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Service Policy


A. Scope of Work
It is mutually agreed that any personnel furnished by A & B Engineering Services LLC shall be subject to Customer’s general supervision during the term of any service done for Customer. A & B Engineering Services LLC shall have no liability for schedule performance or costs incurred by Customer.

B. Personnel
The personnel furnished by A & B Engineering Services LLC shall have the skills and knowledge base required for type of services requested by Customer and will fall into one of the following categories:

  1. Customer Service Technician (Installation Supervisor)
     Capable of making mechanical or minor electrical adjustments
     Capable of supervising installation projects for new modernization projects
     Used in supervising site installations or major modernization projects
     Used in reassembling equipment in the field, installation of modernization and upgrade kits
  2. Customer Service Engineer
     PLC programming and troubleshooting skills to commission new equipment and/or troubleshoot existing installations
     Capable of making minor mechanical or electrical adjustments
     Capable of updating PLC and/or HMI programs as well as implement hand shake between equipment
     Training skills to perform machine-side informal training
     Primarily used to commission and start up new machinery, conveyor system or modernization package
  3. Project Manager
     Project coordination meeting
     Maintain communication with all major project managers
     Supports Construction Superintendent
     Supports factory and site acceptance tests
    o Detailed Project Manager list upon request

C. Service Rates (US Dollars)

  • Labor Hours
    Labor hours are the actual billable hours spent onsite at the Customer location.
    Billable Labor Hours and Rates
    • Shift differential is billed at weekend rates (all hours worked outside of first shift are considered a second or third shift)
    • Shift one starts at 0700 and ends at 1700
    • Shift two starts at 1500 and ends at 0100
    • Shift three starts at 1100 and ends at 0900
    • For safety, A&B team members cannot exceed 12 hour days
  • Travel Hours
    This is defined as the time our personnel leave their home base until the time they arrive at their destination, up to a maximum of 16 hours in any calendar day for Domestic assignments and unlimited hours in any calendar day for Non Domestic assignments.

Billable Hours and Rates

  • Holdover Time & Performance Delays

Should customer request A&B personnel to be held over, or should delays arise due to reasons not related to A&B personnel or equipment while on site, customer shall be billed for each day of the holdover request or delay at the applicable rates as outlined in Section C, including expenses.

D. Holiday Hours

Hours worked on Holidays, as defined in the 2024 A & B Engineering Services LLC Recognized Holiday Schedule
outlined below:
January 1 – New Year’s Day
May 27 – Memorial Day
July 4 and 5 – Independence Day
September 2 – Labor Day
November 28 and November 29 – Thanksgiving
December 24 and December 25 – Christmas

E. Taxes, Permits, Licenses

All taxes, duties, tariffs, permits, local work licenses, etc. are the responsibility of the Customer.

F. Other Billable Expenses

As applicable to the specific assignment, other billable expense may be incurred that are subject to the 25% Service and Handling fee. This includes, but is not limited to:
 Heavy equipment rental and fuel
 Gang tool box shipping
 International Service calls beyond North America are subject to an International Dispatching Fee of $250. Fee subject to change based upon governmental trade agreements in North America and Government Regulations .
 International Visa Fee of $750.00

G. Short Notice Expedite Fee

A fee of $750 will be charged on service requested within 48 hours of desired dispatch day.

H. Dangerous Conditions and Hold Harmless

It is the Customer’s responsibility to determine if there is a safety risk or other potentially dangerous conditions on their premises and to ensure that all necessary safety and preventative measures are provided for. A & B Engineering Services LLC reserves the right to refuse to proceed with work if, in its’ judgment, an unsafe condition exists.
If the Customer requires A & B Engineering Services LLC to work while the Customer’s existing machinery and systems are operating, the Customer hereby agrees to indemnify and hold harmless A & B Engineering Services LLC, its parent and affiliated companies, its subcontractors and the employees and agents of each, against all loss, damage, claims, cost and expense (including attorneys’ fees) due to personal injury, death, or property damage which arise out of work being performed while A & B Engineering Services LLC, its parent and affiliated companies, its subcontractors and the employees and agents of each are on the Customer’s premises.

I. Insurance

A&B Engineering Services LLC will comply with applicable Workers Compensation or Employers Liability laws under this Agreement and will carry general liability, bodily injury and property damage insurance applicable to its operations indemnifying Customer against a loss from claims for personal injury or death, or injury to or destruction of property arising in connection with A&B Engineering Services LLC work where A&B Engineering Services LLC is negligent and Customer is not contributory negligent. In the event that Customer requires that A&B Engineering Services LLC provide additional insurance coverage which is not provided under A&B Engineering Services LLC regular insurance contracts, the additional cost of such insurance shall be paid by Customer. Upon
request, A&B Engineering Services LLC will furnish a Certificate of Insurance.

J. Contact Information

K. Applicable Terms and Conditions

In effort to expedite service within an acceptable timeframe, our acceptance of this service purchase order whether it is accepted verbally, in writing, or via email shall be deemed as acceptance of Automation Solutions Terms and Conditions. Automation Solutions Terms and Conditions shall prevail, and all other terms expressed in this order are therefore disclaimed and rejected.
In the event of a difference in the Terms and Conditions (including Service Rates) between this Service Bulletin and the Customer’s Purchase Order, the Terms and Conditions (including Service Rates) of this Service Bulletin will apply. Payment Terms are Net 30, unless previously agreed upon in writing or if alternative Terms apply per specific Proposal.

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