Conceptualize, engineer, and complete detailed design of controls, safety, and power circuits for automation projects. Use AutoCAD to design electrical schematics, pneumatic systems and panel layouts for automation systems per specifications. Create specs from variety of sources including from scratch as required. Evaluate/integrate designs with mechanical design
Apply broad knowledge of technical principles, procedures and practices to define product concept, design schematics, layouts, bills of material (hardware selection) associated software, and wiring diagrams. Ensure safety concepts are part of design
Leverage existing designs to the greatest extent possible and work to build designs that can be re-used for similar applications in the future
Assist Application Engineers with quoting System controls as needed
Outline machine sequence of operations by flowcharting format
Participate in kick-off and design review meetings as required
Meet project budget, cost and time schedules and deadlines
Test, troubleshoot, debug designs, pilot runs, customer acceptance training
Travel and interface with customer and resources as required to troubleshoot controls issues at customer sites. Perform electrical and some mechanical work as a standalone support person
Evaluate the feasibility of conceptual projects and prepares detailed analysis, including time and cost for completing the projects.
Communicate and report status of each project to the management and department that sponsors the project.
Design of electrical control panels using AutoCAD
Programming of PLC's using Rockwell Automation Studio 5000
Configuration of HMI's using Rockwell Automation FactoryTalk View Studio
Testing, implementation, commissioning of projects
Oversee/manage the execution of the projects
Qualified candidates must have 0-7 years of experience in the industry and an Engineering degree from a four year college/university. We are seeking someone with experience in electrical design of controls and improving processes. SPEC Engineering is headquartered in Plainfield, IL with an office available in Chicago, IL.