Dematic Director, Mechanical Installation in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Director, Mechanical Installation

  • Functional Area: Project Management

  • Location: USA - MI - Grand Rapids

  • Req ID: 51980

  • Job Type: Regular

  • Job Time: Full-Time

  • Experience Level: Senior Level

  • Required Education: Not Indicated

  • 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 has an immediate need for a Director, Mechanical Installation in our Grand Rapids, MI office. The Director of Mechanical Installation manages a department of mechanical skilled tradesman responsible for the installation of automated material handling equipment. This role will provide strategic direction for the members of the mechanical team of the Installation Department. This position establishes policies and procedures for mechanical installation including the business strategy for the use of subcontractors and contract labor. Some responsibilities include:

  • An in-depth knowledge of Material Handling and General Contracting.

  • Demonstrated skills in Construction Management including a demonstrated mastery of: planning and tracking projects, contract administration, system integration, cost to complete, team leadership, and subcontracting.

  • Skilled in business functions such as: Contract Administration, Negotiations, Finance, written and oral communications, and interpersonal skills.

  • Experienced in system concepting and the integration of systems within overall facility plans.

  • Ability to manage multiple activities, of varying size, at the same time.

Job Family Responsibilities:

  • Directs installation project/program managers in full scope of responsibilities for extremely large or complex strategic installation projects or programs.

  • Directs strategic installation project/program opportunities.

  • Directs installation project/program management design approach (definition of schedule, budget, risk, change, opportunity and resource allocation management) for strategic business direction.

  • Provides expert functional or business process consulting advice and direction on strategic installation projects or programs.

  • Conceptualizes and manages continuous improvement and strategic installation project/program expansion opportunities.

  • May cultivate client opportunities and high level relationships.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Successfully defines work flows, jobs, and reporting relationships to obtain optimum effectiveness.

  • Area of responsibility has significant strategic impact on the overall success of functional or division operations. Often is required to create/conceptualize new systems, programs, or products with significant business impact.

  • Develops and manages departmental budgets and business plans for the largest and most complex installation projects or directs a functional area for a medium to large division.

  • Has full latitude to create and conceptualize policies/programs for area of responsibility or products and to forecast their impact; Analyzes effectiveness of policies/products and establishes future direction for functional policies and programs or products that affect company as a whole; Aligns policies/products and development efforts with company strategies.

  • Identifies resource needs with authority to approve identified needs.

  • Acts as an advisor that troubleshoots and resolves extremely complex problems within multi-departments and/or cross-functional areas.

  • Approves organizational structures and supervisory relationships in a functional area or division.

  • Responsible for overall success of function or installation project within multi-departments and/or cross-functional areas.


  • Typically Bachelor Degree or advanced degree.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Demonstrates and applies advanced knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures for area managed and expert knowledge of other areas in the company and how they interact.

  • Demonstrates advance understanding and application of management approaches for work direction, motivation, and performance management.

  • Typically 10+ years of successful experience in a directly related field and successful demonstration of Key Responsibilities and Knowledge as presented above.

Direction of Others:

  • Typically manages multiple levels of managers.

Key Working Relationships:

Multiple function, worldwide inter-organizational, and external contacts.

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.