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Principal Automation Engineer - Fort Worth, TX

Fort Worth, TX, US, 76140

Construction Accessories


Job ID:  145977


Meadow Burke, a CRH company, is a premier manufacturer and distributor for the concrete construction industry. For more than seven decades, we have served architects, engineers, and contractors with a superior line of concrete reinforcing products, concrete forming accessories, road and bridge products, and industry leading products for precast and tilt-up construction.




The Principal Automation Engineer uses technology to oversee, manage and improve the manufacturing process across Meadow Burke and Thermomass covering 5 plants and multiple service centers. The aim of this position is to streamline the manufacturing process to make it as efficient as possible while still maintaining product quality and adhering to internal protocols and external regulations.


Job Responsibilities


  • Lead and coordinate the automation effort across mutiple plants across a $100M+ business unit
  • Work with the Team to help specify, purchase, and install equipment
  • Responsible to assist with specifying corporate standard equipment. 
  • Work with the plants to identify capital improvement opportunities and develop justification
  • Assist Manufacturing Engineers in developing cost estimates for automation and controls necessary for new equipment, work cells, and workstations
  • Oversee and manage projects related to the automation process
  • Communicate project status to team members and executive management
  • Design new automation equipment or processes
  • Test and simulate proposed processes or equipment to ensure they function as desired
  • Work with manufacturing teams to develop appropriate RFQ packages and MRO components to standardize hardware (robots, PLC’s, network protocols, sensors, etc…) and minimize MRO spend. 
  • Program new automated components to the manufacturing process
  • Develop and maintain clear and accurate documentation of automation equipment or processes
  • Train other team members, as necessary
  • Troubleshoot automated processes or equipment as needed when errors occur
  • Develop network of vendors and solution providers to partner with in projects as well as educating the team in up and coming technologies and applications
  • Other duties as assigned


Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering field required.
  • Experience within mechatronic design and product development
  • Experience with SolidWorks or other CAD software preferred
  • Familiar with lean principles and Six Sigma
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Ability to problem solve, and think outside of the box to find effective solutions
  • Ability to read and understand engineering drawings & procedural documentation
  • Organizational skills; prioritize workload, accurately documenting


What CRH Americas Offers You


  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion


About CRH Americas


CRH Americas has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the CRH Americas family. CRH Americas operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


Meadow Burke, a CRH company, is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our career site. Please complete your online profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest in the CRH Americas family!


CRH Americas is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Date Posted:  Apr 16, 2019

Nearest Major Market: Fort Worth
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas

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