Equipment Engineer - Supply Chain, Engineering & Activation

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Nov 12, 2021
Dec 16, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
About us:

Target is one of the world's most recognized brands and one of America's leading retailers.

Target Global Supply Chain and Logistics is evolving at an incredible pace. We are constantly reimagining how we get the right product to the right guest even better, faster and more cost effectively than before. We are becoming more intelligent, automated and algorithmic in our decision-making, so that no matter how guests shop-in stores or on deliver the convenience and immediate gratification they demand and deserve. We are on a mission to win decisively over any competitor, with a seamless and superior guest service experience unlike any they can offer. Our teams work with the agility our mission requires, and we constantly come together to implement new processes in record time. So we're looking for exceptional people who are proactive, creative, independent, innovative, risk-savvy and comfortable working in varying degrees of ambiguity. Are you a critical thinker who seeks the root cause and can analyze both qualitatively and quantitatively? Are you a creative problem-solver who simplifies problems, quickly identifies solutions, commits to a plan and then positively influences others to execute it? If so, you will have success on one of our dynamic teams.

A role in HQ Engineering and Activation means being at the heart of our perpetual reimagining. This group is the think tank and laboratory for the innovative ideas that spark change throughout the Supply Chain. We are inventors, metrics masters, data geeks, testers, triers, course-correctors and askers of the all-important question "What if ...?". This team influences processes, engineers the robotics and automation to support those processes, activates solutions sustainably across the network and manages those assets. Your specific expertise-whether it's people, process, technology, or data-will be felt well beyond the boundaries of the Supply Chain organization, positively impacting Target team members and guests alike.

As an Equipment Engineer on the Equipment Management Team, you will play a key role in supporting Target's global supply chain network of 40 different distribution, fulfillment, and omni-channel facilities by effectively managing assets across the enterprise. This role 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 includes managing a combination of assets that have been running or in-place for years as well as new equipment that is early in their adoption within Target. This position will report to the Lead Equipment Engineer of Engineering & Facilities.

Key Responsibilities
  • Maintain working relationships with the operations teams running / managing the assets within Target's facilities
  • Maintain working relationships with vendors and drive performance accountability to meet and / or exceed Target requirements
  • Coordinate with vendors, headquarters partners, and site level team members to ensure accurate and on time delivery of equipment as well as problem solve any equipment performance gaps
  • Manage the detailed tracking of inventory | purchase orders and communicate results to senior leadership
  • Work with cross organizational teams to develop project plans based on engineering project lifecycle phases, provide project level inputs, and execute tasks to deliver desired project outcomes
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for field and headquarters team members with equipment related inquiries

About you
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
  • Comfortable understanding, analyzing, and synthesizing large amounts of data
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and ability to succinctly communicate with and influence senior supply chain leaders
  • Ability to work independently, meet deadlines, and adapt to changing priorities
  • Ability to build partnerships and work collaboratively, both within the team and across partner teams
  • Ability to adjust to changing landscape, systems, and processes and willingness to drive the change when necessary to achieve better outcomes
  • Team player who brings people together to achieve common goals

Preferred Qualifications & Experiences
  • Experience with asset management within operations
  • Project management experience and / or certification
  • Experience with financial budget management

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Target will provide reasonable accommodations (such as a qualified sign language interpreter or other personal assistance) with the application process upon your request as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please visit your nearest Target store or Distribution Center or reach out to Guest Services at 1-800-440-0680 for additional information.


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