Lead Automation Integration Engineer

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jan 25, 2021
Feb 04, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
About Us:

Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of America's leading retailers

Target Global Supply Chain and Logistics is evolving at an incredible pace. We are constantly reimagining how we get the right product to the guest even better, faster and more cost effectively than before. We are becoming more intelligent, automated and algorithmic in our decision-making, so that no matter how guests shop-in stores or on Target.com-we deliver the convenience and immediate gratification they demand and deserve. We are on a mission to win decisively over any competitor, with a seamless and superior guest service experience unlike any they can offer. Our teams work with the agility our mission requires, and we constantly come together to implement new processes in record time. So we're looking for exceptional people who are proactive, creative, independent, innovative, risk-savvy and comfortable working in varying degrees of ambiguity. Are you a critical thinker who seeks the root cause and can analyze both qualitatively and quantitatively? Are you a creative problem-solver who simplifies problems, quickly identifies solutions, commits to a plan and then positively influences others to execute it? If so, you will have success on one of our dynamic teams.

In this role, as part of the Product team, the Lead Automation Integration Engineer will be instrumental in the design and development of the next generation material flow strategies for Target. This role will lead 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 software and integration skills to lead strategy and implementation of automation integration and interfaces, user interface deliverables and material handling middleware capabilities. This individual must be capable in the integration and launch of complex automated solutions at scale. These solutions will involve many types of automation including robotics, sortation and conveyance, controls integration, vision systems, and process development and optimization. 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 Minneapolis, Minnesota and will report to the Director of Product for the Global Supply Chain and Logistics organization.

What you will do:
  • Develop material handling improvement initiatives, create roll-out strategies, & deploy them across an enterprise scale
  • Concept development, prototype testing, engineering design, and collaboration with 3rd parties and internal teams on controls solution system build and integration testing
  • Design, develop, and implement automation software and data solutions for improving material flows in addition to long term lifecycle planning
  • Support advanced trouble-shooting and improvement of existing material flow systems
  • Architect database and reporting functions in accordance with the design documents in order to meet functional requirements

About you:
  • Bachelors degree in Computer Sciences, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or similar
  • 6+ years of experience in manufacturing, distribution and logistics experience desirable
  • Experience in material handling equipment integration and/or relevant technical field
  • Experience in the testing and integration of multi-million dollar, complex capital equipment systems
  • Experience with Ignition Software or SCADA preferred
  • Knowledge of software control configuration and programming in accordance with design specifications in order to meet or establish compliance with functional requirements
  • Experience with control strategies and software logic, programming and configuration capabilities with interfacing software systems
  • Experience in architecting database and reporting functions in accordance with the design documents in order to meet functional requirements
  • Testing and simulation techniques, functional requirements of system/equipment to be automated, writing and executing test plans with documentation of results
  • Experience with material flow strategies, material handling and dynamic manufacturing/supply chain systems
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills. Ability to manage multiple ambiguous projects at the same time with a moderate degree of variation and uncertainty.
  • Experience developing improvement initiatives, creating roll-out strategies, & deploying them across an enterprise scale organization
  • Ability to travel 25% globally to interact with internal and external business and technical partners

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Target will provide reasonable accommodations (such as a qualified sign language interpreter or other personal assistance) with the application process upon your request as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please visit your nearest Target store or Distribution Center or reach out to Guest Services at 1-800-440-0680 for additional information.


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