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Shaw Industries Inc Automation Engineer in Cartersville, Georgia

Job Title

Automation Engineer

Position Overview

This position provides technical support to a manufacturing facility as it relates to industrial automation and control systems. This includes troubleshooting, participating in process improvement efforts, and capital project efforts which will, at times, require working weekends, holidays, and being on-call.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Supports electricians and senior staff in troubleshooting and diagnosing electrical problems on new or existing equipment. Capable of leading the effort on complex issues.

  • Contributes to process improvement efforts by carrying out medium to large tasks under limited supervision. Help identify improvement opportunities and offers solutions.

  • Contributes to medium to large capital projects by carrying out tasks under limited supervision. Capable of managing small to medium size projects from an electrical and controls standpoint including scope development, budgeting, schedule development, and overseeing the efforts of internal and external resources.

  • Supports a 24/7 manufacturing operation at a facility including being on-call and being available for weekend and holiday work.

Key Competencies:

  • Execute Action Plan

  • Influence Others

  • Demonstrate Good Judgement

  • Build Customer Satisfaction

  • Initiate Action

  • Adapt and Change

  • Learn Continuously

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical, Computer, or Mechatronics Engineering. Mechanical Engineering may be considered with sufficient experience.

  • Minimum 2 years relevant experience

  • Must possess good organizational, computer, analytical, and interpersonal skills

  • Must be able to work well under pressure and within deadlines.

Detailed Understanding of the Following with Demonstrated Prior Application:

  • PLC programming languages and concepts, their function, and proper selection

  • Siemens TIA Portal and/or Allen Bradley RSLogix 5, 500, 5000 / Studio 5000 programming software packages

  • Siemens S7-1200 and S7-1500 series processors and related hardware and/or Allen Bradley Micrologix, SLC, PLC-5, CompactLogix, and ControlLogix series processors and related hardware

  • Advanced control concepts such as control loops and PID tuning

  • Motor control concepts, hardware components, their function, and proper application such as starters, soft starters, and variable frequency drives (VFDs)

  • Human-machine interfaces (HMIs) in the facility from a hardware and software standpoint

  • Panel-mounted and field-mounted electrical devices, how to troubleshoot them, and how to select the best device for a particular application.

  • Standard industrial test equipment and their proper application

  • Industrial networks in the facility and how to troubleshoot them

  • Data analysis tools currently deployed and how to use historical information to solve problems

  • Safety circuit design and current safety standards

  • Single and three-phase power and power distribution including topics such as power factor, harmonics, fault current, and arc flash and incorporating these considerations in the design of new or modified systems.

  • Moderate understanding of motion control concepts, hardware components, their function, and proper application such as servos and robots.

  • Basic understanding of NFPA articles 70, 70E, 79 including topics such as sizing of conductors, sizing of overcurrent protection devices, AIC ratings, tap rules, grounding requirements, etc.

  • Basic understanding of mechanical systems such as pneumatics, hydraulics, and mechanical drive systems

Capable of the following:

  • Design, commission, and troubleshoot PLC, VFD, and HMI applications of varying complexity.

  • Selecting the proper electrical hardware for new or modified systems.

  • Getting online with the servo controllers in the facility for troubleshooting purposes under limited supervision. Capable of using the teach pendants to troubleshoot robots in the facility where applicable.

  • Selecting the proper network design for a given application based on established division standards.

  • Troubleshooting safety-related hardware and software, modifying existing circuits as needed, and designing new circuits to fulfill application requirements.

  • Reading, editing, and generating electrical schematics as needed and ensuring schematics are current.

  • Reading P&ID diagrams for troubleshooting purposes and generating an electrical bill of material from them with limited assistance.

  • Performing all work under limited supervision and in accordance with established regulatory, company, and divisional electrical standards and best practices.

  • Recommending controls hardware selection for new or modified systems to senior staff.

  • Contributing to the improvement of electrical standards and best practices.

  • Reviewing changes made by junior AEs and electricians and providing feedback.

  • Partnering with resources from other disciplines to successfully develop and execute capital improvement projects from conception through commissioning.

Preferred Skills:

  • Firm understanding of process operations in the facility including the associated equipment and control systems and how control changes affect process performance such as through put and quality.

  • Proficient in AutoCAD 2D


Work 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.

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