At XPO Logistics, we're transforming transportation and logistics through technology, investing hundreds of millions of dollars every year in IT. As an Automation Engineer, you will have a meaningful role in our future success by analyzing high-labor content activities across the company and designing automation to improve operational efficiency and deliver fast Return on Investment (ROI) and Return on Invested Capital (ROIC). This is an exciting opportunity to improve productivity by developing strategies to help people work smarter, ensuring that we stay ahead of our competitors while delighting our customers. We will equip you with the best tools in the industry to grow and develop to a level that will exceed your expectations and help you reach your career goals.
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 robotics, conveyors, sorters, scanners, vision systems and PLCs
Conduct root cause analyses of labor and/or process inefficiencies through operational data analysis, Pareto charts, process reviews, time studies, statistics reviews, 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
Build layouts and power requirements to accept automation designs; specify material handling and storage equipment solutions
Design startup and ongoing personnel requirements for automation solutions based on product profile and activity levels; identify management and supervisory requirements for operations personnel
Determine required maintenance support positions for each site depending on equipment functionality and service level requirements for on-site operations; develop preventive maintenance tasks and schedules to mitigate less than 100% uptime operations
Identify changes to existing functionality and test IT solutions and functionality; partner with IT team to identify and document new functionality not currently available
Specify packing methods to be used based on mode/method of transportation and product profile; specify containers/cartons and packing (void fill) medium requirements
Identify outbound labeling/documentation requirements; provide annual cost estimates for packing materials and create cartonization tables
Develop processes and procedures for human interface functionality with automation equipment, along with supporting validation techniques and metrics to ensure successful project completion
What you need to succeed at XPO:
At a minimum, you'll need:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent related work or military experience
1 year of experience in high-volume operations and distribution-related work
Experience implementing all types of sorters and goods-to-person systems, including high-density automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS), carousels and robotic systems
Experience with simulation software, 3D modeling/drawing and designing components and system parts
Experience with AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, Mini Tab and Six Sigma analysis tools
It'd be great if you also have:
Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Industrial Engineering with a focus in Robotics/Automation Engineering
Availability to travel up to 30% of the time
2 years of experience in high-volume operations and distribution-related work
Experience with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and electrical controls of motors, Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs), switches, diverters, spirals and various conveyor components and types
Solid knowledge of project management principles with ability to use discernment within defined practices and procedures
Demonstrated ability as a collaborative, innovative and strategic thinker who is decisive and results-oriented
Ability to handle multiple projects and time demands with a high level of urgency, personal integrity, energy and stamina
Be part of something big.
XPO 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 XPO 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.
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.