EE23113 Associate Engineer - Engineering Excellence Program

Employer: TMEIC
Job Location: Roanoke, Virginia
Category: Engineering/Electrical/Mechanical
Employment Type: Full Time
Last Updated: 3/22/2024
Closing Date: 4/26/2024
TMEIC Corporation, headquartered in Roanoke, VA, designs, develops and engineers advanced automation, large AC and DC motors, photovoltaic inverters and variable frequency drive systems. TMEIC Corporation specializes in the Renewable Energy, Metals, Material Handling, Oil & Gas, Mining, Testing and other industrial markets worldwide. We drive industry.
Job Description Job # EE23113
Job Title Associate Engineer - Engineering Excellence Program
Office Location Roanoke, VA
Business/Department Rotational Track
Sales Territory, if applicable 
General Role Description
Complete the identified Engineering Excellence Program (EEP) curriculum during the 24-month program period, including successive work rotations in a variety of the Company’s business units and/or client projects of approximately 4-6 months each, and an 8-week classroom-based New Engineer Development Program (NEDP).  
At the conclusion of the EEP, the program graduate will be assigned to a role within the Company through an interactive process that considers the graduate’s knowledge, skills, and interests, and the needs of the business. 
Role Accountabilities
Specific accountabilities for rotations are dependent on role assignment and will include, but not be limited to:
Application Engineer
  • Prepare technical specifications for electrical and electro-mechanical power conversion equipment that meets applicable global and local standards, as assigned
  • Prepare technical specifications for sensors and automation equipment suppliers as assigned
  • Conduct power system studies to ensure that the existing or proposed system is adequate to meet requirements of new equipment while meeting applicable global and local utility standards, as assigned
  • Evaluate supplier proposals to determine the best technical and most cost-effective solution for the application
  • Ensure “as shipped” systems meet all client requirements as defined in the project contract, including system specifications and performance guarantees, while achieving business goals and objectives
  • Manage equipment costs, recommending cost reductions when feasible
Control Engineer - Industrial Systems
  • Gather pertinent information from authorized sources to assess project requirements as related to assigned scope of work
  • Support technical project review meetings with clients as required
  • Design industrial controller and/or computer-based software modules to meet control functionality and work progress targets at prescribed engineering checkpoints
  • Design Human Machine Interface (HMI) software to meet control functionality and work progress targets at prescribed engineering checkpoints
  • Provide regular, accurate, and considered status reports to parties deemed appropriate to the situation
Control Engineer - Energy & Infrastructure Solutions
  • Interpret client specifications and apply industry codes and standards to all products supplied to meet project requirements 
  • Create equipment specifications, bills of materials, and drawings, utilizing Company approved tools, that accurately reflect each project’s equipment and product needs to ensure a design that meets project requirements and quality standards
  • Prepare purchase specification and ERP requisition in a timely manner to achieve the project schedule
  • Track all revisions to the specifications and drawings, complying with established change control procedures
  • Edit project drawings to reflect preliminary, manufacturing, as shipped, and final “As-Installed” configurations
Development Engineer
  • Identify new technologies that have the potential to address the present, but unfilled, needs of our clients, or that create demand as a direct result of significant performance improvements that will provide a level of direct benefit to our clients sufficient to differentiate the Company from our competitors
  • Evaluate the feasibility, cost, and benefits of incorporating new technologies in the Company’s systems and products
  • Incorporate selected technologies into the Company’s power products in cooperation with Company, parent company, and third-party development teams
  • Define modifications to existing tools, and features of new tools, that are necessary to engineer and commission products that incorporate selected technologies
Field Engineer
  • Commission AC and DC drive systems and/or control software or DC to AC inverter/skid and control software to meet design performance criteria
  • Perform tune up of AC and DC drive systems closed loop regulators or solar PV inverter products to ensure optimal equipment performance and meet design parameters
  • Troubleshoot and correct performance problems in complex control systems
  • Design, configure, and test system software and hardware to meet contractual requirements of assigned scope
  • Gather pertinent information from authorized sources to assess project requirements as related to assigned scope of work
  • Provide regular, accurate, and considered commissioning status reports to parties deemed appropriate to the situation
Sales Application Engineer
  • Prepare technical specifications of drive and automation systems to meet clients’ Request for Quote (RFQ) requirements and to effectively communicate these requirements to the clients and internal engineering team
  • Define solutions that include hardware and software requirements for a project, in collaboration with clients and original equipment manufacturers (OEM’s)
  • Prepare detailed cost elements for the technical specification
  • Identify enhanced product or service feature needs by soliciting feedback from clients
  • Design competitive and viable technical approaches to resolve client issues
General Employee Accountabilities
  • Bring full effort to bear on tasks assigned by manager
  • Give manager best advice
  • Give earliest notice when work cannot be delivered as specified
  • Cooperate and collaborate with peers and interact cross-organizationally as specified by manager
  • Exemplify Company Core Values:  Integrity, Client Focus, Team Orientation, and Personal Commitment
  • Comply with all Company policies, practices, and procedures and all regulations and laws
  • Recommend viable improvements proactively
  • Ensure effective utilization of business tools and processes

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, mechatronics engineering, computer science, software engineering or mathematics
  • Classes, labs, and projects with concentration in some combination of electrical power systems, control system theory, supervisory software development, data base design/management, software engineering, robotics, or mechatronics
  • Personal computer hardware and software skill proficiency
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated successful working relationships with clients, suppliers, and other internal and external contacts, in all employment and/or educational settings
  • Demonstrated successful and positive personal leadership, interpersonal, organizational, administrative, and communication skills
  • Demonstrated continuous improvement in areas of responsibility, in all employment and/or educational settings
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Availability to travel domestically and internationally, sometimes with limited notice, and with duration dependent on job assignment
  • Sponsorship for US work authorization is not available for this position

Preferred Qualifications
  • Research project or thesis in the areas of control system theory, software engineering, robotics, mechatronics, electrical power systems, or AC/DC motor drives
  • Co-op, internship, or other work experience
  • Work experience as research assistant, intern, or co-op in the above areas      

Link to TMEIC Corporation website:  In order to be considered for a job opening, all applicants must complete an on-line job application, in full, for each job opening.  A resume can be attached to the on-line application but is not considered a substitute for the information in the application.  Applications are not accepted for positions not posted.  Current job listings, along with our application, can be found on our website.  Select “Career Opportunities” on the “Careers” tab of our website. Please, no telephone calls.
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