Job Posting

Headquartered in York, Voith Hydro’s North American operations are home to one of the world’s largest dedicated hydro turbine equipment manufacturing facilities. Voith Hydro is the only turbine manufacturer in the United States with a hydraulic laboratory.

Lead Engineer, Automation - NA730

Area of Employment

  • The Lead Engineer is a "hands on" engineer who additionally provides project technical leadership for Hydro Automation projects.
  • Leads the automation engineering team to design, manufacture, and test of control system components on assigned projects
  • Responsible for the organization of the assigned project engineering team to deliver engineering documentation according to the project schedule
  • Fully responsible for the technical design - complete ownership of the technical solution and ensures that the design complies with Voith internal standards, industry/national standards and customer specifications
  • Review and check design engineers calculations, designs, and documents and mentor design engineers on the project team, setting an example with respect to the use of approved engineering and project tools
  • Maintain key project control tools including the Document Forecast Tool (DFT), Variance Database, and the Master Action Item Lists on assigned projects


  • Proficient designer of PLC based automation systems, including thorough working knowledge of hardware design principles, software design principles, and industrial networking
  • Proficient in drawing circuit diagrams in a computer aided design environment and experience in developing and integrating software in an industrial or utility environment
  • Demonstrated past ability to lead a small group of engineers
  • Superior organization and time management skills
  • Prior test and field start up experience
  • This position requires travel away from the home office between 10-20% average per year

The scope of this position is to provide technical lead for project engineering teams ranging from 1-3 professionals. Typically 3 projects assigned to a Lead at any given time. Voith Hydro is an EEO/AA/VEVRAA compliant empoyer


Joan Milner

Voith Hydro Inc.

East Berlin Road 760

17408-8701 York

United States