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Dematic Electrical Controls Applications Engineer in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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.

Dematic has an immediate need for an Electrical Controls Engineer in our Global Project Engineering group at our NA Headquarters in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The preferred candidate will have 1-2 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.

Hardware Design

  • Design basic flow control area (such as Pick Module or Slapper). Design includes schematics and area layout w/ proper device placement.

  • Search for parts in SAP and/or the Materials Search Engine.

  • Evaluate photo eye positions based upon an understanding of the photo eye application guide; must be able to explain:

  • Know that all control components have IO number and tag name.

  • Know all motors have output and input.

  • Able to perform AutoCADE, Maestro, and RAD work with guidance.

  • Generate IO list.

  • Understand e-stop application and zoning.

  • Complete Order Entry process.

  • Modify existing DO to describe area – flow control and annunciations.

  • Complete FLA chart.

Software and Emulation

  • Outline program file structure, software requirements, and identify required AOIs/DFBs for a basic flow control systems (Pick Mod or Slapper).

  • Reserve Emulation Lab time and submit proper documents to request an emulation to be built.

  • Able to emulate a basic flow control systems (Pick Mod or Slapper).


  • Assist in the start-up, commissioning and testing of material handling systems.


Typically a 4 year BSEE degree or equal in a related discipline is required.

Knowledge and Experience:

Demonstrates a good grasp of knowledge and principles of field of specialization and applies through successful completion of assignments. Successfully applies knowledge of fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures of particular area of specialization. Typically 2-5 years of successful experience in related field and successful demonstration of Key Responsibilities and Knowledge as presented above. Advanced degree MAY be substituted for experience, where applicable

Travel: Travel can range anywhere from 25% - 40% depending on the project and is typically on weekends and possibly over some holidays.

Requisition ID: 2021-15746

Job Time: Full-Time

Experience Level: Entry Level

Travel %: 30

Shift Schedule Display: Standard

External Company URL: http://www.dematic.com

Street: 507 Plymouth Ave NE