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Lead Systems Engineer
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  Job posted:   Mon Apr 16, 2018
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Lead Systems Engineer
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**(Role is for the Western Region e.g. CA, WA, OR, AZ)

About us:

Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of America's leading retailers. Target Global Supply Chain and Logistics is evolving at an incredible pace. We are constantly reimagining how we get the right product to the right guest even better, faster and more cost effectively than before. We are becoming more intelligent, automated and algorithmic in our decision-making, enabling us to deliver the convenience and immediate gratification guests' demand and deserve - whether they shop in stores or on We are on a mission to win decisively over any competitor, with a seamless and superior guest service experience unlike any they can offer. Our teams work with the agility our mission requires, and we constantly come together to implement new solutions and processes in record time.

A role in Supply Chain means being on the very front lines of getting product to the guest as fast as possible--a critical differentiator and one of the most essential functions within Logistics. Whether it's through focusing on regional or upstream distribution centers or import warehouses, you'll have a chance to positively impact thousands of team members and Target guests worldwide.

About the job:

As a Lead Systems Engineer, you play a proactive technical leadership role, ensuring high equipment availability and optimized system performance. You will provide strategic direction to drive system reliability through proactive risk assessments, capital plan development, cross-department technical support collaboration, technical talent development, senior leadership advisement, and you will influence building automation, continuous improvement, and new installation initiatives. You will serve as the highest level of support, driving rapid troubleshooting of equipment during downtime events, ensuring proper processes and training procedures are implemented as part of root cause analysis. Your indirect leadership of the Engineering and Facilities Senior Systems Engineers, Operations Managers, and Mechanics is critical to ensuring a strong reliability culture. You serve as an expert who understands material flow optimization, system controls logic, and facilitates and trains effective troubleshooting techniques.

A successful candidate in this role will:

+ Maintain expertise across all electrical, mechanical and control system communication aspects of Material Handling Equipment (MHE), including conveyor systems, sortation, robotics, or Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (ASRS)

+ Oversee a network of distribution centers, serving as a technical subject matter expert that can lead recovery efforts, root cause analysis, and provide effective troubleshooting during equipment downtime events.

+ Autonomously manage assigned support network and influence field and headquarters partners to drive equipment performance and reliability improvements.

+ In collaboration with senior leadership, help shape Target's future vision and strategy for sustainable support and supply chain reliability. Define necessary data needed to assess equipment performance and measure maintenance quality.

+ Provide technical leadership to Senior Systems Engineers (SSEs) and Engineering & Facilities Sr. Operations Managers (E&F SOMs) to help develop and retain technical leaders within Distribution for Target.

+ Conduct Material Handling Assessments to evaluate equipment performance and risk. Present results to site and distribution leadership team, and assist the SSEs with developing action plans for improvement in equipment maintenance based upon findings.

+ Provide guidance regarding technical issues and projects to Target's technical supply chain teams. Recommend and help implement process improvements.

+ Establish and maintain strong relationship with supply chain technical teams to ensure collaboration and common technical support best practices between GSCL and other technical support teams.

About you:

Physical Demands (must be able to perform with or without reasonable accommodation):

+ Regular bending, lifting, stretching and reaching both below the waist and above the head

+ Lift and move totes up to 49 pounds each

+ Walking within and around the site with great frequency; facilities are over a quarter mile in length

+ Ability to climb ladders and gangways safely and without limitation, and work on platforms and equipment at significant heights

+ Full manual dexterity in both hands and wrists, eye/hand coordination, feet (foot pedals), manual (picking, pinching, holding, grasping), and wrist motion (repetitive flexion/rotation)

+ Working conditions may include small spaces, dust, fumes/odors, hot/cold temperatures, inside/outside noise, vibration, standing on concrete for long hours and wet or uneven surfaces

+ Must be able to stand/walk for up to 10-12 hours

Required Qualifications:

+ Degree in Electrical or Controls Engineering or equivalent degree / experience

+ Extensive experience in the following areas:

+ Automated supply chain systems and industrial and server based controls

+ Preventive/predictive maintenance procedures

+ HMI interfaces and programming

+ Industrial Electronics and National Electrical Code

+ Programmable Logic Control (PLC) programs

+ Experience with automated material handling system technical support and technical training

+ Extensive troubleshooting experience - both hands on and remote

+ Strong reasoning, analytical, and problem solving skills

+ Proven ability to motivate and influence teams, as well as manage conflict under stressful conditions

+ Ability to interpret and understand policies and procedures and relate them to others

+ Strong knowledge of common industrial safety practices and expectations, including experience with arc flash safety programs and industry lock out tag out procedures

+ Capability to be on-call outside of normal business hours for escalated support

+ Ability to travel 25% or more

Target will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

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