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Title:  Automation Project Engineer

Requisition ID:  20782
Location:  Milano
Function:  R&D
Contract Type:  Permanent
Experience:  3 - 5 years

Automation Project Engineer
Established in 1872, Pirelli is among the world’s leading tyre producers. It is the only pure consumer tyre company that includes car, motorbike, and bicycle tyres as well as associated services.
Pirelli has a distinct positioning in high value tyres, characterised by an advanced technology with more than 3,800 homologations obtained, thanks to partnerships with the most prestigious car manufacturers in the world. In order to achieve the highest levels of performance, safety and containment of environmental impact, Pirelli has always been strongly committed to research and development, in which it invested 6% of revenue from high-value products in 2021.
Involved in motorsport since 1907, Pirelli has been the exclusive official tyre partner of the Formula 1™ World Championship since 2011 and has renewed the agreement until 2024.
Pirelli's commitment to the creation of sustainable value, a characteristic of the Company's responsible management and its economic, social and environmental performances has resulted in its inclusion in some of the world’s most prestigious sustainability stock market indices such as the Dow Jones World and Europe Sustainability Indices and Global Compact LEAD of the United Nations.


The candidate will join the Research and Development Technology Engineering team at Pirelli headquarter. He/She will be involved as Automation Project Engineer in designing, simulating and testing automated machinery for all the Pirelli factories in the world. Depending on the category and complexity of projects, he/she may act as project member or project leader.
•Defines the electrical equipment (hardware and software) of machinery in coordination with internal and external stakeholders.
•Writes the specifications for the electrical equipment of machinery for all the Pirelli factories worldwide.
•As project leader, defines the project timeline and manages accordingly the design, procurement, commissioning, testing and validation of the electrical equipment for machinery both internally manufactured or supplied by Original Equipment Manufacturers. He/she also supervises and coordinates the work of technicians, machinists, and other engineers supporting the project.
•As project member, supports the project leader in all the previously mentioned activities.
•For assembled production lines, coordinating external suppliers carries out the complete electrical engineering (e.g. cable trays layout, cables dimensioning and distribution) according to electrical standards and directives.
•Defines data structures and interfaces with M.E.S. and upper layers.
•Supports the development of new functionalities for process/product traceability.
•PLC and SCADA/HMI software standardization.
•Technical scouting and deployment of emerging technologies applicable to machinery for tyre production processes.
•Document verification, approval and archiving in compliance with quality standards.
•Application of the best practices in quality and efficiency for designing, procurement and manufacturing of automated machinery.
•Offers technical support during installation, commissioning, start-up and following lifecycle phases in all the Pirelli factories worldwide.
•Supports the Digital transformation of the Company.

•Master Degree in Automation Engineering or Electrical Engineering
•Minimum three years of experience on industrial automation 
•Knowledge of industrial automation: PLC, sensors, servo controls, robotics, industrial networks and related applications
•Knowledge in industrial electrical plant design and electrical schematics drawings
•Knowledge of data analysis and DB management tools (query, script, etc.) is an advantage
•Knowledge of PLC programming languages is an advantage
•Basic knowledge in CAD and electrical design SW.
•Knowledge of Fortran, C/C#, VB, Python is an advantage
•Ability to calibrate and operate robots (Comau, ABB, others) is an advantage
•Ability to work in international teams
•Ability to work independently
•Critical thinking
•Good problem solving skills
•Basic knowledge of project management
•Interest in innovation
•Communication skills
•Travelling flexibility (international and domestic)
•Fluency in English.

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