Automation Engineer

1st Shift

Logistics done differently.

At XPO Logistics, we’re constantly looking for ways to improve, enhance, and adapt in an ever-changing marketplace. As the Automation Engineer, you will be responsible for identifying facility design requirements, personnel requirements, and writing work instructions and standard operating procedures. On our team, you’ll have the support to excel at work, and the resources to build a career you can be proud of.  

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:

  • Identify facility design requirements based on activity levels, product dimensional profiles, product flow, and transportation methods and determine time estimates to develop, purchase, document, implement, and install existing and new processes, IT solutions and equipment, operational supplies
  • Develop building layout, data and power requirements to produce AutoCAD layout to be used by various teams to implement start up. Create equipment and operating supply lists and provide purchase requisitions; develop IT equipment (hardware and cabling) requirements based on activity levels and work content.
  • Specify material handling, storage equipment, and up-fit requirements for each site and coordinating with facilities engineering to ensure successful installation. Work with facilities engineering in the development, review and final selection of RFQs for material handling equipment
  • Configure WMS cartonization table data, location logic table data, allocation strategies, commodity table data, and system flag settings for functionality
  • Work with IT team to identify and document new IT functionality not currently available. Identify changes to existing functionality currently available. Test IT solutions and functionality for WMS, OMS, and TMS.
  • Determine startup and ongoing personnel requirements based on work tasks, activity levels, and product dimensional profiles; identify management and supervisory staffing requirements based on technical requirements of work required. Utilize time study analysis or pre-determined standard data systems to establish production standards for activity centers.
  • Identify technical skills and education levels required by job classification; provide job descriptions, shift requirements, and manpower level to HR for hiring
  • Develop training plans and train local distribution center employees using process work instructions; coordinate safety, environmental, equipment, and process training requirements with HR, Compliance, and Safety Manager
  • Coordinate and communicate process and quality improvement initiatives to local management team using process documentation and  process flow diagrams
  • Convert contract documents, proposals, and statements of work into work instructions and operating procedures; submit ISO compliant work instruction and standard operating procedure documents to Quality Management System
  • Determine packaging/kitting requirements based on method of transportation and product dimensional profile; specify and document packaging methods; specify and purchase packaging equipment, containers/cartons, and packing (void fill) to support cartonization functionality and product dimensional profile; identify outbound labeling/documentation requirements

What you need to succeed at XPO:

At a minimum, you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering or related field
  • 2 + years of professional experience in a distribution environment
  • Experience with analytical tools such as flow charts, Pareto charts, cause and effect diagrams, run charts, etc.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Access, and MS Project)
  • Availability to travel up to 75% at times

It’d be great if you also have:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; able to present clean, organized and thorough information and data appropriate for intended audience; compose thorough and detailed technical documentation, procedures, manuals, etc.
  • Ability to identify opportunities to increase accuracy, optimize resources, and develop, recommend, and implement solutions
  • Strong attention to detail and follow-up skills with ability to identify and resolve problems
  • Ability to develop insightful, value-added and actionable analyses with detailed explanations regarding drivers of those results; produces unambiguous, comprehensive and accurate interpretations
  • Self-motivated and able to work well with minimal supervision or in a team environment; consult with team members and management as needed

Be part of something big.


XPO provides cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the world's most successful companies, including Disney, Pepsi, L'Oréal, Toyota and many others. We’re the fastest-growing transportation company on the Fortune 500 list and we’re just getting started.

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.

XPO Logistics
Full time
High Point, North Carolina 27265, US