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Electrical - Controls Engineer - Automotive

Company: newcareers
Location: Wilson
Posted on: January 21, 2019

Job Description:

Electrical - Controls Engineer for a high volume manufacturer in the automotive industry close to the Raleigh, NC area with a population of 50,000.. This up-to-date and efficient manufacturing company is well known for retaining and treating their employees well with excellent benefits, and consistently paying 10% target bonus. They are seeking an Electrical Engineer that is energetic, likes working on the plant floor a good deal of the time, is hands-on and dosen't mind getting his/her hands dirty from time to time. This Engineer will be responsible for the design, installation and continuous improvement of machine controls to maximize safety, qualilty and operating efficiency of the plant. Strong Project Management and PLC Programming skills are required. Experience with Allen-Bradley PLCs, HMIs and power distribution equipment is desired. Will support the plant Maintenance Staff as needed.

Job Description

Primary Responsibilities: Responsible for Electrical expertise in multiple areas of the plant, and for maintaining the plant's high-voltage electrical distribution. Manage major projects ranging from $100K to $5M, including New Machine Installation and upgrades. Lead continuous improvement and corrective activities and projects. Ensure that all safety objectives are observed. Analyze project requirements, identify and address design parameters, engineering challenges and ensure solutions are implemented accurately, timely and within budget.

Engineering: Create and finalize designs to meet project scope for work and safety requirements, BOM and spare parts. Work closely with Automation Vendors and manage contractors for installations. Provide Engineering drawing development, hardware purchasing and panel build. PLC and HMI Programming, Control System Networking & System Integration. Machine commissioning, start-up and check-out. Maintain the plant's high voltage electrical distribution.

Project Management: Oversee project workflow, support internal and external resources to ensure on-time delivery of projects, meeting quality standards and within budget. Electrical, software design for automation and safety systems. Maintain project scope/schedule and identify project creep. Create training documents, Program backup, Network diagrams and Electrical drawings. Work with Cross Functional Team for successful Trials & Qualification.


BS degree in Electrical Engineering (no BSEET degrees) with a minimum of 2-3 years experience; 5 year's experience is ideal.

Strong knowledge of Industrial Controls and Electrical Systems. Critical thinking skills with exceptional problem solving skills, able to work independently and in team environments.

Proactive, resourceful & highly motivated with good communication skills and the ability to work in a high output/high volume manufacturing environment.

Team Player with the ability to contribute in a matrix environment.


Experience in writing/developing/programming PLCs and controls design.

Experience with specifying, installing, start-up and operation of A/C inverter drives and D/C drives including Allen-Bradley (PLC 2 and 5, Control Logix), Mitsubishi, Siemens and General Electric. Working knowledge of Ethernet IP communications, power distribution equipment including sizing transformers, electrical feeders and distribution gear for equipment loads from 120 up to 13,800 volts.

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