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Automation Engineer


Do you want to be part of a visionary team changing of the foundations for our sustainable living in the future? Do you want to be part of a visionary team designing the way we live sustainably in the future? Are you driven by passion for a greater vision and researching what will be possible?


Then join us!


Technikum Laubholz is a non-university top-level research institution for the development and transfer of innovative processes and products from hardwood and other renewable raw materials for the industry in Baden-Württemberg and beyond.




  • The opportunity to shape a greener future for our planet
  • Being part of building a start-up company from scratch
  • Comprehensive training in a challenging and varied field of activity
  • Space to work independently, flat hierarchies and short decision-making processes
  • Regular feedback meetings and a wide range of development opportunities
  • Open and dynamic corporate and communication culture
  • Flexible working hours due to a permanent employment contract
  • Remote working and the latest technical equipment
  • Attractive performance-related renumeration
  • Company-sponsored pension scheme
  • A great canteen (vegetarian/vegan options)
  • Support in case of a change of residence
  • Railcard50



  • Coordination of programming and commissioning of plant-specific PLC controls
  • Validation of PLC controls
  • Repairs to electrical machines and systems
  • Analysing possible causes of faults and malfunctions and assessing the extent of the damage, also with the aid of programming equipment
  • Creating and correcting e-documentation
  • Carrying out maintenance and repair tasks as well as new installations
  • Commissioning and optimising new plant and process technology
  • Planning and implementing technical solutions for machine and production optimisation
  • Conceptual design of Industrial 5G and Industrial WiFi networks



  • Successfully completed training in the fields of mechatronics, electrical engineering or automation technology.
  • Completed further training as a state-certified technician in the relevant field or studies in automation technology/industrial electronics
  • Several years of professional experience in PLC development, especially in programming PLC controls for production plants
  • Practical experience in industry
  • Programming knowledge of SIMATIC S7, TIA Portal and WinCC V7.x
  • Knowledge of bus systems, actuators and sensors
  • Knowledge of safety control systems such as Pilz and/or Siemens
  • Knowledge of machine data exchange formats such as OPC UA
  • Flexibility, initiative and ability to work in a team
  • Motivation and reliability
  • Good knowledge of German and English
  • Good understanding and enthusiasm for technical topics

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Das Technikum Laubholz ist eine neue unabhängige außeruniversitäre Forschungseinrichtung. Wir entwickeln innovative und hochwertige Anwendungen für Laubholz. Differenzierung durch Innovation, Nachhaltigkeit, Individualisierung und Konzentration auf höchste Wertschöpfung.