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Here is a list of current job requirements.  This list is current but please know that Practical Solutions is constantly working with clients that require these skill sets.   Please send a resume and Practical Solutions will put you in our database for future opportunities.

Senior Controls Systems Analyst

Practical Solutions has a Materials Handling client that requires an experienced Controls Engineer to concept, design, and layout Material handling systems.  This person needs to assist in the sales and proposal efforts as well as mentor junior engineers in control system theory.  This is a project leadership position and requires a team leader that has excellent people skills as well as technical skills.


The Controls Systems Analyst will work on automated warehousing projects that could include Warehouse WMS,  Warehouse Control Systems and all other software and controls related aspects for automated warehouse projects.  Knowledge of WMS is preferred.  Experience with software warehouse automation with Warehouse Control Systems and PLCs is required for this position.



This position will require someone very knowledgeable with working with new and existing complex automated controls systems to identify/correct system issues to keep our customer systems operational and at their peak performance.


Sales – Work with sales Managers and Systems Development (data analysis and design engineering) by recommending systems solutions, pricing the software and document the proposed customer processes for the quoted systems.

Projects - Support Project Management as a project team member on software related activities:

bulletDetermine customer functional requirements for new systems
bulletAuthor/Review technical functional specifications
bulletInterface with Our and/or 3rd party developers
bulletStay involved with the project to help with customer questions, integration and interfacing issues, etc.
bulletSystems Site implementation (possibly developing and/or conducting training, acceptance tests and resolving problems encountered at the site)
bulletReview final documentation deliverables

Customer Support - Assist 24x7 customer service staff to resolve systems related issues at customer sites.  Perform site surveys to determine where existing customers can make improvements with their systems, possibly quoting additional work or changes. Networking and Interfacing to ERP systems such as SAP is helpful


Required Skills:

bulletExperience with LINUX, Oracle RDBMS & PL/SQL, C++, C
bulletUse of scripting tools to capture and analyze data
bulletFamiliarity with Windows Server, .NET



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Senior CONTROLS ENGINEER - Material Handling Systems

Leading manufacturer of material handling equipment is looking to hire a PLC Programmer / Sr. CONTROLS ENGINEER. this position is responsible for commissioning new installations of conveying and sortation systems. This is a "hands on" position requiring the ability to understand and trouble shoot the electro-mechanical aspects ( not just a programmer sitting behind a PC). In addition you will be responsible for communicating customer expectations and provide hot line support.

Background requirements:
o 3 plus years of controls/electrical engineering experience.
o BS degree in engineering preferred (Mechanical, Electrical, or Industrial)

o Ideal location for this position would be New Jersey, but would consider anyone located near a major airport.
o Travel - - 50% travel .

Experience Requirements:
o Must have experience with conveying and sortation equipment
o Must have strong PLC background in Siemens and/or Allen Bradley

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Manager, Warehouse Control Systems Department, Permanent



Client is opening a new state-of-the-art direct to consumer facility and needs a Manager of D2C Warehouse Control Systems who will partner with the facility VP and the Director, Direct-to-Consumer Systems and the Operating Vice President of Engineering with all facets of start-up activities.


Key Accountabilities:


bulletPrimary on-site systems owner at facility for warehouse control systems (WCS)
bulletAssume front line support to investigate and troubleshoot WCS issues at DC
bulletPromote Logistics (ML) objectives for the defined set of D2C processes
bulletServe as central point of ownership at facility for specification compliance, engineering changes, coordination with application and installation teams, and technical support agreements
bulletPartner with Logistics and Operations teams to ensure that all business needs are met through systems support/changes based on business partner requirements
bulletParticipate in configuration, testing/validation and implementation of material handling control systems releases in D2C network
bulletAssist with the development of training documentation and participate in training on-site Associates
bulletCoordinate team meetings to monitor and ensure progress on open issues or projects
bulletCommunicate project progress, raising areas of concern to appropriate levels within the Logistics Division
bulletManage schedules and expectations within facility related to all D2C WCS changes or enhancements
bulletProvide weekly status updates to project team


Skill Summary:

bullet5+ years experience in direct to consumer (D2C) or retail distribution environments, strong project management skills along with material handling and warehousing systems and technology knowledge.  Experience with inbound/outbound carton sorters and unit sorter preferred.
bulletExperience with conveyor and tilt tray sortation systems and barcode scanning applications.
bulletHands on experience with PLC based applications related to the interface and management of the sortation systems communications
bulletSuperior project management skills; and written/verbal communication skills
bulletSix Sigma and industrial engineering experience a plus.
bulletWillingness to travel (up to 50% during start-up)
bulletBachelors degree preferred




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PLC Controls Engineer

Practical Solutions has several clients looking for PLC controls engineers with Material Handling and Automation expertise.  These positions require travel and are permanent.  Base locations are Atlanta, Cincinnati, Phoenix, Jacksonville, and Greenville.  




