Electrical Design Engineer I

Job Function:

MX, C.P, San Luis Potosi, S.L.P

Reporting into Production Engineering – Electrical Switchgear, Electrical Design Engineer is responsible for the design, integration, and application of electronic components on G&W products so that switchgear may be remotely operated and used to automatically reconfigure power distribution systems.

 Position Responsibilities

  • Design custom solutions to match customer specifications through the selection and integration of electronic components

  • Current and Voltage Transformers

  • Protective Relays

  • Motor Controls

  • Power Supplies

  • Communication Equipment (radios, modems, antennas, etc)

  • Programmable Controls

  • Cable assemblies and Wire Harnesses

  • Prepare and review drawing packets used and created by the Mechanical engineers, designers, and drafters to document electronic assemblies and Bills of Material for orders

  • Generate and review drawing packets used and created by the Electrical engineers, designers, and drafters to document logic, point to point wiring, and system interaction.

  • Assist Manufacturing in determining proper testing procedures per Industry Standards and Customer requirements

  • Provide technical support to Manufacturing

  • Provide pre-sales information to Sales and Marketing including Estimated Bill of Material, Design lead time, and/or written description of system operation.

  • Establish and document standard design processes and products.

  • Simplify product designs for improved manufacturing and reduce cost without compromising product quality and function.

  • Assist Sales and Marketing and Development Engineering with projects to enhance existing and develop new product lines.

  • Develop schedules, coordinate and manage projects of all sizes with little to no supervision.

  • Interface with purchasing and vendors in the modification and approval of component parts and assemblies

Required Qualifications

  • Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to coordinate the activities within a department comprised of diverse tasks and demanding schedules.

  • Training and/or experience in basic electrical or system troubleshooting.

  • Experience creating drawings, models and assemblies on CAD software is necessary, RS Designer preferred.

  • Knowledge of MS Windows, Word, Spreadsheet, Outlook and project applications is required.


  • 3 or more years of progressive experience in Engineering design and/or development.

  • Knowledge of and experience with power distribution system fundamentals such as:

    • Symmetrical components

    • Load flow

    • Short circuits

    • Fault current calculation

    • Over-current protection functions

    • SCADA communications and standards

    • Typical primary Voltage and Current test procedures

    • Electromagnetics and the selection and integration of motors, transformers, and generators on the power distribution system

G&W Electric is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All employees and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

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