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Electrical Engineer

DWFritz Automation

Wilsonville , Oregon 97070
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Job Details

Job Title: Electrical Engineer
Location: Wilsonville, OR 
Department: Engineering
Job Type: Regular 
DWFritz Automation, founded in 1973, has experienced rapid growth over the last 5 years and continues to grow! Since its inception, DWFritz has been producing brilliant automation solutions for our clients. Today, the market demand for automation combined with our world-class practices and cutting-edge technology places DWFritz on a trajectory to becoming a leading provider in the field of automation.
One thing that hasn’t changed at DWFritz is our focus on our core values, such as “Collaborate and Share the Credit,” a value that is deeply engrained in how we work together both in our US and China facilities. Our core value “Find a Better Way” promotes innovation and openness to doing things differently. It’s also the reason we have a company supported incubator program and an in-house lab. 
Our World Headquarters operates from a modern, state-of-the-art facility located in Wilsonville, Oregon. Our employees enjoy standing desks, a recreation room, a fitness room, and a hearty oatmeal breakfast to start each day. Our spacious lunch room is the venue for weekly All Staff meetings and our frequent “Lunch and Learns.” 

DWFritz is a wonderful place to work, with unique opportunities to participate in dynamic teams, a strong sense of culture and values, and a growing company. If you are considering a new opportunity we encourage you to check us out. 
Your Engineering Team at DWFritz
The Engineering team at DWFritz loves a challenge. In the face of large, complex obstacles, they develop the most interesting and brilliant solutions. They see obstacles as opportunities for learning, adaptation and innovation. The Engineering team was founded on collaboration and there is no shortage of team work, but unique to DWFritz are the opportunities to work autonomously on individual projects as well. Members of this team have diverse backgrounds, come from a variety of industries, and are eager to learn. Working with state of the art technology and world-class customers requires flexibility and communication to produce reliable, brilliant solutions. 
Your Challenge
The Electrical Engineer will be responsible for architecture, design, development and implementation of custom electrical systems for precision automation application. 
Your Responsibilities
  • Using Solid works/AutoCAD Electrical software to create electrical schematics for automation equipment.
  • Using Solid works/AutoCAD Electrical software to create pneumatic schematics for automation equipment.
  • Component specification, selection, and integration including motors, controllers, servos, robots, power supplies, circuit breakers, cameras, lasers, filters, and sensors etc.
  • Electrical panel design and layout (2D, 3D). 
  • Implement designs that meet standards including UL, NFPA, and CE.
  • Should be self-driven with excellent organizational, problem solving and time management skills.
  • Participates, coordinates and monitors electrical design for projects by working closely with mechanical and software groups.
  • Create Bill of Material/specification for purchases of materials.
  • Communicate and work with project manager & client during all phases of project.
  • Support assembly and debugging activities when system is assembled. Provide support during power up and integration phase in the factor or at customer site.
  • Works closely with fellow Electrical Engineers to achieve reusable designs.


Your Qualifications 
  • Strong PLC experience (Siemens or Allen Bradley). 
  • Demonstrated experience designing and integrating automation tools 
  • Excellent collaborator in large teams.
  • Industrial automation electrical schematic/layout/assembly design experience. Be able to effectively use Solid works Electrical 2D schematics and 3D layout.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast pace environment, manage schedule and to handle work/delivery pressure on a day to day basis and be able to adopt to changing requirements.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • UL, NFPA, CE standards.
  • Ability to be creative and to find better ways of doing things.
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time, lift 10 lbs. at times, crawl into small spaces, work in all climates, walk to and from manufacturing area (located in same facility) on a daily basis.
Your Education and Experience
  • BSEE or MSEE (preferred).
  • 3-5 years of direct and hands on electrical engineering experience in automation/manufacturing industry.
  • Be able to make schematics and drawings to implement controls using Solidworks Electrical
  • Experience implementing electrical controls for motion controllers (PLC based ) , servo/stepper motors  robotics, stages, power supplies , safety circuits, making panel based electrical controls, pneumatic circuits, vision systems, sensors would be needed on a daily basis for this position hence experience hands on experience is required in these areas. 
  • Familiarity with safety requirements and risk assessments.
  • Experience working in a product lifecycle management software environment, implementing ECO/ECR a plus.
  • Familiarity with NFPA79 & CE standards a plus.