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SYSTEMS ENGINEER - I

Job Details

Charlotte - Charlotte, NC
Full Time
4 Year Degree
Up to 25%
Engineering

Description

SUMMARY

Deliver efficient and cost-effective warehouse, industrial and manufacturing automated material handling solutions per customer and end-users requirements. Coordinate the engineering and technical aspects of projects, including product and solution research, costing, engineering development, problem solving, and model designing. Adapts, alters, or improves existing engineering and design models when necessary. Provides technical support to the Sales, Software, Installation, and Engineering teams.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Experience with mechanical, electrical and software aspects of system integration and conducting throughput analyses.
  • Ability to design and develop automated systems and layouts that integrate material handling equipment and automated systems into a factory, industrial or warehouse environment.
  • Design and/or control of conveyor systems in a manufacturing, industrial and warehouse environment that supply and support Material Handling Systems.
  • Understanding of Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV), and other material movement and handling manufacturing and warehouse related material handling systems.
  • Understanding of Warehouse Management/Control Software systems and how they relate to the Automated Material Handling systems.
  • Redesign and upgrade existing material handling systems and subsets to fulfill customer needs and requirements.
  • Support Sales and Engineering by visiting customer sites, collecting customer material handling data, understanding clients operation flow and throughput, and data analysis for system design and layouts.
  • Develop Mechanical and Electrical RFQs in conjunction with the Installation, Sales, and Procurement departments.
  • Develop associated project related costs and budgets from initial stages through final quotations.
  • Present, review, and revise system options and pricing with/to Sales.
  • Coordinate engineering design between mechanical, electrical, and software teams in the US and Japan.
  • Collaborate with the Software and Installation teams during development stage to ensure that material handling systems function properly and are installed per customer requires.
  • Review and approve drawings and functional specifications in association with material handling projects and working scope.
  • Understanding of system schematics, including wiring diagrams, control panels, electrical and power distribution panels, UL Standards, electrical engineering codes, and safety standards.
  • Knowledge of various software platforms related to industrial automation and material handling equipment.
  • Travels domestically and internationally for confirmation of layout, specifications, commissioning, and equipment inspection/run-off.
  • Provides site support for system run-off as required for project implementation.

 

Qualifications

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelor's degree, BSME, BSMFG, BSIE, or BSEE from four-year college or university; zero to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Two plus years of experience in the design, implementation, commissioning of Automated Material Handling and Storage and Retrieval (AS/RS) systems is preferred. Understanding of electrical equipment and controls, including knowledge of Systems Integration, international transport logistics, PLC, and HMI applications, SCCR, NEC, CSA, UL and RMI is a plus.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to create, read, analyze, and interpret technical procedures, blueprints, schematic diagrams, and technical drawings. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the public. Japanese language skills considered a plus.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to analyze complex data sets. Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form, furnished in written or oral form, and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Strong numerical analysis and data handling capabilities to produce data analysis and material flow calculations.
  • Ability to leverage programming skills to resolve real-world issues.
  • Must be self-starter and self-motivated, flexible, and adaptive to the changes within the projects.
  • Ability to identify and resolve problems with a sense of urgency.
  • Perform under pressure of customer and complete tasks to meet deadlines.
  • Customer Relationship Management systems (CRM) Salesforce is a plus.
  • Experience with project design/tracking software systems such as Microsoft Project (MS Project) is a plus.

TRAVEL

This position requires up to 30% travel including domestic and international for confirmation of layout, specifications, and equipment inspection/run-off. A valid drivers license and good driving record are required.

 

 

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