Automation Designer Engineer (Entry / Experienced Level Professional)

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GREENVILLE, SC, United States of America
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Process Design & Development
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Automation Designer Engineer (Entry / Experienced Level Professional)

Michelin, the Worldwide leader in Tires, is hiring!

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This position supports tire building and / or after cure manufacturing activities. The position will include aspects of project management, technical specification, design, analysis, installation management, equipment start-up and manufacturing support.  Electrical/Automation engineers support the manufacturing processes and equipment in one or several manufacturing facilities by designing, specifying, purchasing and constructing electrical systems and components.  Engineers are expected to spend a substantial amount of time performing hands-on activities. Interaction with all levels of employees will be encountered.   These tasks are sometimes accomplished through the management of contract engineering resources.


- Create initial designs, assist to define functional specifications for new machines and systems, develop estimates and budget, assure procurement of parts and systems, monitors electrical equipment fabrication, conduct vendor/contractor management, deliver complete and current technical documentation, and oversee installation and startup of projects that range from simple modifications of existing machinery to large-scale expansion projects.
- Have hands-on involvement with equipment and processes by being available to the operators and maintenance personnel and gaining detailed knowledge of the process.
- Provide technical expertise in the maintenance, modification and installation of equipment and machinery in the tire manufacturing and/or control & Measure processes, including technical assistance for problem solving analysis.
- Level 1 PLC programming support for tire building machines in North America.  Requires strong PLC programming competency in all Rockwell platforms and ability to program communications between PLC platforms and Level 2 computer systems. (Siemens knowledge is a plus)
- Provide technical expertise for all electrical related components to include:  Various types of sensors, Controls(PLC), Motors, Drives, HMI Operator Interfaces, Power Distribution

- Expertise in vision systems and measurement systems would be preferred.   Knowledge of how to employ systems capable of measuring product width, thickness, and aspect, as well as vision systems capable of validating product presence, positioning, and composition.   Familiarity with Cognex, Keyence, Adept, Bytewise, Gocator components would be beneficial.
- Participate in all facets of project management including:  Economic justification, design, vendors/procurement, installation, start-up, qualification, machine acceptance, training for operations & maintenance, project reviews and technical documentation acceptance consistent with MPA Quality System.

- Provide liaison between facility engineering, central quality, methods and purchasing teams, and equipment suppliers to assure good mutual system requirement understanding.
Project support, especially during installation, start-up and ramp up phases, is often "on-site" and "hands on", and many projects include implementation schedules during holidays and shutdowns. Travel expectations are typically up to 30% of time over the course of a year, however the travel requirement is often not evenly distributed throughout the year. Depending on project assignments, travel percentage can exceed 30%. Travel can include international locations.


Moving Forward Together: Apply Today!

Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles.  


Michelin also offers a full range of innovative services and solutions that help make mobility safer, more efficient and more environmentally friendly. To create unique mobility experiences, Michelin publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases.  


Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America employs more than 20,000 people and operates 19 major manufacturing plants in the U.S. and Canada. 


Michelin is recognized as an employer of choice by the people who work here. They stay at Michelin because they have careers with a purpose at a company with a purpose. In fact, more than 97 percent of Michelin employees say they choose to move forward together with our company each year. 


Michelin’s status as a great place to work has been validated by the leading authorities on workplace culture:  

·       Forbes list of “Most Diverse Place to Work” and “Best Employer for New Grads” 

·       Fortune list of “World Most Admired Companies”  

·       Voted on the top 50 Employers list by the readers of Minority Engineer magazine, Women Engineer magazine and STEM Workforce Diversity magazine. 

·       Top Company for Women to work for in Transportation. 


Michelin takes an advanced approach to career development, ensuring that you will come for a job but stay for a career. More than 75 percent of our managers are promoted from within, and we offer multiple career development paths to challenge employees to grow and realize their purpose across the span of their individual careers. 


Apply now and start your own mobility journey with Michelin today.  



Total Rewards: 


Motivated by our Purpose - We Care about Giving People a Better Way Forward - Michelin offers our employees a comprehensive Total Rewards package with competitive well-being, health care, life insurance and retirement benefits and perks such as: 

·       Paternity leave 

·       Maternity leave 

·       Tuition reimbursement 

·       Family health care centers and fitness facilities at several company locations 

·       Fitness membership reimbursement through a network of nationwide facilities 

·       529 college savings plan 

·       A 401(k) match 

·       Free tires based upon years of service 

·       An Employee Assistance Program 

·       A relocation assistance program  

Michelin is an equal employment opportunity employer of minorities, women, veterans and the disabled.  If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a disability, please contact us at 

This position is not available for immigration sponsorship