EE21077 Application Engineer - Variable Speed Drives

Employer: TMEIC
Job Location: Roanoke, Virginia
Category: Engineering/Electrical/Mechanical
Employment Type: Full Time
Last Updated: 1/19/2022
Closing Date: 2/4/2022
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 #EE21077
Job TitleApplication Engineer - Variable Speed DrivesOffice LocationRoanoke, VA
Business/DepartmentIndustrial SystemsSales Territory, if applicableN/A
General Role Description
Define project system requirements and develop system specifications for Variable Speed Drive application to Industrial Systems projects
Role Accountabilities
  • Develop detailed system specifications 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 for the following:
    • Low and/or medium voltage variable frequency drives for new and/or retrofit projects
    • Incoming panels, harmonics filter panels and output reactor panels
  • Troubleshoot low and medium voltage, AC and DC variable frequency drive application issues, at client site as assigned
  • Create electrical circuit drawings to ensure a design that meets project requirements and quality standards
  • Provide timely technical guidance to internal and external clients and suppliers as required to ensure total project requirements are met
  • Develop and maintain processes and procedures to support the configuration and tuning of VFDs
  • 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
  • Perform development related tasks for drive features or applications for new and existing VFD’s, as assigned
  • Evaluate supplier proposals to determine the best technical and most cost-effective solution for the application
  • Manage equipment costs, recommending cost reductions when feasible
  • Prepare purchase specification and ERP requisition in a timely manner to support the project schedule
  • Conduct detailed design reviews, internally and externally, with suppliers and clients
  • Provide technical and costing information for the preparation of technical proposals, using client specifications and knowledge of Company solutions
  • Provide technical consultation to assist clients in specifying solutions to technology challenges that results in projects for the Company
  • Provide project management services as assigned

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 in electrical engineering or related field or equivalent via education and/or work experience
  • 2 years' related work experience in specifying, designing, commissioning, and/or maintaining low and/or medium voltage, variable frequency drives
  • 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 Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, and Visio
  • Able to climb and work on cranes at heights up to approximately 175 feet, occasionally
  • Availability to travel, domestically and internationally, approximately 15%, occasionally with limited notice

Preferred Qualifications
  • 5 years' related work experience in specifying, designing, commissioning, and/or maintaining low and/or medium voltage, variable frequency drives
  • Demonstrated knowledge of VFD application to complex coordinated control systems
  • Demonstrated knowledge of DC to DC or DC to AC VFD retrofit projects
  • Demonstrated project engineering and/or project management knowledge, skills, and experience
  • Demonstrated successful working relationships mechanical OEM's and end-user clients
  • Knowledge of electrical CAD software such as AutoCAD, EPLAN etc.
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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