Electrical Design Engineer

Mobotrex Distribution
US-IA-Davenport Quad Cities
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  • Post Date: Nov 14, 2018
  • Start Date: 11/14/2018
  • Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description

Electrical Design Engineer

MoboTrex is currently looking for an Electrical Design Engineer in our Davenport office.  The Electrical Design Engineer will be responsible for producing all design information required to buy, build and install products the company sells.  The Design Engineer translates customer specifications and industry knowledge into the drawings, bills of material and work instructions for purchasing and manufacturing.  This role will provide drawings and documentation to allow MoboTrex Technicians to successfully install and complete turn-on of the designed equipment. 

This role will regularly meet with key suppliers to understand supplier products, application, integration, implementation installation and troubleshooting and work closely with the Chief Engineer to obtain and organize as much background information as possible on customer letting, customer specific requirements and the current and best method to fulfill customer requirements. 

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Generates electrical wiring diagrams from state plans and specs, standard templates or past projects for new and existing traffic, lighting and traffic related control cabinets.  Integrates related traffic, networking and lighting technology into new and existing systems.
  2. Generates mechanical drawings for panels, cables, cabinets and cabinet layouts or provide mechanical designers information to complete the required design.
  3. Ensures that all drawings conform to standard industry & MoboTrex practices.
  4. Generates & verifies Bills of Material for assemblies and components.
  5. Generates cost estimates, including proposed design solution, per customer requirements or per sales requests.
  6. Generates assembly or installation instructions projects.
  7. Generate test procedures to verify component or system function when the design is new, or untested or to verify operation.  
  8. Provides telephone technical support as needed.
  9. Utilizes CAD System for all drawings, as well as drawing/information archiving process.  Provide suggestions for improvement of document format, content, archiving and retrieval.
  10. Analyzes technology trends and makes recommendations for changes or improvements in our product offerings.
  11. Monitors design system technology and recommends changes when appropriate.
  12. Monitors design system technology and recommends changes when appropriate. 
  13. Understands and translates various codes such as MUTCD, NEMA and UL.
  14. Communicates how the codes applies to the company's products and processes.
  15. Benchmarks other industries and implements best practices.
  16. Document customer specific preferences in manner accessible and editable to others.
  17. Maintains key performance metrics including: Lead time, on-time delivery, and quality escapes.  Develops action plans to address issues and drive continuous improvement actions.
  18. Participate/present at MoboTrex User Group events.  Present solutions to customers to clarify proposals or consider new or alternative solutions.

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Prior experience with traffic systems, AutoCad design software, PLM/PDM system, MS Excel and other corporate ERP/MRP software systems is desired.

Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from accredited engineering university required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of how to translate traffic system requirements into standard electrical design
  • Knowledge of traffic products, controllers, software and traffic designs preferred
  • Experience and MUTCD specifications
  • Experience with NEMA traffic standard.  Caltrans experience a plus
  • Field Service experience in traffic system preferred
  • System integration experience a plus.  Experience integrating multiple products from internal & external suppliers into a single operating system
  • Knowledge and extensive use of Auto CAD perferred
  • Ability to work under short deadlines and manage multiple/changing priorities

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

 While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk or hear and use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects or controls.  The employee is regularly required to stand and walk.  On occasion the employee may be required to stoop, bend or reach above the shoulders.

The employee must occasionally life up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perceptions and the ability to adjust focus.  The position is primarily an office-based position with periodic visits to the production floor and occasional travel may be required.

MoboTrex is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law.  MoboTrex requires post offer pre-employment drug test and a background check.  For more information, please visit MoboTrex.com.

Note:  Not accepting calls or emails from recruiters or agencies at this time.

At MoboTrex, our vision is to be the premiere ITS solutions provider and systems integrator of signalized intersections and networks of signalized intersections. We do this by providing equipment, software and services to monitor and control traffic flow while maintaining strategic relationships with municipalities, consultants and contractors.

MoboTrex is headquartered in Davenport, Iowa. Operations are also maintained in the Chicago, Minneapolis, Cedar Rapids, Springfield, IL, Powhatan, VA. and St. Louis areas. MoboTrex also engineers and manufacturers the Eagle Traffic Control Systems line of cabinets, signals and accessories within our Austin, TX manufacturing/distribution facility.

We continue to expand our offerings of products and services to meet the demands of the industry. From pedestrian pushbuttons to Advanced Transportation Management Systems, Brown has the knowledge and experience to ensure a leading edge solution.

Skills

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Generates electrical wiring diagrams from state plans and specs, standard templates or past projects for new and existing traffic, lighting and traffic related control cabinets.  Integrates related traffic, networking and lighting technology into new and existing systems.
  2. Generates mechanical drawings for panels, cables, cabinets and cabinet layouts or provide mechanical designers information to complete the required design.
  3. Ensures that all drawings conform to standard industry & MoboTrex practices.
  4. Generates & verifies Bills of Material for assemblies and components.
  5. Generates cost estimates, including proposed design solution, per customer requirements or per sales requests.
  6. Generates assembly or installation instructions projects.
  7. Generate test procedures to verify component or system function when the design is new, or untested or to verify operation.  
  8. Provides telephone technical support as needed.
  9. Utilizes CAD System for all drawings, as well as drawing/information archiving process.  Provide suggestions for improvement of document format, content, archiving and retrieval.
  10. Analyzes technology trends and makes recommendations for changes or improvements in our product offerings.
  11. Monitors design system technology and recommends changes when appropriate.
  12. Monitors design system technology and recommends changes when appropriate. 
  13. Understands and translates various codes such as MUTCD, NEMA and UL.
  14. Communicates how the codes applies to the company's products and processes.
  15. Benchmarks other industries and implements best practices.
  16. Document customer specific preferences in manner accessible and editable to others.
  17. Maintains key performance metrics including: Lead time, on-time delivery, and quality escapes.  Develops action plans to address issues and drive continuous improvement actions.
  18. Participate/present at MoboTrex User Group events.  Present solutions to customers to clarify proposals or consider new or alternative solutions.

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Prior experience with traffic systems, AutoCad design software, PLM/PDM system, MS Excel and other corporate ERP/MRP software systems is desired.

Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from accredited engineering university required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of how to translate traffic system requirements into standard electrical design
  • Knowledge of traffic products, controllers, software and traffic designs preferred
  • Experience and MUTCD specifications
  • Experience with NEMA traffic standard.  Caltrans experience a plus
  • Field Service experience in traffic system preferred
  • System integration experience a plus.  Experience integrating multiple products from internal & external suppliers into a single operating system
  • Knowledge and extensive use of Auto CAD perferred
  • Ability to work under short deadlines and manage multiple/changing priorities

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

 While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk or hear and use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects or controls.  The employee is regularly required to stand and walk.  On occasion the employee may be required to stoop, bend or reach above the shoulders.

The employee must occasionally life up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perceptions and the ability to adjust focus.  The position is primarily an office-based position with periodic visits to the production floor and occasional travel may be required.

MoboTrex is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law.  MoboTrex requires post offer pre-employment drug test and a background check.  For more information, please visit MoboTrex.com.

Note:  Not accepting calls or emails from recruiters or agencies at this time.

Related Keywords:

ITS, Technician, Traffic, IT, electronics, field technician, IMSA




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