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Senior Project Engineer - Integrated Layout

Post date

December 10, 2019


Sterling Heights, Michigan


Mechanical Engineering


Full Time

Position Summary

Position Title: Project Engineer (Integrated Layout)

FLSA Classification: Exempt (Salary)

Reporting to: Engineering Manager, Group Manager or Director


At Esys Automation, our culture of Excellence, Teamwork and Family is very important to our business and future.  We strive to attract and retain the best team members and to be a Workplace of Choice.  Our desired environment fosters team work, learning and creativity.  And our teams enjoy a high level of autonomy and responsibility that promotes innovative thinking and ownership.

Essential Functions:

  • Coordination of all internal and external integrated layout design activities
  • Works closely with Manufacturing, Controls Engineering and Project Management to follow a project from its inception to the final customer acceptance and sign-off, provides follow up and support after this point
  • Reviews and releases final engineering drawings to the manufacturing department
  • Develop & maintain good relationships with customers & suppliers
  • Organizes and participates in system layout review meetings for internal, as well as outsourced, designs
  • Gather required project information from Customers & Suppliers to create specifications 
  • Develops layout specifications for the internal mechanical design by outside vendors; ensures the selected suppliers follow Esys processes and meet project quality and delivery expectations, as well as maintaining the appropriate budget
  • Document information, decisions, changes related to system layout, etc. from Customers & Suppliers 
  • Conduct proper line ups when handing projects off to Esys Integration for Build 
  • Complete project related purchase requests for system layout work and provide to purchasing 
  • Travel to Supplier and Customer sites when required
  • Provides project specific direction to design suppliers
  • Perform design and build buy-offs & quality checks 
  • Reviews all mechanical engineering drawings prior to final release, ensuring compliance for customer buyoff
  • Ensures that Esys products and services continue to be the benchmark within the industry
  • Demonstrates a commitment to Esys Core Beliefs
  • Understand and employ the Esys Quality Management System
  • Demonstrates a commitment to safe work practices while on Esys or the customer’s premises
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to demonstrate strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines without endangering the integrity of the equipment or compromising safety requirements
  • Ability to interact professionally with customers and suppliers, while maintaining a positive working relationship
  • Ability to work onsite within the Esys offices or at customer locations as required
  • Expert proficiency with 3D AutoCad
  • Proficiency with FactoryCad software and General Motors FCAD library
  • Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, as well as Google Applications (such as Gmail, Calendar and Docs)
  • Advanced knowledge of mechanical design software applications (SolidWorks preferred)

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or other closely-related engineering discipline
  • 5+ years of design and engineering experience related to custom machinery and/or capital equipment
  • 3+ years of experience in a project-build, manufacturing environment

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At JR Automation, we focus on our customers. And we take care of each other. Large as we've grown, we've held onto our small-business roots, and there's a personal, human touch in everything we do. We work hard, and we work together. We pursue shared interests and mutual benefit. We encourage ambitious ideas, and we never give up or give our second-best effort. Curiosity, humility, and determination in the face of tough challenges help make the world better for all of us. So we believe the future is bright, because we're building it together.