Design Engineer (Electrical)

S & C Electric   •  

Chicago, IL

Industry: Energy / Utilities


5 - 7 years

Posted 394 days ago

The Human Energy of S&C

Integrity, enthusiasm, sustained energy.  These are the traits that S&C has always looked for and found when seeking people to join our 100% employee-owned team.  S&C supports these qualities with a strong package of pay and benefits, excellent education and training programs, a challenging work environment, and broad opportunities for advancement.

Location: Chicago
Address of Location: 6601 N Ridge Blvd, IL, Chicago  60626
Education Requirements: Bachelor's Required 
Relevant Work Experience Requirements: 4 to 5 Years


S&C is the specialist in high-voltage switching, protection and control, providing products for the electric power industry since 1911. Underground Switching and Protection (US&P) is responsible for S&C’s underground distribution products, including Vista UDS, Vista SD, Pad-Mounted Gear and Custom Metal-Enclosed Switchgear. In this position you will report to the Assistant Manager – Product Engineering in the US&P group.  Your primary responsibilities will be to provide engineering support to manufacturing and to external customers with regard to the manufacture and design of the US&P products.  The position requires a basic understanding and application of both electrical power and mechanical engineering principles.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Solve design and manufacturing related problems through use of fundamental engineering calculations and theory.
  • Modify existing designs or develop new designs of components and subsystems, under the direction of senior engineering personnel, either alone or collaborating with a team of engineers and designers.
  • Conduct studies and make analysis, interpretations, and conclusions under guidance and supervision.
  • Coordinate and perform product testing under guidance and supervision.
  • Prepare reports and presentations for customers in a manner which enhances S&C’s engineering reputation.
  • Interact with customers on the phone or in the field to resolve design, manufacturing or application related problems.
  • Perform engineering support functions for manufacturing. 

To select this job as one of interest to you, at a minimum, you must have the following: 

  • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering.  MS degree preferred.
  • Good PC skills including proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word. 
  • Experience using CAD software, use of SolidEdge is a plus.
  • Knowledge of electrical engineering fundamentals and theory with an emphasis on power engineering.
  • Very good interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Able to prioritize workload to complete multiple projects with varying deadlines. 


  • Standing: Occasional, during testing, sample preparation or process observation.
  • Lifting: Occasional light lifting, infrequent lifting up to 50 lbs. for mock-up or test sample preparation.
  • Walking: Occasional walking up to 1 mile within the company facility.
  • Carrying: Occasional carrying of light objects for short distances.
  • Pushing: Infrequent use of manual hand truck to move samples or mock-ups.
  • Pulling: Infrequent use of manual hand truck to move samples or mock-ups.
  • Bending: Occasional bending during mock-up assembly or test sample preparation.
  • Reaching: Occasional reaching during mock-up assembly or test sample preparation.
  • Handling: Occasional handling of parts and tools during mock-up assembly or test sample preparation.
  • Environment: Physical demands are those mostly associated with a regular office environment but may spend time on a manufacturing floor.