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Shaw Industries Inc Automation Engineer in Andalusia, Alabama

Job Title

Automation Engineer

Position Overview

To oversee automation integration and utilize models for process optimization within an automated manufacturing site of 1200 + employees.


  • Responsible for ensuring seamless integration between material flow systems throughout the site using modeling and simulation trials as well as utilizing lean principles by performing value-stream simulations and analysis.

  • Assist with analysis of financial and productivity impact of any proposed changes involving equipment changes/reliability, route changes, process changes/interruptions, and product volume or mix changes to automated material flow process by evaluating change impact with existing simulation models prior to execution.

  • Responsible for checking integration of scheduling, production, and automation systems to ensure all systems are working together in the automated material flow process.

  • Manage standards tables and other automation process inputs.

  • Collaborate and mitigate risk with a team by developing protocol and standard work to ensure continuity of all automation systems with material flow.

  • Recommend improvements to internal processes and systems for continuous improvement of material flow.

  • Evaluate equipment needs during the scale up of manufacturing and automation processes to ensure a seamless flow.

  • Assist with set up of modernization data analytics - process performance, condition monitoring, etc - for the new plant.

  • Responsible for failure analysis and diagnostic execution to facilitate corrective action of automation system and/or procedures.

Required Competencies:

  • Execute Action Plan

  • Initiate Action

  • Adapt and Change

  • Learn Continuously

  • Demonstrate Inclusive leadership


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Control System, Mechatronics or High School Diploma/GED and 4 years experience in systems integration with automated equipment/systems.

  • Strong technical background, preferably in a manufacturing environment.

  • Data Analytics (Splunk, Tableau, PowerBI, R, Python, etc.)

  • Industrial Automation (PLCs, HMIs, Drives, Sensors, etc.)

  • Application Development (Any language)

Work Shift

8 hour, day shift

Shaw is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. It is our policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote individuals in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, gender identity, or any other legally protected status.

As we continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), we might determine the need to postpone in-person interviews to ensure the health and safety of our associates, candidates, and the community. In this case, we can accommodate with a phone or video interview, and will schedule an in-person interview for a later date. The method by which you interview does not impact your standing as a candidate for this position.

Shaw Industries Group, Inc. is more than a flooring company – we are 22,000 people united in our vision of creating a better future for our customers, for our people, for our community and for our company. We provide carpet, resilient, hardwood, tile & stone, laminate, synthetic turf and other specialty items for residential and commercial markets worldwide. We meet diverse customer needs through an expansive portfolio of brands, including: Anderson Tuftex, COREtec, Patcraft, Philadelphia Commercial, Shaw Contract, Shaw Floors, Shaw Hospitality, Shaw Sports Turf, Southwest Greens, USFloors and more.

Headquartered in Dalton, Georgia, Shaw is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway with nearly $6 billion in annual revenue and representation throughout the U.S., as well as in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, France, Great Britain, India, Mexico, Scotland, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates. For more information about our company brands, operations and community involvement, visit

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