Engineer Associate - Electrical Software Design


Wooster, OH, US, 44691

Job Requisition ID:  5497


The Engineer – Electrical Software Design is responsible for engineering design, development, startup, and support in PLC software for manufacturing and testing machinery in the Special Machine Building Department (SMB) within the Schaeffler Group North America at the Wooster, Ohio facility.  

This position holds the responsibility to conceptualize, design, and deliver automation software solutions for custom manufacturing equipment.  The Engineer – Electrical Software Design must be very proactive in understanding customer requirements for manufacturing processes and equipment.  Working within Schaeffler design guidelines and standards. The employee will concept and design automation solutions such as those involving custom Siemens PLC software, HMI software, servo controls, hydraulic controls, measurement/inspection sensors, interfaces to additional system, Vision Systems, Laser Marking machines, Fanuc Robots, custom PC applications, etc. based on their specific job requirement.  The employee will be directly involved in software development, system startup, and troubleshooting of new equipment as well as modifications and upgrades to existing equipment.

In order to be effective, this person must have excellent understanding of systems integration and automation engineering techniques. A strong understanding of structured programming, communication protocols, and overall problem-solving techniques is also necessary. The employee will be “hands on” with equipment during startup and validation phases of projects. The majority of work is onsite at the Wooster, Ohio facility, and occasional regional and international travel is required.

Your Qualifications

  • Technical
    • Advanced engineering & physics knowledge
    • Superior knowledge of systems integration strategies, concepts, and techniques
    • Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.
    • Experience with design of custom equipment for manufacturing including assembly, inspection, process control, etc.
    • Software experience with Siemens TIA Portal & Step7, Fanuc Robots, MS Office, etc.
    • Hardware experience with Siemens 1500 series PLCs, servo drive systems, industrial networking (Profinet, Profibus, Ethernet, etc.) PID controls, power distribution systems, etc.
    • Experience with Risk Level Assessment, codes, and regulations for industrial equipment safety.
  • Soft Skills
    • Excellent communication ability (written & verbal).
    • Extremely self-motivated & driven to achieve results.
    • Continuous improvement approach.
    • Assertive approach to solving problems.
    • Ability to prioritize and make decisions.
    • Strong teamwork skills
  • Educational
    • Bachelor's  degree in an Electrical, Computer, or Controls engineering related field, required


We look forward to your application.


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Schaeffler Transmission, LLC 

Lindsay Maron 


Nearest Major Market: Canton
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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