Kaman Corporation

  • Electrical Controls Engineer

    Location : Location US-TX-Plano
    Requisition ID
    Kaman Distribution
    Shift 1
    # of Openings
    Posted Date
    8 months ago(10/8/2018 12:37 PM)
  • Overview



    We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Electrical Engineer to join our team in Plano, TX. This exciting opportunity is responsible for providing customer-focused engineering support and services to internal and external customers.


    Kaman Automation, a platform of Kaman Distribution Group, is comprised of Minarik, Zeller, and G.C. Fabrication, is a leading provider of motion control, automation products, systems and solutions to original equipment manufacturers, industrial production plants, and infrastructure facilities throughout North America. We are committed to helping our customers achieve high performance by providing quality and state-of-the-art products with the technical support to back them. Our people are the foundation of our success and we recognize that our ability to sustain our competitive advantage is by investing in the development of our employees, driving innovation, and providing solutions for a better tomorrow.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Identify customer requirements and provide technical engineering solutions to meet or exceed customer needs
    • Communicate with customers both on the phone and in person
    • Visit customer office sites in order to review application requirements or obtain more detailed information
    • Attend in-office meetings as required, conference calls with team members, or in-office customer meetings to review the project status or the readiness of application programming for an upcoming installation
    • Conduct on-site service calls or on-site project meetings as required to install programming changes and/or perform hardware or software modifications supplied for start-up
    • Attend training or conferences as required for skilled training in the office or at a customer site
    • Read and interpret specifications and plans to determine contract requirements and communicate and execute solutions based on specifications and clarifications


    Education and Experience:

    • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Electrical, or Engineering Technology
    • Minimum of 3-5 years of applicable work experience in the Engineering field required
    • Prior Engineering work experience in the electrical or controls field preferred

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Strong desire to learn about the products and industry to be able to apply product applications
    • Ability to think analytically and creatively problem-solve
    • Self-directed and strong self-motivation
    • Detail oriented
    • Strong organizational and time-management skills
    • Ability to independently train and self-motivate in order to quickly learn customer software and hardware preferences
    • Strong teamwork skills to identify the correct resources and effectively/efficiently communicate project needs by working as a team
    • Ladder programming
    • Function block programming
    • Structured text
    • DeviceNet, EthernetIP and ControlNet experience
    • PLC conversions from old to new versions
    • PLCs:
      • Schneider Unity (M340/M580) and Schneider/Modicon 984LL programming
      • Proworx NxT/Proworx32
      • Rockwell PLC5
      • SLC500
      • CompactLogix and Logix L6x, L7x versions 15 through 29 programming experience
      • GE R3xi and 9070
      • Experience using Seimens is a plus
    • SCADA/HMIs:  Experience with Wonderware, Citect, Indusoft, Vijeo Designer, Proface GP Pro Ex preferred.  FactoryTalk View ME/SE, iFix 5.5/5.8, GE Cimplicity ME/SE, WinCC isa plus
    • Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs):  Experience with Schneider Altivar, Rockwell preferred.  Yaskawa, Toshiba, and others considered
    • Motion Setup/Programming:  SoMachine and Lexium, Kollmorgen workbench preferred. Rockwell Kinetix is a plus
    • Safety PLCs:  Rockwell Logix safety, Sick Flexisoft preferred

    Physical Requirements:

    • Able to lift up to 25 lbs.
    • Able to pick-up material at floor level
    • Able to lift items above shoulder height
    • Able to stand or kneel for 10-20 minutes as required
    • Walking or standing for extending periods of time
    • Able to travel via automobile 30 minutes to 5 hour trips as required
    • Carry equipment with or without a cart including a laptop and a tool bag
    • Installation of minor equipment inside a panel for electrical wiring

    Our comprehensive compensation package and benefit program includes:

    • Your choice of medical insurance providers and plans, Dental insurance, and Flexible spending accounts
    • Company matching 401(k) with a great vesting schedule
    • Company paid Life (family) & STD insurances, Vacation, Holiday & Sick time
    • Employee discounted Stock Purchase Plan
    • 100% tax free tuition reimbursement


    Kaman Distribution Group, a division of Kaman Corporation, is comprised of three business platforms: Kaman Automation, Kaman Fluid Power, and Kaman Industrial Technologies. We offer more than four million items including bearings, mechanical power transmission, electrical and automation, material handling, motion control, fluid power and MRO supplies to customers in virtually every industry. Additionally, we provide engineering, design and support for automation, electrical, linear, hydraulic and pneumatic systems as well as belting and rubber fabrication, customized mechanical services, hose assemblies, repair, fluid analysis and motor management. Offering products and solutions from more than 250 locations, our people are the foundation of our success. we recognize that our ability to sustain our competitive advantage rests among our talent. #KDG #KAI


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