Projects - Support Project Management as a project team member on software related activities:


Determine customer functional requirements for new systems

Author/Review technical functional specifications


Interface with Our and/or 3rd party developers


Stay involved with the project to help with customer questions, integration and interfacing issues, etc.


Systems Site implementation (possibly developing and/or conducting training, acceptance tests and resolving problems encountered at the site)


Review final documentation deliverables


Customer Support - Assist 24x7 customer service staff to resolve systems related issues at customer sites.  Perform site surveys to determine where existing customers can make improvements with their systems, possibly quoting additional work or changes .


Analyze, Debug and Commission PLC systems at customer sites


Create Controls RFQs/RFPs to subcontract controls work on projects


Assist with managing work form subcontractors providing controls to projects


Siemens OR Allen Bradley PLC programming experience required


Ability to specify conveyor system field devices such as sensors and actuators and their appropriate locations and distances


Experience with “soft” PLCs could be a plus


The PLC Controls Engineer will work on automated warehousing projects that could include conveyors, AS/RS and other automation.  Experience in the Material Handling business is required.



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Electro Mechanical Field Engineer

Practical Solutions is looking for a bright and eager individual to join our Client’s Technical

Support Team. The Client is the local distributor of CNC Routers for the Southeast Region of the US. They need an experienced maintenance technician to help build their service department. This individual will play an important leadership role in the growth and development of the client's business.

This is a permanent position with a Salary of 40 -50k , and determined by skills. Company car

and expenses are included in the package. Full benefit package is also included. 75% travel is required with M-F on the road typical..

CNC Router Installer/Trainer
• Support & install CNC machines both over the phone and on location.
• Install & troubleshoot software on computers using Windows 98 thru XP.
• Proficient, knowledgeable, or able to learn CAD/CAM application software such as EnRoute, AlphaCam, Cabinet Vision, KCDw
• Strong electrical (read schematics) & mechanical skills.
• Extensive travel throughout Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and

E. Tennessee
• Excellent interpersonal skills & strong work ethic.
• Able to give clear written and verbal instructions.
• Must have strong troubleshooting skills in both mechanical and electrical disciplines.

If you are interested please contact ASAP with a resume and phone number

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Transportation Engineer/Technicians

Atlanta based firm is looking for several civil/highway engineers and technicians proficient in Microstation, CAiCE, Inroads and GeoPak. A PE or EIT is highly preferred with 5 years of experience working with State Department of Transportation.

Position is permanent with a starting salary of 60-70K for the Engineer and 20 -25/hour for the Technicians.

Please contact me ASAP if you are interested


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Field Service Engineer

Coordinate the tactical activities of Customer Service Department. Provides in-house and on-site support for Client's customer base. This includes after-hours "On-Call" duties.



bulletPosition oversees technical installation, upgrades, maintenance and repairs to MPEG2, DVB, and ATSC broadcast systems for Americas region, including 24/7 on-call coverage for technical assistance and trouble shooting with customers.
bulletServes as the direct maintenance liaison for clients. Responds via phone and on-site to customer calls and complaints regarding technical issues. Maintains records relating to technical repair projects and services provided.
bulletProvides 24/7 day-to-day technical assistance, support and trouble shooting via the telephone with other CS Engineers.
bulletServes as a primary corporate contact for specific customer matters related to maintenance support.
bulletMaintains Client's Customer Service reputation and status within the broadcast industry by testing and reviewing the pre-staging, re-installation and/or upgrades of existing systems.
bulletProvides after hours customer technical support on a rotating basis (24x7 support).
bulletAssists in the pre-stage and installation of new systems. This requires the ability to lift and carry 50 pounds.
bulletTravels to customer facilities when required. Estimated travel is 50%+.


bulletBachelor's Degree/foreign degree equivalent in Electrical Engineering, and a minimum of 5 years of electronics experience in the video broadcast industry required.
bulletExperience must include work with MPEG-2/DVB systems design, installation, configuration and testing of end-to-end digital video delivery systems such as: Direct-To-Home TV delivery systems, Cable Headends, and Television Stations.


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