Title: Senior Electrical Engineer - Controls/Software

Department: Project Engineering
Location: York, PA
FLSA Status: Exempt

Position Summary:

Analyze machinery and extrusion specifications and performance requirements for new and/or existing machinery and, based on this, develop and implement appropriate control system solutions.

Responsibilities and Priorities:

•  Apply GEC machine control technology to new and existing equipment. Provide electrical engineering design services and assist with the creation of conceptual designs and specifications for new projects.
• Participate in control system design activities by developing and implementing HMI and soft-PLC modifications and enhancements.
• Program logical machine functions with IEC61131 programming tools and design HMI interfaces with graphical development tools.
• Create schematics, detail drawings, assemblies, sub-assemblies, BOMs, and panel layouts, using AutoCAD, and perform required analysis to ensure the satisfaction of all project specifications needed for the procurement, manufacture, and assembly of components.
• Support installation and/or commissioning of new and retrofit equipment.
• Provide technical machinery support as needed, including service calls, troubleshooting, and problem-solving. Utilize remote connection tools to provide technical support and guidance to fulfill customer service requests successfully.
• Enter, update, and maintain service information within the GEC database, including repairs and service calls.
• Work collaboratively with all engineering disciplines and field service personnel to ensure the successful completion of projects.
• Ensure that all engineering documentation is released in a timely manner to meet the requirements of the project schedule and budget.
• Work with the Sales Department in determining the viability of proposed retrofits to existing equipment.
• Provide input and guidance for overall control system development initiatives based on customer feedback, retrofit implementation, and field service experience.
• Work closely with the VP of Engineering to help prioritize control system development initiatives.
• Provide technical support to all departments during procurement, assembly, testing, and final acceptance of equipment.
• Visit customer sites and evaluate machinery for retrofits and upgrades.
• Assist the Technical Documentation department in the preparation of all drawings, specifications, and specific operating procedures required in properly supporting products in the field.
• All other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience.
• Minimum of 5 years of machine control design experience, preferably in a heavy manufacturing environment.

Essential skills, behaviors:

• Knowledge of plastics process technology desirable, but not required.
• Strong software design experience, including:
– Demonstrated understanding of standard machine programming languages (IEC61131) including ladder, structured text, and function block. PC-based control experience with Beckhoff is desired.
– Demonstrated experience with HMI design and development. Experience with Indusoft is a plus.
– Ability to design schematics and electrical panels utilizing AutoCAD Electrical (ACE) 2016 and/or AutoCAD 2016
• Strong understanding of Electro-mechanical systems including hydraulics and pneumatics.
• Excellent technical communication skills, including: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Email.
• Desired Characteristics
– Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills in a team environment.
– Strong organizational skills.
– Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills.
– Ability to work across all functions/levels as part of a team.
– Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
– Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Direct reports: None
Travel required: Occasional (10%)

Dominant Physical Requirements for Essential Job Functions:

• This position requires the incumbent to be extremely mobile to attend various meetings, assist customers and meet with individuals on the production floor. (consistently)
• The incumbent must be able to effectively communicate with employees at all levels within the organization. (consistently)
• Regular and predictable attendance is an essential job function. (consistently)
• Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.(consistently)


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