Electrical Engineer

Marchant Schmidt is a global leader in the manufacture of Industrial Food Cutting Solutions and serves the world from our manufacturing sites in the United States and the United Kingdom. With a strong engineering focus, we produce Hygienic Automation solutions and are known to be direct food contact specialists.  Family values drive our culture, innovation, quality and responsible customer partnerships.

Summary

Under the direction of the Automation and Controls Manager, the Electrical Engineer designs electrical control systems for safe, effective, and efficient operation of Marchant Schmidt’s products, and programs PLCs, meeting or exceeding company quality and production standards, and meeting customer delivery requirements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time.

  • Design electrical control systems for Marchant Schmidt’s custom machinery, meeting engineering standards, applicable codes, customer specifications, and within cost constraints.
  • Review and interpret customer specifications and sales agreements.
  • Program and maintain design layouts and files in the computerized system.
  • Create programs for PLCs.
  • Redesign standard systems, improving quality and productivity, while reducing costs.
  • Evaluate and select electrical/electronic components for control systems.
  • Initiate purchase orders.
  • Act as technical resource for product field support of customers, service personnel and field sales force, assisting in addressing and resolving problems.
  • Participate on cross-functional teams to address and resolve manufacturing, design and quality problems, and ensure the continuous, on-going improvement of processes and methods.
  • Suggest ideas for new products.
  • Stay current in new developments in the industry.
  • Travel to job sites to resolve problems.
  • Follow all housekeeping procedures.
  • Comply with all quality and safety regulations.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

BS in Engineering, or Associates Degree equivalent from a two-year college or technical school, or 2-5 years of progressive related experience, or a combination of education and experience

Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively communicate with groups of managers, customers, and employees of the organization.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations

Reasoning Ability

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Other Qualifications

Requires the ability to operate a variety of standard office machines, to include a computer, telephone, fax, copier, etc., and the ability to operate a variety of test and development equipment.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach above shoulders; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move drawings, files, parts, and manuals weighing up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to risk of electrical shock. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in outside weather conditions and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and extreme cold. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, occasionally loud.

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