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Progressive Machine & Design LLC Electrical Application Engineer in Victor, New York

Electrical Application Engineer


Victor, NY

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Benefit Notes

Competitive and generous benefits package which includes: Medical, Health-Savings Account, Dental. Vision, Life and 401(k).

EOE Statement


Primary Function and Scope:

An Electrical Application Engineer provides a technical resource to Sales, Mechanical Applications Engineers, and other teams within PMD. This candidate will develop machine control solutions for automation equipment with an accurate budget and a quote based on the mechanical concept.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Essential Functions

  • Review customer specifications and apply solutions based on available hardware and costing

  • Specify Vision applications hardware and setup solutions

  • Specify PLC models and manufactures as required

  • Select electrical hardware to meet project requirements

  • Select pneumatic and hydraulic systems based on customer or PMD specifications

  • Maintain costing library of electrical hardware used in the automation industry

  • Apply worldwide safety standards

  • Ensure robots meet PMD's and the customer specifications

  • Mentor other engineers in the applications department on electrical standards

  • Review incoming vendor quotes and outgoing PMD quotations for completeness

  • Present PMD's machine solutions to prospective customers

  • Review machine concepts for safety requirements

  • Work with PMD shop and controls engineering department to assure that quotes are in agreement with PMD's capabilities and standard practices

Position Requirements

Qualification Requirements: an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability required.

Education And Experience:

  • BS Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience

  • Applicant must possess a strong working knowledge of assembly and test automation industries with a minimum of three (3) years of automation machine design.

  • Knowledge of worldwide electrical and safety standards

Language Skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general technical procedures

  • Ability to write technical reports

  • Comfortable in presenting concepts and pricing information in a clear, concise manner suitable for technical audiences

  • Effective in listening and note-taking

Characteristics Necessary To Perform The Job:

  • Focused and willing to meet deadlines as required

  • Willing to travel as require

  • Organizational Skills – computer file management and personal space

  • Able to work in a team environment

  • Detail Oriented

  • Driven to find the best solution to meet the customer's needs

  • Driven to understand new technologies

  • Capable of visualizing concepts and developing complex mechanical and electrical solutions

  • Sharp Business Acumen – keep abreast of leading-edge technology

Reasoning Ability:

  • The applicant must have the ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited information exists

  • Ability to interpret a variety of information furnished in written, oral, diagrams, or schedule form

  • Wide variety of duties requiring considerable judgment to work independently, such as devising new methods, adapting or changing standard procedures to meet new conditions, and making decisions guided by precedent and within established policies

Required Computer Skills:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

  • Familiar with AutoCAD or DraftSight

  • Internet research

  • Preferred experience in robot, PLC, and vision programming

  • Preferred experience in electrical hardware machine control design

  • Preferred experience in the ability to develop software tools to save time or improve the quality of quote

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here represent those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully.

While performing the job's duties, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to handle and feel objects, tools, or controls, and needed to reach, talk, and listen. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here represent those an employee encounters while performing this job's essential functions.

While performing this job's duties, the employee is working outside between 0-5 percent of the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

  • Frequently required: Walking, Sitting, Reaching, Handling, Feeling, Speaking, Hearing, Seeing, Depth Perception, Color Vision, Repetitive Motion (data entry)

  • Occasionally required – Standing, Stooping, Kneeling, Crouching Crawling

  • Seldom Required: 25 lb. minimum: Lifting, Carrying, Pushing, Pulling, Climbing, Balancing

  • Must be able to understand the English language.

  • The employee may be asked to do other physical activities not listed above within federal and state regulations on occasion.

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EOE Statement

Our company is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity with respect to all employees and applicants for employment. This policy prohibits discrimination against all legally protected classes including, but not limited to: race, color, sex, age, disability, religion, citizenship, national origin, ancestry, military status or veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, predisposing genetic characteristics, pregnancy, domestic victim status, or any other status protected by law.

Applicants can learn more about the company's status as an equal opportunity employer by viewing the federal "EEO is the Law" poster at


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