Mechanical Systems Engineer 3 - Solution Development
Dematic - Grand Rapids, MI

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Company Description
Dematic is a global engineering company that provides a comprehensive range of intelligent warehouse logistics and materials handling solutions. With a knowledge network of more than 4000 skilled logistics professionals, located in 20 countries, Dematic is able to provide customers with a global perspective in materials handling solution design. Our commitment to research and development combined with manufacturing plants in the US, Europe, China and Australia ensures Dematic has the range and capability to provide reliable, flexible, cost effective solutions globally. Our successful track record has led to the development and implementation of more than 5000 integrated systems for a customer base that includes small, medium and large companies doing business in a variety of market sectors. Dematic generates a global business volume of around $1.2B. For more Dematic information, visit

Job Description
Dematic has an immediate need for two Mechanical Systems Engineers in our Solution Development group at our Corporate Office in Grand Rapids, MI office. The successful candidates will have 5 or more years experience working with the application of material handling solutions, including mechanical design and machine control, with a good understanding of warehouse control software and operational considerations. These positions will be required to perform the following duties:

  • Function with very limited supervision and highly demonstrated skills in the concepting and estimating of major Material Handling Systems, supervising designers, and deciding on equipment applications.

  • Plan and lead all efforts of major quotations to meet or exceed company obligations or customer expectations. Provide team leadership, manage different solution sets, establish priorities, and promote effective interaction between other departments.

  • Has a thorough knowledge of the project specifications and checks all work being performed under his/her direction for performance to these specifications.

  • Is proficient with AutoCAD and Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Provides material list of equipment, description of operation, and pricing.

  • As a member of the project team, he/she participates in the proposal preparation, the estimating, and presentations to the customer.

  • Responsible for all technical aspects of projects, provides accurate costs on time and provides comprehensive technical support to Sales.

  • Occasional travel is required in this position. Usually trips are planned and are of short duration. However, requests for travel on short notice may be made and extended travel is sometimes required in support of systems commissioning and acceptance.

  • Key Responsibilities:
    Performs advanced areas of work for the professional field. Applies advanced skills to resolve complex problems not covered by existing procedures or practices independently. Displays a high level of critical thinking in bringing successful resolution to high-impact, complex, and/or cross-functional problems.

    Typically BS/BA in related discipline or advanced degree. Certification may be required in some areas.

    Demonstrates extensive knowledge in field of specialization to the successful completion of complex assignments. Demonstrates advanced knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures of particular area of specialization. Demonstrates significant knowledge of organization’s business practices and issues faced and contributes to problem resolution of those issues.

    Typically 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.

    Direction of Others:
    Provide specialized guidance or train support and/or professional staff. Leadership qualities and role model qualities demonstrated.

    Key Working Relationships:
    Primarily intra-organizational contacts and external contacts.

    General Requirements

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