Electronic Controls Engineer at Transwest Inc in St. Joseph, Missouri

Posted in Other 23 days ago.

Job Description:

Yellow Frog Automation is looking for an Electronic Controls Engineer to join our team! In 2007, Yellow Frog Automation was a simple idea born from a need for manufacturing and technological solutions that had yet to exist. These days, we're a specialized extension of a transportation conglomerate that is over 2,500 employees strong. Having come from an OEM that shared many exact struggles as our customers, YFA's leadership wields a special, customer-centric perspective that sets us apart from competitors. We strive to provide the absolute best products and services by identifying specific needs and meticulously crafting the ultimate custom solutions. Our creative and forward-thinking staff is well-equipped to tackle any issues with products or processes so our customers can save money and streamline operations. So what makes YFA different? To put it simply: we listen. Together, we can help transform pain into ideas, and those ideas will become solutions.Yell We offer competitive wages and a full benefits package including medical, dental, life, disability insurance, 401(K), paid holidays, paid vacation/personal time, and an employee car discount program.


  • Develop electrical and control system design solutions based on engineering principles and involvement in presentation of the solution to customers.

  • Provide technical support to external and internal customers.

  • Resolve operational problems related to projects and minimize delays or unexpected cost increases.

  • Responsible for project success whether project leader or as part of a project team.

  • Ensure all relevant safety objectives and legal requirements are observed.

  • Support sales team in pre-sales technical concept and budgeting activities.

  • Interpret client requirements, identify and address design parameters and engineering problems and ensure solutions are implemented accurately and within budget.

  • Analyze project requirements and perform technical calculations supporting design including electrical requirements, robotic safety standards, and motion controls.

  • Create and finalize designs to meet project requirements.

  • Create accurate Bill of Materials and Operations Manuals.

  • Oversee project workflow and support internal resources to ensure timely delivery of projects, expected quality, and allotted budget.

  • Electrical, software design of customized solutions including manufacturing automation and safety systems. Able to maintain project scope and identify project creep.

  • Support manufacture, build and validations of systems which includes pneumatics, hydraulics, relays, communication networks, touchscreens, and pushbuttons.

  • Ability to architect programs that are simple to test, well documented and versatile.

  • Maintain accurate records and files according to quality standard.

  • Commission customized products and systems onsite and at customer facilities.

  • Develop and implement appropriate strategies and programs as necessary to attain shop objectives

  • Develop and maintain customer relations while building other market groups.

  • Handles customer complaint problems pertaining to service and repair work.

  • Provide leadership, support and training to all personnel within the department.

  • Establish department metrics and ensure monitoring systems are in place to meet or exceed goals.

  • Performs other duties as assigned by management.


  • Requires frequent sitting, standing, balancing, bending or stooping for prolonged periods of time.

  • Manual dexterity, fine manipulation and the ability to reach with hands and arms and lift up to 75 lbs.

  • Must be able to operate simple to complex and heavy-duty machinery.

  • Normal range of hearing and vision.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, or similar field

  • Strong fundamental knowledge of control and electrical system design and its application in automated industrial designs including specification of vision, power, sensor, inspections,

  • and communication systems.

  • Ability to efficiently organize and plan work tasks to meet company goals

  • Critical thinking with exceptional problem solving skills, able to work independently and in team environments.

  • Proactive, resourceful and highly motivated with good communication skills and ability to work in high output environment.

  • Ability to balance multiple projects.

  • Ability to successfully complete a General Abilities Assessment and pass post-offer background check, physical and drug screening.

  • Valid Driver's License and MVR in good standing.

Date Posted: 02-05-2021

All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.