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Shaw Industries Inc Robotics Automation Engineer in Andalusia, Alabama

Job Title

Robotics Automation Engineer

Position Overview

Shaw Industries is looking for a Robotics Automation Engineer / Automation Engineer III to oversee the development, implementation, and support of plant-wide automation processes. This position has responsibilities for designing, configuring, deploying, and maintaining programmable logic control (PLC) based systems across the site.

Shaw Industries Group, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, and is a global leader in delivering carpet, hardwood, tile & stone, laminate, synthetic turf, and other specialty products to residential and commercial markets worldwide. We are committed to creating a better future for our customers, our people, our company, and our communities.


  • Responsible for a team of Automation Engineers and Automation Technicians, providing daily, weekly, and monthly guidance, setting goals and objectives to ensure project milestones are met. 

  • Grow and leverage relationships with Department Managers, Technical Engineers, and other key partners to ensure buy-in, understanding and ownership of automation solutions at the plant level. 

  • Work with vendors and plant maintenance to ensure all automation equipment has appropriate spare parts, and a robust PM / Maintenance plan. 

  • Responsible for managing capital projects, driving TPM initiatives and cost improvements, investigating off-quality situations, monitoring, and analyzing departmental performance through reports, feedback, and observations. 

  • Utilize Lean/Six Sigma tools to improve production processes to ensure product and quality goals for the site are met. 

  • Contributes to process improvement efforts by carrying out medium to large tasks under limited supervision.  

  • Study processing parameters to improve process performance. 

  • Monitor and debug new methods and procedures to ensure system efficiency. 

  • Communicate with downstream processing departments about any processing problems encountered . 

  • Investigate process issues using problem-solving techniques to get at the root cause of challenging and complex issues both internally and externally. 

  • Initiate and execute actions that ensure departmental Safety, Quality, Productivity, Waste & Cost objectives are achieved and maintained . 

  • Provide technical assistance to the Department Manager, Team Managers, Reliability Technicians, Associates, and Internal Customers. 

  • Lead and manage Intern(s), OMT(s), and Process Technician(s) as needed. 

  • Understand and Support all SAFE, SMS , TPM, Lean Six Sigma & Environmental Efforts within the department.  Assist in developing and implementing plans to improve these areas where performance is under goal. 

  • Ability to travel as required . 

    Required Competencies:

  • Coach and Develop Others

  • Demonstrate Inclusive Leadership

  • Drive Innovation

  • Drive Results


  • Bachelor's degree (Engineering preferred) or 7+ years in a Manufacturing Automation Leadership role .

  • Previous experience in Manufacturing strongly preferred .

  • Must possess good interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.

  • The nature of this role can involve off shift , weekend and holiday work as needed .

Shaw benefits include:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • Life insurance and disability coverage

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Employee assistance program

  • Health savings account

  • Paid Time Off

  • Parental Leave

  • 401K and Retirement Plans

  • Product discounts for employees

  • Adoption assistance

  • Shaw Family Health Center (Dalton, GA, and Cartersville, GA, locations)

  • And much more.

Work Shift

8 Hr non-rotating shift, Hrs fall to in punch day, Observed Calendar, shift starts AM

Shaw Industries is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, protected veteran status, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

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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