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Job ID: 52073

Electrical Controls Engineer

In this role you will support electrical needs through participating in the design and development of programmable manufacturing equipment. This role applies, installs, programs, and supports software that contributes to the advancement of state-of-the-art manufacturing. Installs, repairs, replaces, and maintains electrical equipment, fixtures, and systems. Assist as needed in production line-down control system-related issues. Assists in the design and maintains automated manufacturing processes; researches new opportunities and trains others. Leads the organization in developmental strategies for improved automation, standardization of equipment and systems that monitor and improve processes in production.

Essential Functions:
Participates in the design of manufacturing equipment, tooling, and processes that require a broad theoretical understanding and application of the physical sciences. Evolves design of equipment to improve quality, cost, and reliability.
Contributes to the advancement of state-of-the-art manufacturing technology. Actively involved with the transition of products and manufacturing processes from the prototype stage into full production.
Analyzes new product designs, assemblies, and components to improve product reliability, quality and to ensure compatibility with manufacturing processes and cost objectives.
Design automation systems, utilizing PLCs, motion controls, servo/micro-stepping motors, robotics, HMI & SCADA.
Identify and implement process monitoring/controls utilizing actuators, transducers, analog/digital measurements, and interfacing.
Implement machine monitoring, data logging, and data processing in a networking environment.
Research and identifies causes of technical manufacturing equipment problems. Defines and implements a permanent solution.
Uses programming languages: Basic, Visual Basic, PLC Knowledge in, Siemens, GE, Allen Bradley and Labview, CNC.
Generates documentation including electrical and pneumatic schematics, a trouble-shooting guide, service manuals.
Provide required training to operators/maintenance crew.
Establish standardization of control systems.
Assembles and installs electrical, mechanical, and electro-mechanical equipment and systems such as production machinery/fixtures.
Performs assigned work in compliance with National Electric Code, NFPA 70
Maintains electrical log of new construction work performed.
Uses a variety of hand and power tools, and machines to perform duties.
Troubleshoots and repairs electrical and/or electro-mechanical equipment and systems requiring the isolation of the malfunction, disassembly of equipment, and repair/replacement of electrical and electronic parts and components: wiring, controllers, switches, motors, PLCs, circuit boards, relays, enclosures, etc.
Reviews work requests for electrical repairs and maintenance, determines the nature of the problem, and recommends an appropriate solution.
May participate in Warn Industries’ selection process as necessary.
Participates in team meetings as required (safety, problem-solving, etc.).
Implements the Quality Policy and Procedures in all aspects of daily duties and responsibilities.
Responsible for prompt and regular attendance as scheduled.
Work safely and without injury.
Accountable for developing and monitoring processes and practices necessary for legal and ethical compliance in assigned areas.
Ability to calculate fault current for new and existing facility equipment and continuing implementation of Arc Flash Compliance.

Education and/or Experience:
Minimum 2-year Associates Degree and/or technical school with electrical manufacturing emphasis.
Electrical Engineering degree preferred.
Minimum of four years of Control Systems Design and implementation.

Ability to use a variety of PLC programming logic.
Must be able to use a PC effectively.
Ability to use and understand motion control systems, servo/micro-stepping motors, and robotics.
Capable of designing and implementing HMI devices.
Ability to use and set up LVDTs.
Be able to implement analog transducers to interface to digital control systems.
Ability to implement data logging and control data process.
Ability to troubleshoot and repair production and facility equipment is required.
Ability to read and draw basic electrical schematics.
Ability to read and interpret blueprints, assembly drawings, and wire diagrams.
Must have knowledge of the practices, tools, equipment, and materials used within the electrician’s trade.
Must have thorough knowledge and understanding of pertinent local, state, and national codes.
Must possess basic reading, writing, and computation skills.
Ability to continuously improve and learn new skills.
Must possess good manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination.
Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to work under general supervision.
Willing to adapt the schedule to meet production requirements.
Ability to work collaboratively and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, customers, and visitors.
Ability to effectively problem-solve and lead problem-solving efforts as necessary.
Excellent communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills.
Ability to facilitate activities necessary to a project’s completion.
Ability to network multiple workstations and machines together for machine cell integration.
Ability to maintain and troubleshoot controls for wastewater processing equipment, monitoring, and reporting systems.

About VanderHouwen 
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide.  Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws. 


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