Electrical Controls Engineer

Muscatine, IA 52761

Posted: 01/03/2020 Category: Manufacturing Job Number: 33510

Job Description

Required Qualifications:
  • B.S. or foreign degree equivalent in Electrical, Electronic, Mechanical, Chemical Engineering or Engineering Physics.
  • 7 years of progressively responsible work experience in electrical engineering.
  • Advanced PLC & HMI programming experience using Rockwell Automation hardware & software.
  • 5 years experience in control system design and panel layout.
  • In-depth knowledge of modern safety systems and safety circuit design.
  • Experience with variable frequency drives (VFDs) and servo motion control.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Engineering design, development, installation and support.
  • Designs, develops, and installs new machine control and power systems for the global PCT manufacturing plants.
  • Provides engineering support for existing PCT manufacturing in North America and South America.
  • Proposes new programs to keep equipment and processes technologically advanced and leading the industry in product quality, productivity, energy efficiency, environmental responsibility and safety.
  • Ensures standardization of control systems and components is maintained.
  • Evaluates existing processes and equipment and recommends modifications and refinements resulting in cost savings, quality and safety improvements.
  • Interfaces with, global PCT manufacturing plants, tread and mold design group and corporate marketing during new equipment development feasibility study.
  • Makes informed recommendations for additions and modifications to new and existing equipment required for Manufacturing Project Management.
  • Responsible for reaching agreement with customer on cost, schedule and functionality for each new project.
  • Plans, organizes and controls projects on a daily basis.
  • Responsible for meeting project goals on cost, schedule and functionality.
  • Handles multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Coordinates the efforts of other engineers, technicians, plant personnel and contractors.
  • Responsible for coaching/mentoring other engineers and technicians.
  • Relates plan of operations and establishes priorities for projects.
  • Provides liaison between the global PCT manufacturing plants and corporate.
  • Visits the global PCT manufacturing plants, consult with personnel and make recommendations.
  • Represents the company in contacts with outside suppliers of equipment, services and systems.
  • Serves as technical resource to the global PCT manufacturing plant maintenance departments and provides onsite training and field support.
  • Conveys information to plants on equipment or process improvements in all areas.
  • Develop and maintain reference documents, technical work instructions and forms in the IMS system.
  • Attends trade shows, technical seminars, and reads technical publications to keep abreast of the latest technology.

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