The electrical engineer develops new concepts and designs approaches for new products and applications, including proof of concept testing, prototyping, and firmware development.
- Designs and commissions industrial automation control systems, for internal and external customers that are made up of:
- Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)
- Industrial Communication Networks (Ethernet/IP, DeviceNet, Profibus)
- Input/Output Interfaces (I/O)
- Variable Speed Motor Controls (AC / DC Drives)
- Fixed Speed Motor Controls (Starters, Soft starters)
- Human-Machine Interfaces (HMIs)
- Designs and manages detailed content of assembly drawings and specification control drawings associated with electronic designs.
- Generates Engineering reports, system interconnect drawings, and other documentation.
- Selects, evaluates, and approves components and peripherals targeted for replacement and new applications.
- Works closely with equipment and component manufacturers, their representatives, and their distributors to resolve product issues and obtain current and future product data.
- Coordinates and oversees product safety and emissions compliance testing.
- Designs modifications to equipment to achieve compliance with testing requirements.
- Provides technical support to Manufacturing, Quality, and Customer Service on electrically-related manufacturing, testing, and product service issues.
- Supports Purchasing on procurement issues and supports Counting Technology with special hardware testing platforms and dispenser support.
- Acts as a liaison with vendors to solicit, recommend, approve and oversee work performed by subcontractors and outside vendors.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Analyze and solve problems.
- Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Create, compose, and edit written materials.
- Develop and maintain recordkeeping systems and procedures.
- Develop functional specifications for PLC programming working with project engineers.
- Develop electrical drawings/schematics utilizing AutoCAD – with the understanding of control
wiring, three phase motors, analog, and digital circuits.
- Possesses and maintains a technical understanding of:
- Motor control theory
- Control loop programming and tuning
- Hardware design standards (NFPA-70, NFPA-79, UL 508, UL-1740, ANSI/ISA-S5.1 )
- Industrial network configuration
- Industrial control system troubleshooting
The electrical engineer does not have any supervisory responsibilities but will instruct and oversee technicians.