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Plant Engineering Specialist

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Plant Engineering Specialist

Lexington, KY
Full Time
  • Responsibilities

    The Plant Engineering (PE) Specialist supports the protection of UPS assets, facilities, equipment, and grounds. You'll assist with maintaining facility environmental compliance, conveyor system reliability, housekeeping, and facility safety. The PE Specialist manages small projects and oversees the work of outside contractors.

    The Plant Engineering (PE) Specialist assists with determining proper corrective action to be taken with damaged or worn equipment based on the history of breakdowns and discussions with the operations team to determine the most cost-effective solutions. You'll assist with dispatching PE Mechanics to complete necessary conveyor system repairs and Preventative Maintenance Inspections (PMIs), using Maximo to schedule work so the equipment runs smoothly and efficiently. This position monitors the status of repair and PMI updates daily to ensure timely completion of work. The Plant Engineering (PE) Specialist assists with updating repairs and PMI database in Maximo by processing PE Mechanics’ timecards and completing PMI checklists so that the equipment is maintained at an optimal level and the facility is efficient. You'll assist with conducting facility inspections and identifying operational improvements needed to promote the efficiency of package flow and safety.


    • Assists with overseeing the protection of physical assets, facility and equipment maintenance, and facility housekeeping to ensure a safe, clean, and efficient facility
    • Assists with identifying and scheduling necessary repairs and preventative maintenance, through the use of PE mechanics and outside vendors, to maintain the condition of the facility
    • Uses PE Porters, and/or outside service housekeeping vendors to ensure that facility appearance is maintained at an acceptable level for the most reasonable cost
    • Assists with developing the scope of work and estimates costs using UPS guidelines and industry standards so projects can be evaluated against the district budget and approvals obtained
    • Inspects projects to ensure compliance with safety and environmental regulations and adherence to original contract documents
    • On small projects, manages the budget by tracking costs against contract terms to ensure that costs stay within district budgetary guidelines
    • Communicates assigned work status to colleagues to determine the potential impact on the department's schedule
    • Assists with maintaining environmental compliance in accordance with UPS environmental programs (e.g., Storm Water, Clean Air, Hazardous Materials, etc.) to promote the environment and health and safety of UPS workers and the surrounding community
    • Delivers required regulatory training (e.g., Lockout Training/Hazmat Training) as directed, to PE and non-PE personnel
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  • Qualifications


    • Conducts Research: Identifies the business problem that requires research; identifies sources of information that are relevant to a problem; reviews literature and data related to the research question; summarizes information from data sources
    • Detail Orientation: Captures/documents specific and accurate information; learns subjects thoroughly and in detail; completes work with thoroughness; supplies appropriate details when requested; maintains organized files
    • Equipment Repair Management: Describes types of equipment problems that can occur; identifies specifications of mechanical and technical equipment; explains repair techniques and tools
    • Estimation and Forecasting Knowledge: Demonstrates a general understanding of common estimation and forecasting techniques; identifies items that require estimation; identifies relevant data sources; identifies general trends in relevant data
    • Facilities, Equipment, and Grounds Maintenance: Identifies basic facility components requiring preventative maintenance; describes how to create preventative maintenance schedules
    • Legal, Regulatory, and Compliance Knowledge: Demonstrates a basic understanding of the functions, regulations, and procedures of compliance agencies or governing bodies; takes a leadership position in programs that reduce risk and enhance safety
    • Physical Assets Management: Demonstrates a basic knowledge of physical asset management; identifies physical resources to meet business needs; describes the appropriate use of existing physical tools, equipment, and materials
    • Project Management: Demonstrates understanding of implementation objectives, project plan, and one's role within a project; participates in the implementation of a project; provides timely, thorough, and concise updates for an area of responsibility; identifies areas of risk and properly communicates them to the project manager
    • Project Planning: Demonstrates an understanding of basic project planning processes, including planning action items and resources
    • Technology Implementation: Able to communicate designed and developed technology solutions and their desired outcome in general terms; expresses the importance of effective implementation; develops implementation plans
    • Bachelor’s degree (or internationally comparable degree) - Preferred

    UPS is an equal opportunity employer. UPS does not discriminate on the basis of race/color/religion/sex/national origin/veteran/disability/age/sexual orientation/gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law

  • Industry
    Package/Freight Delivery
  • About Us

    Founded on a $100 loan in 1907, 2 teenage boys opened up a messenger service in a 6 by 17 foot office located just below the sidewalk on Second Avenue and Main Street in Seattle, WA. Messengers ran errands, carried notes, hand baggage, and delivered trays of food for customers. They also delivered packages, traveling by streetcars and bicycles for longer trips, and later using motorcycles.