Electrical Controls Project Engineer

Job Locations
US-MI-Grand Rapids
Job Type
Job Time
Experience Level
Mid Level
Education Level
Bachelors Degree
Travel %
Shift Schedule
Posting Date
3 weeks ago(7/1/2021 3:52 PM)

Company Overview

Dematic is an intralogistics innovator that designs, builds and supports intelligent, automated solutions for manufacturing, warehouse and distribution environments for customers that are powering the future of commerce. With engineering centers, manufacturing facilities and service centers located in more than 25 countries, Dematic’s global network of 8,000 employees have helped achieve more than 6,000 worldwide customer installations for some of the world’s leading brands. Headquartered in Atlanta, Dematic is a member of KION Group, a global leader in industrial trucks, supply chain solutions and related services, and a leading provider of warehouse automation.

The Role

Dematic has an immediate need for an Electrical Controls Engineer in our Global Project Engineering group at our Grand Rapids, Michigan location. The preferred candidate will 5-10 years related experience, including planning, specification, and implementation of engineering design projects. This role would report into a Controls Engineering Manager. You have the ability to provide superior customer service to a variety of industry verticals: food & beverage, apparel, e-commerce and more.


Project Leadership

  • Participate in schedule review, aligning ME/CE segments. Understand how to break a quote into different segments and understand how long a segment will take and the cost involved in that segment/task.
  • Dissect a quote. Know system, products, and where in quote to find information.
  • Compare sales/estimating documents with company and customer standards.
  • Understand how to separate the hours of a project into tasks required to complete the project.
  • Schedule and facilitate Hardware, Software, Safety and System Tech reviews.
  • Develop staffing plan, without assistance.
  • Develop implementation plan and submit to Manger, without assistance.
  • Strives to complete milestones per project schedule.
  • Track project financial. Communicate and document project risks and overruns. Generate and track overruns (ORAs) and underruns, including plans to mitigate risks.
  • Identify and coordinate all required third party contacts.
  • Ensures Standard Work and department processes (such as the use of checklists) are followed.

Hardware Design

  • Check and approve all system drawings.
  • Verify design (check someone else’s work) of advanced areas (such as Shipping or any type of Merge).
  • Verify design (check someone else’s work) of complex areas (such as LPA, Sortation, or Zone Route).
  • Able to check drawings and BOM for compliance to department standards and customer specifications.
  • Develop composite for cabinet location and network routing.
  • Define the entire safety system design approach.
  • Identify all scan points and barcode requirements.
  • Coordinate scanner vendor requirements/information on drawings.
  • Identify special mounting or brackets that are required for system. Coordinate these needs with Installation, Mechanical Engineering, and other groups as needed.

Software and Emulation

  • Verify PLC code (check someone else’s work) and emulation for a basic, advanced, and complex areas.
  • Document, program, and test host interfaces.
  • Develop emulation checklist.


  • Schedule pre-commissioning meetings.
  • Develop commissioning checklist.
  • Verify final commissioning plan from PM for concerns, with minimal assistance.
  • Lead commissioning efforts on-site.
  • Assist other engineers in hardware and software troubleshooting techniques

What We Are Looking For

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Controls Engineering, Automation Engineering, or related degree
  • At least 5 years' experience in a controls engineering
  • Automation/Material Handling experience required 
  • Experience working on full lifecyle of projects: Customer specifications, electrical drawing, PLC programming, and commissioning

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree
  • 8+ years' experience in controls engineering 
  • PLC experience in Allen Bradley and Siemens
  • AutoCAD Electrical experience 
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Customer Service mindset


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