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JBW Controls Engineer, Supervisor in Novi, MI at Elite Line Services, Inc.

Date Posted: 3/13/2019

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Job Description


Jervis 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 Jervis B. Webb Company is the world class leader in design, build, and installation of large scale, airport baggage conveyor security systems.  At Webb, this division is named Airport Technologies (ATec) because we specialize in traditional baggage systems as well as innovative airport material handling. 

Our Controls Project Engineers average 15 years of experience because we value mentorship, growth, collaboration, and flexibility.  Members of our team view our work as a career.  We can offer you the opportunity to bring your creativity to our innovative systems.  Be a part of the best, most experienced team in the industry.

The company is currently seeking an experienced Controls Engineer Supervisor.


The Project Engineer manages the controls development and delivery of airport baggage security systems. You will partner with the project manager, engineering staff and our customer to deliver a successful project. You will lead a team designing electrical device layouts, control panel drawings, wiring schematics, descriptions of operations, PLC programming, and graphical reporting systems.  

Major Areas of Responsibility

  • Serving as the direct manager for a group of controls engineers.  Daily management in an administrative role.
  • Executing projects from conception through client handover.
  • Coordinating a team of controls engineers and detailers in cooperation with a mechanical engineering team and project management.
  • Managing requirements, integration, and configuration changes throughout projects.
  • Engaging team members by delegation of work both on a long term and on a day-to-day basis.
  • Creatively solving problems to optimize resources, scheduling, and budget.
  • Coaching team members on project execution and proposing technical solutions for complex problems.
  • Overseeing system functionality and technical quality of automated applications.
  • Identifying and implementing improvement initiatives.

Basic Knowledge 

  • Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of systems and services.
  • Project Execution – Knowledge of project management life-cycle from requirements gathering through design and implementation.
  • English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.


Basic Skills & Abilities

  • Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate course.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of you, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Verbal and Written Expression and Recognition — Listening to, understanding, and communicating information and ideas through spoken or written words and sentences.
  • Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong, or is likely to go wrong, even if the solution to the problem is not obvious.
  • Conscientiousness – Thorough and diligent in one’s duties. Recognizes tasks that need to be completed and facilitates the completion of those tasks independently.
  • Customer sites are located throughout the country; the selected candidate for this role will need to travel for commissioning of control systems and on-site engineering tasks that cannot be accomplished from our office. On occasion off-shift work may be necessary to support commissioning efforts.  

 Education & Experience 

  • BSEE, E.T. or relevant technical degree, or equivalent relevant work experience.
  • Seven (7) years of experience in industrial automation controls design and commissioning.
  • Experience managing a project and related people resources.
  • Scheduling and estimating experience.
  • Experience with Allen Bradley PLC Programming (ControlLogix).
  • Experience within the material handling industry, preferred.
  • Experience with material handling equipment, preferred.
  • Baggage handling experience, preferred. 

Demonstrated Physical Abilities as Follows:

Remain stationary for 50% of the time; move/traverse throughout the office to access file cabinets and office equipment; operate a computer; inspect documents; communicate with others through talking/hearing; read/identify/assess forms and correspondence. 

Jervis B. Webb Company is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and federal sub/contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, gender, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, veteran status or medical condition.

Jervis B. Webb offers an excellent compensation package including great benefits such as excellent medical, vision, and dental insurance, paid vacation time, paid sick time, and paid holidays, 401K, Flexible Spending Programs, and more

At this time our company only receives applications online. If you need assistance applying online to this position, please call 248-553-1233 and leave a message and your call will be returned.