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Electrical Controls Engineer

Company: Midland Consultants
Location: Defiance
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

MULTIPLE ON-SITE LOCATIONS: Defiance, OH; Danville, VA; Cleburne, TX; McPherson, KS; Winder, GA

An industry leader in the manufacture of construction and industrial good for over 100 years has an immediate opening for an Electrical & Controls Engineer.


Ability to perform power, electrical & control systems engineering for all aspects of projects.
Prepares and reviews technical electrical specifications for equipment and processes projects.
Provide advice and troubleshooting support to Operations for issues outside of a plant's internal capability or on matters that affect multiple plants across the division.
Assist the Corporate Electrical Group in review and implementation of Corporate Specifications and Standards.
Assist facility with manufacturing operations as well as execution of electrical safety initiatives.
Provide project management and oversight for all aspects and phases for multiple project assignments concurrently and driving projects to completion.
Ensure compliance to technical specifications and contracts for equipment and services for all aspects of projects.
Maintain good communication to management and project customers regarding project status, problems, and changes.
Coordinate, review, provide oversight, and manage supplier and contractor activities for all aspects of the project on and off site, including the commissioning, startup, and training for plant personnel.
Develop bid request documentation, supplier lists, bid evaluations and make recommendations for purchasing.
Manage overall project budget, forecasts, schedule, scope, deliverables, execution, and reporting to provide the expected benefits of the project to the organization.
Coordinate, review, provide oversight, and manage external engineering resources and consultants as needed.
Provides support for remote manufacturing facilities to determine root cause failure analysis and development of corrective action plans.
Project Electrical and Project Management support will entail approximately 70-80% of workload, with Plant Support and Standards review and development being the remainder of the workload.
May provide direction and mentoring to more junior engineers.


Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or electrical engineering technology with a minimum of 5 years of experience in control systems engineering in a continuous manufacturing environment.
Proficiency with Allen-Bradley PLC and HMI applications (including programming) along with communications within enterprise and control networked systems.
Demonstrated electrical and control system engineering capabilities.
Demonstrated knowledge in the application of the NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace - arc flash energy and shock hazards.
Ability to manage and support multiple projects simultaneously
Must have the ability to work with and influence a multi-discipline team and management with a demonstrated capability to implement plans and follow through with sustained execution, meeting project milestones in a timely manner.
Demonstrated capabilities in working collaboratively with internal and external engineering resources.
Must possess good analytical and problem-solving skills.
Demonstrated drive and initiative to complete assigned tasks and investigate and seek out improvement opportunities.
Requires travel (30% - 50%)

Preferred Requirements:

Demonstrated experience in the engineering and implementation of 480V (Switchgear, Power Distribution Panel, Motor Control Center) and 4160V Power Distribution Systems.
Lead Electrical/Controls Engineer on 1 Major or Complex Project (Responsibility > $5M).

Keywords: Midland Consultants, Portage , Electrical Controls Engineer, Professions , Defiance, Michigan

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