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Career in Automation

Career in Automation

Career in Automation

Hi all, I am starting now my career in automation but I just finished my degree, so I don't have any further formation or experience and it's really difficult to find a job like that, so I was wondering if anyone could give me an advice about courses and certificates that are a must for a career in control and automation.

Thanks in advance.

RE: Career in Automation

"Automation" is a very broad term.  I suggest you investigate & research the types of jobs that use automation skills.  This information would help you define your path.  I would hazard a guess that the vast majority of jobs associated with the term automation require Controls Engineers.  Controls Engineers are by default considered to be Electrical Engineers, but that's not really fair since many Mechanical Engineers are quite capable of those tasks also.

Go to the job websites and do searches for "factory automation", "automation engineer", and so on, to get a good survey of the skills being sought and the types of jobs out there.

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RE: Career in Automation

I understand it is indeed a very broad terms. I actually am looking for a career in Control engineering. In the applications I have sent the were asking me for knowledge I have from my career, so I was looking for courses and certifications you can do apart from the degree.I will try with factory automation and see what pops up.
Thanks for your help.


RE: Career in Automation

In this tough job market, a creative way to gain some experience is to offer yourself as an intern with a local processing or manufactory.

The wages (usually zero) are not good, but you will likely learn a lot, and you will have something to put on the resume.  Internships can often result in a job.

This method is not plausible for everyone, as it is very difficult to live on zero income, but being gainfully productive earning zero versus sitting around doing nothing earning zero has obvious long term impact on your confidence and experience.  One can continue job-seeking whilst interning.

It is better to have enough ideas for some of them to be wrong, than to be always right by having no ideas at all.

RE: Career in Automation

Dear alcafe

Its better u learn(take knowlege about) PLC,SCADA,DCS.
you can join training on these devices anywhere.Some offer placements.


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RE: Career in Automation

I also agree with the intern stuff. I know of a friend that has tried and it worked for him. Its a shot worth taking! Gracias

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