Installation Site Manager – Freelance (M/F) – [Trenton]



SOCAPS is a cooperative of independent technicians, always looking for new members with experience in mechanics, electronics and automation. We are currently looking for Electro-mechanical technicians.

Since 1984 we have been working with manufacturers, integrators and end users of automatic machines. We offer, anywhere in the world, services in the design, assembly, installation and maintenance of machines.

We federate 1 000 technicians in 110 countries and have 13 offices in the world.

We are the world leader in technical assistance in the agro-food packaging industry. We work in the Food & Beverage, Health & Care, Clean Energy, and Automated industries.

Our  Atlanta-based staffing agency, is looking for an Installation site manager M/F to deliver the desired customer service experience.


  • Be accountable for the progress and successful completion, of the installation phase, safely, on time, on budget, and in accordance with project drawings, specifications and other contractual agreements ;
  • Direct and participate in the rigging and placement of equipment and control panels, final equipment assembly, installation and connection of power and communication wiring, utilizing leadership and technical skills required to deliver high quality automated packaging systems ;
  • Under the Supervision of a Project Manager, schedule, supervise, coordinate, and prioritize technicians in the day-to-day efforts of installation. Serve as the first point of contact onsite, for our customer personnel, third party resources (e.g., construction services, engineering services, third party equipment providers, etc.) and our project management ;
  • Manage coordination of incoming machinery and parts shipments. Coordinate truck docks, plant access, equipment for unloading and transporting machinery into position, etc. Manage coordination of cleanup and transportation of waste and or unused materials off site as required ;
  • Direct and participate in system installation work. Ensure that labor resources, materials, tools, equipment, etc. are scheduled to arrive on site, in a timely manner to meet scope, budget and project installation schedules ;
  • Be responsible for review and interpretation of project documents, plans and specifications as supplied by our company and our vendors ;
  • Lead daily discussions regarding our customer and our company safety requirements. Ensure all directed personnel, receive and conform to our customer and our company safety requirements ;
  • Support installation planning and budgeting by estimating resource requirements (our company & our Customer) and supporting development of the commissioning schedule, during initial project cost estimation and again, just prior to on-site activities ;
  • Operate with an acute knowledge of the installation budget, and manage resources to meet it, through daily monitoring of time and expenses accumulated against the system project ;
  • Ensure that installation work is performed to meet our company expected quality standards. Promote standard company operating procedures and manage to achieve our customer satisfaction the highest extent possible ;
  • Document all on-site activities, findings and follow-up actions for our Project Management, our customer and our contractors. This documentation is for daily review, and final installation sign-off, prior to leaving the customer’s facility.


  • Five years (minimum) experience in mechanical, and electrical assembly and installation of material handling equipment.
  • Associate degree or 1-2 years of vocational technical training preferred. HS diploma or equivalent required. Specialized skill training/certification may be required.
  • The ability to access, interrogate and interpret CAD drawings will be a frequently used skill set.
  • Documentation, both interpretation of assembly and installation materials, and generation of reports, is key to this position.
  • OSHA training or certificate preferred
  • Inherent aptitude to communicate clearly and effectively to both technical and executive audiences.
  • Ability to communicate, manage, and motivate at all levels of the company organization, contract resources and the customer’s organization.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work activities of self and others, to be well-organized, and to problem solve in an assignment that has great responsibility.
  • Possesses a strong demonstrated sense of customer service
  • Is fluent with the MS Office software suite and the use of the internet and email
  • Will write concise, clear, and complete trip reports including detailed punch list documentation, in the time frame required
  • Is willing and able to travel 80% (typically 10 days-on / 4 days off rotation with a goal to have you home every other weekend when deployed).
  • Knowledge of product, case and pallet conveying, robotic and packaging equipment assembly and installation, highly desirable.


Sepideh SHOKOOHI– Recruitment Consultant 

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