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Automation Specialist

Aliases: Automation Tester

Industry/Sector(s): Automotive


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks an Automation Specialist is expected to perform include:

  • Providing support to production operations
  • Evaluating and maintaining the process control systems
WORK ENVIRONMENT 2, 1
  • It is a not desk job
  • Need not handle a team
  • Local travelling is not a part of this job role
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs are not available
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • Organizations usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from organization to organization
  • Shift system is not available
  • Overtime may be required
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This may vary from organization to organization

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 1
  • Preferably, Diploma/B. Tech/B.E. in Industrial/Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • Certified training for Automation Specialist (programme aligned to ASC/Q 6807 released by Automotive Skills Development Council)
KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Knowledge of the process control, automation systems and type of systems being used for the process
  • Well-versed in electrical wiring, drawings of the existing layout/equipment/systems
  • Familiar with the operation of electrical equipment, robotic instruments, PLC, SCADA, electrical elements operation and testing
  • Proficient in troubleshooting/fault finding in pneumatic, hydraulic, electrical control system elements
  • Knowledge of QMS system requirements, material and information flow of the process
  • Proficient in problem-solving techniques like TOPS 8D 7 QC tools, etc.
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1
  • Training in the basic fundamentals of working of equipment and machinery, process control systems like PLC, VFD, HMI, SCADA etc. TPM, predictive maintenance techniques, automation, robotics and spares management
  • Manual dexterity
  • Physically fit
  • Good hand-eye co-ordination
  • Ability to work in teams
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 
  • Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management (RCOEM)
    http://www.rknec.edu/

  • Karavali Institute of Technology (KIT)
    http://karavalicollege.ac.in/

  • Shri Ram College of Engineering and Management
    http://srgoc.org/SRCEM%20about.htm

  • Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT)
    http://www.vnit.ac.in/html_vnit/
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

For scholarship and schemes, use further links like:

  • https://scholarships.gov.in/​
SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 

http://titagartala.nic.in/syllabus_dip_ee.pdf

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 4

Automation Specialist → Automation Lead → Chief Engineer

The progression is indicative

EXPECTED EARNINGS 3
  • For candidates with experience – Rs 8,000 to Rs 33,000 per month

These figures are indicative and subject to change

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 1

Generally, 5-6 years in Maintenance/Automation

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 3

Automotive organizations

KEYWORDS 
  • Automation Specialist
  • Automotive Specialist
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
StandardCodeDescription
NCO 20157412.0101Automation Specialist
ISCO 20087412Electrical Mechanics and Fitters
NIC 200845200Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles
QP ReferenceASC/Q6807Automation Specialist
NSQF5Not available​
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