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