What does an Automation Engineer do?

Automation engineers are responsible for creating and building various automated machines. They design, program, simulate, and test automated machinery and processes to complete exact tasks. They are typically employed in industries where robots or machines are designed to perform specific functions including car manufacturing or food processing plants.

Automation engineers design schematics for automation components using CAD software and analyze production processes to assess automation’s best use. They manage supply chain issues and perform regular maintenance on automation equipment, performing repairs, and troubleshooting when necessary. Automation engineers write requirements for quality assurance and machine operation and regularly calibrate and repair equipment. They analyze production processes, develop automation solutions, and need a minimum bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or electrical engineering and CAD software proficiency.

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
8%
2 - 4
46%
5 - 7
29%
8+
17%

Common Skill Sets

Test Automation
Scripting
Selenium
VB.NET
Javascript
Cloud
PLC Programming
Agile

Automation Engineer Seniority Levels

L2
Automation Engineer
₹ 5,18,019/yr
L3
L4
Lead Automation Engineer
₹ 16,55,410/yr
Engineer
7% made the transition
Project Engineer
22% made the transition
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Automation Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

₹ 5,18,019 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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₹241K
Median: ₹518K
₹1,009K
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