Technical Systems Manager

5 - 7 years experience  •  Business Services

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 12/14/17
Alpharetta, GA
5 - 7 years experience
Business Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 12/14/17

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


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