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Amazon Operations Engineer, Last Mile Engineering in Nashville, Tennessee


Last Mile Field Engineering is searching for an Operations Engineer with controls engineering experience to lead automation and material handling equipment (MHE) continuous improvement

initiatives. Do you enjoy working with electro mechanical systems? Does the challenge of solving system controls based problems excite you? Are you mechanically inclined and able to translate that those skills into controls based solutions? Do you want a high level of ownership in solving complex problems? If so, we have the job for you!

We’re looking to add high-impact engineers to our team. In this role, you will collaborate with internal and external teams to identify, cost-effective solutions for our delivery stations. You will reconcile site layout drawings for existing retrofit projects and new launch initiatives. You will work with a team of highly skilled and highly engaged engineers in a fast-paced and sometimes ambiguous environment.

Ability to travel up to 40% to interact with internal and external business, operational and technical leaders.

Key job responsibilities

• Lead and coordinate design efforts to develop optimal automation/MHE equipment design solutions for the last mile network through equipment specification, material flow, process design, site layout, and intellectual property considerations.

• Collaboration with internal teams and external vendors and stakeholders to generate high-quality, cost-effective solutions in very short periods of time.

• Simultaneously manage multiple projects and tasks while effectively influencing, negotiating, and communicating with internal and external business partners, contractors and vendors.

• Provide technical leadership for large-scale engineering projects, retrofits and building designs

• Effective communication skills, ability to execute the vision, detailed roadmap, and specific technical solutions to make a compelling business case with senior executives.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics (or equivalent related experience)

  • 4+ years Experience in Mechanical Engineering or Facility design with automated material handling equipment, packaging technologies, and systems including robotics and high-speed manufacturing.

  • 4+ years Experience designing controls based solutions utilizing PLC's (Allen Bradly, Ignition) to automate mechanical equipment

  • 4+ years Experience with process design based on Lean Principles.

  • 4+ years Experience in Capital project management

  • 4+ years Experience with concepts like system architecture, optimization, system dynamics, system analysis, statistical analysis, reliability analysis, and decision making.

  • 4+ years Experience with ownership/management of engineering design projects

  • 4+ years Experience using business/technical software like MS Excel, MS Project, and CAD software (Autocad)

  • Experience managing the lifecycle of cross-functional projects, implementing automated equipment and/or integrated systems

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with and managing third party vendors

  • Experience with Six Sigma, lean manufacturing

  • Master’s degree in Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics (or equivalent related experience) Experience in Operations experience Experience in Logistics or Production business Experience in innovation/Research & Development

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Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $68,900/year in our lowest geographic market up to $126,400/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit https://www.aboutamazon.com/workplace/employee-benefits. This position will remain posted until filled. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.