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Honeywell Sr Automation Engineer in Minneapolis, Minnesota

The future is what you make it.

When you join Honeywell, you become a member of our global team of thinkers, innovators, dreamers and doers who make the things that make the future. That means changing the way we fly, fueling jets in an eco-friendly way, keeping buildings smart and safe and even making it possible to breathe on Mars.

Working at Honeywell isn’t just about developing cool things. That’s why all of our employees enjoy access to dynamic career opportunities across different fields and industries.

Are you ready to help us make the future?

Honeywell Aerospace is hiring a Senior Automation Engineer in Minneapolis, MN. This role offers hybrid work mode flexibility.

You will determine technologies needed by the team to achieve manufacturing goals according to product specification, for improving existing and introducing new processes/product technologies. You will maximize efficiency by analyzing the layout of equipment, workflow, assembly methods, and work force utilization. Assist in the development, integration, and own production implementation of automation equipment (i.e. robotics or digitization). Support daily production activities and drive producibility improvement projects in a challenging environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support existing solutions and design / implement innovative solutions for industrial operations that may include: Industrial PC’s (hardware, operating systems, peripherals, PLC’s, Motion Control, Machine Vision – continuous inspection / defect inspection, Instrumentation – Pressure, Flow, Temperature, Level, Weight, Speed

  • Provide test and manufacturing support for RLG and MEMS based inertial measurement units (IMUs). Investigate and resolve technical issues, facilitate issue identification and analysis.

  • Support knowledge for test equipment and preventative maintenance plans to maintain factory capacity and efficient product flow.

  • Utilize CAMP, Lean, and Six-Sigma methodologies to govern engineering standard work practices.

  • Develop improvements in product design and in the manufacturing and assembly processes for cost and cycle time reductions.

Join a team that applies its technical expertise and knowledge to ensure products are produced with high quality and efficiency. You will be a technical expert with responsibility for product and process application. You will ensure product integrity manufacturing output and continuous improvements working with labs and factory operations.

Our team develops new and modifies existing processes, defines process equipment requirements and specifications, and reviews techniques and methods applied in the manufacture, fabrication, and evaluation of Ring Laser Gyroscope and MEMS based Inertial Sensors and IMUs. The Senior Automation Engineer is an experienced expert that will influence the planning and designing of manufacturing engineering processes, by bringing automation skillset to an existing team of product and process engineers. This skillset may include automation hardware experience or IIOT types of software and manufacturing digitization.


  • Bachelor's Degree in STEM field

  • 3+ years experience

  • Basic experience or understanding of Robotic Programming (FANUC, Roboguide, etc.), PLC Programming (Studio 5000), CNC Programming (CAM, etc.)


  • Technical proficiency in the use of Automation hardware such as Robotics Programming (FANUC, Roboguide, etc.), PLC Programming (Studio 5000), CNC Programming (CAM, etc.)

  • And/Or

  • Experience with manufacturing software support such as C#, SQL, Network Architecture, Python or R, Oracle or SQL Server, Web Development (ASP.NET), SAP, and OPC Standards, Knowledge of software configuration management and change management practices.

  • Background in Optics, many instruments in Ring Laser Gyro manufacture require these skills.

  • Manufacturing environment experience and best practices such as: RCCA / Lean / Six Sigma

  • Quickly and accurately identifying subtle interrelationships and patterns among a variety of problems and issues (process and data correlation of cause/effect across value stream).

  • Hands on work ethic. Initiative and ownership of responsibilities and actions.

  • Ability to partner and collaborate well with team members.

  • Conveying information with clarity and directness, ensuring the message is understood across diverse teams.

  • Ability to balance priorities in daily tasks and strategic projects.

Honeywell is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, religion, or veteran status.