AFA Electrical Estimator II
Novi, MI 
Posted 1 day ago
Job Description
AFA Electrical Estimator II
Job Location US-MI-NOVI
# of Openings 1
Shift 1st Shift
Company Division AFA

Electrical Estimator II

Daifuku America Corporation is a leader in optimizing, integrating, automating, and managing the logistical flow of material goods in the automotive automation/material handling systems. We focus on Design, Manufacturing, Installation and Support. Daifuku America Corporation has been a trusted partner to some of the world's largest and fastest-growing companies, showing them how to use their space more efficiently to deliver improved productivity.

Our Automotive Factory Automation (AFA) division seeks an experienced Electrical Estimator.

Daifuku America Corporation promotes and supports both individual and team success by providing opportunities to expand your skills and build on your capabilities. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are committed to a culturally rich workforce and proud of our diversity in background, experience and origin. Safety is part of our core values, we stress the importance to our employees by enforcing 5S and daily safety audits.

Daifuku Benefits

    Medical: Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Vision: Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Dental: Delta Dental
  • FSA/ HSA
  • Company provided life and disability plans
  • 401K: Fidelity
  • 7 Paid sick days (prorated according to start date)
  • 10 paid vacation days (prorated according to start date)
  • 10 paid holidays.
  • Yearly performance bonuses.
  • Safety bonuses.
  • $100 boot reimbursement and Boot truck on site 2 times a year.
  • $75 reimbursement for prescription safety glasses.



Estimation of Main Line Materials Handling Systems (body welding, paint & assembly) for automotive manufacturing lines. The materials handling systems include Electrified Monorail System (EMS), Power & Free conveyors (P&F), Skillet conveyors (Platform), Slat Chain conveyors, Vertical Lifts and Parts Carriers. Performs estimation analysis to develop reliable and optimum material handling systems based on best engineering practice or customer requirements.

Other Responsibilities

  • Estimate costs for Electrical and Controls portion of material handling systems, and generate the total cost of the system by incorporating controls and installations costs.
  • Assist in design and development of new conveyor systems, equipment and standard cost evaluations for new conveyor and equipment.
  • Define electrical components to be used in an electrical control system
  • Assist Sales or Technical Service with the complete bid proposal development.
  • Interface with customer engineers when gathering system requirements, then translating the requirement to functional technical specifications.
  • Investigate and provide lowest cost material handling alternatives, which meet customer requirements (VA/VE)
  • Make technical presentations of material handling solutions to customer engineers.
  • Visit customer sites for pre-bid and proposal development.
  • Overtime required when Due Date for quote has to be met.
  • Travel as required.
  • Assist in supplier assessment and business sourcing.

    • Qualifications

      • Must have experience in system design and implementation in an industrial or manufacturing environment. Automotive manufacturing, strongly preferred.
      • Must have knowledge of Rockwell PLC and HMI components. Experience with other manufacturers is a plus (Mitsubishi, Omron, GE, Siemens...).
      • Knowledge of industrial control systems and experience with material handling equipment
      • Strong skills and experience in estimating total costs for Electrical and Controls portion of material handling systems. Experience in bid proposals a plus.
      • Must be able to perform engineering studies to develop reliable and optimum systems based on our automotive customer's requirements.
      • Must have knowledge of electrical WDs and system layout drawings.
      • Must be proficient in AutoCAD (2000 or higher), Excel, Word, Power Point and MS Project.
      • Knowledge of electrical standards (National Electric Code, ANSI, OSHA, NFPA 79, and UL508A )
      • Experience with Automotive Customer Specifications.
      • Experience communicating regular status to clients, superiors, and peers.
      • Basic experience writing hardware specifications.
      • Advanced organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
      • Knowledge of manufacturing methods and procedures.
      • Must be self-managed and committed to working in a fast-paced environment
      • A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required.
      • Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals

      Education and Experience

      • BS in Electrical Engineering preferred
      • 2-6 years experience in Electrical Engineering and control systems design

      Daifuku offers an excellent compensation package including great benefits such as excellent medical, vision, and dental insurance, paid vacation time, paid sick time, and paid holidays, 401K, Flexible Spending Programs, and more.

      Daifuku is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, protected veteran status, marital status or medical condition.

      To view a copy of the company's affirmative action plan or policy statement, please email

      If you have a disability and you believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or to submit an online application, please e-mail

Daifuku America Corporation is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and federal sub/contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, gender, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, veteran status or medical condition.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
2 to 6 years
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