Project Manager, Material Handling at Gray Solutions

Posted in General Business 9 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Lexington, Kentucky





Job Description:

Team Member Role: Project Manager - Material Handling

Department: Operations

Reports to: Manager, Operations and Project Services

Status: Non-Exempt

At Gray Solutions our mission is to be Trusted Advisors Delivering Outcome Based Process, Through Deep Collaboration and Lasting Partnerships, while providing Fulfilling Team Member Experiences.

Formed in 2018, Gray Solutions, a Gray company, is a leader in automation and process integration for customers in the Food & Beverage market. Our creative approach to optimizing complex integrated processes allows us to deliver fast, transformative results for projects of all sizes.

Gray is a fully integrated service provider deeply rooted in engineering, design, and construction services. As a family and employee owned company, we focus on the manufacturing, food & beverage, automotive, distribution, mission critical, and commercial markets for domestic and international customers. The Gray family of brands provides specialized capabilities across key markets and customers. Together, we deliver highly customized solutions that meet customers’ most sophisticated needs.

Job Requirements


  • Responsibilities include design, development, and implementation of material handling and packaging systems for various customers. Candidates must possess the skills to manage and implement industrial projects from design through commissioning using current technology.

  • The team members must possess the appropriate training or experience with material handling systems and must be able to quickly understand complex technical solutions. They must have excellent knowledge of material flow, packaging systems, AGVs, ASRS, pallet conveyor, tote conveyor, high speed sortation systems, and other automatic material handling equipment. Experience with throughput calculations and design to meet customer production needs is also required. The candidate must have experience with plant level material handling design and integration.

  • Applicable candidates should have experience in standard project management practices, including project scope, budget, goals, technical and functional requirements. Scope and budget balance with customer needs and expectations from design through commissioning and long-term support. Candidates should be able to complete projects without help from others but may also be responsible for managing multiple projects, vendors, customer relationships and larger teams.

  • Applicable candidates should have an understanding of mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic designs.

  • Applicable candidates should have experience with bar code applications. Vision and RFID systems are a plus.

  • 3+ years of experience in automated material handling and packaging.

  • Experience in Beverage, Food, or Pharmaceutical industries is preferred.

  • The position will include customer and vendor interaction at a functional and technical level, candidates must possess excellent oral and written communication skills.

Essential Function


  • Participate in estimating and proposal phase of major projects including research and analysis based on customer proposals, specifications or other information to assist in pre-project planning.

  • Design material handling and packaging systems based on partner or customer provided descriptions, joint-design sessions with partners or customers, analysis of existing operations or other means to develop functional design.

  • Manage material handling equipment vendors during commissioning to successfully provide a complete solution to the customer.

  • Work with other team members, partners or customers as needed to oversee or share design and development responsibilities to deliver successful projects, often working on multiple projects at one time.

  • Develop solutions to support testing and commissioning activities as required by customers and partners.

  • Provide on-site commissioning support and customer training as required, including the supervision of other team members and partners.

  • Responsible for the communication, implementation\\ and enforcement of Gray’s safety program on site.

Physical Demands & Work Environment

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a team member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to

enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this position, the team member is frequently required to stand, walk, sit,

use hands and arms, reach, and talk or hear. They are regularly required to climb or balance, stoop,

kneel, or crouch.

  • Frequently in a normal office environment where noise level is moderate, and temperature/humidity is controlled.

EEO Disclaimer

  • Our Company will be proactive in employing and advancing qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other protected status.

Job Description Updated: April, 2021