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Controls Manager

August 10, 2021


The Controls Team Manager leads a team of Controls Engineers and Controls Technicians assigned to performing controls design & development, on-site implementation and commissioning of controls intensive project activities, and providing Level 2 & Level 3 support of electro-mechanical and controls incidents and problems being managed by the global helpdesk. The manager is responsible for the management and scheduling of Customer Service controls resources, and they are accountable for assuring project implementation work performed by their team is completed within agreed project budgets, deadlines, and quality standards.

The Controls Team Manager assumes a high level of ownership for the hiring, retention, and development of the Customer Service Controls Team.

Short Facts

  • Newport News, VA
    Newport News, VA, USA
  • Controls Engineering
    Controls Engineering
  • Regular/ Permanent/ Full-time
    Regular/ Permanent/ Full-time

Make an impact

Technical Lead task
•Support the CS Directors in evaluating technologies, tools and techniques to be used across the department

•Collaborate with counterparts in other departments, regions, and the technology centers to establish controls standards.

•Work with Director of Engineering and Controls Team Leads to identify team member needs and training opportunities, internal and external to the organization

•Project Engineering part:
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Working with CS Account managers team to price new projects in support of Sales efforts
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Work with Integration Engineering team to specify components and resource needs for upcoming projects. Work with assigned PM to establish project schedules
•Work with Controls Team Leads and other Department Team Leads to develop and implement CL standards and procedures to aid more successful implementations of Realization department projects.

•Ensure that all Controls resources within the team understand and follow existing standards and implementation guidelines
Line Manager task

•Lead a team of Controls Team Leads, Controls Engineers, and Controls Technicians in performing on-site implementation and commissioning of controls intensive projects and providing Level 2 support of electro-mechanical and controls incidents and problems being managed by the global helpdesk.
•Oversee the development of work instructions and work packages for projects to guide project implementation resources assigned to projects
•Ensure all members working on assigned projects have remote access and knowledge how to connect

•Scheduling/Coordination: Working with PMO Manager and the PMs to schedule projects throughout the year

-Assign Controls resources to projects based on skill level and knowledge
-Assessing prep work necessary for project and assign time to Controls resources assigned to the project to complete prep work

•Scheduling/Coordination: Working with PMO Manager and the PMs to schedule projects throughout the year

-Assign Controls resources to projects based on skill level and knowledge
-Assessing prep work necessary for project and assign time to Controls resources assigned to the project to complete prep work

•GHD Support: Regularly meet with GHD Manager to review incident resolution performance from team’s area of responsibility

-Prioritize and assign Controls resources that do not have project obligations to GHD support
•Effectively manage team members in line with company policies and procedures, including performance, development and conflict resolution.

-Proactively report to management, so that they are well informed of the work currently in development.
•Implement team goals and objectives, supervise, train and guide team members:

-Follow up with projects after they are completed to assess for areas of improvement
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Provide team members assessment and feedback in Annual and semiannual reviews

-Perform lessons learned sessions with his team members: Did the Controls resource do enough prep work? Was enough time allotted for work? Was work of adequate quality? …
•Follow up with Controls resources to ensure project documentation is being updated after project is complete

-SVN, projects folders

Bring to the team

Essential
BS degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science / or equivalent experience in the field of Automation or Electrical / Controls engineering

Essential
•Several years industrial experience with sound knowledge of Swisslog’s standard programming language, Siemens S7 (Step 7 v5 or TIA Portal)
•Be able to read and interpret electrical schematic drawings
•Experience in the management of subcontractors delivering electrical installations and control systems
•Excellent word processing and spreadsheet skills
•Application knowledge of Swisslog warehouse systems (conveyors, monorail, etc.)
•Practical experience of electrical / controls engineering & electrical installations

Knowledge of Industrial Ethernet and modern field buses (e.g. PROFIBUS, ASi), AC drives and design experience of HMI systems would be an advantage.

Our promise

Swisslog provides you with the possibility to grow while working with us to deliver a game changing mission: to shape the future of intralogistics by introducing an era of robotic and data-driven automated solutions that create exceptional customer value. We are proud of our Swiss roots, while the opportunities we offer stretch across the globe. We don't expect perfection, but we do expect Collaboration, Commitment, Clarity, and Competence (our Core Values) from all our colleagues. In return, we offer you the chance to be part of the driving force behind solutions that are shaping the future, while we develop the leaders that will shape ours.

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About Swisslog

Swisslog is shaping the #future of #intralogistics. As part of the KUKA Group, we are at the forefront of technology that is changing the world. Serving some of the biggest and most exciting brands across the globe, we're a team of 2,000 professionals and 50 nationalities, working together to transform intralogistics with smart minds and fresh perspectives. With our flexible, #robotic and #data-driven automated solutions, we are powering the supply chain and taking the industry forward. #JoinOurTeam and bring ideas to life!

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