ET21041 Co-op Engineer

Employer: TMEIC
Job Location: Roanoke, Virginia
Category: Engineering/Electrical/Mechanical
Employment Type: Full Time
Last Updated: 7/21/2021
Closing Date: 8/6/2021
TMEIC
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. https://www.tmeic.com/


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Job Description Job #ET21041
Job TitleCo-op EngineerOffice LocationRoanoke, VA
Business/Department  Industrial SystemsSales Territory, if applicableN/A
General Role Description
Provide software design technical support for control solutions and drafting and hardware design technical support for electrical distribution and control solutions for industrial systems projects that meet client needs and fulfill project requirements. 
Role Accountabilities
Software Control & HMI:
  • Gather pertinent information from authorized sources to assess project requirements as related to assigned scope of work
  • Create and document industrial controller and/or computer based software modules to meet control functionality and work progress targets, as directed, at prescribed engineering checkpoints
  • Create and animate Human Machine Interface (HMI) software to meet control functionality and work progress targets, as directed, at prescribed engineering checkpoints
  • Conduct simulation to verify industrial controller and/or computer software modules satisfy design and project requirements, as directed
  • Conduct simulation to verify the HMI software satisfies design and project requirements, as directed
  • Recommend improvements to test procedures to better identify where software does not meet all project requirements for assigned scope of work
  • Provide input regarding software engineering standards to improve productivity, increase quality, and reduce cost
  • Control document revision, distribution, and archiving within area of responsibility using established project document control procedures
  • Provide regular, accurate, and considered status reports to parties deemed appropriate to the situation
 
Hardware Control:
  • Gather pertinent information from authorized sources to assess project requirements as related to assigned scope of work
  • Create electrical drawings that accurately reflect each project’s electrical circuits, AC and DC drives, power distribution, PC/PLC and associated I/O, and other operator and miscellaneous control equipment, as directed, using approved commercially available CAD software packages
  • Create AC and DC control power distribution drawings, relay, network and sensor interface drawings, as directed, for each project using approved commercially available CAD software packages
  • Produce mechanical panel layout drawings based on bills of material and wiring diagrams, complying with USA or appropriate international codes and standards guidelines
  • Develop other project documentation, such as enclosure outline mechanical drawings and spare parts lists, in accordance with design standards and project requirements
  • Edit project drawings to reflect preliminary, manufacturing, as shipped, and final “As-Installed” configurations
  • Update the project drawings as needed in support of site commissioning activities
  • Control document revision, distribution, and archiving within area of responsibility using established project document control procedures
  • Create and maintain standard drawing templates for various circuits and/or projects to help bring consistency in elementary drawings between projects, improve accuracy and turnaround time
  • Provide input regarding hardware engineering standards to improve productivity, increase quality, and reduce cost
  • Issue accurate requisitions, using the company’s ERP system, in time to ensure correct parts are ordered to meet project requirements
  • Provide regular, accurate, and considered status reports to parties deemed appropriate to the situation
 
Process Automation:
Gather pertinent information from authorized sources to assess project requirements as related to assigned scope of work
Identify and define interfaces to other software modules and functions
Write software modules to satisfy project requirements
Collaborate with project team to ensure inter-operation of software modules into overall project
Design and conduct simulation to verify the software modules satisfy project requirements
Collaborate with peers and recommend feasible hardware/software improvements to engineering manager
  • Provide regular, accurate, and considered status reports to parties deemed appropriate to the situation
 
Process Automation - Models:
  • Develop algorithms and transfer functions that define the electro-mechanical operation of industrial machinery, primarily metal rolling mills
  • Verify these algorithms and transfer functions using computer simulation of mechanical processes and/or analysis of empirical data from operating machinery
  • Use verified mathematical algorithms and transfer functions to design and implement software which generates control system setup and operating parameters that enable advanced automatic computer-based control of industrial machinery
  • Collaborate with project engineering team to ensure inter-operation of software modules into overall project
  • Conduct and/or support simulation to verify satisfy project requirements
  • Conduct and/or support simulation to verify the Human Machine Interface satisfies project requirements
  • Provide regular, accurate, and considered status reports to parties deemed appropriate to the situation

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
  • High school diploma
  • Enrolled in BSEE, BSCS, BSCE or BSME program with control automation coursework
  • Classes, labs, and projects with concentration in some combination of control system theory, supervisory software development, high-level programming language, such as C++ and object-oriented programming, data base design/management, software engineering, robotics, mechatronics, AC/DC Drives and Motors, or electrical power systems
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated successful working relationships with others in educational or employment settings
  • Demonstrated successful and positive personal leadership, interpersonal, organizational, administrative, and communication skills
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Availability to travel, domestically, up to approximately 5%, sometimes with limited notice
  • Visa sponsorship not available for this position
  • Relocation and housing assistance are not available for this position
  • This is not a benefits eligible position

Preferred Qualifications
  • BSEE, BSCS, BSCE or BSME with control automation coursework
  • Enrolled in MSEE, MS Computer Science, MS Computer Engineering or MSME with control automation, physics, material science coursework
  • Research project or thesis in the areas of control system theory, software engineering, robotics, mechatronics, AC/DC motor drives, or electrical power systems
  • Working knowledge of PLC programming and/or HMI programing languages
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft development tools such as Visual Studio, VC++, Visual Basic, SQL Server, .Net, AutoCAD, Visio or equivalent drawing tool
  • Work experience as research assistant, intern, or co-op in the above areas

Link to TMEIC Corporation website:  https://www.tmeic.com/.  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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