Project Manager

Engineering · Canton, Michigan

Since 1948, Pilz, a family-owned company has been setting standards in automation and control, and is most known today in the area of safety. We manufacture a full range of automation and control products. Our services start with product training and end at turnkey solutions for the safe automation of industrial machinery.

Pilz is currently seeking a Project Manager based in our Canton, MI headquarters.  The Project Manager/Project Team Lead reports directly to the Engineering Manager and is responsible for the overall operation of the Project Team and project management. 
Duties and Responsibilities (not limited to): 

  • Work with Consulting Team Lead and System Integration Team Lead to coordinate set up and execution of projects
  • Serve as Team Lead for the Project Team
  • Define project tasks
  • Use project tracking software to monitor project hours and expenses 
  • Configure project milestones in project software 
  • Present project status to project team, management, and customers
  • Review contractor quotations to comply with system design requirements to select the best option(s)
  • Manage project budgets
  • Review and approve project time sheets to allocate engineering hours to projects and project expenses
  • Provide summary of project budget to customer
  • Review project orders in SAP for invoicing
  • Develop financial reports to management
  • Provide performance reviews to the project team
  • Other duties as assigned

Travel required approximately 10% (domestic)
Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering with at least five (5) years’ technical experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience 
  • Experience managing project budgets of $80,000 - $1,000,000
  • Experience managing multiple projects of varying complexity 
  • Ability to apply technical knowledge to business issues
  • Intermediate Microsoft office user including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project 
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal which are effective and concise; listening to others for meaning and intent 
  • Ability to speak in large groups of people
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills
  • A high level of autonomy
  • Ability to accumulate and demonstrate technical knowledge 
  • Willingness to learn Pilz products and procedures
  • Self-motivated, well-organized and team oriented

Desired Qualifications:

  • Technical experience should include conveyor systems, factory floor automation, packaging systems, material handling, robotics, and large turn-key manufacturing systems
  • Experience with SAP
  • Experience in providing machine upgrades

What We Offer
If you have what it takes to be a Pilzler, we offer an exciting work environment, along with a competitive salary and benefits package which includes company paid: 

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Short-/Long-term disability
  • Life insurance
  • Section125/Flexible Spending Account
  • 401(k) contribution
  • Opportunities for bonuses 
  • and much, much more

About Pilz
Pilz Automation Safety L.P. is a leading, innovative automation technology company providing worldwide, customer-oriented solutions in the areas of safety for humans, machines and the environment.  We develop environmentally-friendly products using ecological materials and energy-saving technologies. We are a trusted provider of safety services to leading national and international industrial companies. By providing viable solutions to the most complex safety issues, we help companies apply best manufacturing practices to optimize the availability and productivity of their plants worldwide. 
Pilz has a tradition as a family-run company stretching back over 70 years. More than 2,400 staff, each one of them an ambassador for safety, make sure that our customers and their staff can work safely and free from injury. As a member of the Pilz ‘family’, you will work closely with customers, instilling confidence through individual consultations for flexible safety solutions and reliable service.

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Pilz Automation Safety L.P.
7150 Commerce Boulevard
Canton, MI 48187

Telephone: +1 734 354-0272

Technical Support

Telephone: +1 877 745-9872