Durr Systems Inc
  • 23-Sep-2016 to 31-Dec-2020 (EST)
  • APT - 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 Process Engineer to join our Application Technology 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.

Position Summary: The Process Engineer is responsible for the engineering and commissioning of paint and sealing process (paths, film builds, seams, etc.) using robotic automation.  This is a front line, self-directed role with the customer that requires strong character and a professional manner to deal with highly stressful situations.  The position requires extensive experience with paint application techniques and methods used in the automotive industry.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Create and/or commission paths for robotic paint and sealing applications.
  • Qualify process against project specifications. Adjust process parameters as necessary to meet specification.
  • Create and/or commission software for robot controller.
  • Communicate effectively with other project team members, including project manager and the engineering team staff.
  • Communicate effectively with customer as required.
  • Develop written information as required for operating manuals and other internal/external documentation.
  • Adherence to project schedule.
  • Work as part of a cross functional team.
  • Support Dürr Business Operating System.
  • Assist the Service Department with software & hardware related problems. Perform emergency service calls as necessary.
  • Prepare and submit site status reports.
  • Travels to customer facility locally and internationally to perform technical site visit.
  • Maintains high ethical standard of conduct for all engineering activities.
  • Has understanding of electrostatic paint application principles.
  • Provide site support to resolve electrical issues.
  • Travel approximately X%. This is a road warrior position with high travel to domestic and international locations.

Nonessential Functions:

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or a minimum 5 years of experience in the field is required.
  • Five or more years of experience.
  • Experience with industrial control systems, specifically robotic painting and/or sealing processes.
  • Understanding of paint and sealing materials, processes and customer quality requirements
  • Experience with industrial vision systems.
  • Experience with automated gluing processes.
  • Knowledge of safety standards including RIA/ANSI 15.06.
  • Ability to program PLC's and commercial HMI packages.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of SAP is a plus.
  • Good time management skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects at the same time.
  • 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.
  • Willing and able to work weekends and holidays when required.
  • Spanish and/or German 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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