Electrical Engineer

Richmond, VA 23227

Posted: 04/19/2024 Job Number: 30166

Job Description

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Selectek has an immediate need for an Electrical Engineer in the Richmond, VA area. This is a direct hire opportunity with excellent benefits and relocation assistance available.

Job Description:
  • This position is responsible for hardware and software design for machine and/or control systems, working in conjunction with the Control Specialist to issue, maintain, and update project-related documentation. 
  • Responsibilities include assisting assembly during system build, machine/system check out, field service assistance, and installation as required.
  • Electrical Machine Design which includes all power, control systems, and electrical diagrams required to meet the customer’s specifications for each project assigned.
  • Design control systems from concept to completion. 
  • Assemble complete and accurate Bills of Materials (BOMs) for the Machine/System design
  • Design and develop Machine/System Programs.
  • Design and develop Machine/System Operator Interface programs.
  • Provide field service technicians remote support during system service calls, installation, and commissioning
  • Provide detailed reports defining the issues you have found during troubleshooting specific pieces of equipment.
  • Provide on-site troubleshooting and startup support as needed
  • Provide solutions for End of Life (EOL) components within internal systems to support customer needs.
  • Determine spare parts list.
  • Assist the Applications Engineering and Product Managers during the scoping phase of a potential project
  • Other tasks or duties as assigned

  • BS Degree in Electrical Engineering or a similar field.  A combination of an AA degree and a minimum of 5+ years of relevant experience will be considered instead of a bachelor’s degree.
  • 5+ years of Electrical/electrical engineering experience.
  • Ability to understand and design electrical control schematic ladder diagrams 
  • PLC programming skills necessary to make a machine function properly and safely
  • Knowledge of Allen Bradley PLC and Operator Interface hardware and software (primarily Compact Logix and Panel View Plus series)
  • Ability to specify, assist with installation, debug and start-up of electrical control and power system equipment
  • Working knowledge of industrial electrical and control systems 600 VAC and less, control systems, Motors, servos, low voltage DC devices and sensors
  • Understand and have the capability to apply electrical codes and regulations such as NFPA 70, NFPA 79 and UL 508a as well as agency approvals to control systems manufactured on-site.
  • Proven project management skills
  • Excellent organizational, oral, and written communication skills
  • Proven problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, and Dynamics 365
  • Knowledge of industrial communications (Ethernet/IP, DeviceNet, Profibus, etc.)
  • Operator interface programming skills necessary to run machine easily and without confusion
  • Ability to understand how a machine mechanically functions.
  • Ability to apply electrical components to a control system to make the machine run properly

Sponsorship: No
Pay range: $100,000 - $110,000 annual salary
Term of assignment: Direct Hire
Location of job: Richmond, VA
Hours and shift: Monday - Friday (8AM – 5PM; some flexibility for this)
Work from home: possible
Working remote: When the person is established there is some flexibility to work from home when needed but do not want to commit to this upfront
Overtime expected: Possible depending on projects
Work attire: Casual
Does the client require a background check/drug test? Yes

Please contact Lizzie Johns at 470-203-0754 or Ljohns@selectek.com for more information.

Meet Your Recruiter

Lizzie Johns
Technical Recruiter

Lizzie is originally from a small town in South Georgia where she grew up on a farm. She then moved to the “big city” of Athens to attend The University of Georgia where she received her bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication. The courses she took cultivated her desire to connect with people and help others. This path led her to a sales and recruiting job with a company in Atlanta that took her to Pittsburgh and then back to Atlanta. Although she enjoyed the competitiveness of sales, recruiting was her passion. For the next three years, Lizzie honed her recruiting skills while working for a light industrial/manufacturing staffing company in Marietta, GA.

Lizzie joined Selectek in March of 2021. She brought with her a cumulative of nearly 9 years of recruiting experience. Her strong background and knowledge of recruiting gave her a great base for learning the ins and outs of engineering and architecture.

In her spare time, Lizzie spends time with her dogs (Jax, Tuck, and Birdie) and cat (Luna). She also enjoys cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs football team and visiting local wineries. She enjoys going on trips with her husband, Philip, and playing in a competitive cornhole league with him.

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