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Dematic Solution Development Co-Op in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Dematic is a leading supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain. Dematic employs over 7,000 skilled logistics professionals to serve its customers globally, with engineering centers and manufacturing facilities located around the world. Dematic is one brand under the KION Group of companies and has implemented more than 6,000 integrated systems for a customer base that includes small, medium and large companies doing business in a variety of market sectors.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, 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.

Why Join Us?

Join the most innovative team in distribution automation and supply chain technology.

Dematic is launching our Solution Development Co-Op Rotation program with exciting ways to collaborate across all the disciplines for solutioning world class automated distribution systems. Rotations will cycle through: Systems Engineering, Concepting, Software Consulting, Simulation, Data Analytics, and rounded out with opportunities to experience onsite installation.


To invest in talent from the next generation of technical experts, focused on creating world class solutions changing the face of distribution.

What We Are Looking For

The ideal candidate will have a growth and winning mindset, highly motivated and open to feedback for improvement. Innovative thinking and collaborative work style are required. Focus on the following Kion Values will lead to a successful co-op experience:

Courage...When you think of courage you may think of physical bravery, but there are many other forms of courage.

Conscientiousness. Conscientiousness is defined as the personality trait of being thorough, careful, or vigilant.

Perseverance... in the face of difficulty pushing through the project and deadline is to persevere.

Resilience... Individuals who are resilient learn from the failures or the mistakes to become better.

Passion... a drive, a purpose for the project being completed and a joy after coming to completion is to have passion.

Below is a brief description of the experiences in this multi term rotation:

Systems Engineering (2 terms)

  • Assist in the design of mainly small MHE systems and deciding on equipment applications

  • Assist in the development of proposal drawings

  • Help produce mechanical and controls material lists of equipment and resale

  • Submit resale quote requests through SD "Resale coordinator" + Purchasing and assists in evaluating the quotes from vendors

Concepting (2 terms)

  • Support the development of and adhere to the project plan by being given specific tasks on mid to high automation projects

  • Create or lead: creation of Maestro concept to support Concept Freeze, Material Flow(s) for solutions

  • Generate or validate ROM, Help produce lists of equipment and resale for ROM development

  • Evaluate and mitigate technical risks and escalate to management when impact is significant + project risks and escalate to SPM as appropriate

Data Analytics (2 terms)

  • Analyze customer data to create design criteria and concisely present results

  • Use written descriptions, spreadsheets, charts, and flow diagrams skillfully

  • Utilize tools to create operational flow diagrams

Software Consulting (optional)

  • Assist analyzing customer's business requirements and application objectives

  • Assist in pre-sales support activities as needed

  • Assists in the estimation of time frame and costs associated to the solution

Simulation (optional)

  • Collect data that accurately represents customer requirements

  • Exposed to Simulation software, coding and development of Simulation activities

  • Use drawings and sketches skillfully to facilitate concept reviews

  • Produce a Design Report that professionally summarizes the project

Additional Information:

  • If you are selected for a role in the Co-Op program an require relocation during the time a housing stipend will be provided. Further details will come from hiring manager.

Qualification Requirements

  • Must be in college perusing a degree in Engineering or Supply Chain

  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and sometimes ambiguous environment

  • Highly motivated, positive attitude and goal orientated.

Desired Characteristics

  • Maintain frequent communication with customer to ensure resolution and proper follow-up, leading to strong customer satisfaction

  • Identify, analyze and understand problems in his/her daily work and provides the best solution

  • Deliver results, stay focused even in challenging situations and overcome obstacles

  • Flexible to adapt to same-day and next-day changes to project scope and location

  • Commitment to excellence

  • Effectively communicate and partner with teammates and colleagues

  • Efficient time management and organization skills

Requisition ID: 2021-17205

Job Time: Full-Time

Experience Level: Internship

Shift Schedule Display: Standard

External Company URL: http://www.dematic.com

Street: 507 Plymouth Ave NE