Durr Systems Inc
  • 06-Apr-2017 to 31-Dec-2021 (EST)
  • PFS - Commissioning
  • 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 Commissioning Engineer with a specialization in Controls 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 Drr influences at a global level.


Location: Southfield, MI


Position Summary: This is a field support position reporting to the Commissioning Manager and the Director of Operations. The successful candidate must possess strong communication skills (written and verbal) and be able to work in an open team environment on large and small projects of varying durations. In this position the engineer will be responsible for startup/commissioning of Drr installations (and competitor system reworks). This position may also require oversight/management and site supervision to meet the project goals and schedules. He or she must work closely with the individual site teams to ensure that installations are complete, ready for startup and the necessary resources and plans are in place for a successful startup and launch. The position will involve travel and possibly extended stays at the job site(s)


Essential Functions and Responsibilities        


  • Provide commissioning for projects and products
  • Conduct equipment start-up and debug
  • Verify hardwired installation
  • Debug controls hardware and software
  • Record baseline data
  • Mark up drawing changes
  • Project performance and data collection
  • Input schedule
  • Produce daily site reports
  • Provide standby and customer support
  • Support field personnel
  • Support selection and controls of suppliers and Purchased Equipment vendors
  • Assist with installation supervision as needed
  • Work as part of a team on major projects or individually on smaller projects
  • Travel approximately (90%) and work variable hours when required


Nonessential Functions


  • Perform other duties as assigned




  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering or equivalent experience preferred
  • 5 or more years of position related experience
  • Working knowledge of paint finishing products preferred
  • Flexible, dependable, and creative
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to define problems and propose solutions
  • Good customer relation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage time and determine priorities
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Working knowledge of PLCs (e.g. Allen Bradley)


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 40 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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