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JBW Controls Engineering Co-op/Intern 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 engineering team averages 10 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 a Controls Engineer Co-op/Intern.


As a Controls Engineer Co-op/Intern, you will have an opportunity to get valuable, hands-on experience.  The internship program at Jervis B. Webb will combine your education with practical experience in core, electrical areas.  You will learn from engineers and technical managers who paved the way in design, analysis and testing of airport material handling.

Major Areas of Responsibility

  • Provide support and basic trouble shooting for current operations.
  • Investigate, gather and analyze data for specifically assigned, recurring tasks.
  • Identify and implement cost reduction, quality, safety and ergonomic improvement ideas.
  • Implement new manufacturing processes and technology.
  • Analyze assignments and determine engineering specifications.
  • Compile necessary information to document the solution required for adoption of a design.
  • Contribute to the success of the team by taking on additional responsibilities and completing tasks as assigned.

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.
  • English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.


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 will need to be available, when not in class, 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.


  • Actively enrolled in and pursuing a B.S. or M.S. Electrical Engineering or equivalent.
  • Experience with Allen Bradley PLC ControlLogix programming (preferred).
  • AutoCAD experience (preferred).
  • Willing to work hands-on with tools and mechanical equipment.
  • Strong Mechanical aptitude.
  • Strong organizational skills and written communication skills.
  • Self-managed, hard-working, great attitude, ready to learn.
  • Availability to work 24-40 hours per week between the hours of 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday.

Demonstrated Physical Abilities

Remain stationary for 50% of the time; move/traverse throughout the office to access file cabinets and office equipment; operate a computer and other productivity machinery; inspect documents; communicate with others through talking/hearing; read/identify/assess forms and correspondence.  While on job sites, must be able to walk airports and plants and remain standing for most of the shift. 


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.