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Shaw Industries Inc Automation Director in Dalton, Georgia

Job Title

Automation Director

Position Overview

Position Overview:

At Shaw, we believe that our people are our competitive advantage and that the success of our company and the success of our people go hand-in-hand. Our culture is centered on leadership development, embracing a growth mindset, and leveraging the capabilities and insights of all individuals with varied skills, abilities, experiences, and backgrounds to champion innovation that enables us to create a better future.

Are you excited about identifying and leading automation projects that provide transformative solutions? Are you looking to leverage your technical expertise to collaborate on automation process upgrades and comprehensive deployments? We are seeking a strategic leader who will be a key business partner to a plant or facility and their leadership team to provide strategic direction for automation opportunities. The ideal candidate will be committed to leading a dedicated team of automation professionals and collaborating with leaders across the enterprise to deliver high-value automation solutions. If this sounds like you, join us in our unified mission to create a better future: for our people, for our customers, for our company, and for our communities.

Scope of Work:

  • Automated storage & retrieval

  • AGV Automation

  • RFID, Barcode, camera, tracking technology

  • Process Automation

  • Discovery & evaluate technology applications

  • Develop specialized solutions

  • Creation of automation standards

  • Standards development and refresh

  • Rapid ID & execution of Proof Of Concept

Scope of Responsibility :

  • Working collaboratively with Enterprise partners to identify gaps and propose high value productivity automation solutions.

  • Develop and implement multi-year automation roadmap including mission, goals, and budgets that align with business strategy and evolve with business needs

  • Foster a culture of innovation within the team and with stakeholders to challenge the status quo leveraging both new technologies and creative solutions within existing systems

  • Build strong relationships with our stakeholders

  • Focused on productivity improvements involving process automation, material movement automation, storage automation, and new packaging material that will enable automation.

  • Ability to seek out next-generation technologies and solutions.

  • Drive standardization where applicable

  • Create the repository of automation standards accessible to the enterprise

  • Governance of automation projects

  • Selling and communicating the story - Able to take a complex subject and simplify. Communication to all levels of the organization.

  • Enterprise thinking

  • Focus on change management

  • Ensure efficient discovery and execution of solutions via external partners/integrators where appropriate

  • Enable data analytics & providing insights

  • Lead a team of Automation Engineers focused on strategic enterprise automation projects


  • Bachelor’s Degree; a degree in an Engineering discipline is preferred.

  • 10 years of experience in a key leadership role.

  • Proven performance in strategic planning, project execution, and leadership.

  • Demonstrated success in Automation processes and large scale rollouts

  • Passion and experience in Automation Ideation

  • Experience w/ Continuous Improvement Methodologies

Key Leadership Competencies:

  • Establish Strategic Direction

  • Sell the Strategy

  • Encourage Innovation

  • Drive Results

  • Build Organizational Talent

  • Build Strategic Partnerships

Work Shift

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

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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