Durr Systems Inc
  • 26-May-2016 to 31-Dec-2017 (EST)
  • CTS - Electrical Engineering
  • Southfield, MI, USA
  • Full Time

The Dürr Group is one of the world's leading mechanical and plant engineering firms. Products, systems and services offered by Dürr enable highly efficient manufacturing processes in different industries. Business with automobile manufacturers and their suppliers accounts for approximately 60% of Dürr's sales. Other market segments include, for example, the mechanical engineering, chemical and pharmaceutical industries and the woodworking industry. The Dürr Group operates in the market with five divisions:

  • Paint and Final Assembly Systems: paint shops and final assembly systems for the automotive industry
  • Application Technology: robot technologies for the automatic application of paint as well as sealants and adhesives
  • Measuring and Process Systems: balancing and cleaning systems as well as testing and filling technology
  • Clean Technology Systems: exhaust-air purification systems and energy-efficiency technology
  • Woodworking Machinery and Systems: machinery for the woodworking

We are a growing organization, and we are seeking a Manager Electrical Engineering to join our Clean Technology Systems division. Together, with the momentum of our business vision, we can achieve international success and added innovation in all of the themes which Dürr influences at a global level.

Location: Southfield, MI

Position Summary: Management of the Electrical Engineering department for Dürr Clean Technology Systems global supplier of custom engineered industrial pollution control equipment.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities        

  • Modify and clearly communicate a long-term operational philosophy and engineering direction for the controls department; a plan implementing best-in-class and cost-effective standards.
  • Develop a departmental road map for electrical engineering project execution.
  • Establish an up-front controls strategy for every project - including hardware & software planning with a gate keeper at each critical milestone
  • Create controls standards for CTS's products and apply discipline to avoid deviation.
  • Work closely with Dürr's Application Engineering department to define pre-contract scope of work & costs and flag specification risk issues.
  • Review project specifications and work with Project Management & Purchasing to create cost effective installation bid packages.  
  • Focus on continuous development of the product & standards along with Company-wide cost reduction efforts.
  • Managing internal resources and external resources to complete work on time with an accurate schedule
  • Manage projects on budget

Nonessential Functions

  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Ten or more years of electrical engineering experience
  • Three or more years of department management experience preferred
  • Ability to develop & apply standard controls philosophies to custom engineered products
  • Strong profession communication skills with people at all levels of the organizational and externally.
  • Must have a positive office demeanor and confidence to question effectiveness of processes.
  • Experience and full capabilities with Allen Bradley control hardware and software Slick PLC's, ControlLogix, CompactLogix, Ethernet, Controlnet and Devicenet.
  • Full capabilities with Siemens control hardware and software
  • Experience with Mitsubishi control hardware and software
  • Detailed knowledge of NFPA safety and burner control schemes, hardwired burner circuits and Allen Bradley safety PLC's GuardPLC and GuardLogix.
  • Detailed knowledge of SIL systems, requirements and certification
  • Full capabilities in variable frequency drives, panel wiring, electrical field installation and costs
  • Familiarity with IEC and NEMA drawing formats
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of SAP is a plus
  • Ability to understand and maintain project schedules
  • Good time management skills with the ability to determine priorities
  • Strong management and leadership skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Good technical writing skills
  • Able to effectively communicate with engineering and estimating departments, contractors, suppliers, and customers
  • Able to work well independently and in a team environment
  • Able to technically define problems and propose solutions
  • Adaptable to change in a learning environment
  • Willing and able to work overtime, weekends, and holidays when necessary
  • German and/or Spanish language skills preferred

Physical Demands: While performing duties of job, incumbent is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; and use hands and arms. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision and distance vision. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, the presence of a medical condition or disability, height, weight, or any other protected status.  We maintain a drug-free work place and perform pre-employment drug and alcohol testing.

Note to all Staffing Agencies: Drr has a team of dedicated Human Resources professionals who are responsible for all hiring needs. Our practice is to partner and work with our approved vendors on an as needed basis. We do not accept resumes from agencies that are not on our preferred vendor list and have not signed our Recruiting and Permanent Placement Contract. Any resumes submitted from unapproved vendors will be considered unsolicited, and Drr will not be obligated to pay a referral fee.

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