Electrical Engineer – Control Systems

We are working with the global leader for carbon and technical fiber production. This fast growing/expanding company produces products including heat and flame-resistant fibers, nonwovens, fabrics, and felts for the automotive, aerospace, renewable energy sector, PPE, and a wide variety of industrial and commercial uses.

The company has over 2000 employees in the US, Mexico, and Europe.

The company is looking for an Electrical Engineer – Control Systems to be based in one of their facilities near St. Louis, MO and will report to the Senior Engineering Manager.

The Electrical Engineer – Control Systems will design, engineer, modify, and support existing or new electrical control system designs to meet manufacturing requirements. The objectives for the job are to design/develop electrical control systems that satisfy manufacturing requirements for machine control, performance, safety and quality while adhering to applicable standards such as NEC, CE, etc. They will also manage contractors who perform electrical installations, and improvements. The Electrical Engineer – Control Systems reports to the Senior Engineering Manager and works under the direction of Project Managers to meet budgetary goals and delivery schedules.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design, engineer and modify machines and systems relating to internal or customer driven specifications
  • Attend project kickoff meetings as directed by project manager, play an active role in brainstorming solutions to meet internal and customer requirements
  • Actively participate in design review process as required depending on current milestone of the project, communicate needs, results, scheduling and budgetary issues to project manager
  • Specify electrical control system design, architecture and layout of electromechanical systems as relating to new and existing machines
  • Research various components, services, processes to determine best fit for a given application, with respect to function, time to implement, and cost
  • Ensure machine safety: all applicable standards are followed and electromechanical systems are designed in a manner that is safe to operators
  • Work closely with service and maintenance personnel to check out machines and train on new issues
  • Maintain records of engineering data for each job/machine/project
  • Play an active role in the ongoing improvement of electromechanical systems design and development
  • Effectively and co-operatively work with other members of the engineering team in an international environment, as well as with customers and suppliers, or other organizational functions such as sales, purchasing, maintenance and production
  • Develop/write scopes of work for electrical contractors and technicians


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering (or related field)
  • 3-5 years’ experience developing complete control systems utilizing state of the art technologies
  • Experience with PLC programming skills (Allen Bradley, Omron, etc.)
  • Thorough knowledge of electrical schematics and machine tool electrical design practices
  • Experience programming HMIs
  • Experience with Industrial communication protocols (Ethernet I/P, DeviceNet, Modbus, etc.)
  • Thorough knowledge of AutoCAD
  • Experience with machine safety interlocks, fences light curtains etc.
  • Experience with heating controls (SCRs, SSRs)
  • Experience with configuration of variable frequency drives and instrumentation
  • Experience with power distribution and power quality (harmonics and noise)
  • Experience with control sensors: optical, inductive, capacitive, mechanical, etc.
  • Experience with basic computer networking
  • Solid problem solving and communication skills (oral and written)
  • Knowledge of NFPA 70/70E/79, UL 508A
  • Teamwork and co-operation in international and/or cross-functional environment
  • Experience with formats such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Outlook

All Candidates must be able to provide work related references.

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Rush & Company is a full service Executive Search Firm that specializes in the Soft Goods industry.

Included in this industry are the apparel, home furnishings and industrial markets. We work in the fiber, fabric and fashion industry with clients and candidates located all over the world.

All candidates must be able to provide work related references.

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