Electrical / Automation Engineer

SANDY SPRINGS, SC, Estados Unidos da América
Design & Desenvolvimento de Processos

Electrical / Automation Engineer

Michelin is hiring!

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Michelin is hiring! 

This opportunity is at our US2 Anderson Plant in Sandy Springs, SC, a vibrant growing area less than an hour from Greenville and about 10 miles from Clemson University. As the largest rubber manufacturing plant in the world with 800+ employees, our plant produces rubber, metallic and textile tissues, as well as other technologies for all types and sizes of tires, including passenger car, light and heavy truck, mining and aircraft tires. Every single Michelin tire manufactured in North America contains a product manufactured at our Anderson plant! Our campus features amenities including a cafeteria, company gym, credit union, and health center. We are driven to inspire our team to achieve both long-term career and personal goals. Family, teamwork, and commitment to our customers are at the center of our culture. Come join our team today! 


Michelin has an immediate opening for an Electrical/Automation Engineer to lead, design, and implement electrical and automation solutions to improve our performance in safety, quality, productivity, delivery, cost, and innovationMichelin’s purpose is to support everyone’s right to move freely to find their better way forwardInnovation and performance open mobility opportunities to people who were limited geographically or economically before.  Entry level training is provided by Michelin and will include formal classes and on-the-job mentoring under an experienced area expert. If respect for people, teamwork and trust are some values you live by you should consider joining us, the Worldwide leader in Tires! 


Michelin is a global tire manufacturing company in the middle of an exciting digital transformation, with a vision of factory of the future using advanced robotic technology and data-driven engineering solutions. We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Automation Engineer to join our US2 Anderson manufacturing engineering team in Sandy Springs, SC . As an Automation Engineer, you will play a crucial role in designing and implementing automation solutions that drive efficiency and productivity across our manufacturing operations. You will be responsible for leading projects from conception to completion, collaborating with cross-functional teams to develop innovative solutions that leverage advanced technologies such as smart material handling, robotics, AGV, ASRS, vision systems, machine learning and artificial intelligence. 


This specific position specializes in the process of rubber mixing and calendering; which includes mixers, extrusion, calendering, cutting, process regulation, temperature control, blending, batch-offs, online verification, and palletization.  



  • Conduct pre-studies, prototypes, and pilots to capture business requirements and determine the best solutions in terms of costs/benefits, deadlines, risks, and functional capabilities. 

  • Design, build, and lead implementation projects to improve plant performance by replacing outdated systems, improving existing equipment, or adding new innovations to make progress. 

  • Implement and monitor actions necessary to mitigate risks (calculations, simulations, tests, etc.) 

  • Implement best practices for automation design and development, including worldwide sharing of best practices. 

  • Develop and maintain relationships with suppliers, vendors and contractors. 

  • Stay up-to-date with emerging trends and technologies in automation. 

  • Provide detailed electrical design and automation programming for assigned projects. 

  • Provide estimates and technical schedules for all phases of process equipment addition, replacement or upgrade. 

  • Provide backup support and training to plant maintenance teams on new automation systems that they implement. 

Additional for Senior Level: 

  • Start to finish technical Project Management including risk, schedule, budget, and resources.  

  • Lead/Participate in system approvals, qualification, and validation of industrial robustness. 

  • Manage change requests, approvals, and change testing. 

  • Assist local technicians in troubleshooting and root cause analysis as needed. 

  • Interface with internal company support groups to accomplish objectives and provide contract engineering management and direction when needed. 



  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, automation, or related field or equivalent technical experience. 

  • Ability to set and achieve goals with minimum supervision.  

  • Success in working with other people or a team to meet a common objective. 

  • Developed/implemented team or group project plans that met or exceeded expectations. 

  • Demonstrated attention to detail and data accuracy in previous work. 

  • Experience with electrical design standards and able to complete controls systems designs using standard CAD design tools. 

  • Knowledge of PLC programming standards & programming software, including GRAFCET, Ladder Logic, and Structured Text. Specific experience with Rockwell and Siemens is a plus. 

  • Experienced with controls systems network interfaces and various protocols for communications between devices including computer system databases. 

  • Experienced with Variable Frequency drives and Motion Control technologies. Specific experience with Rockwell, Siemens and Control Techniques is a plus. 

  • Experienced with HMI configuration, programming, and communication. Specific experience with Rockwell is a plus. 

  • Experience with electrical design standards and ability to complete power and controls system designs using standard CAD design tools 


 Additional for Senior Level:

  • Minimum 2-5 years experience in a similar role or 5-7 years in a manufacturing maintenance area. 

  • Able to prioritize and handle multiple projects simultaneously. 

  • Ability to work well under pressure and handle strict deadlines. 

  • Develop and maintain technical documentation for automation solutions. 

  • Analyze and troubleshoot complex technical issues related to automation solutions. 

  • Ability to mentor and train junior engineers 

  • Proven experience in project management, from conception to completion 

  • Strong understanding of procurement, installation, commissioning, and programming of automation systems 

  • Strong experience with PLC programming 

  • Vision System configuration and interface for width measurement applications and defect detection applications is preferred, but not required. Specific experience with Cognex, Keyence, Adept, Bytewise, Gocator is a plus. 

  • Robotic experience, configuration or knowledge is preferred, but not required. Specific experience with Fanuc, ABB is a plus. 

  • Experience with advanced robotic technologies such as AGV, ASRS, vision systems, machine learning and artificial intelligence 

Join our team and be a part of our global digital transformation journey towards factories of the future. If you have a passion for automation, project management and advanced robotic technologies, we encourage you to apply today. We care about giving people a better way forward as we manufacture the future.  



Inspire Motion for Life: Apply Today!

As the leading mobility company, we work with tires, around tires and beyond tires to enable Motion for Life. Dedicated to enhancing our clients’ mobility and sustainability, Michelin designs and distributes the most suitable tires, services and solutions for our customers’ needs. Michelin provides digital services, maps and guides to help enrich trips and travels and make them unique experiences. Bringing our expertise to new markets, we invest in high-technology materials, 3D printing and hydrogen, to serve a wide a variety of industries—from aerospace to biotech. Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, Michelin North America has approximately 23,000 employees and operates 34 production facilities in the United States and Canada.

MICHELIN® tires have been ranked the #1 Tire Brand across major categories and segments by industry experts and consumers alike. For nearly three decades we’ve been recognized for our achievements in Customer Satisfaction, Performance, Durability, Technology and Innovation.

Michelin cares for the personal and professional development of its employees. We support career advancement through various options, which include: skill and career development, training, career exploration and work with cross-functional teams. We offer the possibility of a varied and fulfilling career path in an environment where unique contributions are valued.

Michelin offers 10 Business Resource Groups (BRGs) which are all-inclusive groups created and led by employees who have shared life experiences across various diversity dimensions. Each group supports business strategies and initiatives along with meeting the needs of members. The goal of each group is to help employees feel welcome and included, support employee engagement and encourage professional development. BRGs also provide cross-cultural support, career management resources and opportunities for community involvement.

Michelin provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit-based factors. Consistent with these obligations, Michelin also provides reasonable accommodations to employees and applicants with disabilities and for sincerely held religious beliefs. If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a disability, please contact us at accommodations@michelin.com.

This position is not available for immigration sponsorship.

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