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Plant Engineering Specialist

  • Roanoke, Virginia
  • Travel: No
  • Facility: Richmond - Coach Rd
  • Job ID: 193896
  • Zip Code: 24019
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Future
You
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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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Future you finds your focus

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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The benefits and compensation information provided on this website are for informational purposes only. Not every product or service is available or applicable to every employee and the availability of a product or service is subject to change. UPS reserves the right to alter or delete the information provided as required by UPS’ business needs.

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Plant Engineering Specialist

  • Full Time
  • Roanoke, Virginia
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If you’re looking to move your engineering career forward with the global leader of logistics, we want to hear from you! UPS is seeking a Plant Engineering (PE) Specialist to support the protection of UPS assets, facilities, equipment and grounds. He/she assists with overseeing facility environmental compliance, conveyor system reliability, maintenance, housekeeping and facility safety. The PE Specialist manages small projects and oversees the work of outside contractors, as well as supports the PE supervisor in identifying and dispatching the work of mechanics and porters. 

In addition to assisting with conveyor system maintenance and ensuring equipment runs smoothly and efficiently, the PE Specialist also helps to determine the proper corrective action for damaged or worn equipment and uses a maintenance management program to schedule necessary repairs and Preventative Maintenance Inspections (PMIs). The PE Specialists also ensures needed operational equipment is ordered to maintain productivity and facility appearance at an acceptable level for the most reasonable cost.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Monitors repair status and PMI completion, conducts facility inspections and identifies operational improvements needed to improve safety and package flow efficiency
  • Inspects projects to ensure safety, environmental and contract compliance
  • Manages project budgets
  • Supervises smaller, less complex PE projects and activities
  • Oversees the work of outside vendors, including scheduling and dispatching for routine facility maintenance and projects
  • Assists in developing scope of work and project cost estimates and submits schedules, drawings, feasibility studies, vendor lists and project funding requests
  • Creates and distributes bid documents and project manuals and evaluates incoming bids and project estimates
  • Maintains parts database, orders parts and equipment and ensures spare parts levels
  • Assists in maintaining environmental, safety and regulated goods compliance and participates in related audits
  • Delivers environmental, regulatory, safety and health compliance training 

Knowledge and Skills

  • Develops project plans to accomplish objectives; establishes goals, milestones and deadlines; identifies necessary project resources
  • Estimates, identifies and forecasts business indicators (e.g., feasibility, potential growth, costs, risks, benefits) by analyzing relevant data and statistics
  • Manages budgets and understands accounting processes; determines needed resources and allocates funds; monitors expenditures to budget targets and resolves discrepancies
  • Oversees equipment repairs and the correction of problems with tools, machinery and other standard technical equipment
  • Manages and performs routine maintenance of buildings, equipment and grounds to ensure safety, regulatory compliance, prolonged service life and appearance
  • Oversees physical assets (e.g., machinery, vehicles, equipment, supplies); evaluates, obtains and allocates physical asset resources; maximizes their use and projects future asset needs
  • Administers projects and programs (e.g., allocating people and resources, organizing logistics and implementation, monitoring progress, adapting plans, identifying and resolving rollout issues)
  • Manages and establishes working relationships with vendors (e.g., suppliers, consultants, contractors)

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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