Controls Designer


SPX Transformer Solutions, Inc. Waukesha, WI, USA

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At SPX Transformer Solutions, we are committed to hiring the best and most talented people and providing them with the tools and opportunities necessary for them to not only excel at what they do every day, but also fuel their workplace passions and transform their careers. Mentoring, training and development activities by industry experts abound, while the nature of the business encourages cross-functional and interdepartmental learning, communication and teamwork that lead to continuous improvement in all areas. Desired competencies include self-motivation, creative problem-solving, compulsion to make a difference and the ability to work well with others in a challenging, fast-paced environment.

Job Summary

Controls Designer is responsible for providing the necessary documentation along with supporting manufacturing and testing of the controls design for a transformer based on a given set of customer requirements. Utilizing the internal specification derived from the customers’ requirements, the Control Designer creates the transformer control design for an order through the use of design standards and programs. The control design is checked, revised as necessary and released for ordering of materials and production.

Principle Duties And Responsibilities
Reviews Advance orders specifications and writes up questions to be forward to the customer.
Reviews Customers’ specifications and fills in VCE for Controls for their design.
Using the Customers specification, VCE information, and internal standards the Controls Designer creates approval drawings for the customer, shop drawings and bills of material.
Reviews and updates “AS BUILTs” drawings received from Manufacturing, and makes all updates in a timely manner. Sends note to the DE’s and the Engineering Coordinators stating the drawings are ready to print.
Troubleshoots all problems with their designs with the customer and in Operations. Keeps documentation up to date, including Cause Codes in the Nonconformance Program. Backs up other Controls Designer when they are not available.
Provides feedback weekly at Control NCR meetings to Controls Designer with respect to common errors and/or shop practices.
Tracks OCR’s for their Designs and makes corrections per schedule.
Updates TA’s to present company’s procedures and standards.
Supports projects to improve the overall design process of Controls.
Tracks all work times of designs in SAP.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Ability to work under minimal supervision for design questions or technical problems.
Strong work ethic and a Team player.
Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
Understanding of the function of relays, circuit breakers, PLCs, panel building and other control items.
Understanding of Microsoft Office Suite
Working knowledge of CAD design tools
Understanding of shop methods, industry standards and wiring procedures

The above description covers the principle functions of the job. It is not intended to be a complete listing of all the miscellaneous, incidental or substantially similar duties, which may be assigned during normal or emergency operations.

Required Education / Experience

Associate’s Degree in Control circuits, equivalent training in the Armed Services or approved equivalent in the industry with minimum 3 years design experience. Or Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology

Preferred Education / Experience
Working knowledge in designing with E3 wiring program.

About SPX

SPX Transformer Solutions, Inc. (formerly Waukesha Electric Systems, Inc), is one of the largest U.S. manufacturers of power transformers and a valued supplier of complete transformer service solutions, components and replacement parts as well as a variety of substation-applicable training classes for all skill levels including a large number of comprehensive LTC maintenance courses. We employ approximately 1,200 people throughout the United States and operate manufacturing facilities at our headquarters location in Waukesha, WI as well as Goldsboro, NC and Dallas, TX.

SPX is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other reason prohibited by applicable law.

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