Senior Electrical Engineer

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Location
York, Pennsylvania
Posted On
September 27, 2018
Function
Industry
Compensation Range
$90,000+
Region
Northeast

Description

Position Summary:

 Analyze machinery and extrusion specifications and performance requirements for new and/or existing machinery and, based on this, develop and implement an appropriate control system solution.

Essential Responsibilities and Priorities:

 Apply GEC machine control technology to new and existing equipment. Provide electrical engineering design services and assist with the creation of conceptual designs and specifications for new projects.

  • Participate in control system design activities by developing and implementing HMI and soft-PLC modifications and enhancements.
  • Program logical machine functions with IEC61131 programming tools and design HMI interfaces with graphical development tools.
  • Create schematics, detail drawings, assemblies, sub-assemblies, BOM’s and panel layouts, using AutoCAD, and perform required analysis to ensure the satisfaction of all project specifications needed for the procurement, manufacture and assembly of components.
  • Support installation and/or commissioning of new and retrofit equipment.
  • Provide technical support of machinery as needed, including service calls, trouble-shooting and problem solving. Utilize remote connection tools to provide technical support and guidance to successfully fulfill customer service requests.
  • Enter, update, and maintain service information within the GEC database including repairs and service calls.
  • Work collaboratively with all engineering disciplines and field service personnel to ensure successful completion of projects.
  • Ensure that all engineering documentation is released in a timely manner to meet the requirements of the project schedule and budget.
  • Work with the Sales Department in determining the viability of proposed retrofits to existing equipment.
  • Provide input and guidance for overall control system development initiatives based on customer feedback, retrofit implementation, and field service experience.
  • Work closely with the VP of Engineering to help prioritize control system development initiatives.
  • Provide technical support to all departments during procurement, assembly, testing and final acceptance of equipment.
  • Visit customer sites and evaluate machinery for retrofits and upgrades.
  • Assist the Technical Documentation department in the preparation of all drawings, specifications and specific operating procedures required in properly supporting product in the field.
  • All other duties as assigned.

 

Job Qualifications include:

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience.

Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of machine control design experience preferably in a heavy manufacturing environment.

Essential skills, behaviors: 

  • Knowledge of plastics process technology desirable, but not required.
  • Strong software design experience, including:
    • Demonstrated understanding of standard machine programming languages (IEC61131) including ladder, structured text, and function block.
      • PC-based control experience with Beckhoff is a plus.
    • Demonstrated experience with HMI design and development.
      • Experience with Indusoft is a plus.
    • Ability to design schematics and electrical panels utilizing AutoCAD Electrical (ACE) 2016 and/or AutoCAD 2016
  • Strong understanding of Electro-mechanical systems including hydraulics and pneumatics.
  • Excellent technical communication skills, including: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Email.
  • Desired Characteristics
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills in a team environment.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to work across all functions/levels as part of a team.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Direct reports:  None

 Travel required:  Occasional (10%)

Dominant Physical Requirements & Essential Job Functions:

  • This position requires the incumbent to be extremely mobile to attend various meetings, assist customers and meet with individuals on the production floor. (consistently)
  • The incumbent must be able to effectively communicate with employees at all levels within the organization. (consistently)
  • Regular and predictable attendance is an essential job function. (consistently)
  • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.(consistently)
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