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ELECTRICAL CONTROLS ENGINEER

Job Description

Seeking and experienced Electrical Controls Engineer for the design of composite fiber winding systems primarily for the carbon and composite fiber industry.   Will design equipment for small Lab scale Pilot lines, fiber testing systems, desktop robot assembly/dispensing systems, and small custom automated assembly work cells and systems.

 

DUTIES

- Work with customers to help clarify the Equipment Specifications and develop the Scope of Work.

- Work in coordination with mechanical engineers on the equipment concept and design.

- Develops the concept and detailed electrical design of the equipment.

- Apply required electrical and safety codes to designs.

- Create the schematics and panel drawings required for our in-house panel shop.

- Create the equipment bill of material.

- PLC, HMI and Drive programming. (Various brands based on customer preference)

- Conduct internal shop trials and occasional customer site installations and startups.

- Interface with vendors, customers, contractors to insure equipment meets required technical specifications.

- Maintain project budgetary requirements and schedules.

- Troubleshooting equipment in the field through site visit, email, remote link, or via phone.

- Provide technical application assistance to the sales group.

Job skills and Requirements

- B.S. in Electrical Engineering or B.S. in Electrical Engineering Technology.

- 5+ years’ experience in the design, build and startup of automated industrial equipment.

- Hands-on self-directed type of engineering background and experience.

- Ability to design control systems from scratch.

- Solid electrical troubleshooting/debug skill set.

- PLC, HMI programming experience with some of the following brands:

Allen Bradley PLC (Highly Desired)

Delta Electronics (We are a Delta distributor)

AutomationDirect, Mitsubishi, Omron Siemens, GE, etc.

- VFD and Servo Drive application, setup and commissioning experience.

- Familiarity with the design and application of machine based Ethernet and RS-485 based networks.

- AutoCAD drawing experience for generating schematics and panel layouts.
- Working knowledge of industrial safety and electrical standards. (NFPA, OSHA, UL, IEC, CE, etc.)

- Ability to use Microsoft Excel and Word for calculations and creating electrical documentation.

- Must have or be eligible to obtain a current passport for travel outside the US.

ADDITIONAL DESIRED SKILLS

- A good mechanical aptitude.

- Proficient with hand and power tools

- Proficient using general industrial test, measurement and calibration equipment.

- Ability to design and troubleshoot small pneumatic systems when needed.

TRAVEL

Most of our equipment is designed, built and tested at our plant and shipped to the customer ready to operate after they provide connections to plant utilities.  Due to this, travel requirements are minimal.   Some of our larger systems may require several days to a worst case of several weeks in the field.  Some occasional overseas travel may also be required.  Overall travel time for the position is 3-4%.