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Automation Engineer

Shiloh Industries

Canton, Michigan 48187
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Shiloh Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHLO) is a leading global supplier of lightweighting, noise and vibration solutions to the automotive, commercial vehicle and industrial markets, capable of delivering solutions in aluminum, magnesium, steel and high strength steel alloys for original equipment manufacturers and suppliers.

Headquartered in Valley City, Ohio; Shiloh has nearly 3,100 dedicated employees with 28 locations for operations, sales and technical centers throughout Asia, Europe and North America. Visit for more information.



Position Description:

Provide engineering support for on-going and new operations. Maintain and increase production efficiencies as well as troubleshoot problems, identify and implement solutions.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities; include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Designs methods for maintaining or increasing production levels while improving safety, production costs, yields, and quality.

  • Programs and/or adjusts equipment to achieve required results.

  • Troubleshoots process problems and identifies solutions that reduce downtime and conserve maintenance costs.

  • Monitors process equipment to identify potential errors and develop solutions to eliminate the reoccurrence of those errors.

  • Designs and conducts plant trials to determine performance capabilities.

  • Develops and updates process procedures to ensure that documentation is accurate and understandable.

  • Determines test methods, procedures, parts, and equipment needed to implement engineering changes.

  • Interfaces with all levels of management and employees to gather information and provide guidance for implementation of improvements.

  • Supports a zero tolerance culture to address behavior, as well as work conditions, to achieve an injury incident rate per the budgeted year.

  • Supports to achieve OE customer delivery of 100%. Achieves service delivery rates of 98%.

  • Supports to achieve all customer targets for PPM and customer complaints. Target is single digit PPM’s.

  • Supports successful launch of all new programs.

  • Supports a landfill-free initiative with a goal to have all Shiloh facilities landfill-free per the budgeted plans.

  • Supports the Shiloh Production System.

  • Helps drive the LCCS methodology throughout all operations to ensure achievement of all productivity targets.

  • Supports the successful implementation and execution of new processes and systems technology to improve cost structure and provide superior customer service.

  • Supports the goals of all financial expectations as established by the business plan.

  • Supports the manufacturing strategy and footprint by plant.

  • Supports all activities required to ensure smooth operational integration of any acquisitions in the Shiloh culture and processes.

  • Supports the estimating team under the management of Operations.

  • Other duties as assigned.


Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related field; or Associates degree in Automation Systems or related field and proven knowledge of blanking and laser welding systems; or 5 years of Controls/Automation related experience

  • Proficient in programming Allen-Bradley PLC's.

  • Proficient in programming Siemens PLC's a plus.

  • Proficient in programming ABB, Motoman, and/or Nachi robots.

  • Experience programming servo controllers and VFD's a plus.


Additional Competencies, Skill, Abilities

  • Understanding of blanking and welded blanking systems and products

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing

  • Understanding of Shiloh quality systems

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Ability to work independently of supervision.


Physical Demands:

  • May require standing long periods of time, up to 8 hours or more.
  • Time split between plant and office environment.


Work Environment:

  • This position will perform work in both a plant and office environment with unrestricted movement. 
  • Some travel as required (Approximately 20% of time).
  • Moderate noise level in the plant.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.


This job description will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity. All job functions are subject to modification.


*Shiloh Industries does not seek or accept unsolicited resumes or offers of recruiting service associated with any published or unpublished employment opportunities. Any unsolicited information sent to any member within Shiloh Industries will be considered as unencumbered and free from any fee or charge whatsoever. Only members of our Talent Acquisition Team have authority to engage or authorize recruiting services. 

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