Apr 03, 2024

Sr. Electrical Design Engineer

  • Mitsubishi Electric Automation
  • 500 Corporate Woods Parkway, Vernon Hills, Illinois

Job Description

Mitsubishi Electric Automation is a global leader in providing quality automation solutions to a variety of industries, from manufacturing and industrial to medical and agriculture. We have immense pride in our employees who are an incomparable commitment to excellence. When you choose a career with Mitsubishi Electric Automation, you are choosing a passionate and hard-working team environment that prides itself in diversity, inclusion, sustainability efforts, and employee support.


Under minimum supervision, design and support of Control Cabinet from customer supplied specifications. Work with Engineering Supervisor and Engineering Manager to develop a complete control package design to support Mitsubishi Electric Automation (MEAU) manufacturing and to meet the customers’ needs and requirements.



Essential Functions
• Review and verify customer specifications (Schematic & Cable drawings, Electrical Component Lists, etc.).
• Create, update, modify electrical schematics, and layout drawings to communicate change recommendations to customer.
• Redesign and modify customer specifications to reduce material and labor cost.
• Manage multiple projects and communicate with other departments to make sure documentations are released on time to meet delivery schedule.
• Prepare and create complete system BOM in SAP.
• Create an assembly drawing package based on customer specification to assist prototype and assembly in manufacturing the control cabinets.
• Design cables and spec out components from power calculations.
• Review, verify and update customer supplied sheet metal drawings.
• Create quotations based on customer specifications.
• Be able to interpret various UL standards, especially UL508A.
• Use AutoCAD to create Assembly, Point Wiring and Cable drawings.
• Create Engineering Change Notice (ECN) to support customer design change requests.
• Create Material Master, BOM and Change Master in SAP.
• Utilize Win-shuttle/DMS to upload/maintain drawings on the website.
• Support and maintain Engineering Department ISO9000 Documentations.
• Perform other job functions as assigned.

Travel Requirements (<10%)

  • Minimum travel to customers’ sites for Prototype Power up evaluation as needed.


  • BSEE or BSEET degree (or equivalent experience) plus 5 to 8 years of Electrical Engineering design experience.
  • Be able to read schematic drawings and translate to point wirings.
  • Be able to apply UL/NFPA Standards to size/verify electrical components and cables.
  • Be able to operate AutoCAD and/or Solidworks (Electrical and Mechanical) software.
  • Experience in sheet metal design.
  • Computer proficiency – Knowledge of MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and Access).
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to communicate with and maintain effective relationships with customers, vendors, and team members.
  • Teamwork orientation.
  • Attention to details is required.


  • Experience in Panel Building preferred.
  • Experience in Power Distribution preferred.
  • Knowledge in NEC/NFPA79 codes a plus.
  • Experience in SAP a plus.

This is a hybrid position, 3 days in the office and 2 days remote. The location is Vernon Hills, IL.

Why choose us?

You would be joining:

  • A successful team of smart, dedicated professionals who are not only the best in their respective fields but are committed to a tradition of technological leadership and innovation.
  • An organization that truly cares about employee engagement and understands the impact of clear and consistent communication.
  • Our leaders are committed to ensuring all employees are regularly informed about the state of the business, understand how they fit in, and know where they can make a difference.
  • Employees are encouraged to pursue professional development opportunities and participate in in-house training programs.

We value our employees, and we offer an extensive benefits package that adds value to your total compensation. Our broad range of benefits include:

  • Health, dental and vision insurance plans with company contribution – we offer different plans, including PPO and HMO (HMO offered only in some states)
  • Competitive 401k with company match
  • Paid Vacation
  • 13 Paid Holidays, including floater holidays
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee life insurance - company paid core coverage plus supplemental coverage
  • Dependent life insurance
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Discount Program
  • Pet Insurance   

Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. is committed to the employment and advancement of minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other lawfully protected characteristic.

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