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C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. Automation Engineer - Material Handling in Keene, New Hampshire

Position Overview

The Automation Engineer is responsible for managing a portfolio of automation system assets & projects across the C&S network as part of the overall Logistics team.

This position will oversee all support contracts, obsolescence management (to include MRO spares), short and long term Capital/Expense planning & execution efforts, and will serve as our automation vendor Point of Contact for the systems they manage.

This role will support new installations through the design/implementation process and provide subject matter expertise in decisions related to the automation of our network and future expansion/consolidation opportunities.

Job Description


  • Automation Asset Ownership - Ensure all automation systems in scope are supported by vendors as appropriate (hotline support, VPN support, on-site technicians, etc). Build robust capital and expense project plans 5-10 years out to manage the lifecycle of the systems. Coordinate with IT to ensure relevant software and hardware systems are supported and on a lifecycle plan. Partner with Facilities leadership to ensure proper maintenance plans are in place and executed. Monitor system performance and build actionable plans with site leadership as systems show signs of degraded performance.

  • Automation Partnerships - Be a partner between C&S, Symbotic, and other automation vendor's leadership and resources. Stay up to date on the most recent automation technology by engaging with other warehousing operators (including customers), attending trade shows, etc. Establish and use knowledge of available technology to help select, negotiate, design, and install the best technology solution for C&S based upon the current and future operational needs.

  • Develop and implement standards, procedures and process related to how our automation system are designed, implemented, and maintained to ensure our automation systems continue to perform as designed

  • Coordinate/Lead/Participate in meetings, develop summary presentations, and partner with Corporate Development & Network planning as we define the strategic growth of the company through evaluations of new technologies and acquisitions.

  • Manage defined automation vendors and ensure performance and delivery of responsible items and schedules. Coordinate all aspects of the project with company departments to ensure project delivery and completion regardless of direct responsibility or control.

  • Travel Required: Yes


  • Office : Office Temperature (65F to 75F)

  • Warehouse : Freezer (-20F to 0F)

  • Warehouse : Perishable Warehouse (28F to 60F)

  • Warehouse : Grocery Warehouse (50F to 90F)


  • Specialized Knowledge : Automation, Maintenance, Construction Management, Supply chain logistics or Engineering Experience

  • Special Skills : Strong Financial Acumen, Excellent computer skills including Word and Excel.

  • Physical abilities: : Experience building multi year project plans that support current and new automation retrofits or installations

  • Other: : 7-10 years progressive responsibility within automation, maintenance, and project leadership experience.

  • Other: : Change management experience and communication skills, particularly interpersonal, in complex large organizations. Matrix organization experience preferred.

  • Other: : Demonstrated experience in building strategic and tactical plans to improve automation system performance

  • Other: : Strategic thinker with ability to translate strategy into an executable plan. Strong problem solving skills. Strong project management expertise, from ideation to execution and follow-up.

  • Other: : Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, prioritize these tasks and follow through to ensure timely results.

Years Of Experience

  • 7-10 : Relevant automation use in warehouse environments, Strong analytical skills both mathematical and problem solving,

  • 2-5 : Relevant construction or engineering management experience, Project management experience, Demonstrated project and time management skills.


Bachelor's Degree - Logistics & Transportation, Bachelor's Degree - Mechanical Engineering


1st Shift (United States of America)


C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.

About Our Company

C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. , based in Keene, NH, is the largest wholesale grocery supply company in the U.S. and the industry leader in supply chain innovation. Founded in 1918 as a supplier to independent grocery stores, C&S now services customers of all sizes, supplying more than 6,000 independent supermarkets, chain stores, military bases, and institutions with over 150,000 different products. At C&S, We Select the Best® – those with the motivation, pride, and drive to succeed in our fast-paced world.

Working Safely is a Condition of Employment at C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. C&S Wholesale Grocers is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

Company: C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.

Job Area: Design & Construction

Job Family: Transportation

Job Type: Regular

Job Code: JC2045

ReqID: R-249780