Automation Engineer Resume Guide

4 Automation Engineer Resume Examples - Here's What Works In 2022

As technology continues to develop and evolve at accelerated speeds, many industries are using new technology to shift from manual processes to more efficient and cost-effective automated processes. And when a company is looking to find points of automation, automation engineers are who they call to make it happen. This guide will take you through some of the automation engineer titles out there, show you what a strong resume looks like for each title, and give you tips to create your own to nab yourself a job.

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Automation engineers look at a company’s processes, identify processes that can be automated, develop plans and strategies to make the automation a reality, test the new automated system for bugs, and give solutions to fix those bugs. So if you see those automated help chatbots on a website, or an automated cart selection for an online supermarket, those systems were most likely created by an automation engineer.


Educationally, the basic expectation is for an automation engineer to have a bachelor’s degree in automation, electronic engineering, or a similar field. Some will choose to follow that with a master’s or pursue certification such as the CAP (Certified Automation Professional). 

In addition, you will need to have very strong computer skills, problem-solving skills, and communication skills.


Let’s take a look at some automation engineer positions.