Jervis B Webb Company Electrical Engineer Automated Vehicle Engineering in Novi, Michigan

Electrical Engineer (Automated Vehicle Engineering) Job LocationUS-MI-NoviID 2018-3784 OverviewJervis B. Webb Company is a subsidiary of Daifuku North America Holding Company (, a group company of Daifuku in Japan - the largest material handling company in the world. Our advanced systems move everything from car bodies at auto plants to luggage at airports to packaged goods at warehouses. We are known as experts in engineering, manufacturing and servicing innovative automated materials handling systems including conveyors, automatic guided vehicles, automated storage retrieval systems, and integrated controls.The company is currently seeking an experienced Electrical Engineer.ResponsibilitiesPosition Summary/ Primary PurposeThe Vehicle Electrical Engineer reports to the Manager, Automated Vehicle Engineering and participates in the design of semi-complex Automatic Guided Vehicle (AGV) with a multidisciplinary development team including electrical, mechanical, and controls disciplines. This position provides support in semi-complex vehicle and system specification, manufacturing, and appropriate follow-up. This position also participates in improvement recommendations related to productivity, cost reduction, and customer satisfaction. Translates technical requirements into actual vehicle electrical and controls architecture and design.Major Areas of Responsibility•Review and interpret customers’ project specifications.•Provide structured and creative data analysis of customer’s operational and financial data to identify performance improvement opportunities.•Define scope of work and description of operation.•Calculate equipment performance requirements and capabilities.•Create vehicle Electrical Schematic concept drawings, flowcharts, and descriptions.•Create vehicle design specification.•Create test documents.•Create As-Built documentation.•Manage budget, schedule, and scope of design.•Participate in simulation/emulation as needed.•Design and implement vehicle HMI.•Ensure that the vehicle conforms to intended level of function, durability, and cost, with focus on deliverables.•Investigate and specify third party components required to meet functional specifications.•Prepare Request For Quote (RFQ) and specification documentation for equipment and machinery.•Provide Return On Investment (ROI) assessment for the project(s).•Evaluate technical risk of the project(s).•Perform compatibility and reliability testing.•Identify and raise any issues that may impact project quality, scope, timing, or cost.•Present material handling technical solution to customer and internal teams.•Recommend and implement product and process improvement.Broad Knowledge as Follows (Basic/Preferred)•English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.Skills Abilities Preferred as Follows (Basic/Preferred)•Basic Analytical skills to extract critical data and translate to engineering concepts.•Full knowledge of NEC, NFPA specifications•Full knowledge of ANSI B56.5 Specification•Full Knowledge of UL 583 Specification•Ability to accommodate a variety of different and changing situations.•Positive attitude toward work requirements, fellow employees, and customers.•A wide degree of initiative, creativity, independence, and latitude is necessary and expected.l