Electrical Engineer

Date Posted: 8/30/2021

Location: Corydon, IA

Job Description:

Brief Description of Job:

  • Provide technical expertise in the design of electrical systems and products.
  • Evaluate systems’ safety, reliability, and performance.
  • Recommend equipment, new concepts and techniques to improve performance, simplify processes, and improve material designs or material flaws as related to electrical systems and components.
  • Work collaboratively with the engineering team and various plant personnel to improve electrical/digital component and product designs on existing products or develop new products related to Zero Turn Lawnmowers (ZTR) and grain drying equipment.

Essential Functions:

  • Design, prototype, test, implement and improve new products, existing products and electrical systems.
  • Size and specify electrical parts and electronic components.
  • Lead the design improvements on existing products as related to electrical systems and components, and new product designs for ZTR lawnmowers, grain/crop dryers, heaters/burners, fans, controls, material handling equipment, and grain storage.
  • Use knowledge of electrical design, PLC programming and engineering techniques to provide technical leadership to the other members of the department.
  • Interpret mechanical design drawings for electrical requirements.
  • Ensure that installation and operations conform to standards by preparing electrical systems specifications and technical drawings.
  • Use 2D and/or 3D drafting skills in product design and development, electrical schematics/diagrams, and specifications.
  • Interface with customers/dealers to obtain practical understanding of requirements to design new products and improve existing products to meet the demands of the market.
  • Communicate and coordinate with manufacturing staff and procurement specialists to ensure manufacturability and cost control of the finished product.
  • Participate in product development testing to validate the design concepts in the R&D Shop/Area, and often with in-field testing.
  • Create detailed manufacturing prints, bill of materials and operating instructions for all products and improvements while interfacing with Sales, Manufacturing, and Procurement to insure an integrated, efficient product roll-out.
  • Work with other members of the department as required/needed, including designers and technical drafting support.
  • Assist with troubleshooting and problem solving by working directly with the design team, production supervisors/managers, quality personnel, and shop floor production team as needed.
  • Maintain consistent communication with the supervisor on the status of assigned tasks.
  • Actively participate in continuous improvement activities.
  • Follow safety rules and regulations in performing work assignments.
  • Perform work in a neat and orderly fashion and maintains a clean work area.

Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Agricultural Engineering degree with strong electrical engineering background required.

Skills/Experience Requirements:

  • Previous electrical engineering design experience in a product development and manufacturing environment; preferably a minimum of 5 years.
  • Familiarity with manufacturing processes in lawn mower/grain dryer or related industry a plus.
  • PLC programming.
  • Familiar with NEC, UL, CSA, NFPA, and other electrical industry codes, standards and practices.
  • Proficiency in 2D or 3D drafting.
  • Attention to detail. Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to conceptualize and work from engineering sketches.
  • Knowledge of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.
  • Strong electro-mechanical aptitude.
  • Work effectively with limited direction as well as the ability to work in a team environment and multitask effectively.
  • Strong organizational, oral and written communication skills.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to stand for long periods of time.
  • Ability to perform repetitive operations.
  • Ability to lift up to 25lbs frequently; occasionally lift and/or move up to 50lbs.
  • Ability to perform repetitive motions such as bending, walking, reaching with hands, grasping, pushing and pulling.
  • Ability to wear PPE (personal protective equipment) as needed. Steel-toed shoes and safety glasses are required when working in the factory or testing areas.

Work Environment:

  • Environment ranges from an office environment, to a manufacturing shop environment, to a field application environment with various noise levels and temperatures ranging from hot to cold depending on seasons.

Interested applicants may apply online or complete the job application and submit to:
Shivvers Manufacturing, Inc.
Attn: Personnel
614 W. English
Corydon, IA  50060
or email to employment@shivvers.com

EOE. Physical and Drug Screen required.

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