Automation Engineer
Shakopee, MN 
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Job Description
Automation Engineer


Job Location
Shakopee, MN

Position Type

Join Our Team!

At The Toro Company you’ll find a world of opportunities to share your ideas and develop your talents with a financially-successful market leader. You’ll enjoy a workplace founded on ideals. Where people and performance are valued equally. Where ethics are a way of life. Where relationships thrive on trust and respect

Your Opportunity: Toro is looking for a Automation Engineer to initiate process design and equipment automation and reliability. Responsible for researching, developing, justifying and implementing advanced automation initiatives in a cutting, welding and grinding of metal products value stream. Responsible for working closely with other engineers to develop custom proprietary processes and machines needed to remain the leader in manufacturing technologies.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Track root cause of downtime for critical machines and create action plans and remediation measures for Maintenance/Engineering team.
  • Working with our Maintenance and Engineering team, write SOPs for PMs for Machines.
  • Monitor OEM service and identify issues or opportunities for Maintenance team.
  • Help solve problematic machine breakdowns and implement preventative maintenance plan.
  • Provide justification and write capital requests for new equipment.
  • Provide support for automation on new and ongoing projects.
  • Help manage incoming manufacturing equipment projects.
  • Working with our Operations team, assist with resource planning for project support.
  • Provides engineering expertise to aid in the development of annual and long-term business plans. Designs, justifies, develops and implements the engineering portions of the plans.
  • Develops concepts on capital projects. Prepares IAR's; coordinates the investigation, selection, installation, prove-out and training to successfully integrate projects into the unit.
  • Provide systems diagnostics for all products operating with software and electronics.

You Must Have:

  • Bachelors in Engineering.
  • Advanced computer skills and ability to provide analysis through data.
  • Working knowledge of electrical systems (schematics, components, etc.)
  • Electrical troubleshooting skills
  • PLC experience


  • Demonstrated ability to modify, troubleshoot and create programs for robots and PLC’s.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
  • Ability to read schematics, assign I/O addresses and wiring. Integration experience is a plus.

Here is how we are going to keep you safe in the workplace:

Our focus continues to be on our employees and their wellbeing, and we have taken steps to ensure your safety in all our facilities. The following are workplace safety guidelines in each of our Taylor locations:

  • Masks are provided and required at times when unable to socially distance.
  • Employees will maintain at least 6 feet of distance whenever possible
  • We have hand sanitizer and soap & water readily available
  • Increased cleaning and disinfection of high traffic areas
  • Action Plans if one of our employees shows symptoms or tests positive for COVID-19

About Toro Shakopee

We offer an attractive compensation package, including a competitive base salary, and a competitive benefit package including health, dental & vision insurance, 401K plan, PTO (paid time off) and Holiday Pay.

Toro – Shakopee is the largest non-engine supplier to toro with 149,000 square feet of production facility. The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) is a leading worldwide provider of innovative solutions for the outdoor environment, including turf, snow and ground-engaging equipment, and irrigation and outdoor lighting solutions. For over 100 years, our ideas have transformed the way professionals and homeowners care for their outdoors, including many leading sports venues and historic sites around the world. Across our strong family of brands, our success is founded on building trusted relationships, creating innovative products and following ethical business practices - ideals shared by our nearly 7,000 employees around the world. With sales of $2.4 billion in fiscal 2015, Toro consistently delivers strong financial performance and market leadership.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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About Toro:
Headquartered in Bloomington, MN, The Toro Company delivers innovation through a surprising array of products. Since 1914, our ideas have transformed the way professionals and homeowners care for their outdoor landscapes. An excellent reputation, strong brands, ethical business practices, and a culture founded on trust and respect are ideals shared by our employees. With annual revenue of $2.0 billion, Toro consistently delivers strong financial performance and market leadership. More than 5,000 global employees form a strong community with a world of opportunities to learn and contribute.

Ideas and ideals. That’s life at Toro.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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