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Shift Supervisor

June 2, 2022


Supervises System Operations Technical Support Engineers (TSEs). Act as a liaison between the System Operations Site Manager and TSEs in directly supporting installations, commissioning, and efficient operations of automated material distribution systems. Work with a team of engineers and technicians to diagnose, troubleshoot, and perform repairs to customers’ manufacturing or distribution process. Execute scheduled and emergency service calls. Provide mentorship to junior technicians and mechanics during troubleshooting of customer system deficiencies and with customer communications and interface skills. Provide necessary core competency training. Assume duties and responsibilities of the System Operations Site Manager in his/her stead when necessary.

Short Facts

  • Newport News, VA
    Newport News, VA, USA
  • Others , Customer Service , Field Service
    Others , Customer Service , Field Service
  • Regular/ Permanent/ Full-time
    Regular/ Permanent/ Full-time

Make an impact

Core tasks

Ensure time entries are accurate and completed and approved on time


With guidance from the System Operations Manager, set yearly goals and complete annual appraisals.

Collaborate with the System Operations Manager to schedule and approve vacations.

Support, maintain, repair, and upgrade installed system customer base.

Identify system faults and make necessary corrections to minimize system downtime.

Provide instruction, guidance, and assistance on preventative maintenance of High-Rise Stacker Cranes

Provide instruction, guidance, and assistance on preventative maintenance of Roller and Conveyor Systems.

Maintain competence in our industry and in Swisslog products and services

Diagnose PLCs, coding, computer software and hardware, and mechanical equipment.

Provide guidance and direction to the System Operations Mechanics

Bring to the team

Essential
5 + years’ experience in a technical service environment inclusive of strong mechanical, electrical, and PLC skills.


  • Experience in giving technical training to groups preferred
  • Experience in a Customer Service role
  • Proven leadership skills.
  • Proven track record in a fast-paced, demanding environment, with the ability to be flexible and adapt well to change.

  • Address problems and provide proactive solutions that enhance customers’ operational efficiencies.
  • High level of motivation and sound work ethic
  • Ability to work independently and lead a team
  • Working knowledge of products, applications, and experience in controls technology,
  • Excellent verbal/written communication and customer skills are required.
  • Computer literate in all MS Office products (especially Excel)
  • Must be highly articulate, proactive, and self-motivated, excellent written and verbal communication
  • Solid analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making shills

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.

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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