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Sr. Engineer - Automation & Innovation

As a Senior Engineer- Global Automation & Innovation at syncreon you will be responsible for supporting the company's future and existing operations around the world. You will be responsible for ensuring that technologies and processes are running as planned, having access to all tools, and collaborating with solution and site teams. You will also help lead and shape the design of our solutions as someone with a strong technical background in warehouse automation, and you will have a significant impact on our technology and engineering decisions. You will assist us in developing a strong culture, facilitating automation implementation, and working with us to constantly improve the way we work. In this remote position, you will be assisting our global solutions team with automation and implementation.

About the Role

How you will contribute

  • Demonstrated ability to design and create automation solutions for warehouses.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders (Operations, IT, Procurement, etc.) to analyze/document business and operations requirements.
  • Work with the Solutions Engineering team and third-party integrators to design automation into future solutions in response to customer requests for proposals (RFPs), and be able to challenge integrators from the concept to the design level.
  • Work as a liaison between vendors and the full cross-functional project teams while engaging and managing vendors for technical elements of projects from the conception phase through the execution phase.
  • Gather, review, and analyze logistic and operational system data, which requires a working knowledge of logistics and SCM principles and best practices.
  • Creation of equipment specifications based on material, compliance, and system operator / user requirements.
  • Able to perform Solution development, solution implementation, and solution go-live for supply chain automation projects.
  • Act as a recognized engineering technology specialist for warehouse automation equipment such as PnA, sortation, AMR's, goods-to-person, ASRS's, robotics, ACR, Computer / Machine vision equipment and so on, with overall responsibility for developing design methodologies in this area.
  • Capable of comprehending and adhering to Syncreon IT standards when designing new system architectures and installing equipment and control systems such as building automation systems, data systems, process control, DCS, WCS/WES, and WMS.
  • Strong understanding of machine controls, including PLCs from well-known manufacturers like Allen Bradley and Siemens, as well as HMI/SCADA systems like Wonderware, PanelView, and other similar devices.
  • Strong understanding of OT and IT systems and their convergence.
  • Enthusiasm and passion for improving, simplifying, and automating warehouse processes.
  • Demonstrate ability to mentor, teach, and educate team members on automation ideas and their essential design requirements.
  • Demonstrate ability to serve as a technical lead for cross-functional teams while encouraging critical and creative thinking.
  • Monitor industry trends to identify potential technology opportunities in logistics and warehouse space.


Your Key Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in engineering (Industrial, Logistics, Mechatronics, Mechanical, Electrical or Automation).
  • At least 5 years of experience in the design and installation of automation systems preferably in 3PL.
  • Experience working in 3PL or automation integrator company.
  • Knowledgeable in Distribution Center fulfillment processes and operations.
  • Experience in designing warehouses to customer RFQs, including labor, space, and material handling equipment (MHE) calculations.
  • Solid understanding of Control system along with IT – OT convergence.
  • Experience designing and implementing automation equipment including computer / Machine vision, Robotics, sortation, conveyance and autonomous robots etc...
  • Experience in agile project management.
  • Experience in implementing WCS / WES.
  • Affinity towards Industry 4.0 and IIoT technologies.
  • Knowledgeable in utilizing MS Excel, & PowerPoint, AutoCAD, WCS/WES, Warehouse Management Systems, and ERP systems.
  • Occasionally willing to travel. 
  • Fluently English, both in oral and written communication.


At syncreon - A DP World Company we are fully committed to the health and safety of our employees. We have full prevention and mitigation processes in place, including cleaning and sanitization practices, as well as screenings, masks and social distancing. syncreon complies with national, state and local orders.


syncreon - A DP World Company offers exciting and challenging roles within a growing international organization. We strive to hire and develop the right people, locally and globally; stimulating personal growth and self-development within an informal atmosphere. We offer a market competitive compensation package.


About syncreon - A DP World Company 
At syncreon - A DP World Company, we partner with customers, such as Jaguar Land Rover, Harley Davidson, BMW, Dell, Xerox and Canon to provide specialized logistics, operational excellence and value added solutions in: Fulfillment, eCommerce & Value-Add Solutions, Manufacturing Support & Assembly Services, Export Packing, Transportation Management and Reverse, Repair & Service Parts.

We specialize in the design and operation of supply chain solutions for Automotive, Technology, Consumer Home Products, Industrial, Healthcare & MedTech companies. Today we have 14,000+ employees working in 100+ locations worldwide who enjoy our supportive culture, dedication to work-life balance, people development and superb career opportunities.


Candidates chosen to move forward within the Recruitment Process may be required to undergo an assessment and/or submit further background information. Any offers of employment may be conditional on completion of required checks and provision of relevant documentation, in accordance with the applicable local legislation.



Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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