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F\T Plant Engineering Specialist
Ref No.: 15-04791
Location: Hodgkins, Illinois
General Summary

Troubleshoots, calibrates, analyzes and adjusts Automated Sortation Systems as necessary to maintain optimal performance of Plant Floor Equipment. Responds to sort calls and breakdowns and expedites their completion. Proactively identifies equipment or human interface that is the cause of system defects. This position will combine the individual's technical knowledge and analytical skills to support an Automated Sortation System. This position will require the individual to have a working knowledge of the entire Automated Sortation System
and processes required to maintain and support the following:

Automated Sortation System

Conveyor Systems (Belting, Power Units, Pulleys, Rollers)

Height Sensor / Photoeyes


Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)


Imaging Systems (Camera / Lights)

Laser Scanners

Dimensioning Systems

Human Machine Interface (HMI) Systems

Plant Floor PC Hardware and Applications

Uninterruptable Power Supplies

The Specialist shall be responsible for:

Troubleshooting Sortation System up to Second Level Support

Calibrating and Adjusting Plant Floor Equipment

Maintaining and Analyzing Statistics

Analyzing and Correcting Operation's Methods

Reports on reliability and defect issues at area presort meetings

Identifies and Corrects Both Systems and Human Issues Resulting in Automated Misloads and Poor Package Care

Communicating and Coordinating with Maintenance Mechanics

Computer Virus Procedures (Updates, Patches, Auditing)

Reading and Interpreting Single Line Electrical Drawings

Auditing Plant Floor Equipment

Performing Preventive Maintenance Program

Coordinating, Inventorying and Ordering of Spare Parts

Testing of Equipment

Performing Disaster Recovery Preparedness


Responds to poor performing or malfunctioning sortation systems and schedules or makes necessary adjustments to machine interface

Troubleshoots, calibrates, and adjusts encoders, photocells and other plant floor sensors, DWS units, laser scanners, CCD
cameras and Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS).

TroubleshootsPLC processors, the I/O, andPLC network

Responds to poor performing or malfunctioning Dimensional Weight System (DWS) components and schedule or make necessary adjustments to these components.

Perform Preventive Maintenance Inspections of Plant Floor Equipment.

Order replacement equipment.

Test all new and repaired equipment.

Conduct periodic inventory of spare equipment.

Troubleshoots, modifies, and maintains UPS proprietary Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) logic.

Troubleshoots, modifies, and maintains UPS proprietary PC applications.

Analyze Technical Data

Perform optimization studies

Perform Plant Floor project engineering tasks

Participate in group training activities.

Preferred Competencies

Working Knowledge of AC and DC, Motor Control, 480v Power Distribution and the ability to read and interpret electrical
schematics and elementary diagrams.

Working Knowledge of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and Human Machine Interface (HMI) Applications.

Working knowledge of guarding, facility safety, and compliance items.

Working Knowledge of Microsoft Operating Systems and Applications.

Working Knowledge of Programming or Database Development Tools.

Basic Knowledge of IT and Network Interfaces.