Electrical Engineer

Cedar Rapids, IA

Posted: 03/07/2024 Employment Type: Permanent Job Number: 5776

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Electrical Engineer

Job Overview: Our Cedar Rapids client, in Industrial Machining, is seeking to add a NEW Electrical Engineer to their team. Electrical Engineer is responsible for designing, developing, and managing projects to completion. The Electrical Engineer brings strong self-motivation, a thirst for acquiring new skills, and adaptability to work on projects spanning weeks or months, as well as fast-paced assignments with shorter timelines.


This is a Direct Hire role.

What you will be doing as a Electrical Engineer…

  • Safely operate, design, and troubleshoot process and automation control systems, including vendor sourcing and recommendations.
  • Develop master plans, automation strategies, and software configurations, adeptly troubleshooting complex issues.
  • Collaborate with the Engineering Manager to establish and enforce design standards, change control, and documentation for electrical engineering tasks.
  • Write and debug PLC code across multiple stations and devise device drivers.
  • Program MMI devices and craft interface circuitry, ensuring seamless operation.
  • Determine power requirements and limitations, designing logic systems for sequence and timing control.
  • Draft cable connection diagrams and create processes for design verification and quality testing.
  • Demonstrate a proactive approach to project ownership, identifying and resolving performance issues with equipment.
  • Participate actively in brainstorming sessions, providing constructive feedback on designs and contributing to problem-solving.
  • Thrive in a multi-disciplinary team environment, collaborating closely with mechanical, electrical, and software engineers.
  • Conduct equipment and material test studies, and perform related duties as required.
Skills you ideally bring to the table as a Electrical Engineer…
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, with 3-5+ years of experience in industrial automation.
  • Proficiency in current technology and relevant electrical codes (UL/CSA/CE).
  • Working knowledge of PLCs and control devices such as AB, Siemens, and B&R.
  • Understanding of electromechanical aspects of automation systems and motivation to improve engineering procedures.
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite and excellent technical, communication, and analytical skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of code compliance requirements and industry standards.
  • Ability to work independently or collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Experience in or familiarity with machine shops, including welding, milling, and sheet metal fabrication.
  • Proficiency in 3D CAD software, such as Autodesk Inventor or SolidWorks, is advantageous.

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