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Plant Engineering Project Specialist

  • Full Time
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Travel: No
  • Facility: Philadelphia Airport Hub
  • Job ID: 181950
  • Zip Code: 19019

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

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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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Plant Engineering Project Specialist

  • Full Time
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Job Summary

The Plant Engineering Project Specialist is an entry level position within the UPS Plant Engineering department. He/She will be part of a UPS project team assigned to construct or expand a UPS sortation facility.  This position will assist with the General Construction of the building or the mechanical / electrical / controls installation of the conveyor system.

The Plant Engineering Specialist will be responsible for drawing and specification auditing, commissioning, quality control, testing, estimating, cost control, scheduling, and value engineering.  He/She will provide reports and documentation for the job responsibilities.

Other Duties

  • Gathers documents for project bid packages (e.g., post-feasibility cost estimate, drawing sets, etc.) to submit to the administrative group for distribution to bidders.
  • Dispatches and oversees the work of outside service housekeeping vendors through physical inspections to ensure quality of work.
  • Manages vendors, scheduling, and dispatching for routine maintenance and projects in the facility.
  • Supervises Small PE Projects.
  • Drafts Feasibility Studies.
  • Manages Project Documents and Fund Allocations.

Preferred Competencies

  • Equipment Repair Management: Describes types of equipment problems that can occur; identifies specifications of mechanical and technical equipment; explains repair techniques and tools.
  • Facilities, Equipment, and Grounds Maintenance: Identifies basic facility components requiring preventative maintenance; describes how to create preventative maintenance schedules.
  • Facility Design: Identifies problems or inefficiencies with current buildings or plants; modifies or adjusts existing facility blueprints to resolve recurring building or plant failures; recommends new facility design specifications.
  • Physical Assets Management: Demonstrates a basic knowledge of physical asset management; identifies physical resources to meet business needs; describes the appropriate use of existing physical tools, equipment, and materials.
  • Project Management: Demonstrates understanding of implementation objectives, project plan, and one's role within a project; participates in the implementation of a project; provides timely, thorough, and concise updates for area of responsibility; identifies areas of risk and properly communicates them to the project manager.
  • Project Planning: Demonstrates an understanding of basic project planning processes, including planning action items and resources.
  • Report Generation: Possesses ability to generate simple reports using basic functions in software, and/or writing basic queries; identifies information required to complete reports and identifies existing reports generated by others.
  • Technology Implementation: Able to communicate designed and developed technology solutions and their desired outcome in general terms; expresses the importance of an effective implementation; develops implementation plans.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree – Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, or related Engineering program – Preferred
  • Experience with PLCs or related programming and troubleshooting – Preferred
  • Experience demonstrating knowledge of networks – Preferred
  • Experience with Motor Control theory and operation – Preferred
  • Experience with AC and DC electrical troubleshooting - Preferred
  • Experience with MS Office Suite, or similar software - Preferred


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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