Careers options and profiles

The Automa­tion Engi­neer can find job oppor­tu­ni­ties in all the com­pa­nies that pro­duce, or incor­po­rate in their prod­ucts, tools and sys­tems for the automa­tion, as well as in those char­ac­ter­ized by flex­i­ble pro­duc­tion process­es at high lev­els of automa­tion. The automa­tion mar­ket cov­ers, increas­ing­ly, all sec­tors of indus­tri­al pro­duc­tion and ser­vices: process indus­tries (chem­i­cal, petro­chem­i­cal, ener­gy, etc.); com­pa­nies and insti­tu­tions work­ing in the field of trans­port (land, sea and air); the man­u­fac­tur­ing indus­try of con­sumer goods (food, appli­ances, games, etc.); the pub­lic util­i­ty net­works (water, gas , ener­gy, trans­port , etc.); man­u­fac­tur­ers of auto­mat­ic machines, robots, and more in gen­er­al of mecha­tron­ic sys­tems, deriv­ing from the inte­grat­ed design of the mechan­ics and of the mea­sur­ing and con­trol elec­tron­ics; bod­ies that over­see or par­tic­i­pate in the man­age­ment of resources (mate­r­i­al, nat­ur­al and human ones) of rel­e­vant eco­nom­ic and social interest.

In all these areas, the automa­tion engi­neer typ­i­cal­ly oper­ates in:

  • com­pa­nies pro­duc­ing and sell­ing automa­tion sys­tems (both hard­ware and software);
  • com­pa­nies that use auto­mat­ed pro­duc­tion plants or that man­age high­ly com­plex services;
  • com­pa­nies pro­duc­ing sys­tems with high tech­no­log­i­cal con­tent, due to the inclu­sion of sophis­ti­cat­ed automa­tion and con­trol elements;
  • engi­neer­ing and con­sult­ing firms that design and project com­plex, eco­nom­i­cal­ly chal­leng­ing and tech­no­log­i­cal­ly advanced plants and systems.