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Electrical Engineer 3 in Sidney, OH at ITW

Date Posted: 12/2/2018

Job Snapshot

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    500 South Vandemark Road
    Sidney, OH
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    Not Specified
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Job Description


Supports the integration and optimization of control systems hardware and software associated with capital equipment for the Baked Foods Industry.  Includes requirements definition, electrical design and application of motor controls, machine controls, process controls, hydraulic controls, pneumatic controls, PLCs, HMIs and software for same.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following: (Other duties may be assigned.)

  • Supports Sales by reviewing customer control systems specifications and design premises for compliance, recommends exceptions.
  • Creates and clearly documents control system software programs using structured programming techniques.
  • Tests and evaluates machines and systems in factory and field environments.
  • Works independently and seeks the cooperation of others in a team environment in order to produce the best possible control systems for our product line.
  • Communicates effectively, both verbally and in written form, with internal and external customers.
  • May Travel up to 20% of the year to domestic and international customer sites to perform maintenance, startup, and commissioning duties. 
  • Performs system integration and support duties in cooperation with Mechanical Project Engineer(s) and supports Control Systems portion of Project Requirements Document (PRD) for assigned projects.
  • Contributes to the generation of Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) and Site Acceptance Test (SAT) documents.  Performs test and evaluation of own control systems and others as assigned, and supports Factory and Service Personnel in the performance of FAT and SAT.
  • Provides support for any control system issues of concern to customer as requested/directed.
  • Seeks to stay current with industrial control system technology by taking advantage of continuing education opportunities and reading trade journals/magazines.
  • Strives to improve department operations by participating in standardization, product improvement, and process improvement activities.
  • Mechanical and electrical troubleshooting skills
  • Able to work on a variety of equipment

Job Requirements


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or related field preferred and at least three to five years of professional experience with Industrial Control Systems. 

Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as purchase orders, quotations, requirements documents, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write requirements documents, specifications, evaluation and test reports, trip reports, operating instructions and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organizations. Multilingual preferred (Spanish, Portuguese, Cantonese, French).

Mathematical Skills

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as percent change, probability, and margin analysis.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, trigonometry, and algebra to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical problems and deal logically with a variety of discrete and complex variables in situations where only limited standardization or guidelines exist.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Other Skills and Abilities

Expertise in applications programming of Allen Bradley, Siemens PLCs, HMIs, and Drives.  Familiarity with other PLC and Supervisory control system platforms and software.  Proficient with Microsoft Windows and Office Applications, AutoCAD, and the ability to learn Peerless’ business system. 

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by and employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk on the telephone, and type on the computer.  The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and climb steps/ladders while accessing equipment for test and evaluation.  The employee must be able to move up to 50 pounds.  The employee is often required to travel long distances (domestic and international) on airplanes, cars, or trains.  This travel can be for durations of greater than 14 continuous hours and up to three weeks in length.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to upset or demanding customers, demanding schedules and potentially moving equipment.  The noise level in the work environment is moderate to high.  The employee will be subjected to customer owned facilities in which the conditions are unknown and uncontrolled by TPG.  These conditions may not be ideal; however they should not pose a safety hazard to the employee.

Pre-employment screenings performed (which includes background checks and drug screening)

ITW Food Equipment Group is committed to providing a healthy and safe environment for all employees. To demonstrate this commitment, ITWFEG is tobacco-free (including e-cigarettes) on campuses and within company vehicles and maintains a drug-free workplace. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including medical, dental, and life insurance, short and long term disability benefits, holiday and vacation pay, 401(k) with liberal matching funds, and educational reimbursement. 

ITW Food Equipment Group is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access the online application system process due to your disability, please contact Human Resources at 937-840-5101 to request assistance