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Building and Systems Engineering Specialist

  • Louisville, Kentucky
  • Facility: Louisville Operations
  • Job ID: 246222
  • Zip Code: 40213
  • Street Address: 911 Grade Lane

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  • Work with a committed team
  • Design and construction of facilities
  • Overall leadership of plant maintenance
  • R&D automation and robotics
  • Environmental and safety practices
  • Leadership and relationship-building

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Future You Has What It Takes To Move The World

As a Plant Engineer, Future You is part of a global team that works on a scale you just can’t find anywhere else. Just consider this: we’ve delivered 3,240 packages since you started reading this section—think we know a thing or two about solving engineering challenges?

  • 20 million+ deliveries every day to 10.5 million customers
  • 5.1 billion deliveries in 2017
  • 119 thousand vehicles with more than 9,000 powered by alternative fuel
  • 2.5 thousand+ operating facilities worldwide

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Mechanical Engineering

Construction Project Managers

Project Managers at UPS lead a team of architects, contractors, and consultants in the design and construction of UPS operating facilities. Project managers oversee various aspects of building construction, manage the cost to meet the budget, track the project performance against schedules and critical path.

UPS Facilities Engineering Managers

UPS Facility Engineering Managers are responsible for the day-to-day operations of the UPS package sorting facilities. Responsibilities include managing technical staff in maintaining automated and conventional package sorting and building systems at their optimal design capacity and specification. Facility managers have direct responsibility for contractors to oversee capital improvement projects at the existing facilities. The responsibilities for environmental and safety compliance also fall within the functions of the Facility Engineering Manager.

Systems and Electrical Design Engineers

Systems and Electrical Design Engineers interface with material-handling vendors, conveyor manufacturers and electrical controls manufacturers to design of conveyor systems for UPS operating facilities capable of processing over tens of thousands of packages per hour. Systems design includes both mechanical and electrical engineering disciplines. Engineers research and collaborate with vendors to incorporate the latest engineering technologies to deliver the most efficient and cost-effective solutions in the material-handling industry.

Electrical & Systems Design Engineering

Systems and Electrical Design Engineers

Systems and Electrical Design Engineers interface with material-handling vendors, conveyor manufacturers and electrical controls manufacturers to design of conveyor systems for UPS operating facilities capable of processing over tens of thousands of packages per hour. Systems design includes both mechanical and electrical engineering disciplines. Engineers research and collaborate with vendors to incorporate the latest engineering technologies to deliver the most efficient and cost-effective solutions in the material-handling industry.

Automation Engineers

Automation Engineers collaborate with the systems, electrical, and mechanical teams to design and implement Programmable Logic Control (PLC) systems to handle the sortation reporting of up to 100,000 package per hour. Automation engineers oversee contractors in the design and programming of PLC/HMI, test and commission automated control systems, and provide training and technical support for the end user. Through continued research in new vendor technologies, the Automation Engineer provides future direction for the implementation of the latest technology to achieve the most efficient and effective solutions.

Construction Project Engineers

At UPS lead a team of architects, contractors, and consultants in the design and construction of UPS operating facilities. Project managers oversee various aspects of building construction, manage the cost to meet the budget, and track the project performance against schedules and critical path.

Civil Engineering Architecture

Construction Project Managers

Project Managers at UPS lead a team of architects, contractors, and consultants in the design and construction of UPS operating facilities. Project managers oversee various aspects of building construction, manage the cost to meet the budget, track the project performance against schedules and critical path.

UPS Facilities Engineering Managers

UPS Facility Engineering Managers are responsible for the day-to-day operations of the UPS package sorting facilities. Responsibilities include managing technical staff in maintaining automated and conventional package sorting and building systems at their optimal design capacity and specification. Facility managers have direct responsibility for contractors to oversee capital improvement projects at the existing facilities. The responsibilities for environmental and safety compliance also fall within the functions of the Facility Engineering Manager.

