Technical Trainer

Engineering - Training · 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. We are a rapidly growing organization that strongly believes in continuous improvement.

Pilz Automation Safety, L.P. is currently seeking a Technical Trainer based in our Canton, MI office.  The Technical Trainer serves as an interface for the Training department and other departments within Pilz. This position provides customer training and therefore promotes Pilz as the knowledge leader in safety and automation products and services and reports to the Training Manager.  

Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Provide training to customers both in-person and virtually; in-person trainings may be held at customer facilities 
  • Support the Pilz Sales and Engineering departments with regards to new and updates to safety standards and Pilz products 
  • Assist the System Integration team to ensure customer projects comply with safety standards
  • Provide weekly updates on Training projects
  • Assist customers in the selection of components for their applications
  • Develop tools and materials (e.g. software, manuals, demo hardware and presentations) to facilitate Pilz training offerings
  • Provide sales support (e.g. customer presentations complying with safety standards)
  • Interpret U.S. and international regulations to assist customers with their machine compliance to industry standards and directives
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of applicable standards and Pilz products
  • Train Pilz employees and customers in reviewing electrical circuits and calculating the safety performance of the circuits
  • Program PLCs using various software languages (e.g. Function Block or Ladder Logic)
  • Other duties as assigned

Travel Requirements are 40%; bonus or comp time available

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or similar with one (1) to three (3) years’ of related experience or an Associate’s degree with three (3) to five (5) years’ related experience
  • Familiar with the Risk Assessment process
  • Confidently and competently speak in front of large groups (e.g. trade show seminars)
  • Effectively present information and answer questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public
  • Read and interpret professional journals, technical procedures, and/or governmental regulations
  • Apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry; solve and verify math formulas as set out in IEC 61508 and ISO 13849
  • Review electrical circuits and calculate the safety performance of the circuits
  • Solve practical problems with concrete variables in situations where limited standardization exists
  • Interpret instructions in written, oral, diagram or schedule form
  • Write reports, procedure manuals, engaging presentation material
  • Willingness to learn Pilz products and procedures
  • Self-motivated, well-organized and team oriented
  • Move and/or lift up to 80 pounds (reasonable accommodations may be made if necessary)
  • Meet all safety requirements as set by customers when on-site
  • Pass the Certified Machine Safety Expert (CMSE®) course and other “expert” level courses offered by Pilz

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:

  • Ability to work remotely up to 3 days per week once new hire training is complete; dependent upon Training class schedule
  • Company paid family health insurance with zero employee contribution, starting on hire date
  • Company paid family dental insurance with zero employee contribution, starting after 90 days
  • Three (3) weeks of Paid Time Off (PTO) within one (1) year
  • Short-/Long-term disability with zero employee contribution, starting after 90 days
  • Life insurance with zero employee contribution, starting after 90 days
  • Professional development opportunities towards an “Expert” safety professional
  • Paid parental leave
  • Company funded Health Savings Account (HSA) with no employee participation required, starting on hire date
  • Company funded 401(k) contribution with no employee participation required, starting after 90 days
  • 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.

Click here to apply for this job now!


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

Telephone: +1 734 354-0272

Technical Support

Telephone: +1 877 745-9872