JO – 4852 Electrical Controls Engineer / Designer / Technician

Electrical Designer/Drafter / Instrumentation Technician

Basic Function:

Will coordinate with and assist Controls Engineers with system and component drawings. This will include planning, creating, revising and checking of complete Electrical drawing sets for projects with minimal supervision utilizing good CAD standards.


1.     Prepare electrical wiring diagrams, instrument loop wiring diagrams, electrical equipment location diagrams, process instrumentation diagrams, panel construction that will meet the Customer’s needs and be at or under the project budget

2.      85% electrical design using AutoCAD Electrical, 15% testing / technician troubleshooting

3.     Revise drawings based on change orders or customer requests.

4.     Must closely coordinate with Project Managers/Engineers on project details to ensure accurate and timely work.

5.     Must be able to make oral and graphic presentations of project work at meetings, or to customers on demand as needed.

6.     Keep the AutoCAD Electrical library up to date.

7.     Must keep accurate and timely time logs of project and non-project activities.

8.     Review electrical documentation provided by the electrical and mechanical equipment vendors for compliance with the                 contract requirements and specifications. Provide clarity to others.

9.     Inspect the fabrication of electrical systems, FAT certify. If necessary inspect the installation, modification, testing and full          operation of system.

10.  Provide technical assistance and resolution when electrical or engineering problems are encountered before, during, and              after construction.

11.  Assist with quoting potential projects by providing P&ID for the controls required.

12.  Review Customer specs (solenoids, electrical specs) prior to creating a system for a project.

13.  Request wiring tag list from customer so proper labeling can occur on equipment and project documents.

14.  Identify opportunities for process improvement and constructively make suggestions for that improvement.

15.  Value your personal development and remain on the forefront of emerging technology in fields relating to this position.

Education, Prior Work Experience, Specialized Skill or Knowledge:

  • AS or BS Degree in Electrical Drafting, Mechatronics/Automation, Electrical Engineering, or related degree
  • 2-20 yrs. electrical engineering or electrical design experience related to the design of process equipment (food/bev, oilseed, chemical, power/energy, etc.)
  • 2 yrs. Control Panel Design experience
  • Good verbal and written communication skills as well as ability to work in high pressure environment
  • Auto CAD Electrical 2017 (or newer) proficient: Required
  • Testing and startup of control panels and related instrumentation
Physical Environment/Working Conditions:
  •  Must be able to Travel 10% of the time
  • Must excel at multi-tasking and be able to work on Multiple Projects at one time
  • Must have experience working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Must be able to work beyond the basic work hours when needed
  •  Must be able to work with tools when needed
  • Must be able to work within a process plant, including but not limited to climbing stairs, ladders, and working on elevated platforms
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs. as well as bend, twist, turn, push, pull
  • Ability to hear different noise tones to access operational issues


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