Lead Equipment Engineer - Supply Chain

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Oct 29, 2017
Jan 12, 2018
Employment Status
Full Time
Supply Chain Engineering: Lead Equipment Engineer - ASRS SystemsMaterial Handling Team
This role supports Target's Global Supply Chain network of 40 different Distribution, Fulfillment, and Omni-channel facilities by effectively managing ASRS assets across the entire enterprise.  It ensures optimal levels of reliability, efficiency, and business value of our assets to support Target's Global Supply Chain & Logistics business objectives (current state and future state).
This role has three “must have” sets of attributes with further summaries below:
  1. Advanced proficiency in working with data
  2. Strong Lean Thinking and Structured Problem Solving skill sets
  3. Enterprise Asset Management and Maintenance responsibilities
Advanced proficiency in working with data:
  • The ability to source and consume data from a variety of databases/applications (internal and external)
  • Confidence in an open working with manufacturing and automation equipment.
  • Track record of creating various data tools, models, simulations
  • Ability to be a main facilitator of both business requirements and technical/data requirements (understand business needs/drivers and develop/deliver the right insights from the data)
Strong Lean Thinking and Structured Problem Solving skill sets:
  • Ability to design/redesign a process to eliminate waste and streamline processes for all buildings across our network.  The scope also would include working with processes that involve external vendors.
  • Strong proficiency in problem statement creation
  • Comfortable communicating and challenging senior level leaders, explaining the logical breakdown of a problem, and proposing detailed solutions
  • Familiar with tools such as Fishbone, RCA, A3 problem solving, FMEA, DOE, and confidence to facilitate the application of these tools without support from other experts.
Asset Management and Maintenance responsibilities
  • Develop and monitor a Maintenance strategy and plan for your assets to ensure predictable and acceptable levels of performance throughout the asset's lifespan (including but not limited to creating Preventative Maintenance schedules, Job Plan instructions, Work Order execution, Problem/Cause/Remedy, Regulatory Compliance oversight, equipment safety, and work order execution)
  • Strong analytic thought leadership around predictive analytics, root cause analysis, and statistical modeling to support proper management of assets, Quality, Reliability, Maintenance, Total Cost of Ownership, and Lifecycle planning
  • Development and oversight of the Global Supply Chain network's maintenance Operational Expenditure (OPEX) and Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) budgets for your affected assets
  • Develop strong partnerships with internal partners and with equipment and technology vendors to ensure effective systems, projects, and support
  • Vendor management responsibilities can include Vendor Business Reviews, performance management discussions, contract development, and owning the scope of work with your vendors
  • Partner with various levels of field leaders across our entire Global Supply Chain network to develop, implement, and execute projects or on-going support initiatives
Examples of managed ASRS assets include:
  • Automated Cranes
  • Case and pallet conveyor systems
  • Industrial controls and safety systems
The ideal candidate is someone who has consistently demonstrated being a self-starter.  Someone that takes total ownership of their business and progresses the enterprise forward. Someone who brings a stubbornness to their work appropriately so that they aren't deterred by setbacks or roadblocks, and can develop alternative solutions in an appropriate and inclusive way.  Someone who is curious to constantly learn new areas of our business, and always asks themselves how we can do things better than we are doing them currently.  Someone who enjoys building expertise in the small details but who can also think very strategically about where our business is evolving.Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or a Bachelor's degree and equivalent experience
  • 3 or more years of Logistics, Supply Chain, Industrial or Reliability Engineering, or facilities management experience
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with and influence numerous internal and external partners
  • Strong foundation of mathematical/analytical principles
  • Highly proficient in independent problem solving, creating plans and delivering results
  • Ability to multi-task a wide variety of requests and tasks, confidently shifting and reprioritizing work based on effort, risk, impact, and customer
  • Desire to learn new capabilities and enable others to do the same
  • Willing to take risks, challenge the status quo and work under ambiguous circumstances
  • Up to 25% work travel
Desired Requirements
  • Experience with industrial control systems a plus
  • Experience creating reports with Tableau, Splunk, DOMO or similar.
  • Project management experience and/or certification
  • Quality or Reliability Engineering experience (ASQ certifications)
  • Lean Six Sigma or other Quality Control/Management systems
  • Financial planning experience (OPEX and CAPEX budget development)
  • Experience with Maximo 7.x or comparable Enterprise Asset Management application