Control Systems Lead in Windsor, CT at JLL

Date Posted: 6/14/2018

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    Windsor, CT
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Job Description

Take your career to the next level by joining a high-energy team of problem solvers and innovators. JLL is partnering with Amazon’s fulfillment network to ensure that buildings under our oversight operate at peak performance. We provide facility management, automation, and maintenance services in distribution centers across the U.S and Canada. Our teams of JLL technicians, facilities managers, and administrators work together to keep fulfillment center machinery running smoothly while upholding a safe environment where all employees can thrive. As Amazon continues to grow, our JLL facilities teams need capable people ready to keep buildings and equipment in safe working order. We have over 1,000 technicians and are planning to add 500 more skilled workers this year. If you're looking for a career that will provide a fast-paced work environment, ability to grow your career and the chance to learn from the best in the industry, then we’re looking for people like you!

Job Description

  • Controls System Lead  


    A proactive Controls System Lead (CSL)is responsible for support within the fulfillment center operations, focusing on maintaining, troubleshooting and modifying material handling controls systems equipment to ensure operational performance of material handling equipment such as conveyors, sortation systems, scanners, cameras, print and apply systems, and SCADA devices and programs.


    Maintain, troubleshoot and modify software programs for 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. Act as first level escalation support for the CST teams.  Appropriately escalate downtime situations to vendors or headquarters for support to restore equipment operation. Monitor MHE metrics and partner with facilities/operations for system performance issues both within assigned FC and with like systems in similar FC systems. Apply subject matter expertise in material handling and electronic systems to maximize building utilization of systems. Perform and Utilize FC System Assessments to assess material handling system performance. Partner with Facility Operations leadership, equipment vendors and parts suppliers to plan and coordinate new technology installations.  Act as the technical consultant for capital projects inside the building. Utilize FC network support resources for guidance and assistance, and provide assistance to peers, as needed. Communicate technical issues and project timelines with building leadership, operations and the maintenance team.  Explain production impacts and work closely with operations and engineering to ensure a thorough understanding of impact to systems. Train and develop FCTs on controls systems concepts and procedures


    Basic Qualifications:

    • Ability to identify, maintain, troubleshoot, and modify AB RS LOGIX 5000 PLC's and PLC components
    • Ability to identify, maintain, troubleshoot, and modify Robotics system components and controls
    • Ability to identify, maintain, troubleshoot, modify and program HMI components
    • Ability to identify, maintain, troubleshoot, and modify control network components
    • Ability to identify, maintain, troubleshoot, and modify 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
    • Understand concepts and messaging protocols within Warehouse Management System Software
    • Understand concepts and messaging protocols within Warehouse control systems concepts
    • Ability to execute project tasks assigned.
    • Reasoning, analytical and problem solving skills
    • Ability to interpret and modify drawings both mechanical and electrical
    • Ability to identify, maintain, and utilize SCADA systems and KPI's
    • Ability to train others with  lesser skills
    • Ability to access all levels and areas of the facility
    • Ability to interpret and understand policies and procedures and relate them to others

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related field or equivalent experience
    • Systems controls knowledge or programming experience
    • Field service engineering experience
    • Systems trainer or training experience
    • Experience supporting a wide range of different conveyors and sortation systems
    • Experience with advanced automation controls systems
    • Experience with industrial robotics
    • Experience with ASRS systems
    • Project management experience

JLL Is an Equal Opportunity Employer

JLL is committed to developing and maintaining a diverse workforce.  JLL strongly believes in equal opportunity extended to all individuals in all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, discipline, layoff, recall and termination without regard to race, color, religion, belief, creed, age, sex, pregnancy or maternity (including childbirth and related conditions), family responsibility (e.g. child care, elder care), nationality, ethnic or national origin or ancestry, citizenship, marital status, civil partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, veteran’s status, genetic information, trade union membership, social position, political view or status as a qualified individual with a disability, protected leave status or any other protected characteristic in accordance with applicable law.  The company also endeavors to make reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants with disabilities unless the accommodations would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business and ensures that employment decisions are based only on valid job requirements.

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