Episode 14: Delivering Automation at UPS

David Ayala, Western Region Buildings and Systems Engineering Training Manager for UPS
April 2020 | 00:18:56

Episode 14 Transcript and Show Notes

As the Western Region Buildings and Systems Engineering Training Manager at UPS, David Ayala has seen the company go from humans manually sorting packages by zip code—way back in 1999—to today’s increasingly automated processes. Moving from standard motor control to PLCs, camera scanners, and mechanical devices has increased efficiency, leading to increased capacity and the need to double their staff of automation technicians and maintenance mechanics in some cases. New hires need to be multi-skilled, with troubleshooting, mechanical, and welding experience preferred. Most importantly, they need to be able to perform reliably under pressure in an industry where time is a make-or-break factor. Predictive maintenance is one of the keys to successful operations at UPS.

UPS is a trademark of the United Parcel Service of America, Inc. and is used with the permission of the owner.

 

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