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Automation Industrial Engineer

Date: Jun 27, 2019

Location: Dallas, TX, US, 75201

Company: XPO Logistics

Logistics done differently.             

At XPO Logistics, we invest over $450 million in technology every year so that we can continue to develop state-of-the-art solutions for our customers. 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.


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 special skills needed and provide job descriptions for hiring 
  • 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
  • Ensure transition of all processes, procedures, metrics and maintenance requirements to local operations    

What you need to succeed at XPO:

At a minimum, you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Industrial Engineering with a focus in Robotics/Automation Engineering 
  • 3 years of experience in high-volume operations and distribution-related work
  • Experience with PLCs, electrical controls of motors, switches, diverters, spirals and conveyors
  • Experience with simulation software, 3D modeling, drawing/design of components and system parts
  • Proficiency with AutoCAD
  • Solid knowledge of project management principles with ability to use discernment within defined practices and procedures 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Mini Tab and Six Sigma analysis tools

It’d be great if you also have:

  • Availability to travel up to 75% of the time
  • Experience with various conveyor components and types
  • Confidence to take calculated risks, make strategic, results-oriented decisions and accept responsibility for the results (positive or negative)
  • 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.

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth