Kelly Services Corporate Engineering Assistant in Pontiac, Michigan

Position: Corporate Engineering Assistant

Compensation: per year commensurate with experience.

Status: Full-time, 40 hours per week. Multiple shifts are available; Sunday through Saturday. Must be available to work weekends.

Job Duties: The Corporate Engineering Assistant is responsible to support the Corporate Engineering Manager in all plant control and data collection systems, major equipment projects and the overall operation of plant maintenance. The primary goal of the Corporate Engineering Assistant is to increase plant efficiencies by:

  • Designing, programming, modifying and maintaining all electrical control systems .

  • Designing, managing, and supervising the installation or repair of all equipment.

  • Working with the Plant Engineers to improve plant maintenance ability to keep the equipment operational. Design, modify and maintain all PLC/HMI programs. Design, modify, calibrate and maintain all instrumentation. Design, modify, and maintain shop floor data acquisition systems. Design, modify and maintain all plant equipment and building drawings. Develop a cooperative relationship with Corporate Engineering Manager, General Manager, Plant Managers, Plant Engineers, Industrial Machinery Mechanics and Operators. Project management - new equipment or major overhauls of existing equipment.

  • Help design new furnace and/or other equipment layouts.

  • Review and define equipment specifications.

  • Prepare installation drawings.

  • Design and program control systems.

  • Coordinate schedules with plant staff, vendors and contractors .

  • Write scope of work for contractors all disciplines .

  • Monitor contractors all disciplines .

  • Manage start up and testing.


  • The most important qualifications the right individual will possess are a strong work ethic, strong leadership qualities, including excellent communication skills and a personable and positive attitude .

  • A strong background of proven engineering and project management ability is critical.

  • Proficiency with computers and engineering software applications is essential.

  • This is a manufacturing environment, which means you will be expected to engage with your team consistently throughout your shift while exposed to very hot or very cold temperatures.

  • You will also be on your feet for most of the day.

  • The corporate engineering assistant must be flexible. Controlled change is constant and the willingness and ability to adapt is essential.


  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, insurance benefit options will be offered on the first of the month following 60 days of employment.

  • You will receive 40 hours paid vacation after one year, opportunity to participate in our Flexible Spending Account, our 401k plan with a great company match , request for tuition reimbursement, educational training and opportunities.

  • Excellent potential for growth and a great work atmosphere.

Also, you must be:

  • Hard-working and dependable

  • Organized and detail oriented

  • Flexible and ready to do whatever needs to get done, in your department or in another area if necessary

  • Must pass a drug screening, physical examination and background check

Educational/Technical Requirements:

  • Bachelor s degree in engineering or related field preferred. High school diploma or GED required.

  • Automotive, or aerospace experience is preferred but not required.

  • Proficient with computer software: Microsoft Office, AutoCAD 2D , and Adobe Acrobat.

  • Minimum of five years experience in industrial maintenance fields.

  • Two years experience in Project Engineering.

  • Must have good communication skills to interact properly throughout departments and plants.

  • Strong management and supervisory skills needed.

Why Kelly ® ?

Kelly puts you in charge of your career, with access to cutting edge projects and technologies in

industry leading organizations. Top companies throughout the world have trusted Kelly as a premier

source of engineering talent and services since 1965. And engineering job seekers know Kelly as a firm

with an unmatched reputation for quality, integrity and professionalism. Whether you seek the variety

and flexibility of working on short term project engagements, or prefer contract-to-hire or direct

hire placement with our clients, apply with Kelly to explore opportunities that suit your specific

professional interests.

AboutKelly Services ®

As a workforce advocate for over 70 years, we are proud to directly employ nearly 500,000 people around the world and have a role in connecting thousands more with work through our global network of talent suppliers and partners. Revenue in 2017 was $5.4 billion. Visit and connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter .

Kelly Services is an equal opportunity employer including, but not limited to, Minorities, Females,

Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and is

committed to employing a diverse workforce. Equal Employment Opportunity

is The Law.