Technical Systems Manager

Chep   •  

Alpharetta, GA

Industry: Business Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 312 days ago

Position Purpose

Support automation runoff, and ensure successful transfer of plant automation from engineering commissioning to operational ownership.  Provide leadership on technical aspects of capex projects and equipment installations & upgrades across the US network. Manage adherence to CHEP’s engineering standards, and support revision to standards. Ensure service centers have the correct skills and systems to allow efficient operation & maintenance of equipment. Lead the deployment of measurement systems for the tracking and continuous improvement of equipment performance. 


Major/Key Accountabilities

  • Ensure newly deployed automation supports successful short term ramp and achievement of long term budgeted performance objectives.

  • Provide technical leadership in controls, PLC, networking, and electrical & mechanical standards across the CHEP’s US service center network

  • Support Process Engineering in the development and launch of Capital Expenditure projects.

  • Develop and coordinate maintenance and spare parts systems that allow visibility of performance across the US service center network

  • Deploy automated equipment reliability measurement and reporting tools.

  • Lead programs to monitor and improve MTBF and MTTR on equipment across the network.

  • Develop and deploy a system to track asset lifetime costs.

  • Conduct Technical Skills assessment at sites prior to equipment being installed.

  • Ensure training and support to maintenance teams in the areas identified by the technical skills assessments and in controls and PLC equipment.

  • Provide or source technical support when needed for downtime incidents. 

  • Work with FMS team, Operations and Engineering to improve and standardize visualization, data collection and communications standards with (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA).



  • Delivery of projects against Automation Road Map & PNO Plan

  • Achievement of budgeted savings and capacity expansion

  • Overall Equipment Effectiveness & Reliability performance


Authority/ Decision Making

  • In line with local authority levels


Key contacts


  • Process Engineering

  • Plant Operations leadership & floor staff

  • ADI & FMS Teams

  • CHEP Services

  • Maintenance Teams


  • 3rd Party Management Groups

  • Contractors – Fabrication & Integration

  • Suppliers – Equipment, PLC, and Network



Essential Qualifications :

  • BS in technical discipline

Desirable Qualifications

  • BS Electrical or Mechanical Engineering



  • 5 years in an automation environment with proven skills in PLC and controls equipment.

  • Plant floor leadership

  • Extensive experience of working in a health and safety conscious environment


Skills and Knowledge

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Excellent IT & PLC skills

  • Project Management skills




  • English