Manufacturing Automation Engineer

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Automation Engineer

Blue Ox in Pender, NE is looking to hire a full-time Automation Engineer to design, develop, and implement automated solutions for the manufacturing processes.  Are you a highly motivated? Do you want to join an innovative company that’s invested in team building and an open-minded culture? If so, please read on!

A Day in the Life

In this Engineer position, you are critical to our company’s success by developing new systems and layouts that follow Lean Manufacturing philosophies.  In addition, you will manage the equipment purchase, installation, and implementation for our facility.

You will use your well-developed engineering skills develop and implement improvements to existing automation in mechanical assembly, machining, and inspection processes.   You will excel in Lean production principles, ability to understand workflow and assembly methods to maximize efficiencies. You look forward to work because you enjoy interacting with people and contributing to the company’s success in a big way.


  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing Automation or related Engineering area
  • Knowledge or ability to acquire the knowledge of operation of machines in welding, machining, fabrication, assembly and some electrical work
  • Minimum of 1-5 years’ experience in manufacturing or engineering.
  • Mechanical design skills
  • CAD experience

Do you have exceptional Lean Manufacturing philosophies and enjoy coordinating projects? Are you a team player? Do you operate in an organized manner? Are you good at problem-solving and decision-making? Can you set goals while embracing new ideas? Are you good at multi-tasking and adapting to a changing environment? If you answered yes, you might just be perfect for this Automation Engineer position.

About Blue Ox

Blue Ox is known internationally for its quality towing products, including tow bars and baseplates, sway control and fifth wheel and weight-distributing hitches, and best-in-class customer service.  As a manufacturer since 1925, Blue Ox products are built on a long tradition of quality. With our foundations deeply rooted in customer service, we pride ourselves on listening to our customers wants and needs, making their expectations paramount in the design and use of the full Blue Ox product line. With a product and accessory line as diverse as our customer base, Blue Ox has everything to meet your recreational or commercial needs.

Are You Ready to Join the Team

If you feel that you would be right for this Automation Engineer position, please fill out our online application. We look forward to meeting you!