EE23118 Hardware Control Engineer

Employer: TMEIC
Job Location: Roanoke, Virginia
Category: Engineering/Electrical/Mechanical
Employment Type: Full Time
Last Updated: 4/12/2024
Closing Date: 5/17/2024
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 #EE23118
Job Title Hardware Control Engineer
Office Location Roanoke, VA
Business Function/Department Industrial Systems/Project Application & Hardware Engineering
Sales Territory, if applicableN/A
General Role Description
Provide hardware design for electrical distribution and control solutions for the industrial systems projects that meet client needs and fulfill project requirements.
Role Accountabilities
  • Develop detail specifications for suppliers through collaboration with mechanical original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and end-user clients, per the contract and global industry standards, to ensure high quality designs and on-time delivery
  • Create electrical circuit drawings that accurately reflect each project’s PC, PLC & I/O, AC and DC drives, power distribution panels, operator station devices, and other control equipment to ensure a design that meets project requirements and quality standards
  • Generate IO spreadsheet that defines the electrical and drawing attributes for each and every IO point required for a project
  • Generate Company specific IO Card drawings for each project using Company designated automated drawing tool
  • Create the AC and DC control power distribution drawings, relay, network and sensor interface drawings for each project using Company designated software  
  • 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
  • Track all revisions to the IO list and drawings, complying with established change control procedures
  • Create project drawings to reflect preliminary, manufacturing, as shipped, and final “As-Installed” configurations
  • Create and update the project drawings to support site commissioning activities as needed
  • Develop project documentation, such as drawing lists, panel lists, enclosure layout drawings, spare parts lists, and equipment lists, in accordance with standard design standards and project requirements
  • Control document distribution, and archiving using established document control procedures
  • Develop engineering standards and engineering practices that contribute to the development of Company engineering automation tools to improve productivity, increase quality, and reduce cost of hardware design
  • Communicate and collaborate with mechanical OEM and client engineers as assigned
  • Provide timely technical guidance to internal and external clients and suppliers as required to ensure total project requirements are met

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’s degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering with control automation coursework, mechatronics, computer engineering or related field, or equivalent via education and/or work experience
  • 2 years’ design experience in circuit and control panel design and/or commissioning of control systems for industrial applications
  • Demonstrated knowledge of industry standards related to control panel design including device selection, cable selection etc.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of industrial PLC and field I/Os
  • Demonstrated experience using AutoCAD or equivalent drawing tool for industrial applications
  • Demonstrated success as contributing member in project team
  • Demonstrated successful working relationships with clients, suppliers, and other internal and external contacts
  • Demonstrated successful and positive personal leadership, interpersonal, organizational, administrative, and communication skills
  • Demonstrated continuous improvement in areas of responsibility
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Availability to travel, domestically and internationally, up to 15%, sometimes, with limited notice

Preferred Qualifications
  • 2 years’ design experience specializing in circuit design and control panel design for complex coordinated industrial systems application
  • Proficiency in Visio 2003 Drawing Tools
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD
  • Proficiency in EPLAN
  • Advanced Excel Skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Visual Basic programming or equivalent to write macros to automate drawing generation process

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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