Support the manufacturing groups through machine design and process improvement activities relating to electrical components and processes.

Skills and Experiences

Essential Job Functions:

  • Support and communicate with maintenance and manufacturing personnel during machine downtime, process launches, and startups (involves troubleshooting skills) to solve electrical problems
  • Provide on-call support for all manufacturing processes
  • Be available on a 24/7 basis to meet customer demands when necessary
  • Evaluate existing machinery controls and implement process improvements enhancing safety, quality, efficiency, reliability, and throughput
  • Facilitate information exchange between engineering and manufacturing teams concerning process improvements
  • Work in conjunction with project teams to ensure new machine or process designs are compliant with current specifications detailed in the Shape Corp. Tool Quote and Build Manuals, as well as with NEC, OSHA, ANSI, NFPA, IEC, RIA, NEMA codes
  • Effectively communicate engineering requirements to both internal customers and outside vendors
  • Be proficient in robotic controls and programming, specifically Fanuc and Motoman robotic systems
  • Aid in applying basic welding knowledge to achieve weld quality and efficiency
  • Design and implement PLC/Operator interface programs using GE-Fanuc and Allen-Bradley software, or other company specific software as needed
  • Design and integrate controls ranging from complete systems to simple process improvements
  • Specify the parts and wiring methods for electrical projects or installations
  • Schedule and manage projects to meet production demands
  • Design electrical schematics including 480V - 3 Phase distributions, safety systems, communication wiring and low voltage signal diagrams using CAD software
  • Apply knowledge of automation devices such as:  variable speed drives, sensors, servos, interfaces, I/O actuators, vision inspection etc. to machine controls and processes
  • Update electrical schematics and process revisions to machine control systems
  • Implement data collection systems for accurate machine status reporting
  • Additional functions not specifically outlined in this position description as directed by leader

Position Skills and Experience Requirements:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty effectively. 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 essential job functions.

  • Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field
  • Familiarity with AutoCad (2-D) and Microsoft Office Software
  • 3-5 years previous experience in an automotive related field
  • 5+ years previous experience as an Electrical Engineer (required for Lead Electrical Engineering roles)
  • Previous experience with the design, programming and troubleshooting of robotic machinery is preferred
  • Experience with Microsoft applications (e.g. word, excel, outlook, etc.


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