Electrical Engineer I
Delkor Systems, Inc.
Saint Paul, MN

About $67,000 - $92,000 a year

The Electrical Engineer collaborates with other professionals in Engineering, Assembly, and Service in the design of capital equipment.


1. Analyze how a machine will function and creates functional specifications.

2. Design electrical system for customer machines

3. Select appropriate electronic component parts.

4. Design electrical panel layouts.

5. Develop and draws schematics and other required documentation.

6. Be self-motivated to adjust the schedule to meet design and release deadlines.

7. Collaborate with controls programmer to meet required functions in accordance with machine specifications.

8. Assist service and assembly departments with electrical debugging of machines being put together on the floor and occasionally in the field at a customer location.

9. Report machine or plant safety concerns to the department manager.

10. Document electrical standards for panel construction and machine assembly.

11. Assist in writing service/operating manuals for machines.

12. Assist in research and development of new products.

13. Assist controls programmer with software programs to test new product ideas.

14. Assist the Service Department in troubleshooting machines in the field via telephone or while on-site at the customer’s facility.


1. Perform other tasks or duties as assigned.


Education and Experience

1. A four-year degree in Electrical Engineering; in lieu of a four-year degree, a two-year technical degree with five years of experience in electrical control systems is required.

2. Experience and/or familiarity with SolidWorks preferred.

3. AutoCAD experience.

Technical Skills and Abilities

1. Able to read, understand, analyze and problem-solve electrical drawings and related engineering software programs.

2. Working knowledge in the National Electric Code (NEC), National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) 79, and Underwriter’s Laboratory (UL) 508A.

3. Knowledge in mechatronics, machine control sensing, and sizing of servos.

4. Able to use standard computer programs for work processing including Microsoft Office products.

5. Able to assist assembly personnel and co-workers on machine function or design.

Non-Technical Skills:
1. Interpersonal Communication:
a. Communicates clearly and effectively (verbally and non-verbally) to individuals and groups, internally and externally, to exchange ideas and convey detailed information accurately.

b. Works well with a variety of people and personalities, and with other Delkor departments.

c. Works collaboratively, as a team member, to suggest ideas and resolve issues in a positive manner.

2. Work Ethic:
a. Well organized with an aptitude for details.

b. Works independently and accurately with minimal supervision.

c. Able to maintain a positive workplace environment under stressful situations.


The Electrical Engineer must be able to:
1. Sit at a desk or in meetings for extended periods, including performing extensive computer tasks.


1. The majority of duties are performed in an office setting, carrying out detail work sitting at a desk and working on the computer.

2. Twenty to thirty percent (20-30%) of the work is performed on an assembly floor or at customer sites with exposure to tools, dirt, dust, chemicals, metals and plastics, varying temperatures, construction noises and odors from production processes.

3. The estimated amount of time spent traveling to customer sites is ten percent (10%).


The Electrical Engineer must be able to:
1. Use general office equipment such as a computer, printer, telephone, fax machine, copiers, e-mail, calculator and other such equipment.

2. Use basic hand tools including wrenches, pliers, screwdriver, voltmeter, etc.

Delkor is an equal employment opportunity employer.

Masters or better in Electrical Engineering
Bachelors or better in Electrical Engineering
Associates or better in Electrical Engineering
Team Player: Works well as a member of a group
Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well