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Automation Systems Analyst

Company: Americold
Location: Russellville
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:


Americold provides temperature-controlled warehousing and transportation to food producers, restaurants, schools and retail outlets such as grocery stores. We're proud to provide an essential link in the food industry supply chain and to help put food on tables around the world.

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Americold owns and operates temperature-controlled warehouses around the world. We have over 16,000 associates and offer a wide variety of career opportunities - from warehouse forklift operators and supervisors to accounting, administration, business development, customer support, engineering, transportation, and technology solutions positions.


Primary Responsibility:

This role is responsible for the support and production operations of the Warehouse Execution System (WES) and Warehouse Management System (WMS). This position will be a strong advocate for meeting service levels and maintaining high availability in the heavily automated warehouse. This includes responding to questions from the business users and handling issues as they are reported.

Essential Functions:

• General production support of production automated warehouse
• Ability to classify production incident criticality and priority
• Work experience with JDA or Red prairie WMS is preferred
• Working with the central IT / OT teams and vendors to ensure issues are properly understood and accurately assigned
• Ability to translate operational problems into technical issue reporting
• Maintaining an issues knowledge base with resolutions for future reference
• Diagnosing and resolving data and system issues to ensure warehouse usability for the consumers of the warehouse data
• Performing daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly operations tasks required for the ongoing functionality of the software applications.
• Some light debugging duties using SQL will be required in order to develop queries/reports of varying complexity to troubleshoot and recommend fixes to development teams
• Monitoring dashboard and escalate issues where needed
• Providing 24×7 operational support to all production practices on holidays and weekends.
• Developing and maintain professional relationships with all online business teams
• Coordinating with various teams and raise support ticket for all issues, analyze root cause and assist in efficient resolution of all production tickets
• Maintaining logs of all issues and ensure resolutions according to quality assurance tests for all production processes
• Acting as the support point of contact for the automation systems
• Maintain effective working relationships with all functional units of the organization.
• Effectively recognize and manage interpersonal communication challenges
• Ability to work as part of a cross-functional team including flexibility to support multiple locations when necessary
• Able to work independently or as part of a team.
• Issues are handled with proper professionalism and with service level agreements
• Conduct and lead production support calls.
• Understand and explain complex business/systems issues in appropriate format based on the target audience
• Effective communication skills; verbal, non-verbal and written
• Self-starter attitude with an aptitude to learn new systems and tools


Qualifications & Experience:

• Bachelor's Degree or 1 year of relevant job experience required
• Diligent attention to detail is essential due to the nature work
• Thorough analysis, judgment and problem solving skills
• Ability to multi task and prioritize is a must
• Minimum of 1-2 years of experience supporting warehouse automation software applications
• BI and reporting knowledge and experience is a strong asset

Knowledge & Employment Standards:

• Strong data analytical skills
• Strong knowledge of the SQL
• Troubleshoot network issues
• Demonstrate ability to troubleshoot technical problems
• At least 1-year experience in supporting automated warehouse systems
• Good understanding of warehouse operations and supply chain knowledge is a plus
• Good understanding of networking and windows concepts
• Good understanding of automation controls concepts (PLCs, scanners, conveyor controls etc.,)
• Proficiency in any one scripting language
• Prior software development experience is a plus

Physical Requirements & Abilities:

• Requires the ability to sit for long periods of time, with frequent interruptions
• Requires several hours per day of sitting, getting up and down from chairs, and reaching, or bending
• Requires manual dexterity with normal hand and finger movements for typical office work
• Talking, hearing, and seeing are important elements of completing assigned tasks
• May require travel by automobile and airplane up for business
• May require a visit facility operation in temperatures at or below freezing
• May carry loads related to travel and occasionally lifts, carries, positions, or moves objects weighing up to 20 pounds
• Requires the use of various electronic tools
• Requires the ability to relate to others beyond giving and receiving instructions: must partner with colleagues without exhibiting behavioral extremes
• Requires the performance of work activities including reasoning, negotiating, instructing, persuading, or speaking with others; and respond appropriately to constructive feedback from executive management

Americold is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


Keywords: Americold, Little Rock , Automation Systems Analyst, Professions , Russellville, Arkansas

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