Electrical Design


  • £35000 - £40000 per annum
  • Posted: 25/09/2017
  • Tamworth
  • Job Ref: 025418052
  • Permanent

Job Details

Job title: Electrical Design Engineer
Industry: Automotive Tier 1 manufacturer of high value components
Location: Tamworth
Salary: to £40000 plus benefits package

As an experienced Electrical Design Engineer reporting directly to the Controls Engineering Manager your main responsibilities will include designing electrical systems utilizing PLC controls and servo drives for microfinishing machine tool and automation projects.

Specifically you will be responsible for:
Preparing electrical detail drawings in AutoCAD LT and/or EPLAN P8
Liaise with shopfloor to determine the machine cable path routing and lengths
Updating fluidics detail drawings in AutoCAD LT and/or EPLAN P8
Preparing electrical and fluidics Bill of Materials (BOM's)
Preparing machine documentation (e.g. user manuals)
Ensure machine control system design meets to customer specifications and applicable standards (e.g. EN60204)

Must have skills:
design 400V 3 phase electrical systems
design 24VDC control circuits
design of distributed IO systems in Profinet or Profibus
design safety circuits (e.g. PILZ safety relays, failsafe PLCs)

Additional desirable skills:
good understanding of PLC and drive systems design following manufacturer recommendations
technical documentation writing skills

Person Specification:
Self-motivated individual who can work on own initiative
Able to work under minimal supervision and to tight deadlines
Able to work on more than one project at one time due to a number of machines being built concurrently
Fluent in English and another language would be advantageous such as French / Spanish / German
" Good organizational and communication skills

Preference will be given to candidates who have a machine tool, automotive or automation background.