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Electrical Design Engineer 1

The Design Engineer I reports to the Service and Synchronous Engineering Manager and is responsible for the design and electrical analysis of large electric rotating machines, preparing negotiations, responding to technical enquiries, providing support to production and field services, conducting design reviews. At first this will be accomplished under the direct supervision of more senior engineers or Engineering Manager. As technical expertise grows the level of difficulty of the projects will increase and the engineer will be required to operate on a more independent basis.



  • Conduct product design and development following general design guidelines and tools including CAD programs, and developing design methods utilizing established standards.
  • Design and analysis of the magnetic pathways of rotating electrical machines including calculations of leakage flux and air gap flux
  • Select size and design the frame diameter, slot sizes, rotor diameter, copper cross sections, air gap length of rotating electrical machines using custom electro-magnetic design software programs.
  • Calculate the current density and Kilowatts of heat in current conducting paths in rotating electric machines.
  • Select and design insulation system and insulation testing specifications based on the rated voltage of the machine.
  • Evaluate and diagnose rotating electric machinery returned from the customer site for refurbishment or repairs that may including winding failures and thermal performance issues.
  • Design rotating electric machinery to meet customer requirements for HP or KVA, efficiency, shaft torque and temperature rise.
  • Conduct calculations and analysis using closed-form methods, computer applications and fully functional FEA and other simulation tools. Develop calculation tools and computer applications for broad use.
  • Support Sales Department by providing technical input to negotiations of non-standard products based on reference designs.
  • Support other departments and customers by addressing technical questions sometimes not covered under general design guidelines.
  • Review drawings, schematics, bills of material, and other documentation necessary manufacture, test, install, and commission products.
  • Build proficiency and body of knowledge covering more than one product family and more than one engineering field and applications. Drive to learn new skills, acquire knowledge and apply to practical situations.
  • Aquire working knowledge of NEMA, IEEE, API and IEC standards applicable to electric motors and generators.
  • Create and enhance several design guidelines by leveraging own experience and technical learning.
  • Prepare engineering reports covering topics or issues involving various products or technical fields, with contribution from various individuals. Some reports may be distributed outside the company.
  • Assist in the development of new products by creating specifications, designing prototypes, devising and reviewing test data, and preparing supporting documentation.
  • Conduct project feasibility and cost analysis.
  • Provide input pertaining to time and resources required to execute tasks in the preparation of project schedules, and prepare schedules for portions of projects.
  • Execute tasks according to orders or project schedules, striving for 100% on-time completion. Provide timely reports on project status.
  • Lead product improvement, standardization, productivity improvement, cost reduction, and cycle time reduction initiatives.
  • Provide direction to disposition to non-conformances and lead engineering response to corrective actions based on general design guidelines.
  • Review product compliance to company standards, customer requirements, industry standards and regulations.
  • Lead the preparation of technical papers and provide input to invention disclosures.
  • Represents the Company before customers and at technical conferences in support of Marketing and Sales.
  • Compliance with all Company policies is required, including adherence to Company ISO 9001 Standards and compliance with Company Affirmative Action Plan and Company Safety procedures.
  • Compliance with applicable Company policies concerning maintaining a drug free workplace is required.
  • Regular attendance is an essential function of this position.
  • Other functions as required (non-essential functions).



  • Bachelor's degree (B.S.) from four-year college or university in Electrical Engineering with one to four years of related work experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • One to four years of experience designing rotating machines, preferably electric motors and generators.
  • Desire to work with medium and high voltage equipment (2.4 – 13.8 kV).
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, standards, operating and maintenance instructions, white papers, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to work in a factory setting to exchange knowledge with shop floor workers and manufacturing management.
  • Ability to write reports, technical papers and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Working knowledge of statistical tools.