Principal Automation Engineer

| Orange County
Job Summary: iHerb is seeking a talented and motivated Automation Engineer with an emphasis on innovative automation solutions to be applied in our Fulfillment centers. Candidate must have a strong understanding of automation systems including vision systems, robotics, agv, PLC, etc. as well as design and specification (RFP) of custom designed and commissioned integrated systems (e.g. sorters, box erectors, palletizers, etc). Additionally the engineer creates RFP and specs required to specify, test, qualify and document these systems.
Job Expectations: 
  • Generate RFP and Specs for off the shelf, custom integrated and in house designed solutions
  • •Work closely with Ops team to identify opportunities to improve via automation
  • Design new systems (vision systems, 6 axis, etc) from ground up
  • Conduct meetings including Design Reviews, Solutions layouts, and Risk Assessments
  • Support site launch (travel required)
The duties and responsibilities described above may provide only a partial description of this position. This is not an exhaustive list of all aspects of the job. Other duties and responsibilities not outlined in this document may be added as necessary or desirable, with or without notice.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Required: 
  • • Technical problem-solving and analytical skills
  • • Excellent written and oral communications skills with the ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • • Experience interacting with vendors, integrators, engineering, etc.
  • • Ability to multitask in a high energy environment
Equipment Knowledge: Understanding of Supply Chain
 
Experience Requirements: Generally requires 6 years relevant work experience developing solutions in a similar factory or warehouse environment
 
Education Requirements: Generally requires a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Industrial Engineering or a combination of education and equivalent work experience.
Judgment/Reasoning Ability: Able to identify, troubleshoot and resolve problems quickly using sound judgment, poise and diplomacy. Ability to use judgment and reasoning skills, and determine when to escalate issues, as required, in a timely manner.
 
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a Team Member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the Team Member is regularly required to talk and hear. The Team Member is frequently required to stand, walk, climb stairs, use hands and fingers, bend, stoop and reach with hands and arms. Reaching above shoulder heights, below the waist or lifting as required to store materials throughout the work day. The Team Member may occasionally lift or move materials and products up to 25 pounds. Proper lifting techniques required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work Environment: The noise in the work environment is usually moderate. Other factors are:
  •  Hectic, fast-paced with multi-level distractions
  • Company uniforms, closed-toed shoes, casual work environment
  • Warehouse environment, may be required to wear safety equipment
  • Ability to work extended hours as required
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An Insider's view of iHerb LLC.

What's something quirky about your company?

“Everyone is really different, nice and cool to be around. People are comfortable to be themselves, which is not common.”

Christopher

Junior Software Developer I

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

“Most of the challenges stem from the extreme growth of the company in addition to keeping up with the technological advances in the market. We migrate and change quickly to adapt, which is the fun part because we are continuously learning.”

Alina

Senior Software Developer I

How does the company support your career growth?

"Everyone here is so brilliant. The teams are open and receptive to questions and work with you by providing constructive feedback, in addition to the camaraderie that supports consistent learning and development."

Kristine

Junior Software Developer I

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

"More so than empowering individuals, you have to hire the right people, trust them and let them do what they are good at.”

Alireza

Director of Software Development & Platform

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

"The problem my team is currently solving is how to integrate robots into the warehouse. iHerb recently brought on a new team of engineers to design the robots and my team will be interfacing with them. This will involve a range of sub-problems from path finding for robot navigation to dynamic location management."

Ian

Software Developer II

What are iHerb LLC. Perks + Benefits

iHerb LLC. Benefits Overview

Perks include snack and beverage stations, on-site gym's, video arcade rooms, sand volleyball court, team happy hour and networking events and etc...iHerb is dedicated to providing comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans by contributing 75% or more of the monthly costs associated, regardless of one's level of coverage.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
iHerb is committed to helping great causes here at home and around the world. We partners with organizations like the Boys and Girls Club, Susan G Komen, Ronald McDonald House, Exceed, etc...
Partners with Nonprofits
Worldwide, we’ve donated over $5 million. iHerb facilitates two schools in Cambodia in addition to supporting the Cambodian Children's Fund and New Hope Cambodia in support of children's education.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
iHerb's iFit and iFocus teams are dedicated to organizing company events in addition to creating wellness programs and initiatives. The overall health and wellness of our team members is priority!
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
iHerb Team Members can contribute up to $2700 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
iHerb provides both short and long term disability coverage for it's Team Members.
Dental Benefits
iHerb provides both a DHMO and PPO thru Cigna Dental
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
iHerb contributes 75% or more to the monthly costs associated with health plans ranging from Blue Shield's HMO, HMO+, PPO and HDHP.
Life Insurance
iHerb provides all full-time Team Members with a 100% company-paid $50,000.00 life/AD&D policy. In addition, Team Members have the option to elect additional life/AD&D coverage plans.
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
iHerb contributes a 100% match up to 4% of the Team Member's election. This is a "Safe Harbor" plan, absent from a vesting period , therefore the money that iHerb contributes is yours from day one.
Company Equity
iHerb provides a generous Profit Sharing and Phantom Unit Plan that provides equity to employees based on a minimal vesting period.
Performance Bonus
iHerb's annual discretionary bonus program is generous to say to say the least! Bonus plans are aligned with the individual and overall success of the company and Team Member.
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Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
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Generous PTO
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Casual Dress
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
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Happy hours are hosted On occasion .
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Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Our tuition reimbursement plan offers an annual max of $5250 with a maximum total match of $5250.
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Cross functional training encouraged
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