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Control Systems Engineer

Company: Nordstrom Inc.
Location: San Diego
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Job Description:

Nordstrom Facilities is seeking a proactive automation Control Systems Engineer for our Distribution and Fulfilment Center operations. This position will be focused on maximizing equipment reliability and operational performance of equipment, such as conveyors, sortation systems, scanners, cameras, print and apply systems, and robotic automation devices and programs in 11 fulfillment centers. This role will work closely with the Supply Chain facilities leadership team, DC-FC Start up Team, and safety in supporting MHE systems optimization and project implementation. They will serve as a subject matter expert for all Supply Chain locations and play an integral part in monitoring MHE metrics and partnering with Supply Chain facilities/operations for system performance issues through providing analysis and leading in the development of Controls operating protocol, training standards, change management practices and policies. This is a newly created role and is remote. We prefer candidates located near our fulfillment centers (Portland, OR, Los Angeles, San Bernardino or Riverside, CA, Dubuque or Cedar Rapids, IA, Gainseville, FL, Upper Marlboro, MD, Elizabethtown, PA) A day in the life---

  • Support to all Supply Chain control systems techs/leads, by setting troubleshooting standard, managing controls related change management, coordinating with OEM on system troubleshooting and improvement
  • Coordinate and plan work activities for the Control Systems Techs/Leads to accomplish goals and objectives of Supply Chain DC/FC buildings
  • Act as first level escalation support for the Control Systems Techs/Leads, during and after business hours, provide troubleshoot support remotely and/or locally all hardware or controls software systems for Supply Chain facilities buildings
  • Work closely with DC/FC facilities controls team, Operations, Ops IT, Supply Chain Engineering team, DC/FC Start up Team, Automation Software teams, OEM teams, and Safety in supporting MHE systems optimization and project implementation
  • Understand, maintain and troubleshoot material handling control systems, including PLC/PC controllers and industrial networks such as Ethernet, ControlNet, DeviceNet, Profibus, motor control systems, servo drives, frequency drives, and electrical distribution systems
  • Monitor MHE metrics and partner with maintenance/operations for system performance issues and provide analysis across all DC/FC's
  • Mentor, train, and set standard operating procedures for CSTs and/or CSLs for Supply Chain facilities buildings
  • Facilitate Failure/Root Cause Analysis, Incident Review processes and implement process improvements and/or measures to avoid future incidents
  • Apply subject matter expertise in material handling and electronic systems to maximize building utilization of systems
  • Partner with DC/FC Operations leadership, equipment vendors and parts suppliers to plan and coordinate new technology installations. Act as the technical consultant for capital projects for Supply Chain facilities, under Engineering Services
  • Communicate technical issues and project timelines with Supply Chain facilities leadership, operations and the maintenance team. Explain production impacts
  • Handle flexible workload which may come from Engineering Services management and/or DC/FC operations
  • Provide weekly site controls reliability information to Engineering Services leadership team
  • Work closely with IT team to ensure connectivity (ServiceNow experience is a plus)
  • Join weekly Engineering Services RCA call
  • Travel up to 40% You've got this if---
    • Minimum of 7 years of equivalent professional or military experience
    • Experience with electrical theory, Robotics, Controls components, automated equipment
    • Knowledge on programming software such as RSLogix5000 studio, FT View, and other controls software platforms
    • Bachelor's degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Technology, or other related discipline preferred or equivalent combination of education, training and experience
    • Knowledge of Robotics work cells and its control systems
    • Experience identifying, maintaining, troubleshooting, programming, and designing HMI and control network components
    • Experience identifying, maintaining, troubleshooting, and modifying Motor Controls including motor starters, Variable Frequency Drives, DC drives, and standard electrical components
    • Industrial electrical hands-on experience and troubleshooting, including 480V 3-phase, 110 VAC, and 24VDC systems
    • Experience supporting a wide range of different conveyors and sortation systems, including SDI, Dematic and/or Intelligrated/Honeywell
    • Knowledge or Warehouse Management System Software Concepts and messaging protocols
    • Experience in interpreting, modifying, and developing mechanical and electrical drawings
    • Experience identifying, maintaining, and utilizing SCADA systems and KPIs
    • Excellent written, verbal and customer service skills.
    • Ability to lead others in a technical role and interact with all levels of management.
    • Experience with ASRS systems Preferred Qualifications
      • Systems controls design, logic and code writing, and programming experience.
      • Systems integration experience
      • Proven history of remote technical phone support
      • Basic understanding of network connectivity (routers, switches...) Our employees are our most important asset and that's reflected in our benefits.--Nordstrom is proud to offer a variety of benefits to support employees and their families, including:
        • Medical/Vision, Dental, Retirement and Paid Time Away
        • Life Insurance and Disability
        • Merchandise Discount and EAP Resources A few more important points... The job posting highlights the most critical responsibilities and requirements of the job. It's not all-inclusive. There may be additional duties, responsibilities and qualifications for this job. Nordstrom will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with all legal requirements. Applicants with disabilities who require assistance or accommodation should contact the nearest Nordstrom location, which can be identified at-- www.nordstrom.com .-- Current Nordstrom employees: To apply, log into Workday, click the Careers button and then click Find Jobs. Posted 5 Days Ago Full time R-249228 About Us We're a fast-moving fashion company that empowers our people to be innovative, creative and always focused on providing the best service to our customers. The retail industry is rapidly changing, and we have interesting, complex problems to solve every day - from developing cutting-edge technology and opening new stores, to designing fresh, must-have fashion.-- Whether you're a genius engineer, a phenomenal salesperson or a supply chain guru, we invite you to bring your unique talents and join our team. We've been on the Fortune--- 100 Best Places to Work list for more than 20 years because we reward great work, promote from within and celebrate diversity.-- Our values are the core of who we are. They inspire our employees, delight our customers and bring our business to life every day. CUSTOMER OBSESSED
          We strive to know our customers better than anyone else. We listen, anticipate, build trust and move with speed to deliver on their needs. OWNERS AT HEART
          We treat every interaction as an opportunity to make an impact and deliver excellence.-- CURIOUS AND EVER CHANGING
          We approach problems with curiosity and create solutions. We unlock potential to be bold, think big and inspire innovation.-- HERE TO WIN
          We're committed to delivering results, both today and tomorrow. We win as a team by supporting and challenging one another to be better every day. WE EXTEND OURSELVES
          We treat each other with respect and kindness. We do the small things that make a big difference. We create a welcoming environment, helping people feel connected, valued and part of one community.

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