Electrical Controls Engineer

BW Integrated Systems   Lynchburg, VA   Full-time     Engineering
Posted on April 30, 2021

Purpose:  Provide controls engineering to support and lead new product development and custom application projects as well as develop electronic control solutions using current technology that meet market and/or customer requirements.  The position will assist and lead troubleshooting efforts performing service-related tasks to support products in the field.

 

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

  •  Create electrical designs and new programs for new machines and machine upgrades following industry standards.
  • Troubleshoot electrical and software designs in-house and for other BW Integrated Systems and customer sites.
  • Work with vendors to assure quality and best value for specified electronic components.
  • Determine and execute a plan to achieve desired approval agency certifications.
  • Create and maintain bills of material for machine control designs.
  • Ensure all documentation is updated to reflect controls changes.
  • Manage machine controls section of a machine contract from order entry to machine commissioning, including warranty resolution.
  • Assist both internal and external customers with problem solving.
  • Provide controls engineering and quoting assistance to applications engineering sales team.
  • Continued education in latest technical and engineering developments, technology, techniques and components.
  • Manage time to estimate and meet project timelines.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Position Requirements

 

Essential Qualifications

  •  A Bachelor’s degree Electrical Engineering and 5 years related experience, or a 2 year post high school diploma/certificate in electrical design and a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience.
  • Electrical schematic and hardware design using AutoCad
  • Programming skills using PLC’S and HMI’s
  • Servo and motion control programming
  • VFD programming and setup
  • Demonstrate effective verbal communication skills and effective written skills
  • Ability to work in a team-based environment
  • Travel 20%-50% at times including some international travel
  • Analytical and Problem solving skills

 

Desirable Qualifications

  •  Professional Engineering Registration
  • Allen Bradley control systems experience
  • Knowledgeable of the National Electrical Code (NEC)
  • Mechanical aptitude of complex automated machinery