Dematic Installation Manager in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Installation Manager

  • Functional Area: Project Management

  • Location: USA - MI - Grand Rapids

  • Req ID: 51353

  • Job Type: Regular

  • Job Time: Full-Time

  • Experience Level: Senior Level

  • Required Education: High School Diploma

  • Required Travel %: 50.00

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. seeks an enthusiastic and professional Regional Installation Manager at our Grand Rapids Office.

Do you want to use your construction management background, project manager experience, or mechanical abilities? Do you have a passion for developing and leading a team? We are seeking an Installation Manager to support our mechanical installation team. This person would mentor, coach, and develop the team. In addition too having a strong technical ability working on computers and reporting.

Full mechanical project installation activities including staffing and planning of daily and weekly workload in meeting project milestones for less complex and/or smaller projects. Manages assigned Foremen and crews. Responsible for all mechanical and electrical projects, project progress, safety and other required reporting on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.

This individual will be responsible for the full lifecycle of installation projects starting with pre-quoting activities through site visits and concept review meetings in order to determine costs. Scheduling sub-contractors, keeping track of equipment inventory and rentals is also a large part of this role.


  • 2+ years of experience in troubleshooting mechanical equipment. 2+ years of supervisory, project management, or construction management experience. Successful candidates would have some working experience with material handling equipment. Service experience with AGVS, AS/RS, or conveyors is highly prized, but not required.

  • Must be willing to travel on short notice and spend up to 50% of the time traveling.

  • Must be willing to be on call and travel accordingly.

  • Willingness to work weekends, holidays and off shifts.

  • Must be able to write concise, clear, and complete trip reports in the time frame required according to Dematic procedures.

  • Must have knowledge in the use of personal computers for word processing, data base functions and communications. Understanding personal computer hardware setup and software configuration required.


  • Assists with routine equipment trial runs to ensure that it meets specifications and assure equipment is installed to Dematic Standards. Provides assistance with training of subcontractors in the installation of Dematic and other material handling equipment.

  • Performs routine work within technical or paraprofessional area. Identifies problems as they occur and suggests appropriate resolutions.

  • Responsible for interfacing with Project Management, Installation Management, Engineering and customer (at appropriate level) on project issues.

  • Quoting projects, including a pricing review meeting, justifying installation costs, and choosing subcontractors in conjunction with purchasing.

  • Prepare quote packages that include a transmittal letter, drawings, equipment list, customer criteria, scope of work, general overview, and the schedule for the project.

  • Attend weekly project review meetings, track financials, and contact and update the sub-contractors on a weekly basis.

  • Make site visits occasionally to help with commissioning if needed and enforce safety and quality standards.

  • Responsible for completion of equipment run-in and reporting readiness of segments for commissioning via signed Installation Pre-commissioning Documents.

  • Ordering all consumables, air piping supplies, equipment rentals and other resources required for project execution.

  • Attend post project meetings to recommend design or concept changes if problems arose during the installation process.

  • Forecasting monthly installation costs, and updating the installation management tool and PMC tool.

Education: Typically an Associate's degree or 1-2 years of vocational technical training preferred. HS diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor's degree beneficial. Specialized skill training/certification may be required.

Knowledge and Experience: Demonstrates thorough knowledge of a technical or specialty area. Generally, up to 10 years of successful experience in area of responsibility and successful demonstration of Key Responsibilities and Knowledge as presented above.

Key Working Relationships: Contacts are primarily with immediate manager and others in the group, including installation subcontractors.

General Requirements:

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.