Engineering Design Supervisor
Material Handling Systems

Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Founded in 1999, MHS is a full-service provider of innovative material handling systems that solve the challenges of distribution and fulfillment operations. We build, engineer and maintain systems for some of the biggest companies in the world, including UPS, FedEx, Walmart, Amazon and others. MHS is already one of the 10 largest material handling system suppliers worldwide, and we only expect to continue growing. We're looking for top talent to be part of the journey.


This position is for a design engineering supervisor in the MHS Small Projects Group (SPG). The position allocates time to both supervisor and engineering tasks; supervising design engineers while also contributing in a partial capacity to the electrical engineering efforts of our active projects.


The design engineering supervisor is part of a cross-discipline project team, responsible for the successful and on time completion of conveyor upgrade and system integration projects. They work closely (as a design engineer) with project managers, mechanical engineers, installation teams, permit specialists, and various support roles while also supervising designers within our team.

The Design Engineering Supervisor is responsible for the development and supervision of entry-level design engineers. This includes mentoring designers throughout their project tasks and career development while working with other parties on resource allocation to fulfill project schedules. The supervisor and engineering role will be split 50/50 on average. The allocation of the role associated with design engineering is responsible for the successful execution of electrical design tasks on active projects. These include [in some capacity, non-exhaustively] engineering schedule, concept design, equipment and material selection, creating material requisitions, creation of installation drawings, field support, project documentation, program development, commissioning, and overall adherence to customer and governing agency specifications. The design engineer supervisor workload will, in most cases, be in conjunction with a team of designers and engineering peers to support collaboratively in these efforts.


  • Supervise the design engineers on our team; allocating them to projects within the team's capacity and mentoring them into improving engineers.
  • Develop and maintain a working knowledge of customer's design standards and specifications.
  • Develop and/or oversee the development of project designs, BOMs, and drawings per project scope.
  • Commission and/or oversee the commissioning of equipment and control systems.
  • Provide technical interface with internal and customer's project representative(s).

  • Associates degree in electrical engineering is preferred
  • AutoCAD Electrical experience
  • Willingness to travel 20%, including working weekends and overtime.

  • Passionate about the development of team-members and facilitating a cohesive team environment
  • Knowledgeable of electrical and controls engineering theories and principles
  • 5 years material handling Industry experience preferred

This job description describes the general nature and level of work expected of a person assigned to this position. All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skills and/or ability deemed necessary to perform the job proficiently. Employees may be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor.

It is the policy of Material Handling Systems, Inc (MHS) and its affiliated companies to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, citizenship status (if authorized to work in the U.S.), or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, MHS will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

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