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Cigna Industrial Automation Engineer - Express Scripts ($2500 Sign On Bonus) in St. Louis, Missouri

Help us maintain our future. Get ready for a job that encourages you to think strategically yet stay connected with your teams. Do you have premium-brand regional or strategy experience? If so, prepare to innovate, create and inspire. The Automation Engineer is primarily responsible for providing first-level process Control support for the highly-automated manufacturing systems. Other key responsibilities include: implementing equipment and system upgrades (engineering change controls and continuous improvements), supporting installations involving upgrades or equipment expansions, and supporting Return-on-Investment (ROI)-based analysis for driving and justifying continuous improvements. Also, those in this role will perform emergency, corrective, and preventive activities, analyze the layout of equipment, workflow and assembly methods to maximize efficiency, and mentor/support the development of other team members.


  • Troubleshoot, install and repair automated production equipment, to include applications, data/information, electrical, robotic programming, electrical controls, and PLC programming. Responsible for the technical support of robot and PLC based hardware and software.

  • Performs advanced level troubleshooting on automated equipment by using and understanding electrical, mechanical, and pneumatic drawings and schematics, and using special test equipment and tools.

  • Plans and implements automated equipment related to new ideas and processes. Works with developers, designers and production engineers to improve the quality of processes and/or machines, analysis of design and implementation of technical products and systems. Communicates with management on project goals and status. Drives improvement.

  • Participates in continuous improvement studies, statistical analysis and functional reviews of unit operations. Performs other assignments and special projects in collaboration with the development and senior engineering teams.

  • Works with developers and vendors to provide expert judgment and analysis regarding the design, development, and implementation of technical products and systems. Works with operations partners to understand operating systems and assist in disaster recovery of automation equipment.

  • Provides technical training for Electro-Mechanical Technicians as well as other Pharmacy Automation Engineers.

  • Ensures system availability by providing high-level technical support. Contributes to the completion of milestones associated with specific projects.

  • Performs root cause analysis for reliability events and related deficiencies.

  • Ensures equipment parts in inventory accuracy and availability by checking our required items from existing inventories. Occasionally orders parts and materials required for maintenance such as equipment rebuilds or project-related jobs.


  • High School diploma; Associate's degree preferred.

  • Minimum of 5-year experience in troubleshooting automated control systems in an emergency and corrective maintenance capacity within a production environment.

  • Programming and troubleshooting experience using the RSLOGIX platform is highly-desired.

  • Advanced Electrical troubleshooting required

  • MS Office Applications preferred.

  • Experience with automation software to include: RS Logix 500 and 5000, RSView, Cognex, DEVICENET, and FANUC/ADEPT robotics.

  • Advanced electro/mechanical/pneumatic troubleshooting preferred.

  • Competent use of all tools and procedures needed to repair precision electro-mechanical machinery.

  • Ability to work outside of normal shift hours including the occasional weekend as needed to satisfy operational requirements in support of customer demand.

  • Ability to travel (0-10%) to other Express Scripts facilities or vendor training sites if possible.

About Cigna

Cigna Corporation exists to improve lives. We are a global health service company dedicated to improving the health, well-being and peace of mind of those we serve. Together, with colleagues around the world, we aspire to transform health services, making them more affordable and accessible to millions. Through our unmatched expertise, bold action, fresh ideas and an unwavering commitment to patient-centered care, we are a force of health services innovation. When you work with us, or one of our subsidiaries, you’ll enjoy meaningful career experiences that enrich people’s lives. What difference will you make?

Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, age, disability, sex, childbirth (including pregnancy) or related medical conditions including but not limited to lactation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital or familial status, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, citizenship status or any other characteristic protected by applicable equal employment opportunity laws.

If you require reasonable accommodation in completing the online application process, please email: SeeYourself@cigna.com for support. Do not email SeeYourself@cigna.com for an update on your application or to provide your resume as you will not receive a response.