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Dematic Electrical Engineer - R&D in Holland, Michigan

Dematic is a leading supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain. Dematic employs over 7,000 skilled logistics professionals to serve its customers globally, with engineering centers and manufacturing facilities located around the world. Dematic is one brand under the KION Group of companies and has implemented more than 6,000 integrated systems for a customer base that includes small, medium and large companies doing business in a variety of market sectors.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Dematic is a member of KION Group, a global leader in industrial trucks, related services and supply chain solutions. Across more than 100 countries worldwide, the KION Group designs, builds and supports logistics solutions that optimize material and information flow within factories, warehouses and distribution centers. The company is the largest manufacturer of industrial trucks in Europe, the second-largest producer of forklifts globally and a leading provider of warehouse automation.

An automated guided vehicle (AGV) makes lights-out manufacturing and distribution possible by moving product within a process without human involvement. This requires excellence in mechatronic design, as well as, cutting edge software. Working within a global group, the Senior Electrical Engineer will apply knowledge of control loops, electrical power distribution, safety controllers, and emerging technologies to a quickly increasing set of vehicles that handle applications ranging from simple point-to-point movements to complex multi-vehicle interactions.

The Electrical Engineer reports to the Product Owner Mechatronics in North America and works as a part of the Vehicle Mechatronics group within Mobile Automation Product Development. Entrepreneurial thinking, the ability to design and innovate quickly, and sound engineering skills are key for a successful candidate.

The working environment is fast paced. Each team member works in a multi disciplined team innovating new features and capabilities in addition to being driven by a multi year roadmap. Senior members work to guide product and component development roadmaps and mentor / lead other team members.

Dematic invests in its employees through a continuous improvement process for people, the products they work to design, and the processes they used to develop each new solution.

AGV technology at KION is based on 35 years of real world application with over 8,000 AGVs being provided to customers so far.


  • Development of innovative designs for control, communication and charging.

  • Drive vendor product life cycles to meet design needs

  • Risk assessment and documentation in Sistema

  • Design and safety standard conformance documentation

  • Develop designs for global and local markets

  • Schematic development

  • Test plan development and support.

  • Supplier and component identification/selection

  • Provide support for Customer Service and issue resolution

  • Work with manufacturing teams to ensure designs can be produced globally and at high-volume.

Experience/Degree Required:

  • 4 year degree in Electrical Engineering

  • 5-7 years engineering experience in hardware design or mechatronics field.

Experience/Skill Preferred:

  • Masters in a related engineering discipline

  • Design and implementation of cable harnessing

  • Demonstrated ability with distributed control architecture and embedded control systems

  • Experience with CAN and Ethernet/IP based control system communication

  • Experience with Safety Laser Scanners and Safety Controller programming

  • Experience with E-Plan CAD system

  • Experience with AC motor controls and control logic

  • Understanding of ANSI, UL, and CE standards related to automated guided vehicles

  • Experience with PLC design (ladder logic and structured text)

  • Good communication with other engineering disciplines and manufacturing

  • Development of Lithium Ion battery technology and charging solutions

  • Experience in Industrial, or Automation, equipment, preferably: AGVs, electric vehicles, or automotive

  • Experience with designs for outdoor and hard environments

  • Experience with development of automated farm or agricultural equipment

Travel: Up to 5% (including international)

Requisition ID: 2020-13808

Job Time: Full-Time

Experience Level: Senior Level

Shift Schedule Display: Standard

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

Street: 11818 James St