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Sr Automation Engineer

Sunnyvale, CA
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Sr Automation Engineer(Job Number:SUP000802)

Senior Automation Engineer

Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of America’s leading retailers.  We are on a journey to transform our internal supply chain, an expansive network of distribution and fulfillment centers, into a world-class, high-speed, maximum throughput, omni-channel replenishment and delivery system.  Whenever and wherever Target Guests choose to shop, we are committed to ensuring that they will always find the products they love in-stock at Target stores or online at Target.com.


In this role, as part of the Automation team, the Senior Automation Engineer – Robotics will be instrumental in the design and development of the next generation Supply Chain Automation for Target. This role will play a senior role in the successful deployment and launch of automation supply chain technologies and processes. This individual must have exceptional problem solving skills, strong business judgment, and demonstrated experience leading cross-functional teams. The position requires understanding of Industrial and Collaborative robotics technologies in manufacturing or supply chain environment.

Target is looking for an individual that is a self-starter who can work independently and provide a level of creative and innovative thinking that is essential to the supply chain design process. This position will be based in Sunnyvale, California and will report to the Director of Automation Engineering organization.


About you:

  • Minimum Bachelor of Science in Computer Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics or equivalent
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in manufacturing, distribution and/or logistics experience 
  • Experience with Industrial or Collaborative and Mobile Robots systems including hardware, software, peripheral devices, etc. 
  • Knowledge of PLC, PC Based controls systems and communication protocols like Ethernet IP, Ethercat, DeviceNet, Etc.
  • Experience programming or troubleshooting any of the following: robotic systems, vision systems, force sensors, collaborative grippers, etc. 
  • Experience on concept development, prototype testing, engineering design and managing the collaboration with Automation suppliers on Automated/Robotics solutions. 
  • Analytical, organizational and communication skills. Ability to manage multiple ambiguous projects at the same time with a moderate degree of variation and uncertainty.
  • Ability to travel to interact with internal and external business and technical partners 30% (pre-planned events travel)


Nice to Have:

  • Experience in Safety Systems, Safety Standards, Risk Assessment and how to apply Safety in robotic and automated solutions.
  • Working experience with simulation packages to optimize cycle times, throughput and efficiencies of the different automated lines.
  • Experience with distributed, generic automated solutions versus traditional hard automation concepts.
  • Experience defining, developing, validating and deploying of multi-million dollar, complex capital equipment systems.
  • Experience developing improvement initiatives, creating roll-out strategies, & deploying them across an enterprise scale organization.

Primary Location: United States-California-Sunnyvale


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