Columbia Tech

Job Summary

The Electrical Engineer (II) – Power & Controls is responsible for the design and integration of electrical control systems and panels for industrial scale applications.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for developing power distribution and analog/digital control solutions for a wide range of commercial/industrial applications, from initial design through final fabrication documentation.
  • Responsible for architecture, design, component selection, layout, test and debug.
  • Responsible for design integration of PLCs into machine control panels.
  • Create electrical system documentation and execute Engineering Change Orders including schematics, block diagrams, enclosure/component layouts, wiring diagrams, wire run lists, cable drawings, and bills of material.
  • Generate work breakdown structures and associated schedules for electrical engineering related activities; systems level perspective required, with key requirements being accurate estimating, and execution of, time and materials required.
  • Establish design criteria, prepare procurement specifications, and evaluate quotes for required materials.
  • Provide design/analysis of servo- and stepper-based electro-mechanical drives, relays, overall power budget, other.
  • Design and debug power distribution systems for a wide range of capital equipment.
  • Experienced in the direction of activities of more junior level Electrical Engineers, Electrical Designers or Technicians.
  • Proficient with the use of standard electrical test equipment; oscilloscope, voltmeter, frequency counter, current probe.
  • Responsible for PLC logic architecture, implementation, troubleshooting, and test.
  • Capability to design to compliance initiatives and interface with compliance laboratories – UL, NFPA, NEC, CSA, FCC, CE, etc.
  • Experienced with DFM, FMEA and other development practices.
  • Interface with suppliers and customers on designs and specifications as needed.
  • Transition of prototype designs into manufacturing.


  • BS Electrical Engineering with concentration in power and controls.
  • 12+ years design experience in a technical design environment.
  • Demonstrated skill with AutoCAD Electrical for schematics and component layout and PLC programming tools.
  • MS Office Suite Skills: Proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, Word.
  • Ability to interface well with customers.
  • Hands-on, take charge attitude; electrical troubleshooting and vendor liaison.

Working Environment

  • Generally works in an office environment, but may occasionally be required to perform job duties outside of the typical office setting. Occasional travel required.

Physical Requirements

  • Interaction with people and technology while either standing or sitting.
  • Must be able to communicate face-to-face and on the phone.


Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of all personnel so classified.