Design, develop and support equipment including improvements to existing equipment designs and developing new equipment designs. Provide technical leadership to the area of responsibility within the electrical and controls engineering staff through the collaborative development of concepts and designs, review of electrical designs and engineering documentation, problem resolution, and troubleshooting of new and existing equipment.
Ensure compliance with engineering procedures and guidelines, industry standards and practices, and governmental regulations applicable to electrical design of industrial equipment that is designed, developed, and manufactured by JBT.
Essential Duties and Percent of Time Spent:
Develop and manage an Electrical & Controls team including resource and project management. Provide training to personnel regarding standards, regulations, procedures, and guidelines.
Estimate and manage projects
Support customers and functions across the organization with leadership and expertise in the area of electrical and controls design, implementation and support
Lead continuous improvement efforts within electrical & controls group and participate in continuous improvement across the organization
Generate engineering procedures and guidelines and ensure compliance with engineering, company, industry and governmental requirements applicable to electrical and controls and encompassing best practices
Perform equipment design and development including programming, electrical design, calculations, and reviews
Troubleshoot electrical and controls systems and equipment
Knowledge and Skills: B.S. Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited program or Associates Degree in science or engineering with a minimum of 15 years electrical and controls experience and 5 years of management or supervisory experience. Knowledge of Rockwell development software used to program PLCs. Knowledge of Autodesk AutoCAD Electrical software. In depth understanding of applicable North America electrical codes and industry standards used in equipment design including but not limited to UL, CSA, NFPA, NEC and IEC. Understanding of CE Machinery Directive and applicable standards is preferred. Ability to design electrical circuits and panels for industrial equipment and perform electrical design calculations including those applicable to safety circuit ratings.
Knowledge of multiple technologies, products and applications applicable to industrial equipment such as PLCs, VFDs, proximity switches, safety devices, and HMIs.
Must be able to work in close cooperation with all areas of the business with a can do attitude, a high degree of urgency, and the ability to get things done. Good organization and project planning skills. Proven leadership ability. Able to challenge and motivate a technical team to achieve aggressive objectives. Demonstrates proficiency in thinking creatively and project planning and execution.
Experience: Minimum of 7 years electrical and controls design and development experience including a minimum of 3 years of experience using Rockwell software, designing electrical and controls for industrial equipment and using AutoCAD Electrical. Minimum of 3 years of experience leading or managing electrical and controls engineering teams in support of industrial equipment. Project management experience preferred.