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(Japanese Required) Automation Engineering Specialist

  • Posted: 16 Aug 2023
  • Operations
  • Tatebayashi
  • Japan

About the job


The Automation Engineer is responsible to ensure the evolution of the automation in the factory, its maintenance and

knowledge sharing.

He/she takes the responsibility of implementing the automation projects in the factory., including the different area like

Process, Packaging, Utilities and Warehouses

By involving internal and external stake holders, manage Automation projects properly to complete in time with expected performance and cost.




Main responsibilities

  • Ensure the correct automation implementation according the standards in all the projects implemented in the factory, including all the main areas as Process, Packaging, Utilities and Warehouse
  • Ensure the right running of the automation systems and propose optimizations for better performance.
  • Participate to the documents set up, audit reports & know how sharing, maintain the documentation related to Automation systems.
  • Coach and train the maintenance teams in automation, including programs, Scadas and fieldbus.
  • Must have strong skills for problem solving analysis and capabilities to fix it.
  • Understand properly the needs of projects and translate them to RFQ (Request For Quote)
  • Cooperate with C&P, choose proper suppliers/sub-contractors who deliver expected quality of projects at expected costs
  • Coordinate between internal/external stake holders and plan/implement the constructions with good cares on safety and environment as well as complying with legal requirements
  • Implement Commissioning, Qualification and Validation within planned time frame. Execute reworks/modification without any delay if they are required
  • Supply enough training to Operation with evaluation of understanding and skill.
  • Hand over to Maintenance group with required documentations and trainings
  • Implement post mortem to clarify good and bad practices during the projects and reflect learnings to improve the process of projects
  • Follow up the performance of process implemented and seek for further improvement


About you

CAPABILITY PROFILE – Required Background

Education background


  • Technical college or University Graduate, Electrical Engineering is desirable


Technical Skills and Experiences required

  • Over 5 years of experience in Automation projects and Project management
  • Must have a strong knowledge about the PLC programming for Siemens. Knowledge in Mitsubishi PLC programming (desirable)
  • Experienced in Scada Systems like iFix or Intouch (Aveva system is a plus)
  • Qualified in Real Time Data Bases (as Wonderware Historian)
  • Knowledge about connection between instruments, machines, PLCs and Scada’s
  • Expertise in Basic and C programming (Desirable)
  • Strong Business level Japanese and Basic English written and spoken skillset
  • General MS office suite skills
  • Experience liaising with foreign suppliers/customers preferable



Competencies to be successful on the job


  • He leads or coordinates all the projects linked to Automation in plant.
  • Manage suppliers for projects definition and implementation / support
  • He supports Digital projects if they require its competencies
  • High communication skill with internal customer and external customer
  • Strong personal responsibility and level of ownership to achieve department & company objectives
  • Self-awareness and quick reflection to development
  • Ability to prioritize and lead action plan with pragmatism
  • Collaborative mindset and attitude to work in cross-functional teams
  • Good communicator and facilitator in relationship with internal and external stakeholders
  • Certain experiences in Food & Beverages or Pharmaceutical industry

About us



Dedicated to bringing health through food to as many people as possible, Danone is a leading global food & beverage company built on three businesses: Essential Dairy and Plant-Based Products, Waters and Specialized Nutrition.


At Danone, we aim to inspire healthier and more sustainable eating and drinking practices, in line with our vision - Danone, One Planet. One Health - which reflects a strong belief that the health of people and the health of the planet are interconnected. We deliberately concentrate on high-growth and health-focused categories, and commit to operating in an efficient, sustainable and responsible manner.


Check out the link below to find out more about Danone in Japan.



Danone Japan is a certified B Corporation and is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Female / Minority / Disability / Marital Status / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity

Danone Japan doesn’t just welcome what makes you unique, we value it. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All hires to our team are based on qualifications, merit and business needs. We recruit, employ, train and promote regardless of race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic characteristic or any other protected status. Faithful to our values of openness and humanism, all our employees share in the commitment to engage one another with dignity and respect.

Application procedure

  • Resume and Cover letter

  • Interview #1

  • Interview #2

  • Welcome