Senior Automation Engineer

  • Walmart
  • Bentonville, AR, United States
  • 01/11/2022

Job Description

Position Summary...

What you'll do...

About the Team

As a part of the Walmart US Innovation and Automation organization, you will have the opportunity to help shape the future of the grocery supply chain. The Grocery Engineering team supports the growing needs of the grocery distribution network by deploying innovative automated solutions to increase capacity, improve associate friendliness, and help grocery distribution centers to supply Walmart Stores and Sam’s Clubs with the quality groceries our customers expect. As an Automation Engineer you will be responsible for designing, implementing, and improving engineered solutions within the grocery distribution center network.

If you are motivated by complex, purposeful challenges and want to make a big impact on one of the largest supply chains in the world then this role could be the fit you have been looking for. Do you possess any of the following skills? If so, we want you!

  • Minimum 2 years of professional experience and an Industrial, Mechanical, or other engineering degree.

  • Automation system design or automation integration into an existing facility.

  • Analysis of complex data to influence strategic decisions.

  • Project management of engineering or automation projects.

You’ll make an impact through the following job functions:

  • Automation Integration: Identify considerations for bringing a new automation design to a facility. Work with teams to measure and manage project performance. Lead implementation plans, estimates for projects, and status reports on next steps. Prepare integration tests. Measure and compare results with established test criteria.

  • Business Acumen: Deeply understand the business processes the team engages with. Support the development of automation business cases and recommendations. Own the delivery of project activity and tasks assigned by others. Support process updates and changes. Solve simple business issues. Demonstrate functional knowledge of the business unit being supported.

  • Data and Digital Literacy: Leverage data analysis tools to explore complex data, develop and test hypotheses, use data to influence strategic work, and build and present insights with visualization tools. Identify, implement, and drive technology change.

  • Partnership and Collaboration: Engage with team members regularly and establish credibility. Analyze stakeholder needs and partner with stakeholders to share relevant information. Take a "one team" approach to collaborate and accomplish goals for the business.

  • Influential Communication: Organize thoughts and communicate confidently, credibly, and concisely within scope of work. Present to and influence team and business partners, conveying messages through an understanding of the relevant context. Utilize relevant data to articulate results and provide recommendations in a structured manner. Actively listen to others, seek and provide constructive feedback, and provide ideas/recommendations on processes.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed in the role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. The full Job Description can be made available as part of the hiring process. 


The primary team location is at Walmart Home Office in Bentonville, AR but this role can also be based out of any of our nearly 50 Grocery Distribution Centers spread across the country.

Perks and Benefits

Beyond competitive pay, you can receive incentive awards for your performance. Other great perks include 401(k) match, stock purchase plan, paid maternity and parental leave, PTO, multiple health plans, and much more.

Who We Are 

Join Walmart and your work could help over 275 million global customers live better every week. Yes, we are the Fortune #1 company. But you’ll quickly find we’re a company who wants you to feel comfortable bringing your whole self to work. A career at Walmart is where the world’s most complex challenges meet a kinder way of life. Our mission spreads far beyond the walls of our stores. Join us and you'll discover why we are a world leader in diversity and inclusion, sustainability, and community involvement.  From day one, you’ll be empowered and equipped to do the best work of your life.

Walmart, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer – By Choice. We believe we are best equipped to help our associates, customers, and the communities we serve live better when we really know them. That means understanding, respecting, and valuing diversity- unique styles, experiences, identities, ideas, and opinions – while being inclusive of all people.

Minimum Qualifications...

Outlined below are the required minimum qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no minimum qualifications.

As permitted by applicable law, provide evidence of full vaccination as defined by CDC guidelines OR secure approval of medical or religious accommodation for the vaccination mandate., Option 1: Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related field and 2 years’ experience in engineering, supply chain, or related area. Option 2: 4 years’
experience in engineering, supply chain, or related area.

Preferred Qualifications...

Outlined below are the optional preferred qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no preferred qualifications.

Masters: Computer Engineering

Primary Location...

601 N WALTON BLVD, BENTONVILLE, AR 72716, United States of America

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