Electrical Controls Engineer

AP Professionals of WNY
August 8, 2022
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As a member of the technical staff, the Electrical Controls Engineer is responsible for the design and development of control systems for metal processing equipment from product conceptualization through end user training.  The individual will work with direction from the Electrical Engineering Manager and will interact with other Mechanical and Electrical Engineers as well as the field implementation team, site Program Manager, and Customer to ensure that the end product is operating to the customer’s standard.  A strong desire for being hands on is essential to the success of this role along with being able to effectively communicate with all levels of the the Company staff and customers.  This position requires multiple site visits throughout the lifecycle of a customer’s project.



A representative summary of tasks to be performed is provided below. The employee may be asked to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically stated in this description. The duties and responsibilities of the position are to be carried out in a manner that is consistent with the mission, values and operating principles of the Company. 

  1. Conceptualize, engineer, specify, and commission control systems as a lead engineer.
  2. Design of electrical schematics and other project documents using AutoCAD, Excel, and Word.
  3. Onsite and remote PLC programming.
  4. Deliver training to end user customers.
  5. Provide direct technical support to customers and colleagues in the field.  Ensure customer satisfaction at all times is a priority.
  6. Efficiently manage multiple active projects at varying stages of progress.
  7. Development of quotes for new sales and service opportunities.
  8. Up to 30% travel to customer sites, both domestic and internationally.



Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or a related technical discipline.  Advanced degree preferred.
  • At least 2 years of experience in schematic design using AutoCAD.  AutoCAD Electrical preferred.
  • Five (5) years PLC programming experience using Allen Bradley RSLogix 5000 and RSLogix 500.
  • Five (5) years of HMI touch screen programming and experience using FactoryTalk View ME/SE.
  • Five (5) years of Engineering experience designing and implementing electrical systems for large manufacturing or industrial equipment.  Specific experience in the scrap metal, mining, or quarry industries preferred.
  • Five (5) years of experience with each of the following; electrical engineering analysis, supporting calculations, wire sizing, and voltages.
  • Experienced as an electrician doing wiring and I/O check out.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs):

  • Very strong customer interaction and problem solving skills.
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite.
  • Advanced computer skills, such as; PC OS/admin, installing/repairing industrial networks (ControlNet, DeviceNet, Ethernet) and similar skills.
  • Any hydraulic experience preferred.
  • Any mechanical experience preferred.
  • Willingness to participate in a team-oriented environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Any formal safety training preferred.  Must have a clean safety record.
  • Must be comfortable working with high voltages.

Organizational Expectations:

  • Safety - Shows concern for safety, identifying hazardous or potentially hazardous situations and taking appropriate action to maintain a safe environment for self and others.
  • Quality – Follows up to ensure high quality output, takes action to solve quality problems or communicate quality issues to management.
  • Teamwork - Works collaboratively with others to achieve organizational goals and treats others with respect and dignity.
  • Client Focus – Provides service excellence to both internal and external clients.
  • Accountability – Willingly accepts personal responsibility for decisions, actions, attitudes and behaviors that contribute to the overall effectiveness of the organization. Communicates effectively, follows through on assignments, uses resources efficiently and participates in learning opportunities.

ADA Requirements


  • Use hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
  • Repeat the same motions.
  • Bend or twist the body when operating equipment.
  • Sit or stand for long periods of time.
  • Able to communicate verbally.
  • Able to hear safety signals.
  • Able to see safety signals.
  • General office work.

Moderate to occasional:

  • Lifting (up to 50 pounds)
  • Carrying up to 35lbs 100’
  • Walking
  • Climbing ladders and stairs
  • Working outdoors in all four seasons
  • Working on platforms at heights >30’
  • Travel to geographically distant locations utilizing a variety of transportation modes
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