Computer/Software Engineering

Automation Engineers

Automation Engineers collaborate with the systems, electrical, and mechanical teams to design and implement Programmable Logic Control (PLC) systems to handle the sortation reporting of up to 100,000 package per hour. Automation engineers oversee contractors in the design and programming of PLC/HMI, test and commission automated control systems, and provide training and technical support for the end user. Through continued research in new vendor technologies, the Automation Engineer provides future direction for the implementation of the latest technology to achieve the most efficient and effective solutions.

Systems and Electrical Design Engineers

Systems and Electrical Design Engineers interface with material-handling vendors, conveyor manufacturers and electrical controls manufacturers to design of conveyor systems for UPS operating facilities capable of processing over tens of thousands of packages per hour. Systems design includes both mechanical and electrical engineering disciplines. Engineers research and collaborate with vendors to incorporate the latest engineering technologies to deliver the most efficient and cost-effective solutions in the material-handling industry.

Environmental Engineering

Sustainability and Environmental Engineers

Sustainability and Environmental Engineers support the corporate sustainability objectives with alternate fuel (Compressed natural Gas, Liquid Natural Gas, electric and propane) deployments and green facility design (LEED Certified buildings). Sustainability and Environmental engineers work with outside agencies to implement best management practices at all facilities to reduce the carbon footprint of the organization by analyzing the scientific data and monitoring the progress of environmental improvement programs. Environmental engineers ensure environmental and safety compliance for UPS facilities by reviewing applicable facility regulations, performing trend analysis for compliance activities and developing corrective action plans.

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Future You has big responsibility

Plant Engineers work on important projects around the globe. Find out firsthand what Future You can do at UPS.

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Future You does the right thing

Our team is dedicated to the customers and communities we serve, and it’s a commitment we take seriously even when we’re not at work. See how our professionals responded when tragedy struck in Texas.

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Future You gets more

Even if you’re a part-time package handler, Future You will receive a full slate of benefits and other rewards.

  • Competitive pay

  • Medical, dental, vision, and more

  • Consistent scheduling

  • Career Growth & mobility

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Building and Systems Engineering Specialist

  • Full Time
  • Louisville, Kentucky
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Job Title:  Building and Systems Engineering Specialist

Department:  Building and Systems Engineering (BaSE)

Days:  Days vary on positions                                      

Hours:  Hours based on position (24/7 facility coverage)

Location:  Position is located in the Air Park/Worldport, 911 Grade Lane, Louisville, KY 40213. Work environment is divided between the office and the field/operation area. 

The BaSE Specialist is an entry level position within the UPS Building and Systems Engineering department. The BaSE Specialist will troubleshoot, calibrate and adjust plant floor devices as necessary to maintain optimal performance of plant floor equipment. Will also direct sort calls and breakdowns and expedites their completion. Responsible for providing information to maintenance mechanics on how to complete required repairs to resolve breakdown situations. Monitoring of Critical Systems for facility and scheduling of routine and emergency maintenance of power systems, fire systems, HVAC and plumbing.  Will assist in solving the daily problems inherent in keeping the conveyors or physical facility in good working order; thus, providing a smooth operation of the Worldport facility.

Position allows the ability to gain engineering and operations experience. This role will provide continuous career development based on the needs of the employee and the company.

Responsibilities and Duties:

Activities performed include but are not limited to responding to internal customer requests, responding to facility alarms and emergencies and troubleshooting problems that arise. This position is part of a team that provides 24x7 coverage, including possible holidays and weekends.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Bachelor degree in engineering or possess a four-year technical degree – Preferred.

  • Experience and proficiency in reading and interpreting blueprints, drawings, electrical schematics and elementary diagrams.

  • PLC or related programming experience including troubleshooting.

  • Basic understanding of networks.

  • Motor control theory and operation including basic AC and DC electrical troubleshooting.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products.

  • Ability to read and interpret electrical schematics and elementary diagrams.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with all employee groups including all levels of the management team.

  • Must have good written and verbal communication skills.

  • Must be able to speak to large groups of employees.


UPS is an equal opportunity employer. UPS does not discriminate on the basis of race/color/religion/sex/national origin/veteran/disability/age/sexual orientation/gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law
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