Electrical Engineer


Depends on Experience
Contract - W2
Contract - 11 Month(s)


MS Office

Job Details

Job Title: Electrical Technician III (Electrical Controls Eng Technician)
Duration: 11+ months
Location: Primarily in Wilmington, NC (Could have travel to other plants in Midland, Winston Salem, and Hickory)

Most likely they will stay in WL for the duration, but we move people around as needed to manage whatever project comes along.

PPE: Client will provide generic safety glasses, Hard hats, Gloves, Safety vests, etc. Workers will need Safety boots over the ankle (typically 6 inch).
A.Perform hands-on installation support for new or modified production equipment.
B.Supervise and provide direction to internal maintenance and outside contract trades during all aspects of equipment installation and conversion such as demolition, construction, installation, testing, and debug of production equipment.
C.Perform hands-on troubleshooting, process start-up, design, and documentation of Electrical and Controls Systems for new or modified production equipment.
D.Modify existing documentation to complete drawing packages, installation checklists, machine part lists, illustrations, and machine specs of production equipment.
E.Assess condition and usability of existing equipment for fit and function with new installation plans.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: (Majority of time will be spent on production floor working on equipment)
A.Execute initial equipment set-up and debug up to the point of turnover to operations.
B.Provide second-level troubleshooting support, replacing or directing trades as necessary to replace defective components and execute changes in design to solve equipment/process issues.
C.Procure and expedite materials for new or modified equipment.
D.Assist in developing electrical installation checklists and schedules. Oversee, as appropriate, the usage of these systems.
E.Prepare work orders and direct maintenance personnel and/or outside contract trades in the fabrication, assembly, testing, and installation of equipment.
F.Review and update installation documentation and drawings as required.
G.Understanding use and set-up of machine controls for digital and analog I/OH.Redline existing schematics and follow-up with drafting services or oversee draftsmen as required to resolve design issues.
I.Provide training to internal maintenance, and outside contract trades on new equipment installation procedures as required for successful execution of installation activities.
J.Analyze and correct equipment installation practices to improve efficiencies, specifically directed toward enhancing installation schedules.
Education required:
AAS Electrical Engineering Technology, BS Electrical Engineering Technology, or BS Electrical Engineering (Equivalent work experience may be considered in rare circumstances.) and 3+ years experience.
Experience required:
Minimum 5+ years of experience.
Skill or work style preferred:
A. Self-motivated
B. Results oriented.
C. Ability to handle multiple priorities.
D. Ability to work well with varied job requirements.
E. Ability to work well in small teams is essential.
F. Well organized.
Unique or special requirements:
A. All positions will require the majority of time be spent on the floor working on equipment.
B. Strong practical hands-on aptitude.
C. Electro-mechanical troubleshooting ability, proficient with electrical schematics.
D. Motion control knowledge: servo, stepper, DC, AC drives.
E. Process variable understanding: flow, temperature, rate, pressure, level.
F. Thorough understanding of current loops.
G. Serial communication knowledge: RS232 / 485, Ethernet, IEEE-488
H. Machine control knowledge and understands classical control theory.
I. Mechanical aptitude
Equipment or software experience preferred:
Windows, MS Office suite including Power Point, Excel, Word, AutoCAD 2023, AutoCAD Electrical 2023, PLC and PC based systems, Allen-Bradley PLC, Beckhoff PLC / Motion Control, B-R Control, Fanuc Robotics, C++, Visual Basic, IFix, Automated equipment systems experience.
Equipment familiarization preferred:
A. Fluke Meters, Oscilloscopes, and other electronic test equipment.
B. Electronic calibration equipment.
C. Precision flow calibration equipment.
D. Programmable Controllers.
E. Equipment used for machine installation activities: man lifts, label makers, hand tools, etc.
Top 3 Skills
1) Has years of successful experience performing hands-on installation support for new or modified production equipment.
2) Has years of successful experience performing hands-on troubleshooting, process start-up, and documentation of Mechanical and Electrical Systems for new or modified production equipment.
3) Ability to supervise internal maintenance and outside contract trades during all aspects of equipment installation and conversion such as demolition, construction, installation, testing, and debug of production equipment.AutoCAD+, MS Office required
Team is based in Wilmington, NC. This posting is for a project initially based in Wilmington also. Often contractors that excel and are interested in continuing beyond the initial project may be considered for additional assignments. However, these additional projects may not be located at the same place as the initial posting. We have multiple plants in NC. Future travel requirements will vary based on project locations.
About Us: Established in 2004, SPECTRAFORCE is one of the largest and fastest-growing diversity-owned staffing firms in the US. The growth of our company is a direct result of our global client service delivery model that is powered by our state-of-the-art A.I. proprietary talent acquisition platform, robust ISO 9001:2015/ISO 27001 certified processes, and strong and passionate client engaged teams. We have built our business by providing talent and project-based solutions, including Contingent, Permanent, and Statement of Work (SOW) services to over 140 clients in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, and India. Key industries that we service include Technology, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Telecom, Retail, Utilities and Transportation. SPECTRAFORCE is built on a concept of human connection, defined by our branding attitude of NEWJOBPHORIA , which is the excitement of bringing joy and freedom to the work lifestyle so our people and clients can reach their highest potential. Learn more at:

Benefits: SPECTRAFORCE offers ACA compliant health benefits as well as dental, vision, accident, critical illness, voluntary life, and hospital indemnity insurances to eligible employees. Additional benefits offered to eligible employees include commuter benefits, 401K plan with matching, and a referral bonus program. SPECTRAFORCE provides unpaid leave as well as paid sick leave when required by law.
Equal Opportunity Employer: SPECTRAFORCE is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Please contact Human Resources at if you require reasonable accommodation.
At SPECTRAFORCE, we are committed to maintaining a workplace that ensures fair compensation and wage transparency in adherence with all applicable state and local laws. This position s starting pay is: $46.41/hr.

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