Dematic Mechanical Engineering Manager in Chicago, Illinois

Mechanical Engineering Manager

  • Functional Area: Project Engineering

  • Location: USA - IL - Chicago

  • Req ID: 52652

  • Job Type: Regular

  • Job Time: Full-Time

  • Experience Level: Mid Level

  • Required Education: Bachelors Degree

  • Required Travel %: 20.00

Company Description:

Dematic is a leading supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain. Dematic employs over 6,000 skilled logistics professionals to serve its customers globally, with engineering centers and manufacturing facilities located across the globe. Dematic has implemented more than 4,500 integrated systems for a customer base that includes small, medium and large companies doing business in a variety of market sectors.

Headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI, Dematic is a member of KION Group, a global leader in industrial trucks, related services, and supply chain solutions. Across more than 100 countries worldwide, the KION Group designs, builds and supports logistics solutions that optimize material and information flow within factories, warehouses and distribution centers. The company is the largest manufacturer of industrial trucks in Europe, the second-largest producer of forklifts globally, and a leading provider of warehouse automation.

Job Description:

Dematic Corp has an immediate need for a Mechanical Engineering Manager in our Applications Engineering group at our Corporate Office in our location in Grand Rapids, MI. The successful candidate will have 3-5 years experience leading Mechanical Systems engineers on large scale projects in the material handling industry. Candidates must have the below qualifications:

  • Significant experience with Material Handling Systems

  • Demonstrated success in an Engineering leadership role

General Requirements:

Job Family Responsibilities:

Completes the definition of complex projects, selecting sources and monitoring results. Performs complex processes and technical support to production, marketing, sales, and/or other departments. Completes complex projects and performs project organization, definition, planning, implementation and control. Establishes and prepares technical standards, and completes complex technology design theory and procedures.

Key Responsibilities:

Successfully defines work flows, jobs, and reporting relationships to obtain optimum effectiveness. Impact of decisions on business operations can have a moderate to high level of impact. May develop departmental budgets and business plans for functional area. May evaluate and recommend changes in methods or procedures in own area of responsibility. Identifies resource needs and may develop justification. Troubleshoots and resolves complex problems. May recommend/ determine organizational structures and supervisory relationships for own segment of company. May be responsible for overall success of function or project.


Typically Bachelors Degree or advanced degree.

Knowledge and Experience:

Demonstrates and applies broad knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures for managed work group(s) and how it supports related operations. Demonstrates understanding and application of supervisory approaches for work direction, motivation, performance management, and disciplinary action. Typically 5-8 years of successful experience in a directly related field and successful demonstration of Key Responsibilities and Knowledge as presented above.

Direction of Others:

Typically manages non-exempt administrative or technical employees, and/or lower level exempt employees.

Key Working Relationships:

Primarily intra-organizational contacts and external contacts.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.