Electrical Engineer (Alan Bradley PLC, Six Sigma, Vision Systems, Kaizen, AutoCAD Electrical, Troubleshooting) in Sumter, SC


On Site
Depends on Experience
Full Time
No Travel Required


Electrical Engineer
Machine Vision Systems
Motor Control Systems
Equipment Troubleshooting

Job Details

Electrical Engineer (Alan Bradley PLC, Six Sigma, Vision Systems, Kaizen, AutoCAD Electrical, Troubleshooting) in Sumter, SC

POSITION: Electrical Engineer (Alan Bradley PLC, Six Sigma, Vision Systems, Kaizen, AutoCAD Electrical, Troubleshooting) in Sumter, SC
LOCATION: Sumter, SC (onsite Position)
DURATION: Full Time onsite Position
SALARY: Excellent Compensation with Benefits + Interview Travel + 401K
SKILLS: Electrical Engineer, PLCs, Servo, Machine Vision Systems, Motor Control Systems, Equipment Troubleshooting, Validation


Immediate Need for a Electrical Engineer to be based in Sumter, SC (onsite Position).

As a Sr. Electrical Engineer, you will report directly to the Engineering Manager and provide electrical support to the production departments. You will perform skilled electrical/electronic design duties requiring the use of design techniques, theory, principles, computations, and technical knowledge. You will be responsible for handling multiple assignments of varying scope and complexity and performing engineering reviews of electrical designs.


  • Provide theoretical and hands-on electrical support to the production departments and identify problems and pursue plans toward their resolution.
  • Direct the efforts of and aid in the development of technical associates in resolving production issues. This support can include night and weekend calls at home and weekend work.
  • Support the plant manufacturing effort by developing and implementing plans to improve upon chronic levels of waste, quality defects, equipment downtime, capacity, etc. Implementation of these plans will often include leading teams of technical associates and engineers.
  • Lead efforts to redesign or modify existing equipment to realize budgeted plant objectives.
  • Familiarize yourself with NEC, OSHA, FDA, ISO and QSR requirements.
  • Document all line modifications whether electrical, programming or mechanical per plant policies and procedures.
  • his documentation includes but is not limited to completing the proper change review forms, updating specifications, backing up modified software and updating changes in electrical and mechanical drawings.
  • Supports project managers by taking a lead role in the development, programming and design of varied and complex portions of new production lines from basic engineering data and direction.
  • Support includes but is not limited to electrical installation, system design, system testing and programming of PLC’s, machine vision systems, Servo & Stepper Motor Control Systems, various drive and other miscellaneous electrical systems.

As necessary, may report to project managers or act as a project manager as part of a project team. Team responsibilities will include but will not be limited to development of electrical and machine specification, travel to vendor locations for designs reviews, machine trials and acceptance testing for shipment, performing software validation of entire machine systems, performing DOE’s, capability studies and MSA’s and providing engineering support for debug, process validation and plant start-up of new and updated equipment. In addition, these responsibilities may include development of entire modules and subsystems for large production lines.

  • Performs research work and draws on previous experience in designing semi-automatic and automatic production machines to develop a concept which will accomplish the desired performance. Responsible for implementing the concept from inception through validation and production start-up.
  • Prepares detailed electrical design drawings and reviews the adequacy of design features and general cost estimates with superiors.
  • Responsible for functional accuracy of design and compatibility with product manufactured.
  • Provides engineering start-up coverage on new equipment. This coverage includes designing and implementing improvements to eliminate or reduce areas of repetitive failure, excessive wear, low output and high waste.
  • Prepares complete bills of material, selecting reliable commercial items where possible and specifies other materials to be purchased. Provides drawings and detailed information on purchase items to expedite the process.
  • Supports others in the Engineering Department on the implementation of their projects/process assignments, at the discretion of supervision.
  • Prepares a program to be followed in debugging of machines.
  • Consults with methods and standards personnel to establish the machine output capabilities and general operating procedures.
  • Responsible for the development of equipment specifications, initiation of capital requests and purchase requisitions.
  • Has knowledge of proper Engineering practices and vendor relationships.
  • Ability to handle projects of a broad scope requiring coordination between equipment vendors and plant functional departments.
  • Required to handle several assignments (project & process duties) simultaneously.
  • Establishes which elements comprising a job are suitable for in-house fabrication or revision and which items would be best contracted. Secures quotations and selects contractors; directs the contractor’s efforts or the efforts of in-house forces to a satisfactory scheduled completion of the necessary work. Supervises and inspects all work in-process by contractors or plant forces; provides guidance where necessary.
  • Recommends to superiors purchases of new capital equipment or process modifications, their physical installation, debugging and associated training of production personnel.
  • As required within the scope of duty, responsible for all associated documentation, including, however, not limited to the following: validations, operational procedures, PM schedules, IAT & PRP notifications spare parts listings equipment specifications, etc.
  • Accountable for the correct design, functioning and programming of the equipment.
  • Accountable for spending (capital or expense) within approved limits on programs up to $3 million.
  • Directs the efforts of support personnel such as machinists and technicians, etc. in the modification, adjustment, removal and installation of new or existing equipment as required.


  • Performs other duties as directed by supervision.
  • Proposes and implements cost reductions to meet budgeted amounts and deadlines.
  • Checks out and approves equipment both at the vendor’s site and in-plant prior to installation.
  • Trains associates in the use, operation and trouble shooting of equipment.
  • Act as a mentor and coach for Manufacturing and Engineering Technicians.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related field from a 4 year Accredited Institution.
  • Six Sigma green or black belt certification preferred.
  • Minimum of eight (8) years experience in an engineering role with an electrical and/or electronic focus.
  • Must have a minimum of 3 years of work experience in a manufacturing/high-speed environment.
  • Minimum of three (3) years in validation and document control role preferred
  • Requires in depth experience with PLC’s, Servo's, vision systems, equipment trouble shooting and controls.
  • Above average written and verbal communication skills with the ability to perform responsibilities with little or no direct supervision.