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Shaw Industries Inc Automation Engineer in Chatsworth, Georgia

Job Title

Automation Engineer

Position Overview

Shaw Industries is seeking an Automation Engineer to join our team in Chatsworth, GA.

Shaw Industries Group, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, and is a global leader in delivering carpet, hardwood, tile & stone, laminate, synthetic turf, and other specialty products to residential and commercial markets worldwide. We are committed to creating a better future for our customers, our people, our company, and our communities.


  • Collaborate with the plant to determine greatest needs and areas of entitlement.

  • Design and manage the implementation of capital and process improvement projects. May not only include the controls portion of the project but the electrical power, and mechanical portion as well.

  • Maintain and enforce corporate electrical standards and code requirements. - Assist with local oversight and long term ownership corporately managed projects.

  • Ensure supportability of all automation solutions. This includes management of drawings, documentation, procedures, source code, spare parts, obsolescence awareness, and availability of third party support.

  • Work with CIM and other Shaw Automation Engineers to share knowledge and leverage resources.

  • Mentor, evaluate, and develop local plant technical resources.


  • 4 year degree preferred Electrical Engineering, Control Systems, or Mechatronics degree preferred.

  • Experience with the design, installation, configuration, and troubleshooting of PLC’s, Allen Bradley, Siemens; PC Hardware/Software; HMI interfaces and other controls related systems and equipment.

  • Understand the operation of and be able to troubleshoot AC/DC/Servo Motors and have a moderate to advanced understanding of single and three-phase power and power distribution

  • Able to write moderate to advanced software applications for accessing and manipulating data from central data storage and process/logic controllers.

  • Familiar with network theory and be able to troubleshoot all industrial networking protocols.

  • Must have a moderate to advanced understanding of machine safety and safety systems including guarding, safety categories, and performance levels.

  • Must be available to work weekends and Holidays as needed.

    Required Competencies

  • Deliver Compelling Communication

  • Drive Results

  • Plan & Organize

  • Initiate Action

  • Innovate

    Shaw benefits include:

  • Medical, dental, vision insurance and Pet insurance

  • Life insurance and disability coverage

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Employee assistance program

  • Health savings account

  • Paid Time Off

  • Parental Leave

  • 401K and Retirement Plans

  • Product discounts for employees

  • Gym membership discounts

  • Adoption assistance

  • Shaw Family Health Center (Dalton, GA, and Cartersville, GA, locations)

  • And much more.

Work Shift

8 Hr non-rotating shift, Hrs fall to in punch day, Observed Calendar, shift starts AM

Shaw Industries is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, protected veteran status, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

As we continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), we might determine the need to postpone in-person interviews to ensure the health and safety of our associates, candidates, and the community. In this case, we can accommodate with a phone or video interview, and will schedule an in-person interview for a later date. The method by which you interview does not impact your standing as a candidate for this position.

Shaw Industries Group, Inc. is more than a flooring company – we are 22,000 people united in our vision of creating a better future for our customers, for our people, for our community and for our company. We provide carpet, resilient, hardwood, tile & stone, laminate, synthetic turf and other specialty items for residential and commercial markets worldwide. We meet diverse customer needs through an expansive portfolio of brands, including: Anderson Tuftex , COREtec , Patcraft , Philadelphia Commercial, Shaw Contract, Shaw Floors, Shaw Hospitality, Shaw Sports Turf, Southwest Greens, USFloors and more.

Headquartered in Dalton, Georgia, Shaw is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway with nearly $6 billion in annual revenue and representation throughout the U.S., as well as in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, France, Great Britain, India, Mexico, Scotland, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates. For more information about our company brands, operations and community involvement, visit www.shawinc.com .

If you need any additional assistance or accommodation or have questions, please contact us at shaw.recruiting@shawinc.com