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(USA) Director, Automation Engineering- Associate Execution & Support



Software Engineering, Customer Service
Bentonville, AR, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2023
  • Location BENTONVILLE, AR
  • Job Function Software Development and Engineering
  • Employment Type Regular/Permanent
  • Position Type Salary
  • Requisition R-1563842

Position Summary...

What you'll do...

As a part of Walmart’s Store Innovation and Automation Team, you’ll be part of the team that creates the digital products, services and platforms that help millions of customers save money and live better and equip 1.3 million associates with the tools that empower them to do their jobs, effortlessly. Here, you’ll apply best in class technology like machine learning, augmented reality, and camera vision, to make the complex, simple; the unimaginable, doable; the futuristic, realistic.

With our user-centric approach to problem solving, customers and associates are at the heart of everything we build. A curious bunch, we fall in love with the problem that needs solving and collaborate with our design, technology, and product partners to create inclusive, award-winning solutions. Our entrepreneurial spirit, like that of our founder Sam Walton, pushes us to dream big!

Please see below for key skill sets/attributes we are looking for:

Data and Digital Literacy: Leverages data analysis tools to explore highly complex data, develops and tests hypotheses, uses data to influence strategic work, and builds and presents insights. Identifies, implements, and drives technology change within scope of work. Uses visualization tools to represent data and construct coherent stories to influence decisions.

Influential Communication: Organizes thoughts and communicates credibly and concisely in an interdivisional/interdepartmental setup. Presents to and influences teams, customers, and clients, conveying complex information clearly and accurately and addressing ambiguity in a constructive manner. Independently assembles and prepares reports, materials, and storylines that have a structure and logical flow and are based on relevant, fact-based information. Influences the teams and leaders to take meaningful action based on sound recommendations. Seeks and provides constructive feedback, anticipates needs/questions, and responds appropriately.

Business Acumen: Develops, evaluates, and implements proposed business cases for projects and initiatives. Influences business stakeholder decision-making. Translates business requirements into strategies, initiatives, and projects, aligns them to business objectives, and drives the execution of deliverables. Demonstrates deep expertise of multiple business units/organizations being supported. Builds and articulates the business case and return on investment and delivers work that has demonstrable value. Challenges business assumptions on topics related to assigned domain expertise. Develops new, organization-wide processes and ways of working. Teaches and guides others on best practices. Proactively engages in the external community to build Walmart's brand and learn more about industry practices.

Process Flow Design: Interprets information to quantify the anticipated outcome of supply chain decisions. Describes the typical tasks associated with using and managing suppliers. Understands issues and considerations for inbound and outbound logistics. Describes basic logistical processes and subprocesses. Uses a variety of business process design tools and techniques. Examines, interprets, and explains workflow materials and documentation. Analyzes a process and associated business logic and offers recommendations based on analysis. Carries out business process design tasks with some supervision and coaching. Documents common obstacles and barriers for effective implementation.

Automation Integration: Identifies common issues and considerations for bringing a new automation design to a facility. Works with teams to measure and manage project performance. Documents implementation plans and estimates for projects. Documents project implementation meetings, particularly status reports on next steps. Participates in the development of technology interfaces and bridges. Works with existing interfaces and integration and migration plans within assigned area. Prepares integration tests. Measures and compares results with established test criteria.

Automation System Design: Promotes the usage of automation machineries. Participates in implementation and training. Conducts cost-benefit analyses of machineries. Monitors actual versus planned. Consults on the use of advanced machineries for automation of supply chain processes. Helps develop and implement long-range automation plans. Works with multi-function and automating machineries that perform multiple and complicated tasks enabling time reduction of supply chain processes.

Mechatronics: Creates views of objects in 2 and 3 dimensions. Creates perspective drawings and orthogonal views. Uses design and visualization to perform basic drafting (for example, wire frames, solid objects, array of objects). Flips and scales objects within drawings. Integrates multiple objects within the environment. Generates specifications for parts or components with design and visualization software. Participates in projects that modify existing electrical systems, equipment, and components. Assists in drawing circuit diagrams and defining electrical installation specifications. Operators Programmable Logic Controllers in order to communicate, monitor, and control automated processes (for example, assembly lines, machine functions, robotic devices). Performs the basic design, installation, maintenance and testing of electrical systems, equipment, and components. Analyzes the feasibility, design, strength, and performance of automation equipment. Conducts investigations into faulty machine operation, equipment failures, and difficulties. Follows guidelines, standards, and safety procedures in the mechanical design process. Participates in designing, testing, implementing, monitoring, and repairing mechanical components.

Project Management: Maintains open communication among project participants and interested parties. Identifies project risks and vulnerabilities. Creates contingency plans. Conducts regular and ad-hoc project reviews with project teams, sponsors, and clients. Plans, estimates, staffs, organizes, and monitors significant projects. Utilizes preferred tools, techniques, and methods for estimating project costs and timelines. Builds a strategic roadmap that identifies and leverages synergies. Communicates reporting requirements. Creates monitoring and control mechanisms.

