Project Manager - Automation
Charlotte, NC 
Posted 24 days ago
Job Description
Why Choose Us?

Novolex is a leader in packaging innovation, choice and sustainability. We manufacture products in paper, plastic and sustainable materials for the food, retail, health and industrial markets.

  • Medical, dental and vision options

  • Wellness rewards to fund your HRA or HSA
  • Paid holidays, time off, parental and other leaves
  • Financial protection benefits such as life, AD&D and disability insurance, and 401(k) Plan with employer matching contributions
  • Education Support (for example, tuition reimbursement, Chairman's Scholarship, 529 College Savings Plan)
  • Broad Based Employee Award Program-value sharing plan for all employees with one year of service
  • Employee Assistance Program and much more!

Our Sustainability Commitment

The Novolex sustainability vision is built upon three pillars: our products, our operations and our people. Each is critically important to our growth and future as a business. These pillars form the foundation of our company-wide commitment to sustainability, helping us achieve our ambitious goals through our wide-ranging initiatives.

How You'll Perform the Role

This position will Develop, Design and support Automation solutions for our manufacturing operations throughout Novolex. The position will also work with and coordinate with outside vendors to develop Automation solutions in order to meet business unit needs and timelines.

Essential Functions & Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and Implement Automation solutions
    • Manages multiple, concurrent Automation projects with independent critical milestone activities
    • Develops cost estimates, justifications, and schedules for Automation projects
    • Develops equipment and installation specifications
    • Develop Safety criteria for Automated systems as needed
    • Develops bid requests for Automated equipment and services
    • Track and Manage Automation project spending budgets
    • Work closely with outside Automation vendors on developing solutions along with our OEM's.
  • Provides technical expertise to plant and corporate personnel on Automation solutions.
  • Evaluates the condition and performance of existing plant Automation equipment.
  • Incorporates personnel safety in all aspects of system designs
  • Functions as a change agent in the implementation of new Automation technology and systems
  • Communicates verbally and in written form to internal and external resources

What We Need From You

  • Bachelor's Degree (Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related Technical Discipline).
  • 5-10+ years of relevant experience in Automation design and implementation for manufacturing environment preferred.
  • Strong mechanical design capabilities preferred, electrical and manufacturing process skills/experience.
  • Must have experience design and implementation of Automation systems from End of Line packaging to full pallet loading systems
  • Analytical skills and understanding of problem solving techniques/tools.
  • Data-driven, disciplined, objective and detail oriented.
  • Strong communication skills. Demonstrated ability to act as a business partner, "see the big picture," and work through ambiguity and change.
  • Must be proficient in 3D AutoCad (Inventor) along with other Design platforms will be considered.
  • Advanced computer knowledge with MS Office applications (Excel, Access, etc) and other computer tools required.
  • Must be willing to travel 75% of each work week to the Company's manufacturing sites to support projects and initiatives.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without Company sponsorship.
  • International travel could be required, valid passport required.
  • Successful completion of pre-employment background and drug screen

What You'll Get From Us


With safety as our top priority and a commitment to employee well-being an important focus, we offer comprehensive and competitive benefits that include medical, dental and vision insurance (including Telehealth options) as well as a variety of other well-being resources focused on mental, physical and financial health. Specific benefits and well-being programs may vary depending on where you work.

Community Engagement

At Novolex, giving back to the local communities that support us is important. Our Focused Giving Program prioritizes support for organizations whose missions promote sustainability initiatives or address food and hunger needs. We also encourage facility level support of activities in the communities where our employees live and work.

Training and Development

We offer constant opportunities for advancement. From skills development to advanced education programs, training and development programs and courses are available through Novolex University. Programs include company and industry training curricula, support for formal education through the Tuition Reimbursement Program, and a Learning Management System that supports and enhances employee skills at all levels of the organization.

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Novolex™ an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5 to 10 years
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