Friday, August 19, 2011

Field Electrical Engineer Needed in York, PA

Progressive Engineer Magazine has posted the following new job opening in its Engineer's Job Market. For more information and listings, visit

Field Electrical Engineer

Graham Engineering Corporation (GEC), a leader in the blow molding industry, has an immediate opening for an experienced, hands-on Field Electrical Engineer at our York, PA location. This position plays a key role in the development of opportunities in retrofits and upgraded controls and the related design, installation, service, and company-wide coordination of building the upgraded controls and retrofit business. This is an excellent growth opportunity for the individual interested in a broad range of responsibilities, including developing business opportunities, backed by a successful and reputable corporation. GEC offers exciting career opportunities to individuals with strong values and a desire to achieve and excel to their fullest potential. We believe an organization is only as strong as the people it employs.

Responsibilities include:

  • Keep abreast of overall market trends and identify market segments for which controls upgrades present cost effective sales and service opportunities.
  • Analyze competitive technologies and ways in which GEC can produce higher quality and more cost effective retrofits to existing equipment.
  • Provide engineering design services and assist in creating conceptual designs and help prepare specifications for new development projects.
  • Visit customer sites and evaluate machinery for retrofits and upgrades.
  • Write and prepare viable proposals, specifications, estimates and quotes for rebuilds, retrofits and upgrades, including scope and scheduling.
  • Create schematics, detail drawings, assemblies, sub-assemblies, BOM’s and layouts, using CAD, and perform required analysis to ensure the satisfaction of all project specifications and needed for the procurement, manufacture and assembly of components.
  • Visit customer sites to install retrofits and upgrades. Read, interpret and make changes to control system software installed in customer equipment.
  • Provide outside technical support of machinery as needed, including service calls, trouble shooting for retrofit installations.
  • Program logical machine functions using an IEC61131 program language and design HMI interface using a combination of visual Basic and canned HMI tools.
  • Schedule design reviews with Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering to review progress of design activities and to solicit input and suggestions.
  • Assist the assigned Project manager to ensure that all Engineering Documentation for components are released in a timely manner to meet the requirements of the Project Schedule and budget.
  • Work with the Sales Department in determining the viability of proposed retrofits to existing equipments.
  • Work with Purchasing to develop vendor specifications for out-sourced materials.
  • Provide technical support to all departments during procurement, assembly, testing and final acceptance of equipment.
  • Assist Technical Documentation Department in the preparation of all drawings, specifications and specific operating procedures required in properly supporting product in the field.
  • Work with vendors, consultants and outside resources, as needed.

Job Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 2 years machine design experience.
  • Proficient use of related computer software, including MS Office and 2D CAD experience.
  • Demonstrated understanding of standard machine programming languages including ladder, structured text, function block and some HMI design exposure.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Strong understanding of Mechanical and Electrical/control Engineering
  • Available to travel 25 – 50% of time.
  • Available for customer site evaluations and installations during off hours.
  • Physical and medical standards for this position must be met by passing a physical examination by a Company approved physician.

GEC offers its employees a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. We offer medical, dental, disability and life/accident insurance, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan, pension plan, educational assistance, paid holidays and vacation time. For immediate consideration forward your resume

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