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Manager, Automation

Date: Feb 19, 2021

Location: Clayton, IN, US, 46118

Company: XPO Logistics

Logistics done differently.

Are you ready to take your career to the next level with a growing global company? Join XPO Logistics, a company named among the most admired in the world by Fortune and one of America’s best employers by Forbes. As the Manager, Automation, you will play a key role to ensure material flow is maintained through various types of automation across an advanced network of conveyors and sorters. Become a part of our growing, dynamic team and we'll help you develop 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:

  • Support continuous Improvement by identifying the best automating processes
  • Hire, train, develop and provide technical support to engineering staff
  • Conduct root cause analyses of process inefficiencies through operational data analysis, process reviews, time studies, statistical reviews, simulation and discussions with operational leadership
  • Maintain and improve requirements for automation solutions based on product profile and activity levels
  • Conduct efficiency analyses to identify cost savings opportunities and assist other programs
  • Determine required maintenance and support for Goods-to-Person (GTP) automated equipment
  • Develop preventive maintenance tasks and schedules to mitigate less than 100% uptime operations 
  • Identify changes to existing functionality; test IT and engineering solutions and functionality
  • Partner with IT and engineering team to identify and document new functionalities not currently available
  • Support the development of processes and procedures for human interface functionality with automation equipment; support 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
  • 5 years of engineering and distribution-related experience
  • Experience in Lean Methodology
  • Familiarity with Six Sigma practices and principles

It’d be great if you also have:

  • Degree in Electrical or Industrial Engineering or related field
  • Automation experience in Goods to Person (GTP), ARS, AGVs or other automated systems


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.


XPO adheres to CDC, OSHA and state and local requirements regarding COVID safety. All employees and visitors are expected to comply with XPO 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.

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