Principal Electrical Engineer - $7,500 Sign-on bonus

Posted 25 Jul 2022

Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin - United States

Req Id 253554



A career with EMD Electronics is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 60,300 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. EMD Electronics is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.


Everything we do in EMD Electronics is to help us deliver on our purpose of being the company behind the companies, advancing digital living. We are dedicated to being the trusted supplier of high-tech materials, services and specialty chemicals for the electronics, automotive and cosmetics industries. We foster a global collaborative organization made up of individuals who have the passion to win, obsess about the customer, are relentlessly curious and act with urgency. Together, we push the boundaries of science to make more possible for our customers. 


Your Role:

As a Principal Electrical Engineer in the Semiconductors Capital Investment Project Execution Team, you will provide technical discipline expertise in electrical engineering on a variety of asset builds and infrastructure modifications ranging in scope from specialty chemical production equipment installation to greenfield building construction.


Responsibilities include:

  • Participate in all project-relevant design reviews, design hazard reviews, operating plant hazard reviews
  • Support commissioning/startup activities including pre-startup safety reviews and closure of punch list items
  • Generate or review externally generated results such as electrical load lists, high and low voltage single line diagrams, protection and control schematics, DC power schedules / diagrams, panel schedules, low voltage system protection design, short circuit fault level calculations, arc flash studies and labels, lighting, electrical design drawing packages, etc
  • Provide expert level electrical engineering support
  • Work within a matrix environment and communicate with remote team members, project managers, and customers
  • Drive consistency in evaluation and implementation of best engineering practices, lessons learned, and continuous improvement
  • There may be up to 10% travel


Relocation will be offered with this role in accordance with company policy.


Who You Are:

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS degree in electrical engineering or related
  • 5+ years proven experience
  • Experience in design of industrial electrical power systems
  • Knowledge and application of switchgear, motor control centers, transformers, and motors used in industrial power systems as well as the ability to prepare and interpret specifications related to such equipment
  • Knowledge and experience in performing detailed power system engineering studies and process instrumentation & controls


Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in Engineering (MS or PhD)
  • NEMA and IEC design experience
  • PLC, DCS and electronic circuits experience
  • Proven ability to translate technical requirements from asset and product development plans into tactical concepts and designs
  • Professional experience with manufacturing processes, as well as knowledge of materials of construction for electronics specialty chemicals production
  • Experience in industrial process plant construction and construction safety practices, chemical piping and equipment installation practices


What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences.
We celebrate all dimensions of diversity. We believe that it drives excellence, innovation, and human progress. We care about our customers, patients, and our rich mix of people. This diversity strengthens our ability to lead in science and technology.
We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all and empower you to fulfil your ambitions. Our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons.
Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to bring their curiosity to life!


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If you are a resident of NYC, Connecticut or Colorado, you are eligible to receive additional information about the compensation and benefits, which we will provide upon request. You may contact 855 444 5678 from 8:00am to 5:30pm ET Monday through Friday, for assistance.


The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.


As an employee of the Company, you will be required to comply with all of the Company’s COVID-19 safety protocols and policies. The organization has currently suspended enforcement of its COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, but that policy may be reinstated by the Company in its discretion.

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