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Motrex LLC Automation Engineering Manager in Alpharetta, Georgia


Stryten Manufacturing is hiring for a new automation engineering manager role as we launch our newly formed Automation engineering team. Your expertise will help guide us and drive our increasing automation needs across our manufacturing portfolio in North America. The role is highly visible and impacts all our current operations including, recycling, plastics manufacturing, and all transportation and industrial battery manufacturing. The automation team will be responsible for improving three key areas: process capability, asset utilization, and process safety. This will enable us to achieve material savings, scrap reduction, labor reduction, increased manufacturing capacity, and improvements to operator safety. You will help us drive to be leaders in automation in our industry. You will thrive on this kind of responsibility and take pride knowing the impact you’ll have in this position.

We have 8 manufacturing facilities located in Pennsylvania, Indiana, Kansas, Iowa, and Arkansas. Your presence must be felt in all the facilities as you guide and build our new automation team. Reporting to the Process Engineering Director, you are the leader of our effort in automation, and your impact will be felt across the organization.

Read below for the formal responsibilities. But, apply to learn more about or new projects for the upcoming year where you’ll play a key role in our manufacturing plants and other key initiatives.


  • Utilize and coach your team to use six sigma and lean to drive improvements to ourproduct key attributes

  • Drive adoption of advanced process control methodologies (PID controllers,Feedforward, ratio controllers, cascade, etc)

  • Drive Improvements and the automation of process measurement methodologies

  • Develop SCADA solutions and integrate MES solutions to improve our manufacturingefficiency and help drive strategic process improvements

  • Understand the processes at our facilities and the roles of people

  • Grow knowledge of the facility team and improve documentation.

  • Ability to handle lead, and lead acid batteries.

  • Ability to foster strong relationship with members of the operations team and vendors

  • Able to work at all levels across the organization

  • Ability to grow your personal knowledge and technical ability.

  • Assist as we develop strategy around IOT and Industry 4.0


  • BS Or Greater in Mechanical Engineering, Robotics, Electrical Engineering.

  • 3-5 years of direct experience in process or manufacturing engineering, with a track record of driving operational excellence

  • Proven experience with any of the following PLCs: Allen Bradley, Modicon, GE Fanuc, Siemens, AutomationDirect, Mitsubishi, Omron, Aromat, or Toshiba but Allen Bradly is preferred

  • Experience in HMI and/or Operator Interface programming and configuration of any of the following software packages Ignition, Wonderware, Rockwell, Intellution, Factory Talk, GE Cimplicity, Ci-Tech, Iconics, Siemens, or US Data is a requirement for this role, and Ignition is preferred

  • Strong computer skills, including knowledge of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, SQL, and Python

  • Six sigma certification is a strong plus, and should you be selected for the role without this certification, Stryten will sponsor and pay for your training/certification

About the work environment:

  • An understanding of FEA techniques and computational optimization

  • You will work in both office and manufacturing environments. Battery manufacturing employs chemicals, heat and heavy equipment, and as such you will at times be exposed to lead, fumes, noise, dirt, hazards, and chemicals, and in all cases will be provided with appropriate PPE.

  • You must be able to see, hear and speak; able to sit, stand for at least two hours at a time, sit, bend, crawl, squat, kneel and climb able to use both arms and hands to use a computer and peripherals and lift 40 pounds from floor level, able to work below ground level in confined spaces and on stationary or mobile elevated platforms, able to wear respirator and other personal protective equipment (PPE) as required, able to climb stairs.

  • Travel may be high for this position as you will be expected to spend greater than 75% of your time in the manufacturing facilities.

EEO Statement

Stryten Manufacturing is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

About Statement

Stryten Manufacturing,, is a leading provider of stored electrical-energy solutions for the Transportation and Industrial markets. Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, the company operates transportation plants in Salina, Kansas, Manchester, Iowa and industrial facilities in Ft. Smith, Arkansas, Kansas City, Kansas and Charlottesville, Virginia. Its manufacturing plants are located Kansas City, Missouri, and Lampeter, Pennsylvania. These locations produce a comprehensive portfolio of battery and energy storage systems and specialty applications for the Transportation, Network Power and Motive Power markets. Also served are industries such as agricultural, automotive, heavy-duty truck, marine, materials handling, military, mining, railroad, security, telecommunications, utility and uninterruptible power supply (UPS), among others.

Job Locations GA-Alpharetta

Requisition ID 2020-2826

Category Engineering

Position Type Regular Fulltime

Address 3700 Mansell Road

Postal Code 30022