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RBM Poland - Automation Supervisor (Maintenance)

Poland - Nysa
Rechargeable Battery Materials

Opublikowany 17-11-2023

About Umicore 

Reducing harmful vehicle emissions. Powering the cars of the future. Giving new life to used metals. We are the leading circular materials technology company fulfilling its mission to create materials for a better life. With ambitions like this, imagine what you could do? 

About Rechargeable Battery Materials  

We are all on the move. Umicore’s rechargeable battery materials give people autonomy and connectivity. We are a pioneer in battery materials that give added range and performance to electric vehicles. Our materials also ensure longer battery life for portable electronics. To enable our customers to produce even better performing batteries we cannot stand still. We need to find new ways to do things, discover new solutions and develop new ideas. Which is where you come in. 

The Automation Supervisor is responsible for overseeing a team of Automation Engineers and an PI Administrator. The main purpose of this position is to provide direct supervision and guidance to the team, ensuring the smooth operation of automation systems within the organization. The Automation Supervisor will also be responsible for facilitating the handover of SCADA/PLC/PI functionalities from the Engineering team to the Automation team. The goal is to ensure a seamless transition and effective management of automation systems..

Activities include development, alignment and implementation of the required reports and managing the structure, training and people development.

Main responsibilities

Team Supervision and Leadership:

  • Provide direct supervision, mentorship, and guidance to the team of Automation Engineers and the PI Administrator.
  • Set clear performance expectations, goals, and objectives for the team members.
  • Foster a collaborative and productive work environment, encouraging teamwork and knowledge sharing.
  • Conduct regular performance evaluations and provide feedback to team members.

Handover of SCADA/PLC/PI Functionalities:

  • Coordinate with the Engineering team to facilitate the smooth handover of SCADA/PLC/PI functionalities to the Automation team.
  • Ensure proper documentation and knowledge transfer of system functionalities, configurations, and maintenance procedures.
  • Collaborate with the Automation Engineers to fully understand the system architecture and requirements.

System Management and Optimization:

  • Oversee the day-to-day operation and maintenance of automation systems, including SCADA, PLCs, and OSIsoft PI.
  • Monitor system performance, identify issues, and implement corrective actions to ensure optimal functionality and reliability.
  • Collaborate with the Automation Engineers to develop and implement best practices for system configuration, monitoring, and troubleshooting.
  • Stay updated with industry trends and advancements in automation technology to drive continuous improvement.

Stakeholder Collaboration:

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, such as Operations, Engineering, and IT, to align automation initiatives with organizational goals.
  • Act as a liaison between the Automation team and other departments to ensure effective communication and collaboration.
  • Participate in meetings and provide technical expertise and insights regarding automation systems.


  • Engineering Academic degree (Automation or Electrical) or other related discipline preferred
  • Automation System Implementation: Hands-on experience in implementing automation systems, including SCADA, PLC, and HMI. This includes designing, programming, and configuring automation systems to meet specific operational requirements.
  • Team Leadership and Supervision: Proven experience in leading and managing a team of automation engineers and administrators. This includes assigning tasks, providing guidance and support, conducting performance evaluations, and fostering a collaborative work environment.
  • System Integration and Optimization: Expertise in integrating various automation systems, ensuring seamless communication and data exchange between different components. Experience in optimizing automation processes to improve efficiency, reliability, and productivity.
  • Troubleshooting and Maintenance: Proficiency in diagnosing and resolving issues related to automation systems, such as identifying software or hardware malfunctions, conducting root cause analysis, and implementing corrective actions. Experience in developing and implementing preventive maintenance programs to ensure optimal system performance.
  • Industry Knowledge: Familiarity with the specific industry or sector in which the automation systems are implemented. Understanding industry-specific regulations, standards, and best practices is valuable for effectively managing and optimizing automation processes.
  • Practical knowledge of data systems and computer engineering
  • Strong knowledge and experience in SCADA, PLC, and automation systems.
  • Proficiency in OSIsoft PI system administration and data management.
  • Familiarity with industry standards and protocols related to automation, such as OPC, Modbus, and Ethernet/IP.
  • Understanding of cybersecurity principles and best practices in automation systems.
  • Thorough knowledge of the service-specific software and / or hardware and knows the programming options.
  • Knows the applicable safety, quality and environmental regulations.
  • Project management skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Organizational skills and the ability to meet conflicting deadlines
  • Communication with internal and external stakeholders and relationship building
  • Demonstrated leadership and supervisory experience, preferably in an automation or engineering related field.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize tasks, delegate responsibilities, and manage resources.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to foster collaboration and maintain positive working relationships.
  • Strong sense of responsibility.
  • Strong communication skills, is able to communicate.
  • Innovative and creative in collecting information and developing ideas.
  • Analytical mindset with problem-solving abilities.
  • Detail-oriented and quality-focused approach to work.
  • Adaptability and willingness to learn and embrace new technologies.
  • Strong commitment to safety, quality, and continuous improvement.

What we offer 

We aim to lead the way. Not just for our customers, but for our employees too. That is why we strive to create a collaborative environment in which we can all succeed, and a culture through which we can all share ideas, develop our expertise and advance our careers. We engage in building an inclusive work culture that offers equal opportunities for all employees irrespective of their diverse backgrounds. As you would expect from a world-leading organisation, we will also reward your contribution with a competitive salary and benefits. With all this and more, imagine what you could do? 

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