Global Automation Specialist (all genders)


Full time


Are you ready for new challenges in an international and innovation-driven environment where you can make a difference? Apply and join our team, be curious, learn, grow, and develop your career together with us. We promise: you are in for a special ride!


The location of the role is in: Leoben or Vienna


About the job

As a Global Automation Specialist, you will report directly to our Global Head of Engineering. In this role, you bring your deep understanding and knowledge of automation into RHI Magnesita, in order to improve hardware automation (AGVs, Robots, Vision camera, IoT Smart sensors, etc.) and data connectivity level. This includes horizontal and vertical integration in hardware and software levels across our European sites.  In addition, you will also provide expert knowledge to develop global technical and project standards & guidelines (such as URS, FRS, PCSD, etc.). You will support the global automation CapEx projects, conduct IT/OT system technical gap analysis, and work collaboratively across a multifunctional team to drive continuous improvement of plant automation and operational excellence.


In addition, your tasks will include

  • Creating and updating global automation standards
  • Managing or supporting other global automation projects
  • Taking initiatives regarding productivity improvement and cost reduction
  • Acting as the technical expert/ consultant and providing technical support to automation projects in European factories


About You

You are a strong communicator with a collaborative attitude. With your great enthusiasm and creative mindset, you bring new ideas to the table, not only as an individual but also together with your colleagues. You work well in cross-functional teams and are not afraid to take responsibility and make decisions. With your hands-on mentality, structured approach and analytical skills, you proactively seek to improve the status quo. You see change as something positive, can adapt quickly and you like to courageously help shaping the future of RHI Magnesita.


What we expect from you in terms of


Education & Skills

  • A higher technical education in the fields of mechanical engineering, industrial engineering or similar
  • Experience in robot and AGV applications, machinery automation, PLC/SCADA/DCS applications such as Siemens S7 PLC, Intouch, PCS7, etc.
  • Knowledge of operational automation, plant data and information systems and technologies, such as OSIsoft PI data historians
  • Experience in development of plant automation modernization roadmap, USR and Process Control Strategy documentations
  • Familiarity with ISA 88 and ISA 95 standards
  • MES knowledge
  • PMP certification will be considered an advantage



  • English – Proficient/Fluent
  • German – Advanced


Work Experience


Why you should work for RHI Magnesita

You will perform in a customer focused environment. We live innovation and appreciate an open and pragmatic way of working. From our leaders we expect to drive our further transformation, to engage our people and to give direction. RHI Magnesita is a company where you can be yourself and where not only your resume and experience, but also your personality counts. We aim for global consistency in compensation policies, but also consider local common practices. RHI Magnesita is committed to support its employees through various means to enable the best possible performance.


We offer

  • Local benefits such as childcare facilities (Hilfswerk) on the company premises, free parking incl. 12 charging stations, canteen with daily meal allowance
  • A variety of health offers (platform for mental & physical health, discount for gym, sponsoring of sports events etc.) and our own Corporate Benefits platform (incl. shopping discounts)
  • RHIM Academy for your ongoing learning & development, incl. full LinkedIn Learning catalogue
  • Possibility of up to 50% home office incl. allowance
  • Flexible and trust-based working time


The annual gross salary for this position will start from € 65.000,00 on a full-time basis, depending on your qualification and experience, as well as the amount of overtime and your level of seniority. We will make sure to offer you a competitive salary package that values your relevant background and that’s in line with market values.


Sounds like you?

At RHI Magnesita everyone is welcome and encouraged to apply. We evaluate applications based on required qualifications and regardless of gender identity, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation, marital or partnership status. At RHI Magnesita we appreciate the value of diverse teams.

We kindly ask you to submit your application online and in English. Due to data privacy reasons, applications via e-mail cannot be taken into consideration. Should you have any questions about this position, please contact us at:


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About RHI Magnesita

We are the acknowledged technology leader in the refractory industry. Our company is defined by people. We are committed to diversity and know that multiple approaches, perspectives and backgrounds fuel creativity and innovation. It is our aspiration to build a workplace culture where everyone feels valued, engages, and can enjoy a truly inclusive environment and the diverse voices of our employees are heard. We foster a collaborative culture that cherishes ideas and determination to add value for our customers. Our leadership style encourages open-mindedness, reliability, pragmatism, and innovation.

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