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Industrial Automation Engineer - 1st Shift - Full Time

GXO Logistics - Charlotte, NC


Posted on 01/26/23 (Ref: NC2bW7InaA-332809-en_US)

Industrial Automation Engineer - 1st Shift - Charlotte, NC - GXO Logistics

Logistics at full potential.

At GXO, we're constantly looking for talented individuals at all levels who can deliver the caliber of service our company requires. You know that a positive work environment creates happy employees, which boosts productivity and dedication. On our team, you'll have the support to excel at work and the resources to build a career you can be proud of.

1st Shift, Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm, This position resides in Hanahan, SC

As the Industrial Automation Engineer, you will be responsible for analyzing high labor content activities across GXO and designing automation to improve operational efficiency with a short ROI and ROIC. You will be challenged with finding ways to improve productivity and developing strategies to help people work smarter. Become a part of our growing, dynamic team and we'll help you develop your career to a level that will exceed your expectations.

Pay, benefits and more.

We are eager to attract the best, so we offer competitive compensation and a generous benefits package, including full health insurance (medical, dental and vision), 401(k), life insurance, disability and more.

What you'll do on a typical day:

  • Design, plan, source and implement automation solutions, including conveyors, sorters, scanners, vision systems, PLCs, etc.
  • Conduct root cause analysis of labor and/or process inefficiencies through operational data analysis, pareto, review, time studies, simulation and discussions with operational leadership
  • Develop automation design and equipment specifications for the implementation of automation solutions, including identifying facility design requirements based on activity levels, product envelope, product flow and transportation methods
  • Work with IT team to identify and document new IT functionality not currently available; identify changes to existing functionality currently available, and test IT solutions and functionality
  • Develop time estimates for process documentation, conversion of existing processes and development, testing and implementation of new processes; publish start-up plans with milestones and responsibilities
  • Project Management and execution, coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of multiple projects. Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and budget, develop a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress, track project performance to analyze the successful completion of short and long-term goals

What you need to succeed at GXO:

At a minimum, you'll need:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field, or equivalent related work or military experience
  • 4 years of experience leading engineering teams
  • Familiarity with Six Sigma practices and principles
  • Experience with PLC and electrical controls of motors, switches, diverters, spirals and conveyors
  • Experience in high-volume operations in a distribution-related environment
  • Experience with Lean methodology, AutoCAD, Simulation, 3D modeling and drawing and designing components and parts of systems
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project), Mini Tab and Six Sigma analysis tools
  • To meet government and federal law program requirements which requires U.S. citizen status

It'd be great if you also have:

  • Bachelor's degree in Automation/Industrial or related Engineering
  • Availability to travel up to 15%

We engineer faster, smarter, leaner supply chains.

GXO is a leading provider of cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the most successful companies in the world. We help our customers manage their goods most efficiently using our technology and services. Our greatest strength is our global team - energetic, innovative people of all experience levels and talents who make GXO a great place to work.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, disability, veteran or other protected status.


GXO adheres to CDC, OSHA and state and local requirements regarding COVID safety. All employees and visitors are expected to comply with GXO policies which are in place to safeguard our employees and customers.

All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment may be required to take and pass a pre-employment drug test.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. Review GXO's candidate privacy statement here.

Industrial Automation Engineer - 1st Shift - Charlotte, NC - GXO Logistics


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