What is a Site & Process Automation Engineer?
A site and Process Automation Engineer is somebody who helps organizations automate their production processes. The role of a site and Process Automation Engineer includes both installing, testing, troubleshooting, and maintaining automation systems.
Many firms in the IT and telecom sector need people with the skills to help them automate repetitive tasks or tasks that require a high level of precision. Site and process automation engineers focus on reducing the labor required to perform operational activities in these industries, helping firms to cut costs.
Responsibilities of a Site & Process Automation Engineer
The responsibilities of a site and Process Automation Engineer include the following:
- Troubleshooting equipment
- Performing tests across a range of complex systems
- Understanding how to control software works, including robot systems
- Creatively solving automation problems and tailor solutions to client needs
- Resolving network problems or issues of communication between control networks and business objectives
- Providing technical support to on-site engineers and technicians
Qualification & Skills of Site & Process Automation Engineer
Site and process automation engineers need considerable training and experience to perform their work effectively. The job involves a high level of both technical and creative skills to be able to offer firms in the IT and telecom sectors the solutions they need.
At a minimum, site and process automation engineers need a bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field. In addition, many firms require that site and process automation engineers have five years of experience in the telecommunication industry.
Companies may ask freelancers to work overseas. Being able to speak fluently in the language spoken in the target destination can help a site and Process Automation Engineer get international work experience.
Most site and process automation engineers work for organizations as paid employees. However, there are many benefits to working on a freelance basis.
The freelance Site and Process Automation Engineers, for instance, can build multiple client relationships, diversifying risk. If one firm no longer requires site and process automation skills, a site and Process Automation Engineer can use the Field Engineer platform to find another.
The freelance Site and Process Automation Engineers can often charge a higher fee per hour worked.
Pay Scale Range
The average pay for a Process Automation Engineer is $82,562 per year. On an hourly basis, that translates to $26.96.
However, the top ten percent of site and Process Automation Engineers can earn more than $59.60 per hour. Freelancers may be able to charge more than this.
How Field Engineer Helps Both Businesses and Site & Process Automation Engineers
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And site and Process Automation Engineers can see all of the employers on the site currently offering site and process automation work on a freelance basis. Sign up today, Field Engineer seamlessly and effortlessly connects the two, allowing engineers to work how and when they choose.