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Sr Systems Engineer

Apply Now Location: 12735 E L Ave, Galesburg, Michigan, United States, 49053-9586; job id: R0000347736
job family: Building Operations Engineering
schedule: Full time
The pay range is $69,000.00 - $124,200.00

Pay is based on several factors which vary based on position. These include labor markets and in some instances may include education, work experience and certifications. In addition to your pay, Target cares about and invests in you as a team member, so that you can take care of yourself and your family. Target offers eligible team members and their dependents comprehensive health benefits and programs, which may include medical, vision, dental, life insurance and more, to help you and your family take care of your whole selves. Other benefits for eligible team members include 401(k), employee discount, short term disability, long term disability, paid sick leave, paid national holidays, and paid vacation. Find competitive benefits from financial and education to well-being and beyond at

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Working at Target means helping all families discover the joy of everyday life. We bring that vision to life through our values and culture. Learn more about Target here.

A role in Supply Chain means being on the very front lines of getting product to the guest as fast as possible—a critical differentiator and one of the most essential functions within Logistics. Whether it’s through focusing on regional or upstream distribution centers or import warehouses, you’ll have a chance to positively impact thousands of team members and Target guests worldwide. 

As a Senior Systems Engineer, you will be a key technical subject matter expert that ensures high equipment availability and optimizes system performance. You will use preventive and predictive maintenance processes, rapidly troubleshoot equipment breakdowns, and quickly restore equipment to service in support of successful operation of the supply chain facility.  You will work with other Target engineers and operational partners to optimize the performance and flow of the material handling equipment and will lead building automation, continuous improvement, and new installation initiatives. You will serve as an escalated support resource during downtime events, ensuring proper processes and training procedures are implemented as part of root cause analysis, and you will proactively monitor the overall health of the building’s material handling equipment. You will serve as an expert who understands material flow optimization, system controls logic, and facilitates and trains effective troubleshooting techniques. 

As the highly experienced subject matter expert, you will proactively monitor and maintain the buildings systems, maintaining expertise around all electrical, mechanical and control system communication aspects of Material Handling Equipment (MHE) on site, including conveyor systems, sortation, robotics, and Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (AS/RS). You will use diagnostic software and tools to collect and analyze data to identify trends and recommend improvements to the building automation.  

You will conduct technical interviews for internal and external technician candidates, evaluate technical skills and abilities, and train and coach internal technicians. You will support training plan development and progress follow up. It is expected that you maintain thorough knowledge and facilitate site training on appropriate safety procedures and use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) while maintaining equipment (Lock Out/Tag Out, Arc Flash, etc.), and ensure a safe work environment by eliminating potential equipment safety hazards.  

You should be a self-starter, possessing the ability to inspect, maintain, troubleshoot, repair, train, and coach across various resources and scenarios. You will need to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and work well under pressure.

Core responsibilities of this job are described within this job description. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

About you:
•    Two or four-year Degree in Electrical or Controls Engineering or equivalent degree / experience
•    Available to work all days and shifts (24 hours a day, 7 days a week operation, including holidays)
•    Industrial electrical hands-on experience and troubleshooting, including 480V 3-phase, 110 VAC, and 24VDC systems
•    Experience with installing and maintaining many types of software and hardware
•    Strong organization and problem solving skills with a drive for results and the ability to handle multiple tasks and teams

Extensive experience in the following areas:
•    Automated conveyor systems and controls
•    Work order management
•    Preventive/predictive maintenance procedures
•    Blueprint and schematic reading
•    Industrial Electrical 
•    HMI interfaces and programming 
•    Industrial Controls
•    Industrial Electronics
•    Programmable Logic Control (PLC) programs
•    Server based controls 
•    National Electrical Code (NEC)

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Target will provide reasonable accommodations 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 Supply Chain Facility or reach out to Guest Services at 1-800-440-0680 for additional information.

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