System Work Equipment Analyst
System Work Equipment Analyst - Homewood, IL

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System Work Equipment Analyst has the following major responsibilities:
  • to ensure that our work equipment fleet is the most reliable and cost effective fleet that CN can afford
  • to ensure that our work equipment assets are utilized to fullest extent possible
  • to ensure that we a safe working environment by having a clear consistent fleet and operating instructions

Analyst Officer Position Responsibilities (Analyst as per org chart)

Build asset replacement plan on a yearly and 3-5 year horizon for our major work equipment fleet prepare Business case for Financial Planning
Complete machine technical specifications for submission to Supply Management prior to yearly Request For Quotations (RFQ).
  • Submit Purchase requisition for equipment to be purchased.
  • Monitor equipment deliveries and enter goods receipts upon completion
  • Prepare AFE for equipment retirement and arrange for asset sale or disposals
  • Maintain system information in SAP, act as system administrator and functional expert in SAP system to support field operations
  • Develop and deliver training to field support personal on SAP processes and reporting
  • Develop and communicate cost reporting process to field Managers,
  • Perform analysis to identify core fleet to assist in development of Capital replacement plan.
  • To ensure that consistent expectations of machine productivity and safety are monitored, communicated and improved
  • To ensure that there is a clear and concise set of training and process instructions for operators and mechanics
  • Monitor equipment utilization, focus on Tamper fleet using MobileNet data capture system
  • Monitor operating budgets and provide analysis to Sr. Manager Work Equipment.
  • Analyze capital workload to asses work equipment field capacity to ensure execution of the Capital plan.

In order to complete the above, the position must be able to:
  • Assess present capacity of the work equipment fleet against present and future demands placed on the fleet
  • Consider theoretical capacity/actual capacity as well as potential improvements in machinery and process improvements
  • Build asset replacement plan based on present fleet size and reliability
  • Prioritize asset replacement plan against demand and be able to fit the budget allotment
  • Work with financial planning and supply management on ensuring proper purchases are made
  • Build an equipment retirement plan in conjunction with the replacement plan
  • Ensure that work equipment purchases are cost effective and as standardized as possible
  • Be knowledgeable of present training programs
  • Be able to assess the training requirements, advise on training delivery methodology to achieve cost effective results. Monitor programs to ensure value added content.
  • Keep up to date and evaluate technological advancements and ensure field operations are aware of impact to repair and operating processes. Implement proven advancements.
  • Translate process change (SAP) into meaningful and value added for the work equipment sub-function
  • Ensure that present and future instructions regarding safe and consistent operation of machinery are communicated clearly, consistently and with urgency
  • Working with the Regions build and ensure that major system work equipment schedules are adhered to, resulting in improved utilization i.e. undercutters etc
  • Maintain present SAP database for equipment inventory, act as functional expert to support field operations
  • Deliver training programs to Work Equipment field supervisors and Regional Managers on functionality, processes in SAP
  • Implement and monitor MobileNet communications systems for productivity monitoring on key fleet assets.

Key competencies:
  • Knowledge of mechanical engineered equipment-capacity, reliability, safety etc.
  • Financial ability to assess both major and minor purchases but also be able to assess economics of leasing options
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all major stakeholders - Regional personnel, shop personnel, financial personnel, equipment suppliers etc.
  • Ability to translate customer needs into practical deliverables
  • In-depth knowledge of operator/mechanics requirements and skills
  • Strong computer skills, Microsoft office, SAP PM Module, Microsoft Project
  • Above average communication skills - oral and written
  • Able to translate best practices into value added cost effectiveness especially with system wide equipment
  • Able to work effectively with a large group of employees
  • Must have business degree from 4 yr university.

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