Simulation Engineer

Design Systems, Inc.

Farmington Hills, MI

Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum of 3+years’ experience in developing simulation models.
  • Experience developing material flow Discrete Event Simulation is a plus.
  • Programming experience (Plant Simulation Sim talk preferred)
  • Experience in manufacturing engineering environment preferred.
  • Knowledge of different type of transportation systems such as AGV, fork truck, tugger, conveyor and control logic are preferred.
  • Experience with Excel (VBA a plus).
  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills.
  • Candidate must have basic AutoCAD skill, strong MS Office suite skill, and able to succeed in a high paced environment with minimal oversight.

Position Duties:

  • Develop, verify and validate simulation models utilizing dynamic simulation software (preferably Plant Simulation from Siemens)
  • Production line simulations.
  • Conveyors systems (Power & Free, Skids, Monorails, etc).
  • Material Handling systems such as fork trucks, tuggers, AGV, AGC, etc.
  • Gantry/Bridge Cranes and ASRS systems.
  • Develop asset library for items listed above.
  • Perform delivery routes analysis, operator efficiency analysis.
  • Throughput capacity/bottleneck and downtime analysis.
  • Vehicle/carrier/pallet resource optimization.
  • Storage capacity determination/sensitivity analysis.
  • Develop reports summarizing simulation findings and suggestions.

Computer Skills:

  • AutoCAD
  • Microsoft Office
  • Excel
  • Plant Simulation
  • Other Simulation Software


  • Bachelor’s degree – Mechanical, Industrial, or Computer Science

Other Requirements:

  • Ability to travel
  • Valid driver’s license

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