The Fortna Leadership and Development Rotation (LADR) Program is a 1-year, rotational program committed to the accelerated development of entry-level Professional Services and Engineering talent with a passion for technology, automation, and professional services coupled with a drive for exceptional client service. Through intense training and a variety of business-critical assignments, technical and business skills are developed. LADR graduates have the technical and business foundation to make innovative contributions that help our clients be successful in a dynamic world. The program consists of the following tracks: Project Management, Consulting, Engineering, Electrical Controls Engineering and Client Support. Program members are full-time Fortna Associates and work in rotational assignments to accelerate their development and assimilation into the business.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
LADR program members at Fortna experience technically challenging rotations that are driven by opportunities to solve our clients’ toughest distribution problems.
Project Management Track
o Assisting in the development of project plans, project schedules, project organization plans and project charters.
o Supporting the delivery of a project in accordance with the project business plan and supporting the financial management and analysis of projects including budgets, cash flow, expenses, and staffing.
o Writing and delivering high quality documentation and analysis and fostering positive communication between internal teams, building general contractors, city/county permitting and inspection officials, subcontractors, and the client.
o Responsible for data gathering, analysis, research, knowledge capture, and data modeling using Fortna’s proprietary tools and package tools for financial and operational modeling, supporting delivery of solutions including business process redesign, distribution center (DC) design and organizational design.
o Writing and delivering high quality documentation and analysis and developing specific technical expertise, e.g., network modeling, DC design, operations implementation, etc.
o Assisting in the development of mechanical and electrical concept and detailed design packages, equipment RFPs & Purchase Order requisitions.
o Attending training to develop an understanding of material handling equipment, application, and Fortna design tooling and processes.
o Supporting on-site machine control commissioning and testing, e.g. I/O checkout, functional testing, equipment fault diagnosis.
· Electrical Controls Engineering Track
o Assisting in the development of electrical concepts, control panel fabrication, installation, and detailed design packages, equipment RFPs & Purchase Order requisitions.
o Learning Fortna Realtime Controls WCS software configuration, development, and process requirements
o Participating in on-site machine control deployment, commissioning, and testing, e.g. I/O checkout, functional testing, equipment fault diagnosis.
Client Support Track
o Assisting in system fault diagnosis, support, and remedy via remote support center (on site escalation as required) including but not limited to:
i. Electrical circuit troubleshooting
ii. FRC WCS machine control troubleshooting
iii. Software system routing and decision-making troubleshooting
o Supporting Client system health check activities including data management and event log archiving, root cause analysis development and documentation
o Attending training to develop an understanding of material handling equipment, application, and machine control functionality.
o Working within and eventually leading small teams during assignments.
- Bachelor’s degree with evidence of strong performance in supply chain, business, or engineering curriculam
- Excellent analytical and research skills
- Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software
- Ability to work effectively on a team and support high levels of performance
- Ability to develop structured problem-solving skills
- High level comprehension of financial analysis
- Ability to utilize good facilitation skills
- Ability to develop research skills
- Excellent collaboration and communication skills, both written and verbal
- Desire to continually add value to and ensure accuracy and quality in all work performed
- Ability to perform essential functions of the job
- Ability to travel nationally and internationally approximately 75% of the time
Experience within AutoCAD product environment beneficial (Engineering Tracks)
Exposure to PLC type machine control beneficial (Engineering Tracks)
WORKING CONDITIONS: When duties are performed in a typical office environment, extended periods of sitting at a desk and viewing a computer screen will be required. Also required is the ability to talk and hear, in person and by telephone; use of hands to handle, feel, or operate standard office equipment; and ability to reach with hands and arms. Associates are frequently required to walk and stand. The noise level in this work environment is usually quiet. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
When travelling to Client sites, essential requirements of this position may require physical presence in various environments and locations. Physical stamina may be required for prolonged standing, bending, stooping, and/or working in cramped quarters. Exposure to potentially dangerous tools and equipment amidst a variety of building materials is probable, as is occasional exposure to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment can vary from being relatively quiet, to moderate, to excessive. Safety shoes or boots may be required in certain situations. Additional safety clothing including gloves, hardhats, and devices to protect eyes, mouth, or hearing, will be worn as necessary.