Electrical Controls - Lead Project Engineer

Matrix Technologies

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Lenexa, KS, KS
Third Shift

Job Description

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Job Overview:


Electrical Controls Engineer


Reports to: Department Manager


Department: Power, Instrumentation, Controls


Location: Maumee, OH, Cincinnati, OH, Indianapolis, IN, or Peachtree City, GA


Matrix Technologies, Inc. is a company focused on providing superior engineering, automation, and systems integration services to its clients, while also offering a great work environment and career opportunities to its employees. The company follows "The Matrix Way," which values doing the right thing and having fun, and aims to enhance people's lives every day. Matrix is a designated Top Workplace and offers market-leading compensation, benefits, bonuses, long-term incentives, and growth opportunities.


Position Summary

Electrical Controls engineers at Matrix work with our clients on multiple projects to solve their problems through design of electrical control panels, MCCs, and VFD panels. The position includes designing low voltage (typically 480VAC or less) systems for our client's automated processes. The position will work independently and as a part of a diverse team of multi-discipline engineers to solve problems and execute projects for industrial and manufacturing clients.Duties & Responsibilities

Competent in the following by proving application of knowledge in the following areas:• Design and develop electrical controls packages based on the project needs and process design documentation (typically P&IDs).• Strict adherence to both client and department established procedures, standards, and work flows.• Application of the NEC standards related to project subject matter.• Act as the point of contact between the electrical discipline, other internal disciplines, and the client throughout the design process to ensure that all of the client's needs are met• Develop PLC I/O schematics• Develop Panel Layouts and Bill of Materials for applications.• Develop three line diagrams for motor circuits.• Develop cable schedules and conduit layouts if required by the project• Develop construction scopes of work for installation contractors.• Work with installation contractors during the installation.• Assist clients with onsite bid walks for contractors.• Assist in field start-ups and I/O checks by travelling to client locations.• Work with Sales, Engineers and potential customers to determine optimal solutions for their applications.• Estimate design and execution time and provide written narrative for sales proposals.Specifications:• Must be legally eligible to work in the United States without employer sponsorship• Must possess a valid driver's license• Minimum 5 years of related experience in development and implementation of automation, electrical design, schematics, control system integration, process instrumentation, VFDs, MCCs, low voltage power distribution, and a basic understanding of industrial controls networks.• Bachelors of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology (BSEE/BSEET) from an ABET accredited college or university• Experience using AutoCAD• Basic AutoCAD schematic drawing or electrical package development experience• Experience with AC & DC motor drives, PLCs, HMIs, I/O hardware, MCCs, industrial control networks preferred.• Experience with retrofit controls migrations of legacy equipment to modern controls.• Proficient in MS Office products• Knowledge of industry codes and standards, specifically NFPA 70E, UL 508A, and UL698A specification for the design and fabrication of hazardous control panels.• Ability to work individually and as part of a team• Results oriented and innovative• Strong analytical, problem solving and troubleshooting skills• Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure and with deadlines• Ability to visualize a process or system from concept to development• Strong planning, organization and decision making skills• Strong communication and interpersonal skills to interact with customers, vendors and other stakeholders.• Must be able to travel, both locally and overnight approximately 20-25%Physical Requirements• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; stoop, kneel, crouch; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk, and hear.• The employee must frequently lift and/or move objects up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 25 pounds• Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color, vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus• This employee may perform industrial field work which could include exposure to hazardous locations, inclement weather, moving mechanical parts, noise, ladders, uneven ground, and stairs• This employee may perform industrial field work which could include exposure to a wide range of known food allergens

About Matrix

At Matrix Technologies, our core values define our culture and we live out those values in everything we do. We call this “The Matrix Way.” We strive for a culture that promotes teamwork and collaboration, engagement, and talent development. Our culture reflects what the modern workforce wants and inspires our employees to perform their best. We support our employee’s personal goals and interests with flexible work schedules and options for increased paid time off. This focus on the employee experience is why we have been named a Top Work Place by the Toledo Blade. To ensure we are providing our customers with the best solutions from the industry’s leading experts, we encourage our employees to grow professionally by offering technical and leadership training, tuition reimbursement, memberships to professional societies, and diverse experiences.


Since 1980, Matrix Technologies, Inc. and our professional team of engineering and automation experts have been the leading single source for any process, facility, or automation engineering need. We only hire the best which allows us to provide our customers with “A Better Process for Success”. Our talented staff and processes have also earned us a spot in the Control Engineering System Integrator Hall of Fame.


Matrix Technologies is a versatile, platform-independent, full-service resource for process design, automation and information system engineering. We have a commitment to our clients and it shows with 87% of our projects being repeat engagements from satisfied customers. Matrix Technologies has expertise in oil & gas, chemical, food & beverage, consumer packaged goods, pharmaceutical/biotech, aggregates, discrete manufacturing, automotive, glass, and metals.


Come see what “The Matrix Way” is all about!

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