Responsible for the implementation of project and process support activities toward attainment of departmental and plant goals.  Provides electrical support to the production departments as directed by supervision.  Performs skilled electrical/electronic design duties requiring the use of design techniques, theory, principles, computations, and technical knowledge.  Performs work by instructions and design concepts making independent decisions in developing electrical design concepts of/for complex production mechanisms.  The primary focus in areas of capacity expansion, quality/waste improvement and cost improvement programs.  Required to handle multiple assignments of varying scope and complexity.

Electrical Engineer’s Key Responsibilities:

  • Provides theoretical and hands-on electrical support to the production departments with proven ability to identify problems and pursue plans for their resolution. Directs the efforts of and aides in the development of technical associates in resolving production issues. This support can include night and weekend calls at home and weekend work.
  • Required to support the plant manufacturing effort by developing and implementing plans to improve upon chronic levels of waste, quality defects, equipment downtime, capacity, etc. Implementation of these plans will often include leading teams of technical associates and engineers.
  • Document all line modifications whether electrical or programming per plant policies and procedures. This documentation includes but is not limited to completing the proper change review forms, updating specifications, backing up modified software and updating changes in electrical drawings.
  • Responsible for the electrical design and implementation of machine improvements and capital equipment project management activities.  Proficient in electrical design, machine controls, programming, and troubleshooting.
  • Take a lead role in the development, programming, and design of varied and complex portions of new production lines from basic engineering data and direction. Support includes but is not limited to electrical installation, system design, system testing and programming of various drive and other miscellaneous electrical systems.
  • Performs research work and draws on previous experience in designing semi-automatic and automatic production machines to develop a concept which will accomplish the desired performance with emphasis on the design of the electrical and control systems. Responsible for implementing the idea from inception through validation and production startup.
  • Prepares detailed electrical design drawings and reviews the adequacy of design features and general cost estimates. Completes the overall electrical design and layout of a machine upon approval of the basic concept.
  • Assures the design and standards conform to process specifications. Verifies that equipment meets all government codes (i.e., NEC, OSHA) and standards, as well as, electrical and machine specifications.
  • A clear understanding of the role of Engineering in a manufacturing environment.
  • Responsible for coordinating activities between equipment vendors. Recommends vendors for commercial items and materials needed for a project.
  • Ability to handle projects of a moderate to considerable scope requiring extensive coordination.  Will be required to manage several assignments (project & process duties) simultaneously.
  • Knows established safety standards and operator interface with equipment.
  • Establishes which electrical elements comprising a job are suitable for in-house fabrication or revision and which items would be best contracted.  Secure quotations and select contractors; direct the contractor’s efforts or the efforts of in-house forces to a satisfactory scheduled completion of the necessary work.  Supervise and inspect all work-in-process by contractors or plant forces; provide guidance where needed.
  • Responsible for the recommendation of capital equipment or process modifications, there physical installation, debugging and associated training of production personnel.  Responsible for the management of capital expenditures.
  • Responsible for all associated documentation including, however not limited to, the following:  validations, operating procedures, preventive maintenance schedules, change review notifications, and spare parts listings.
  • Required to develop a firm understanding of all equipment for which he/she is responsible for including set-up, adjustment, and assessment of possible improvements.
  • Responsible for realization of budgeted cost reductions and productivity improvements.
  • Accountable for spending (capital or expense) within approved limits on programs.
  • Familiar with NEC, OSHA, FDA, ISO and QSR requirements.

Electrical Engineer’s Additional Responsibilities

  •  Performs other duties as required.
  • Functional supervision of necessary personnel required to complete assignments. May supervise others as a project or team leader.
  • Proposes and implements cost reductions to meet budgeted amounts and deadlines.
  • Trains associates in the use, operation, and troubleshooting of equipment.

 Electrical Engineer’s Required Education and Experience

  •  BS Degree in Electrical Engineering or related engineering discipline.
  • Minimum of 4+ years of work experience in a manufacturing environment. Preferably in high-speed production.
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written, and the ability to facilitate communication throughout the organization.
  • Must be results driven by the ability to manage multiple priorities within a fast-paced and changing work environment.