Director of Electrical Engineering

Reference Number: rbbdireng
Location: Northwest OH

One of the nation's leading FANUC Robotics Systems Integrators and has an immediate opening for an exciting and challenging career opportunity as our Director of Electrical Engineering or Controls Engineering Manager depending on experience.  This position will work at our Standard Machine and Custom Robotics & Automation Machinery manufacturing facility located Northwest OH. Must have previous experience with GE Fanuc Robots and prior management experience.

We are seeking a candidate with the necessary applicable experience and a track record of growth and success.  This person will be the functional Leader of our Team of approximately (10) Electrical Engineers, Controls Engineers, and Robot programmers who perform both electrical hardware design and PLC & HMI programming for custom automation and FANUC Robotic systems which serve our automotive, defense, aerospace, medical, and consumer goods manufacturing industries.  He/she will report to our COO.  Preference is for a candidate with experience in programming Allen Bradley, Omron, and Mitsubishi control systems.


Core Responsibilities:

  • The Controls Engineering Manager is a key Leadership position with full accountability for resource planning, mentoring & coaching subordinates from the Concept thorough the release phase, with full accountability for execution (e.g., schedule, budget, scope, and customer satisfaction) of both hardware and software designs.
  • This includes providing direction in architectural electrical concept design, final electrical design, Bill of Material, release, and final documentation of both hardware and PLC & HMI programming for custom machine and robot integration projects, per customer specifications/requirements.
  • Lead the development, provide support, oversee Electrical Engineering designs including; all electrical schematics using AutoCad, panel layout, panel design, and bill of materials for machinery and equipment
  • Conduct the fluid power (i.e., hydraulic / pneumatic design) design, peripheral device programming, machine interface programming, and machine validation with build and electrical teams.
  • Provide technical support for assembly, sales, and service.
  • Ability to Review and understand current machine prints to formulate solutions.
  • Excellent customer communication and teamwork skills in leading electrical concept and final design reviews.
  • Travel to customer sites for installation and startup support of custom machinery and automation. Travel will be minimal (i.e., 10-15%) as Wauseon Machine places a high emphasis on work/home-life balance. 


Skills & Qualifications

  • Industrial Networking experience including: Ethernet/IP, Control Net, and Device Net.
  • Requires a Bachelor's degree in related field. Preferred degree is BSEE.
  • Graduate degree or MBA highly desirable.
  • Minimum 8-years' experience with increasing responsibility including leading project teams and prior supervisory experience.
  • Hardware design & PLC programming experience with a minimum of two platforms: Allen Bradley, Mitsubishi, Siemens or Omron.
  • Strong communication skills:  verbal, written, presentation, and inter-personal.
  • History of meeting or exceeding individual and department performance goals and objectives.
  • Prior experience with PLC & HMI programming, Fanuc robot programming, safety circuits, vision systems, lasers, conveyor systems, assembly systems, fluid power, and robot systems integration is highly desirable.
  • Prior experience designing electrical schematics using AutoCad Electrical.
  • Technical aptitude and understanding of industrial equipment and machinery.
  • Willingness to travel up to 10% – 15%; primarily within the Midwest USA.
  • We are undergoing moderate growth. Core work hours will be 45 hours per week, and 50-55 hours for projects during peak work load.