Durr Systems Inc
  • 26-Sep-2016 to 31-Dec-2020 (EST)
  • PFS - Application 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 an Application Engineer to join our Paint and Final Assembly 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: Responsible for the design and estimation of process equipment including PT ED, Booths, Ovens, Work Decks & enclosures working from customer specifications, including developing equipment layouts and process equipment schematics, and developing technical documentation for inclusion in sales proposals.  Responsibilities require good communication skills for liaison with customers, suppliers and subcontractors along with Durr interdepartmental communication.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities        

  • Analyze customer technical specifications
  • Coordinate in-house estimating activities including relevant drawings and specifications
  • Coordinate major subcontractors including conveyors, paint application, and paint mix
  • Coordinate intercompany activities with offices in Germany and Mexico
  • Develop layouts with layout engineer
  • Develop Visio schematics for paint process equipment
  • Developed Purchased Equipment lists
  • Investigate alternate sources for equipment and subcontractors
  • Develop detailed estimate spreadsheets for projects, management cost analysis and customer bid forms
  • Develop technical specifications and clarifications for bids
  • Develop project and job schedules
  • Coordinate job handover
  • Support job implementation by attending planning meetings, design reviews, etc.
  • Conduct technical presentations and provide clarification to customers and other departments
  • Travel approximately 15%

Nonessential Functions

  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering
  • Ten or more years of paint shop experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of process equipment design
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Proficient with Visio
  • Knowledge of SAP is a plus
  • Ability to understand and maintain project schedules
  • Good time management 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


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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