Electrical Controls Systems Engineer

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Entry Level
Education Level
Bachelors Degree
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Posting Date
1 month ago(8/10/2021 10:25 AM)

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 Wauwatosa, WI location. The preferred candidate will have 2-5 years related experience, including planning, specification, and implementation of engineering design projects. This role would report into an 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

  • Able to complete forecasting tasks (YLF and scorecard).
  • Able to lead a small project, with assistance.
  • Develop staffing plan, with assistance.
  • Develop project implementation plan and submit to Manger, with assistance.
  • Able to perform the project close out process, including the close out checklist.

Hardware Design

  • Verify design (check someone else’s work) of a basic flow control area (such as Pick Module or Slapper). This includes proper device placement.
  • Design advanced area (such as Shipping or any type of Merge). Design includes schematics and area layout w/ proper device placement.
  • Design complex area (such as LPA, Sortation, or Zone Route). Design includes schematics and area layout w/ proper device placement. Devices include scanners and printers.
  • Able to review equipment list and verify accuracy with relation to drawings.
  • Able to locate and apply customer standards, as applicable.
  • Able to create drawings and BOM. Coordinating a SoW for others to perform the work is also applicable.
  • Advance order parts and long lead time items.
  • Apply air pressure switches properly to a design.
  • Create DO from quote and project specifications.
  • Define area boundaries on a composite layout.
  • Able to obtain barcode and understand use, along with documenting scanner information on drawings.
  • Network:
    • Determine network settings for switches and gateways, following Standard Work
    • Design network layout and assign addresses.

Software and Emulation

  • Verify PLC code (check someone else’s work) and emulation for a basic flow control area.
  • Write PLC code and emulate for an advanced area.
  • Write PLC code and emulate for a complex area. Code includes host communications and interfaces to peripherals such as scanners or printers.
  • Create map for PLC to PLC communication.
  • Document and program Energy Management requirements, as applicable
  • Document and program End/Start of Batch/Wave requirements, as applicable.
  • Document status data for Visualization.


  • Lead commissioning efforts for basic areas.
  • Commission advanced and complex areas with minimal assistance.

What We Are Looking For

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (Electrical, Controls, Automation, Mechatronics)
  • At least 3 years' experience in related field 
  • Experience with PLCs (Allen Bradley, Siemens, etc.) 
  • Experience with electrical/hardware design using AutoCAD (or similar) 
  • Experience commissioning projects at customer sites
  • Customer service experience 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • 5+ years' experience in controls engineering
  • Material Handling experience/automation experience 
  • Experience working on large-scale projects from start to finish
  • Superior communication skills 
  • Customer Service mindset
  • Experience working in a cross functional engineering team 


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