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  • Full-Time
  • Remote
  • $70k - $100k per year USD / Year


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.

Novolex™ employs over 10,000 people across the globe. We strive to be the employer of choice in the global packaging industry. Novolex™ Careers include manufacturing, engineering, procurement, supply chain, finance, HR, product development, sales, marketing and an ever-expanding array of others to support our continuing rapid growth. Our team is rich in diversity and our culture encourages continuous personal growth and teamwork in all we do.



Job Title:

Automation Project and Design Engineer


Position Summary:

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


Candidate Requirements:


  • 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


About the Company

  • Novolex™ is North America’s leader in packaging choice and sustainability.
  • Novolex™ is headquartered in Hartsville, SC and has 62 facilities around the globe, including the worlds’ largest closed loop plastic bag recycling plant located in Indiana.  The company has over 10,000 employees in the US, Canada, Mexico and Europe.
  • The family of historic Novolex™ brands includes Bagcraft® Packaging, Hilex Poly®, Fortune Plastics®, Duro Bag®, De Luxe® Packaging, Burrows Paper, Novolex Custom Film & Bag™, International Converter®, General Packaging® Products, Heritage Bag®, Burrows Packaging, Sheilds and The Waddington Group.
  • Each of the Novolex™ brands brings a unique sustainability and product story in plastic, paper, foil, recycling, or composting applications. The Novolex™ brands are unified by four common values: Manufacturing Innovation and Quality; Service; Packaging Choice; and Sustainability.
  • Novolex™ focuses on customers within the retail, grocery, convenience store, deli, food service, hospitality, institutional, processor and industrial markets. The Novolex™ product portfolio and our engineered solutions are designed to meet customer packaging application needs in the areas of food contact, customer experience, resale items, checkout systems, can liners and packaging operations.

Our Mission

  • Novolex’s™ mission is to continue a tradition of leadership established by our historic brands in the areas of packaging choice, customer service, manufacturing innovation, quality, and sustainability.

Our Vision Statement

  • To be a leading provider of packaging solutions that are environmentally friendly, create value for the customer and Novolex™, have excellent quality, and provide superior service.
  • We want to accomplish this with an entrepreneurial culture which drives operational excellence and proactively creates ecological solutions.

Our Environmental Mission
Novolex’s sustainability goal is to establish a viable environmental program and product line that:

  • Reduces the impact of plastic and paper on the environment through recycling and increased recycled content
  • Sets a high standard of industry leadership and corporate citizenship
  • Creates meaningful benefits for the environment and the community
  • Facilitates environmental action by retailers and the community

For more information on Novolex™, visit our website at:

Novolex does not publically post salary information on job boards.

The Company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included.  It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions and responsibilities.  Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. Pre-employment, as well as post-hire substance testing, is required for specified positions through Novolex. Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without Company sponsorship.

Novolex™ is committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all employment practices, including but not limited to, selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, and compensation to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, handicap or disability, genetics, citizenship status, service member or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. Any individual, who because of his or her disability, needs an accommodation in connection with an aspect of the Company’s application process should contact Jamie Wells at  800-845-6051.
Novolex is an E-Verify Employer.
Following GMP in compliance with all food safety requirements.


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