Application Engineer – Medium Voltage AC, Large Drive Systems
The Application Engineer position will work following customer requirements, specifications, and proposals to customize air and water cooled VFDs for the customer’s application. This electrical engineer will work closely with drafters to create outline drawings, electrical schematics, wiring diagrams, bills of materials, test plans and O&M manuals for the customer.
Execute (individually or as member or leader of an engineering team) customized production orders under minimum supervision, utilizing product design guides and guidelines, industry standards and best engineering practices.
Provide engineering expertise to drafters/designers on customized production orders.
Provide engineering support for Sales, Project Management, Manufacturing, Field Service and Quality Assurance groups during project cycle up to and including commissioning.
The engineer will be responsible to provide technical support during the startup of the new product for field service personnel, after factory testing has concluded.
Engineer will interface with customers, sale reps, vendors, program managers, and field service personnel.
Provide technical content for Customized Product manuals.
Attend or lead design reviews both internally and with customers to resolve technical and programmatic issues. Provide support to other company functions during the manufacturing process to bring designs to completion. These functions include operations, procurement, planning, program management, test, outside vendors, etc.
Provide support to customers and the Customer Service group to maintain existing designs and resolve customer field issues.
Participate and perform action items as a team member.
Required Knowledge/Skills, Education and Experience:
Education: BS in Electrical Engineering, Engineering Technology or related discipline required.
A minimum of 2 years of industrial experience with direct experience in power electronics, VFDs (AC/DC), and electrical machinery. Field service/engineering background a plus.
Must have general knowledge of industrial controls, including relay logic, etc. working in an engineering role for a large electrical equipment manufacturer. · Must understand variable frequency drives and their applications.
Ability to read schematics and interpret customer specifications.
Strong organization and excellent time management skills.
Possess a familiarity with and follow all engineering policies and procedures.
Strong verbal and written communication skills with internal and external contacts.
Computer skills required, including Microsoft Office
Demonstrated ability to learn Customers’ processes and incorporate relevant improvements into design.
Qualified Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the Unites States. Qualified Applicants will not require employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment in the United States.
Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education and Experience:
Medium Voltage Experience with motors, drives or switchgear.
Familiar with PLC logic.
Knowledge and use of AutoCAD 2D drawing software
TeamCenter and SAP experience preferred