Electrical Design Engineer – Germiston

Full Time
  • Post Date: January 4, 2018
  • Apply Before: January 4, 2020
Job Description

The primary responsibilities of this position include maintaining equipment designs under the direction of Senior Engineering staff in South Africa, USA, Australia and Europe. This position will own the equipment designs and must maintain these designs for configuration compatibility with global contract manufactures, manufacturing processes, cost control, and design optimization.

Essential Job Functions and Accountabilities:

·         Design Electrical and electronic systems and instruments for industrial and mining applications

·         Maintain equipment designs in the global PDM database

·         Ensure that all designs are fully documented with detailed component specifications

·         Maintain approved manufacturers lists (AML) in ERP system

·         Execute Engineering Change Orders (ECOs) at the direction of senior engineering staff

·         Work with the operations team to provide design for manufacturability input on equipment designs through the Engineering Change Order (ECO) process

·         Create detail and production drawings on custom designed equipment for global Project Engineering staff

·         Utilize engineering staff in India on design completion

·         Create, upload, and maintain Bills of Material (BOMs) in ERP system and distribute as required to global contract manufacturers

·         Interface with global engineering, sales, and operations team members to execute custom engineering projects

·         Project Management and coordination of design projects to meet quality, delivery and cost targets as needed

·         Participate in LEAN manufacturing practices between sites

·         Participate in supplier qualifications/audits and interface with them on quality performance

·         In conjunction with various teams, develop and implement programs for improving supplier quality and lead the supplier non-conforming materials disposition process

·         Develop and/or maintain metrics to support the above initiatives


Minimum Requirements:

  • Degree in Electrical or Electronic engineering from an accredited university
  • Fluency in English essential
  • 5+ years experience designing industrial capital equipment
  • High proficiency with SolidWorks, AutoCAD, basic knowledge on E-plan & Corel
  • Demonstrated past history of project management
  • Understanding of manufacturing processes and how cost impacts the overall business
  • Experience with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems
  • Enhanced PC knowledge and skill sets of utilizing Microsoft Office
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to lead and work in teams
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Ability to work across multiple countries, cultures, time zones and departments
  • Knowledge & Lean manufacturing
  • Sound understanding of fundamental Electrical principles
  • PLC programming or other relevant structured programming language
  • Product development from concept stage to final production
  • Design of electrical/electronic and pneumatic control systems for harsh environments (EMC/EMI, surge protection etc.)
  • Understand and apply electrical/electronic and system engineering standards for different countries in the product design, i.e. CE, CSE, etc.
  • Strong understanding and application experience in industrial, automation and structured programming including different fieldbus, i.e. Profibus, Profinet, OPC, Industrial Ethernet, Modbus etc.
  • Experience in instrumentation
  • Experience in Electrical system design, cables, reticulation, specifications, etc
  • Circuit design using modern design practices
  • Practical hands-on experience of electrical wiring and troubleshooting electrical and electronic issues
  • Experience with Embedded System Design
  • Experiences with Mains Power Design
  • Experience with VFD’s (Variable Frequency Drives)
  • Electrical motor knowledge, AC and DC
  • Experience with MCC and PLC layout and development
  • Familiarity with writing and following procedures
  • Produce project documentation, engineering reports, including test and design verification reports, test procedures, design specifications, verification reports, technical and user manual
  • Preparing clear instructions for field changes and upgrades and provide support for Customer Service Engineers in the field
  • Proficient with the used of modern electrical and electronic design tools
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills, with a focus on clarity of design intent
  • Strong time management skills with an ability to manage several tasks and achieve deadlines in a timely manner
  • Ability to work effectively with colleagues in a team environment


Advantageous experience:

  • Design Automation Experience
  • Fluency in Spanish or Chinese
  • Formal training in Statistical Process Control
  • LEAN manufacturing
  • Failure Modes & Effects Analysis or other process improvement methodology
  • Experience utilizing process improvement tools in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience in ISO and Regulatory Approvals
  • MAPICS and or ACCPAC experience
  • Mechanical interfacing knowledge
  • Embraces the SQDC (Safety, Quality, Delivery & Cost)