Site Engineer

Bastian Material Handling • Ohio City, OH 45874

Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Description


Site Engineers are the primary representatives for Bastian during the installation, commissioning, and startup portions of a project. Bastian Solutions is a global company, and our projects can occur anywhere in the in the world, But are typically domestic. Bastian has a strong, 60 year presence in the North American market, with regional sales offices located throughout the US and Canada.

Duties typically include:

* Close coordination with Project Manager and/or Sales as applicable

* Assistance with and final check of equipment layouts

* Input into installation contractor selection. Occasionally for smaller projects the Site Supervisor may hire local personnel and perform the installation "in-house"

* On-site receiving of shipments (documenting damage, inventory equipment, preparing lay-down areas, etc.)

* Daily Site Reports back to project team

* Manage subcontractor personnel and hold them to Bastian and customer standards; costs and installation time based on goals / budgets received from Project Manager. Maintain a safe work site

* Installing, starting-up and troubleshooting equipment that is generally not manufactured by Bastian, but whose quality and operation reflects on Bastian and affects the success of the project

* Assist in controls debug

* Develop and maintain installation and commissioning check list

* Maintain a balance between happy customers and helping Bastian complete the project quickly and profitably

* Respond to customer requests in a timely manner

* Check-in with the office and monitor voice mail and e-mail at least daily

* Closely monitor the climate of personalities on the project. Anticipate problems and get help early

* Feedback on project successes and challenges to be incorporated into Project Manager's lessons learned document

Position Qualifications:

* 4-year Engineering Degree

* Energetic

* Ambitious

* Hard working

* Skilled in mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and PLC troubleshooting

* Strong interpersonal skills required

* Must be fluent with the MS Office software suite and he use of the Internet/e-mail

* Material Handling, Robotics, Manufacturing or Packaging background a plus

* Previous conveying experience desired

* The candidate must have a solid understanding of the application of contemporary industrial control systems

* Strong demonstrated sense of customer service

The technologies used range from high-level automation (robotics, AS/RS, AGV's, high speed sortation, light directed picking, goods to man automation etc.) to conventional products (workstations, rack pick modules, fabricated carts, vertical lifts, etc.)

Our goal is to help companies compete in their markets by providing the best material handling system solutions and technology.

Duties and Responsibilities:

* Carry appropriate customer contractor badges and safety equipment (glasses, hard hat, boots, etc.) to adhere to both the customer location and Bastian Safety policies.

* Ensure a safe working site for Bastian Solutions and all subcontractors

* Promote Bastian in all appropriate forums

* Work as a team with the rest of the office "small business mentality"

* Attend all Bastian and customer meetings on time and prepared. Phone-in to mandatory team meetings

* Schedules are firmed up two weeks prior to minimize travel costs. Shop all airline tickets to minimize cost

* Master product information through training and personal efforts. Take charge of your training requirements and request the training you need

* Maintain highest standards of professional appearance and manner in the office and especially with customers and suppliers

* Assist in the training of new Bastian employees

* Maintain a consistently positive, enthusiastic attitude

* Communicate with Bastian management regarding personal expectations and goals so that the company and individual can better work together to maintain, tweak, or overhaul the job description to everyone's benefit

* Pursue training and certification (Advanced degrees, PLC programming, Project Management etc.)


* Travel: 85% travel expected, Typical rotation is 10 days onsite 4 days offsite to mitigate travel costs, maximize time onsite and average 5 days work a week.

* Occasional significant after hour time required when necessary during commissioning and installation.

* Any and all job duties assigned



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