Electrical Engineering Designer II

  • CEC Controls/Wood
  • Apr 24, 2024
Full time Automotive

Job Description

Electrical Engineering Designer II

Warren, MI, United States




CEC Controls - a Wood business is currently recruiting for an Electrical Engineering Designer II to join our team in Metro Detroit, MI. Wood is a Global Energy Solutions company; our CEC Controls division has been in business for over 50 years in America, providing exceptional products and services to the automotive industry.  




The office site is Warren Michigan with some work from home opportunity, as well as client sites during project commissioning and standby phases. Must be able to perform the design of control systems, from start to finish, as well as the engineering and field startup of control systems.  Experience in industries related to automotive are priority. Demonstrated trouble shooting skills are absolutely necessary. We are looking for long term, driven and dedicated individuals. This is a great opportunity for an individual with solid experience as an automation engineer or systems integrator, for someone who is looking for career growth with a major organization. Excellent benefits, bonus program, some travel [25%] may be required.



·         Performing Design of Automation control systems, requirements which will include:

o    Review specifications and standard practices

o    Follow internal and customer standards as required

§  Establishing non-standard logic and designs as required.

o    Create system map layouts, sequence of operations, drawing packages, write PLC logic, and develop HMI screens

o    Write and edit PLC programs including: I/O mapping, network diagnostics, conveyor control, routing and tracking, HMI FIS and IIOT fault messages and more

o    Able to self-check PLC programs, such as verify all I/O is used, step by step conveyor sequence is correct

o    Specify panel and field material by creating Electrical Bill of Material’s (EBM’s)

o    Work with Management and Project Management to develop and maintain schedule

o    Attend meetings with some interaction with customers

·         Field duties and responsibilities include:

o    Assisting in installation oversight

o    Start-up and Debug at customers facilities

o    Experience with VFD/Motor tuning, torque proving and point to point operation is a plus

o    Launch support and Standby support (post commissioning)

o    Work with project Management 




Education and Qualifications

·         Associates Degree in Electrical Engineering, Bachelor Science Electrical Engineering, or Bachelor Science Electrical Engineering & Technology, or equivalent relevant work experience with a technical degree or certificate

·         1-3 years of industry experience working for a systems integrator; must include control panel and circuit design (in its totality)

o    non-standard designs, system map layouts, sequence of operations, reviewing cycle time, studies and dimension switch layouts

o    design packages, write logic, develop HMI screen and commission your design

·         Knowledge of system architecture, including non-standard material, control panel power requirements and/or distribution

·         Capable of reviewing the specifications and standard practices (internal hardwired and logic standards, general specifications and scope of work)

·         Technical knowledge and skills required:

o    RSLogix 5, 5000, Studio

o    RS Networx for DeviceNet, ControlNet, EtherNet IP

o    DriveExecutive, DriveExplorer

o    PanelBuilder PDS, 1400e; 32, RSView Studio

·         Capable of assisting with installation, and debugging with no additional support

·         Ability to work independently and in a team atmosphere

·         Technical knowledge/skills considered an asset: Ford NextGen or GVoss standards; Microsoft Office Suite, Siemens

·         Authorization to work lawfully in the US without sponsorship from Wood is required

 Physical Requirements:

·         Able to climb a ladder to a mezzanine

·         Able walk a mile in 20 minutes

·         Be able to cover, on foot, a reasonable distance on a job site

·         Able to lift up to 30 lbs without difficulty

·         All of the above items to be accomplished while carrying a laptop computer (backpack)