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Electrical Controls Engineer
Ref No.: 18-01051
Location: Rochester, New York
Position Type:Direct Placement
Start Date: 02/28/2018
The Electrical Controls Engineer is a senior level engineering position applicable to all disciplines. The Electrical Controls Engineer is accountable for either current product engineering or design engineering and will oversee customer projects often spanning multiple machine models. This includes mentoring of newer engineers. The Electrical Controls Engineer is capable of handling projects with extensive engineered to order content as well as customer specification on a self-managed basis and often consults on projects not within their direct ownership. Areas of focus may include new product development, mechanical, controls, manufacturing, technical documentation or software. Note: this position is a career path for Engineering Management.

Job Responsibilities:
Current Product Engineering
  • Market understanding, Gap identification, and Closure options.
  • Technology ownership.
  • Machine Design Ownership.
  • Execute Machine Orders.
  • Configure machine to match Sales Orders.
  • Review prior executions and compare contrast to current practice.
  • Review customer specifications and ensure compliance.
  • Technical performance of the resultant machine.
  • Engineering Analysis.
  • Compliance with appropriate safety protocols.
Design Engineering
  • Clean sheet design.
  • CAD geometry creation and modification.
  • Master Model and configuration management.
  • Engineer to Order content.
  • Creation of and compliance with design standards.
  • Creation and execution of engineering change orders.
Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities):
  • Define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, define and implement solutions that prevent recurrence of the problem.
  • Interpret a wide variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Comprehend and effectively communicate verbally and in writing to specific audiences while using good judgement regarding appropriateness of communications.
  • Detail oriented with the ability to communicate directly with our client's organizations around the world addressing technical issues and guiding resolution of technical issues on our client's products.
  • Work collaboratively in a team environment, interact in a positive manner with customers and co-workers
  • Work with others and to initiate resolution conflict, using good judgement when it is necessary to include leadership in conflict resolution
  • Willingness to train, mentor and advise less senior engineers.
  • Effective time management skills with the ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and deliver results.
Required Skills
Electrical Engineering Skills

CAD Skills:
  • Electrical Controls Design: develop symbols, utilize a library of symbols, download manufactured items and use them appropriately, use relations within AutoCAD or Eplan to develop stock list.
  • Controls Documents Drafting: based on the region of the customer, ensure all applicable Safety Standards and Design Standards (i.e.: UL508A, IEC, NFPA) are incorporated into the design.
  • Wiring Schematics and Diagrams: develop schematics and wiring diagrams from master models. Maintain and create master models.
Business System Skill:
  • Material Master: determine the source of a blocked material master and address it. Determine the shop status and storage location and quantity of a particular part, understand application of material BOM's.
  • BOM Creation, Maintenance: instruct others on the impacts and root cause of part allocation.
  • Sales Order BOM: develop Price Book and VC dependencies and logic.
  • Machine and Assembly History: use SAP to identify machine history.
Machine Design
  • Component Selection and Config: develop Electrical Control Systems with suppliers such as Fanuc and Siemens. Develop 2D panel layouts and perform spatial studies. Standardize configurations to optimize performance and reduce cost.
  • System Design: facilitate Design Review, FMEA (Failure Mode Effects Analysis) and Risk Management meetings by coordinating the meeting, recording/ publishing meeting minutes, formalizing documents, and driving the completion of open action items.
  • Component/Assembly Identification: attend TRM's and configures machines with lead time and assembly consumption in mind.
  • Impact Estimation: provide appropriate engineering hours and material costs for quotation as well as costs for additional testing and installation.
Software Skills:
  • Mastery in PLC/ladder software design and development on multi-controller types desired.
  • Design new safety solutions.
Required Experience
Preferred Education/Training/Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in relevant technical field.
  • 10+ years of relevant experience.
Computer Skills:
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Outlook
  • Internet
  • Project Management Software
  • SAP
Travel Requirements:
  • Occasional Domestic / International
  • May be short notice to support down machines in the field.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that would need to be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job in an office environment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job may include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job in an office environment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, experience and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.