Electrical Controls Engineer

Kaman Industrial Technologies   •  

Plano, TX

Industry: Automotive.


Less than 5 years

Posted 278 days ago

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  • Identify customer requirements and provide technical engineering solutions to meet or exceed customer needs
  • Communicate with customers both on the phone and in person
  • Frequently visit customer office sites in order to review application requirements or obtain more detailed information
  • Attend in-office meetings as required, conference calls with team members, or in-office customer meetings to review the project status or the readiness of application programming for an upcoming installation
  • Conduct on-site service calls or on-site project meetings as required to install programming changes and/or perform hardware or software modifications supplied for start-up
  • Attend training or conferences as required for skilled training in the office or at a customer site
  • Communicate and execute solutions based on specifications and clarifications


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Electrical, or Engineering Technology
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of applicable work experience in the Engineering field required
  • Prior Engineering work experience in the electrical or controls field preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong desire to learn about the products and industry to be able to apply product applications
  • Ability to think analytically and creatively problem-solve
  • Self-directed and strong self-motivation
  • Detail oriented
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Ability to independently train and self-motivate in order to quickly learn customer software and hardware preferences
  • Strong teamwork skills to identify the correct resources and effectively/efficiently communicate project needs by working as a team
  • Ladder programming
  • Function block programming
  • Structured text
  • DeviceNet, EthernetIP and ControlNet experience
  • PLC conversions from old to new versions
  • PLCs:
    • Schneider Unity (M340/M580) and Schneider/Modicon 984LL programming
    • Proworx NxT/Proworx32
    • Rockwell PLC5
    • SLC500
    • CompactLogix and Logix L6x, L7x versions 15 through 29 programming experience
    • GE R3xi and 9070
    • Experience using Seimens is a plus
  • SCADA/HMIs:  Experience with Wonderware, Citect, Indusoft, Vijeo Designer, Proface GP Pro Ex preferred.  FactoryTalk View ME/SE, iFix 5.5/5.8, GE Cimplicity ME/SE, WinCC isa plus
  • Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs):  Experience with Schneider Altivar, Rockwell preferred.  Yaskawa, Toshiba, and others considered
  • Motion Setup/Programming:  SoMachine and Lexium, Kollmorgen workbench preferred. Rockwell Kinetix is a plus
  • Safety PLCs:  Rockwell Logix safety, Sick Flexisoft preferred

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to lift up to 25 lbs.
  • Able to pick-up material at floor level
  • Able to lift items above shoulder height
  • Able to stand or kneel for 10-20 minutes as required
  • Walking or standing for extending periods of time
  • Able to travel via automobile 30 minutes to 5 hour trips as required
  • Carry equipment with or without a cart including a laptop and a tool bag
  • Installation of minor equipment inside a panel for electrical wiring

Our comprehensive compensation package and benefit program includes:

  • Your choice of medical insurance providers and plans, Dental insurance, and Flexible spending accounts
  • Company matching 401(k) with a great vesting schedule
  • Company paid Life (family) & STD insurances, Vacation, Holiday & Sick time
  • Employee discounted Stock Purchase Plan
  • 100% tax free tuition reimbursement

Requisition # 7540