IIoT Automation Engineer (North America)

July 13, 2021

Want to redefine how entire industries work by leveraging IoT, Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0? Would you like to be part of the success of a digital solution which will revolutionize manufacturing process to improve shopfloor performance? If your answer is a big yes, you should continue reading!

With HQ in Berlin, FactoryPal is a recently established corporate Start-Up – with additional locations in Porto/Portugal and Green Bay/USA. The new venture is poised to become the leading end to end IoT solution for machine efficiency and equipment effectiveness. The digitally enabled solution is not just completely reshaping, how companies produce and elevate their efficiency levels, but at the same time is fundamentally augmenting the way how manufacturing employees do their job.

We are data scientists, engineers, designers, IIoT experts, product managers, and manufacturing operations consultants. We are a team, united by our shared ambition: revolutionize manufacturing and transform the way it is done to ensure smooth operations.

Become part of an amazing journey and successfully accompany our customers in their Digital Factory efforts!

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Green Bay/WI - USA


In this role, you are responsible to ensure the technical infrastructure and continuous data flow needed for the integration of our shopfloor apps with our customers’ production lines. You report to FactoryPal’s Operations Leadership Team and work in close cooperation and alignment with the digital service and engineering team of our associated partner Körber Tissue - a world-leading tissue machine manufacturer based out of Green Bay, WI.

  • As IIoT Automation Engineer at FactoryPal you ensure the availability of all necessary data points in our web-application both for a standard set of data points in general and for each connected line individually.
  • You will consult with the FactoryPal team, the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Körber Tissue as well as other OEMs, and our customers to identify simple, scalable and standardized connection concepts and keep it aligned in case of new machine features or other factors that might cause changes in the data set.
  • You are responsible for data acquisition from the PLC (reverse engineering) - holistically, from conception to implementation.
  • You coordinate closely with our customers in order to gain access to the system controls of various manufacturers and to transfer machine data into our applications.
  • You work closely with our gateway-connectivity-team to coordinate the IIoT hardware installation at customer’s site.
  • You provide service & support for existing installations of our solution under the coordination of FactoryPal’s service & support team.
  • You align with OEMs and our solution teams to identify and resolve issues during installation and operation of our solutions.
  • You work continuously to optimize and automate the data acquisition process - be it through process improvements, the establishment of architecture standards or the expansion and improvement of our toolbox.


  • You have a degree in engineering in the field of electrical engineering, automation technology or control technology – also with previous training.
  • You already have at least 5 years of practical experience as an automation engineer in industries with continuous production processes - e.g. paper, packaging, pharmaceuticals, consumer goods or else.
  • You have experience in working with OT architectures and PLC controls from various manufacturers (Siemens, Allen Bradley, etc.).
  • You have experience with Linux systems and IIoT gateways.
  • You are familiar in working with and developing OPC and OPC UA server setups and architectures.
  • You have a high level of social competence and good communication skills in dealing with customers and suppliers.
  • You are curious and willing to acquire knowledge about controls and machine network setups, you have not worked with so far, and increase thereby your knowledge in the field of IIoT.
  • You are passionate about contributing to developing new digital products.
  • You look forward to regular customer contact and are ready for (international) travel of up to 50%.
  • Your English is fluent, other language skills are a plus.

What we offer

  • Opportunity to work in a well-funded corporate Start-Up with an unfair advantage derived from market access of our mother company Körber.
  • Exposure to the hottest IT technologies, like AI/ML, Cloud and Industrial IoT
  • Challenging role with lots of opportunities to grow - as an expert and as an entrepreneur.
  • Development opportunity in a group of professionals, who joined from top tier start-up, industry and consulting companies and an education from top tier universities.
  • Hands-on shopfloor experience in the manufacturing environment with travel opportunities - local and global.
  • An agile, inspiring, multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary and innovative work environment
  • A competitive salary & benefits package - incl. 30 days of vacation and dedicated training budget.
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