Continuous Improvement: Streamlines the critical workflow for executing key processes. Develops methods for improving and establishing controls for critical processes. Sets priorities for addressing process problems that limit performance. Develops scenarios for various system interventions that can be tested, refined, and implemented over time. Facilitates a culture of continuous improvement and widespread systems thinking. Analyzes findings from improvement cycles to ensure the success of interventions. Clarifies cause/effect relationships among factors that impact organization performance.

Engineering Economics: Advises others on a variety of financial tools, techniques, and approaches. Builds multiple business cases in order to provide comparisons and fully realized options. Conducts and documents analyses of a variety of financial data and cost drivers. Oversees financial analysis to evaluate automation and systems performance. Evaluates financial data and ensures return-on-investment performance according to financial plans. Anticipates the potential impact of decisions based on financial data analysis.

Advanced Analytics: Applies data analysis and data modeling techniques to establish, modify, and maintain data structures and associated components. Utilizes designated data analysis software (both internal and external) to analyze business data. Applies specific computing languages and tools in machine learning (for example, R, Python). Supports the identification and application of statistical techniques based on requirements. Conduct statistical experiments (for example, hypothesis tests, confidence intervals) and builds statistical models.

Operational Excellence: Evaluates relevant industry practices from an operations perspective. Works to resolve obstacles to goals of several organizational functions. Advises others to carry out responsibilities based on understanding of key organizational functions. Designs awareness programs for multi- and cross-functional issues of the regulatory environment. Facilitates interrelationships between major functions and subfunctions. Recommends efficiencies in operational functions and One Best Way documentation wherever possible. Monitors organizational compliance with policies and procedures. Facilitates communications across departments to ensure a smooth workflow in the facility and related partner functions.

Partnership and Collaboration: Builds, maintains, and enhances effective internal and external partnerships. Influences outcomes and assists in communicating shared goals with diverse groups and parties. Identifies and addresses additional partner needs and educates partners on value creation. Communicates with other individuals or teams to solve shared problems. Identifies how changes in business strategy impact talent and recruiting strategies. Consults regularly with leaders of business unit(s) to advise on strategic talent decisions. Brings ideas and solutions to the business and team members. Promotes diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Talent Management: Develops criteria and guidelines for determining optimal fit between individuals and key roles. Develops a consistent set of practices that build a pipeline of future leaders for key positions. Creates a specific employee value proposition to improve the retention and motivation of team members. Directs mentoring and coaching programs to reinforce learning and development and to surface candidates for selection and succession. Offers key developmental and transitional experiences to associates. Promotes a talent-focused organization where talent management is the responsibility of all managers.

Live our Values
Culture Champion

• Models the Walmart values to foster our culture; holds oneself and others accountable; and supports Walmart’s commitment to communities, social justice, corporate social responsibility, and sustainability; maintains and promotes the highest standards of integrity, ethics and compliance.

Servant Leadership
• Acts as an altruistic servant leader and is consistently humble, self-aware, honest, and transparent

Embrace Change
Curiosity & Courage

• Demonstrates curiosity and a growth mindset; fosters an environment that supports learning, innovation, and intelligent risk-taking; and exhibits resilience in the face of setbacks.

Digital Transformation & Change
• Drives continuous improvements, supervises the adoption of new technology, and supports digital disruption in line with Walmart’s business model.

Deliver for the Customer
Customer Focus

• Delivers expected business results while putting the customer first and consistently applying an omni-merchant mindset and the EDLP and EDLC business models to all plans and initiatives.

Strategic Thinking
• Adopts a holistic perspective that considers data, analytics, customer insights, and different parts of the business when making plans and implementing strategies.

Focus on our Associates
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

• Supports strategies and drives initiatives that attract and retain diverse and inclusive talent; builds high-performing teams; embraces diversity in all its forms; and actively supports diversity goal programs.

Collaboration & Influence
• Builds strong and trusting relationships with team members and business partners; works collaboratively and cross-functionally to achieve objectives; and communicates with energy and positivity to motivate, influence, and inspire commitment and action.

Talent Management
• Creates a discipline and focus around developing talent, builds the talent pipeline, fosters an environment allowing everyone to bring their best selves to work, empowers associates and partners to act in the best interest of the customer and company, and regularly recognizes others’ contributions and accomplishments.

Minimum Qualifications...

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

Option 1: Bachelor's degree in Engineering or a related field and 5 years’ experience in Engineering, supply chain, or a related area. Option 2: 7
years’ experience in Engineering, supply chain, or a related area.
3 years’ supervisory experience.

Preferred Qualifications...

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

Doctorate: Computer Engineering, Masters: Computer Engineering

Primary Location...

702 SW 8TH ST, BENTONVILLE, AR 72716, United States of America

About Walmart

At Walmart, we help people save money so they can live better. This mission serves as the foundation for every decision we make, from responsible sourcing to sustainability—and everything in between. As a Walmart associate, you will play an integral role in shaping the future of retail, tech, merchandising, finance and hundreds of other industries—all while affecting the lives of millions of customers all over the world. Here, your work makes an impact every day. What are you waiting for?

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, abilities, ideas and opinions- while being inclusive of all people.