Electrical Controls Design Engineer

Cape Canaveral, FL
Full Time

Electrical Controls Design Engineer


Primary Job Functions:

  • Create schematics and cable harness drawings using AutoCAD Electrical
  • Select power and instrumentation components to be used in the electrical system and create a bill of materials
  • Create purchase requisitions for power and instrumentation components
  • Design control systems including but not limited to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), thermocouples, pressure transducers, proportional valves and variable frequency drives
  • Design DC power distribution systems (DC-DC converter selection experience, battery power experience, circuit breaker selection experience, wire sizing experience)
  • Design AC power distribution systems (480V/277V and 208V/120V systems)
  • Design Ethernet and serial networks.
  • Write procedures describing how to operate and test controls equipment
  • Troubleshoot and coordinate with the team in order to determine problems and implement solutions
  • Consistently research, test, and analyze ideas for the system and provide process improvement ideas


Skills and Requirements:


  • Experience with AutoCAD Electrical
  • Experience drawing schematics showing analog I/O, digital I/O, power and network connections to controllers
  • Experience drawing cable harness assembly drawings
  • Experience with battery management systems
  • Experience with Ethernet, RS232, RS485 and CAN bus networks
  • Experience with power distribution system design
  • Experience in selecting components that will be subjected to extreme conditions (high/low pressure, high/low temperature, corrosion, vibration, etc.)
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering preferred. Not required if experience is in excess of 10 years
  • Experience with space rated systems is a plus



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