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Shaw Industries Inc Automation Integration Engineer in Chickamauga, Georgia

Job Title

Automation Integration Engineer

Position Overview

This position will manage the supportability, ownership, and oversight of locally deployed automation and control solutions. Additionally, this position will provide tangible value through process improvements identified by process awareness and data analysis.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the plant to determine greatest needs and areas of entitlement.

  • Design and manage the implementation of capital and process improvement projects. May not only include the controls portion of the project but the electrical power, and mechanical portion as well.

  • Maintain and enforce corporate electrical standards and code requirements.

  • Assist with local oversight and long term ownership of corporately managed projects.

  • Ensure supportability of all automation solutions. This includes management of drawings, documentation, procedures, source code, spare parts, obsolescence awareness, and availability of third party support.

  • Work with CIM and other Shaw Automation Engineers to share knowledge and leverage resources.

  • Collaborate with and train plant-level technicians.


  • High School Diploma/GED and related experience as outlined below. Bachelors Engineering Degree with an Electrical, Control System, Mechatronics emphasis preferred.

  • Must be able to follow and write basic PLC logic in accordance with Shaw automation standards.

  • Must be able to install, configure and troubleshoot PLC hardware.

  • Must be familiar with the operation and application of basic sensing devices such as proximity detectors, visible and infrared detection devices, encoders, etc.

  • Must be able to install and configure process control software and PC operating systems.

  • Must be able to make minor programming changes to ancillary equipment such as digital timers, counters, PID loop controllers, etc.

  • Must be able to install, terminate, and commission AC and DC motor control systems (VFD’s, soft starts and starters).

  • Must be familiar with the operation and be able to troubleshoot AC and DC motors.

  • Must be familiar with using test equipment and troubleshooting issues in a real time manufacturing environment.

  • Must have a general understanding of industrial electrical best practices and regulatory codes including NFPA 70 and NFPA 70E.

  • Must have a general understanding of single and three-phase power and power distribution.

  • Must have a general understanding of machine safety and safety systems.

  • Must be familiar with network theory and be able to troubleshoot ethernet and fieldbus systems.

  • Should be able to assist with capital and process improvement projects.

Other Skills, Abilities and Requirements:

  • Must possess strong business and communication skills.

  • Must have the ability to interface with all levels of users throughout the organization.

  • Must be able work weekends and holidays as needed.

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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