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Automation Hardware Design Engineer

Lake County, OH 44060

Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Engineering Job Number: 9368 Pay Rate: 100,000

Job Description

Vector’s partner located in Willoughby, OH is a process automation solutions provider specializing in a host of diverse industries.  They are searching for an Automation Hardware Design Engineer to join their talented team to help them bring automation processes for their customers to life.

1st Shift 8a-5p
$62k - $100k/yr., depending upon skills and experience

Job Summary:
Automation Hardware Design Engineers are responsible for designing industrial control panels/enclosures for use in harsh environments - PLC, remote 1/0, operator station, network, and drive cabinets (both DC and AC). This involves component selection, sizing, and layout. The systems and offerings that this company provides are primarily Engineer-to-Order (ETO). The qualified candidate must work closely with the drafting department and the automation engineering team to provide solutions that meet our customers' specific requirements.

  • Receive assignments from hardware design lead.
  • Communicate with the project team on specific project requirements, including engineering, manufacturing, and quality.
  • Communicate with drafting department to produce, review, check, and mark-up engineering drawings, including bill of material (BOM), panel layout, and electrical schematics.
  • Determine appropriate part numbers for PLC, 1/0, and drive equipment.
  • Size equipment, fusing, breakers, wire, power supplies, etc... based on equipment design specifications and sound engineering principles.
  • Create Input/Output lists in EXCEL from existing customer electrical drawings.
  • Communication and detail within the full phase of build and design.

  • BS electrical engineering or engineering technology degree required; equivalent experience in industrial automation control equipment design may be considered in lieu of.
  • Experience working with PLC's (Allen Bradley, Siemens, and GE) and drives (Siemens, ABB, and Allen Bradley) is strongly preferred.
  • CAD experience {2D and/or 3D) a plus
  • Experience serving industrial customers and/or previous experience with designing industrial control enclosures to UL508A and NEC standards a plus.
  • Willingness and desire to participate in ongoing training to maintain technical competency in automation products, and complimentary areas.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products, especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal, as well as the ability to work in a dynamic team environment is required.
  • Must be a self-starter and self-motivated.
  • Qualified entry level candidates will be considered.
Company Benefits:
401(k) matching
Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Employee Assistance Program
Flexible Spending Account
Health Saving Account
Life Insurance
Paid Time Off
Vacation Time
Paid Holidays


Meet Your Recruiter

Allison Leone
V.P. of Operations

“Communication is key in a people-minded arena”.

With 21 years of experience in client partnership development, team management/skills building and business revenue increase, through open minded strategic growth planning, she believes anyone’s goals are attainable through hard work and keeping a focus on the outcome.

Along with being a part of past Lake County Chamber business of the year recipients and various multi-entrepreneurial awards employment based, Allison has a passion for art, the human good through volunteer work to help others and the thrill of competitive sports.

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