    • Ability to travel for on-site measurements of equipment and/or meetings as required.




    • Working on multiple projects concurrently.
    • Balancing competing priorities from external and internal customers.
    • Completing projects quickly without sacrificing accuracy and quality.



    • Check and release documentation, material masters, and bills of materials as assigned during the execution of machine sections
    • Design electrical, pneumatic, and/or hydraulic systems, P&ID’s, in coordination with engineering colleagues and product management.
    • Approve vendor designs for manufacturing.



    • Communication with all departments at Voith Paper – Appleton, and with other Voith Paper locations (domestic and international).
    • Direct communication with customers, or indirectly through project managers.
    • Communication with outside suppliers and engineering companies.



    • Associates Degree in Electromechanical Design or equivalent
    • Experience with AutoCAD E, COMOS, or Aucotec preferred
    • ability to travel domestically and internationally occasionally



Physical Demands -

* This job description is not all encompassing, however, is intended to be a general description of the responsibilities of this position.


Voith US Inc. is an EEO/AA/VEVRAA compliant Federal Contractor and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. We welcome everyone to apply, especially those individuals who are underrepresented in the industry including people of color, LGBTQI+ community, women, individuals with disabilities (both seen and unseen), Veterans, people of any age or family status. We embrace the competitive advantage that diversity brings and we strive to create a working environment that is inclusive of thought and talent.

Nearest Major Market: Appleton
Nearest Secondary Market: Oshkosh