Job Description

Lead Hardware Project Engineer

Location: Plymouth, MN

Onsite Flexibility: Hybrid; 3 days in office; 2 remote days

Flexible Start/ Scheduled: 8am – 5pm M-F

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About the Role

We are seeking an experienced hardware engineer to join a manufacturing company in Plymouth, MN! The individual in this role provides electrical engineering services for mostly large-scale industrial food processing projects ensuring deliverables are on time and meet customer expectations, functions as the primary contact with customers, team members and contractors.

In this role, your responsibilities will include:

  • Designs motor and control cabinets for plants and machines according to customer requirements and in correspondence to local standards
  • Uses ECAD systems to engineer electrical schematics, network concepts and layouts for (motor) control cabinets
  • Leads project teams on all technical belongings within the field of specialization (Motor Control Panel/ Motor Control Center design) and prepares and approves technical designs for medium size plants; may participate in more complex projects as needed
  • Prepares all necessary project execution specification/documentation for purchase orders and ensures timely submission of purchase orders
  • Leads the interfaces to purchasing, manufacturing, electrical installation engineering and commissioning
  • Resolves issues and answers questions that may occur during the design, manufacturing, installation and/or commissioning phase of projects; may escalate more complex questions or issues to leadership personnel for resolution or guidance
  • Tracks project schedules to ensure tasks are completed on time and in totality
  • Manages assigned budget, including cost and quality of subcontracted design services
  • Participates in continual learning activities and applies practical applications to work performed
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Required Skills, Education, and Experience:

  • Technical/Vocational diploma or degree from an accredited institution in mechanical, electrical or automation engineering or related field with 3-5 years of experience in a project engineering role; or a combination of education and experience
  • Experience in hardware engineering with any ECAD system (EBase, Ruplan, Eplan, AutoCAD, etc)
  • Experience in cabinet Client outing is a plus
  • Knowledge about local electrical standard UL 508A
  • Leadership – displays confidence and industry/department knowledge, while remaining approachable in a variety of business situations
  • Teamwork – works collaboratively with employees in order to achieve a common goal
  • Judgment/Decision Making/Problem Solving – utilizes effective approaches for choosing a course of action for developing appropriate solutions
  • Oral and Written Communication – presents information, analysis, and ideas in writing in a clear and concise manner; speaks clearly so that others can hear and understand what is being said
  • Managing Risk – takes actions in which the benefits to the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery are weighed against potential risks
  • Planning/Organizing – sets clear goals and functions effectively under critical and tight deadlines, heavy workloads, and other pressures
  • Speaks and understands English
  • Domestic and international travel ~30% time which may include long hours and non-traditional work schedules


  • International and successful company with sustainable prospects for the future
  • Wide technical & modern environment with interesting challenges
  • Professional environment with an open communication culture
  • Exciting development and training opportunities
  • Great and dynamic work environment
  • Health Insurance with Health Savings Account
  • Dental
  • Vision and Life Insurance
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability
  • 401(k) with 6% company contribution
  • 15 days vacation
  • Sick Time
  • Maternity and Paternity Leave

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Direct Placement
Plymouth, MN
Partially Remote

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