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Shaw Industries Inc Automation Engineer III - Located in Port Wentworth, GA in Savannah, Georgia

Job Title

Automation Engineer III - Located in Port Wentworth, GA

Position Overview

Shaw Industries is seeking an Automation Engineer for our Port Wentworth, GA location. This role provides leadership in analyzing Logistics automation & process control technology, architecture requirements and designs, configures, deploys, and supports PLC-based process control systems to fulfill these requirements. The role is directly responsible for forming and maintaining professional relationships with their business partners. Support responsibilities will include upgrading of existing systems, on-going enhancements, and troubleshooting in a real-time operations environment. Qualified applicants will have demonstrated system development and project management skills.

The first 4-6 months requires working from our North Georgia facilities 75% of time. After, the position will be based out of Savannah and require travel to other sites approximately 15% of the time.

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.


  • Idea generation of automation-based process improvements.

  • Manage projects that are concurrently deployed across the Logistics Division.

  • Coordinate project planning and deployment actions across multiple groups and areas of responsibilities.

  • Manage relationships with Corporate Engineering, Division and Facility Leadership, customers and third-party suppliers.

  • Responsible for deciding control methodologies, architectures, and equipment selection on automation & control projects.

  • Perform cost vs. benefit analysis of features with regards to manpower and equipment costs.

  • Assign tasks to Technicians and or operators.

  • Work with the Plant Manager and Integration to continually manage process, equipment, and methodology standards through out the company.

  • Design and program automation solutions based on Allen-Bradley and/or Siemens PLC platform

  • Design and configure Ignition (Human Machine Interface) systems

  • Participate in the development of control system projects including formulating objectives, defining functional requirements and specifications, obtaining quotes, estimating man-hours, generating bid packages, etc.

  • Design, set up, and conduct control system staging prior to deployment

  • Manage contractors and technical resources

  • Resolve design gap issues at time of deployment


  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in advanced Allen-Bradley’s Logix 5000 and/or Siemens Step 7 and Step 5 programming

  • Engineering Degree and/or 5+ yrs experience in system developmentand project management

  • Working knowledge of Yaskawa robots. (MLX preferred)

  • Working knowledge of vision systems.

  • Working knowledge of Ignition (one or more years of experience desired)

  • Solid understanding and exposure to control system and computer networks

  • Solid understanding of the relationship between control systems and distribution processes, product quality, and process continuity

  • Working knowledge of TCP/IP desired

  • Strong hardware and networking troubleshooting skills

  • Strong oral and written communications skills

  • Ability to communicate technical details clearly to all levels, i.e. subordinates, supervisors, and management

  • Effective documentation and organizational skills

  • Ability to transfer 50 lbs of equipment to and from cart

  • Able to remain on feet for extended periods during deployment

  • Able to maneuver in tight spaces to examine equipment, wiring, etc.

Required Competencies

  • Coach and Develop Others

  • Demonstrate Inclusive Leadership

  • Drive Innovation

  • Drive Results

Shaw benefits include:

  • Medical, dental, vision insurance and pet 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

  • Gym membership discounts

  • 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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