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Electrical Engineer  Elgin, IL  Posted: 2/14/2023
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Our client is a leading international provider of advanced metal-cutting solutions. They provide a full spectrum of highly reliable CNC turning, milling, and grinding machines as well as technologically advanced workholding and machine tool accessories.   

Electrical Engineer

The Electrical Engineer is responsible for the selecting CNC controls, specifying electrical hardware, and creating schematics for high precision internal diameter (ID), external diameter (OD), and combination (ID/OD) grinding machines. In addition, the Engineer will support automation integrations for the machines.


  • Use CAD to design electrical schematics for CNC machine tools.
  • Design power case panel layouts and assemblies.
  • Determine proper sizing and specifications of electrical components based on application.
  • Use CAD to generate BOM's.
  • Gather feedback from assembly to revise and adjust designs.
  • Provide engineering support to customers, vendors, and sales teams for prospective project


  • B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering required.


  • A minimum of 2 years of relevant experience in electrical design required. Experience with Siemens or Fanuc CNC controls preferred.
  • Demonstrated competency in CAD required.
  • Hands-on electrical troubleshooting experience preferred.
  • Ability to take both written and verbal instructions. Strong oral and written communication skills required.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a high level of professional demeanor and discretion in handling of confidential information. Ability to work efficiently with a team of design and project engineers required.


  • Knowledge of common sensors, valves, and switches found on CNC machine tools.
  • Experience in power case design and motion control.
  • Experience with CNC tools and Siemens and/or Fanuc CNC controls.
  • Knowledge of CE European safety and/or NFPA 79 codes.
  • Experience with sizing and specifying electrical components such as servo motors, contactors, and overcurrent protection.
  • Knowledge of common ECO/ECN and design submission/review processes

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