Durr Systems Inc
  • 31-Oct-2019 to Until Filled (EST)
  • PFS - Mechanical 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 various 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 industry

We are a growing organization, and we are seeking a Mechanical 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:

Senior Structural Engineer to manage, review & engineer structural steel designs as required for paint finishing equipment & systems in the automotive and non-automotive industry.

This position is part of the Paint and Final Assembly Systems division at Durr Systems Inc.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Manage structural steel bid packages during design.
  • Development of subcontract bid package documentation
  • Review structural designs & details provided by subcontractors
  • Maintain and provide input on project schedules
  • Interpret & develop structural drawings
  • Provide structural input on mechanical equipment designs
  • Specification of purchased equipment: fasteners, anchors, grouts, etc.
  • Manage budgets for engineering labor costs work done in-house.
  • Supervision of subcontract engineering and design engineers (CAD)
  • Responsible for complete hands-on design, analysis, and engineering calculation
  • Attend and/or conduct design reviews
  • Support installation on-site as required
  • Perform site verification and field checking as required
  • Perform quality reviews of subcontract fabrication as required
  • Attend customer meetings to understand project requirements
  • Communicate with project team, customers, and suppliers
  • Understand, diagnose, and solve real or potential design problems
  • Function as a technical expert on structural steel and associated process equipment
  • Initiate/ maintain standards for structural steel
  • Active participant in the Durr Global Structural team
  • Travel approximately 10%

Nonessential Functions:

  • Perform other duties as assigned


    • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, with structural concentration
    • Seven or more years of structural steel design experience
    • Structural Design experience in relationship to process equipment
    • Professional Engineer (PE) license in the State of Michigan with the ability to acquire additional state's licensing as jobs require.
    • Design calculation proficiency, including member sizing, connections and full structural analysis.
    • Design calculation ability for structural sheet metal a plus
    • Ability to read and interpret building and process related drawings
    • Capable of drawing in AutoCAD
    • Capable of drawing in Microstation a plus
    • Experience with TEKLA or Bentley's RAM Elements is advantageous
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office products: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    • Understand and maintain project schedules
    • Good time management 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
  • 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: Dürr 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 Dürr will not be obligated to pay a referral fee.

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