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Field Service Engineer, Food and Packaging Technology

Company: Gables Search Group
Location: Wichita
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

We are seeking a hands-on, technology savvy Field Service Engineer to lead new automated capital equipment installations, maintenance, troubleshooting, and system upgrades of high-end food packaging equipment systems at a variety of food manufacturing locations throughout North America. This role includes end-to-end project management responsibilities for coordination with OEM suppliers, project planning, installation, startup, customer integration, and ongoing service/support of advanced automated packaging equipment. Occasional global travel may be required to collaborate with international suppliers. Spanish, German, or Dutch language skills are a plus, but not required. You will operate from a home office anywhere in the US, but must be comfortable with up to 75% overnight travel.

Essential Job Functions include:

  • Manage variety of automated packaging equipment projects on schedule and within budget.
  • Maintain organization of the project scope of supply to ensure deliverables meet customer expectations through internal and external customer meetings.
  • Establish and implement best practices for equipment system installations and maintenance SOPs.
  • Ensure proper implementation of all software and hardware changes necessitated by product changes, new machines or technology.
  • Provide onsite system training for plant maintenance and operations personnel.
  • Assist Sales and Product Development teams in acquiring new projects and service contracts.
  • Collaborate engineering team on design modifications.
  • Travel to food manufacturing plants and remain onsite for up to 1-3 weeks at a time to support equipment commissioning process. Requirements include:
    • Associates degree or higher in Electro-mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineer or related technical field
    • 3-5+ years' experience with electro-mechanical equipment installation, operations, maintenance, troubleshooting, and/or field service and repair of automated capital equipment systems.
    • Ability to troubleshoot and program PLS and PLC systems is required; experience with Allen Bradley or Elau-Schneider Electric is a plus.
    • Knowledge or exposure to AutoCAD software is a plus.
    • Experience writing technical reports.
    • Expertise in organizing information, analyzing it, and applying effective problem solving and installation planning techniques.
    • Ability and willingness to travel up to 75% overnight, including occasional international travel.
    • High competency and proficiency with MS Office products.
    • Bi-lingual language skills with German is a plus.
    • Valid passport and driver's license with good driving record. Compensation for this position includes an attractive base salary commensurate with experience, variable bonus incentives, and a comprehensive benefits package. The candidate may live anywhere in the US. Our client is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: Gables Search Group, Wichita , Field Service Engineer, Food and Packaging Technology, Engineering , Wichita, Kansas

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