Electrical & Controls Engineer

Engineering | Zelienople, PA, United States
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THE ROLE: The Electrical & Controls Engineer will be responsible for working within a multi-disciplinary regional team consisting of a Territory Manager, Applications Engineer, Project Engineer, and Project Manager. In this role, the incumbent will also {support the team by assisting with the development, technical strategy, and scope of supply for potential, specification driven projects. Additionally, the E&C Engineer will demonstrate complete ownership of project execution related to both electrical & software design and implementation, including submittal development & approvals, factory acceptance testing, project startup, and field service support}. We offer a full benefits package to include Flexible Time Off (FTO) for salaried positions, health, dental, vision, investment savings plan, and additional miscellaneous benefits.     

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:  To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.    

  • Review and interpret project electrical schematics and specifications
  • Develop scope of supply for electrical control components and prepare bills of material
  • Develop electrical control panel designs and write PLC/HMI code
  • Read and/or develop P&ID diagrams
  • Perform electrical & controls troubleshooting
  • Prepare Xylem Inc. standard electrical drawings utilizing AutoCAD Electrical software package
  • Master Allen Bradley PLC & HMI development and programming in addition to one other brand of PLC/HMI.
  • Perform system factory acceptance testing and assist with project startup & commissioning  
  • Assist Project Engineering with the preparation of project submittals and O&M Manuals for review and approval by customer
  • Independently develop PLC software and electrical hardware designs
  • Interface with procurement to specify and obtain quotations from vendors & attends vendor trainings as required
  • Possess an ability to positively influence & manage installing contractors
  • Provide advanced customer support & establish team actions to deliver on our commitments
  • Support development of aftermarket opportunities and execute aftermarket projects
  • Maintain a high degree of understanding of water treatment processes
  • Develop and present lessons learned and perform point kaizen to continuously improve
  • Identify cost saving design solutions within project work
  • Develop process & controls specifications
  • Performs system integration to customer SCADA
  • Maintain cUL, NEC, and IEC Compliance as applicable
  • Perform training for internal team members as well as customers
  • Have excellent communication and extensive contact with customers, consultants, suppliers and colleagues as necessary to ensure project success
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Additional duties and responsibilities: 

  • Support and respond to routine customer inquiries
  • Inside customer support for sales service, and aftermarket teams
  • Adheres to Xylem Inc. Standard Operating Procedures
  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of water treatment & control processes
  • Travel to project sites, supplier’s factories, and technical conferences as necessary


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering or related discipline in addition to at least three (3+) years of experience in project execution related to industrial automation and/or water & wastewater treatment
  • 5+ years of experience in process control and system designs including PLC and HMI. Must be proficient in AB/Rockwell Automation software and hardware
  • Demonstrated ability to be a self-starter and work independently
  • Read and interpret complex engineering drawings and specifications
  • Working knowledge of mechanical fundamentals and processes.
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel
  • Strong background in advanced process control solutions including programming various types of logic controllers. Proficiency in other automation platforms such as Siemens, Modicon/Schneider Electric and GE is a plus

At Xylem, we embrace diversity and strive to create avenues where employees feel valued and appreciated through our DE&I initiatives and Employee Resources Groups (ERG).  Xylem is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action workplace.  Xylem prohibits discrimination, harassment of any kind and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or sexual orientation (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, marital status, medical conditions or disability, genetic information, age, or other non-merit factors.   

Join the global Xylem team today!  Xylem is a team creating advanced technology solutions to the world’s water challenges through developing new technologies and services that will improve the way water is used, conserved, and re-used in the future is central to our work. Our products and services move, treat, analyze, monitor, and return water to the environment, in public utility, industrial, residential, and commercial building services settings. Xylem also provides a leading portfolio of smart metering, network technologies and advanced analytics solutions for water, electric and gas utilities. 

Disclaimer: The information listed within this job description is designed to indicate the general nature of work expected for this position and shall not be viewed as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required in this position.  Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position satisfactorily and if requested, reasonable accommodations will be made to enable employees with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their job absent undue hardship.  Xylem reserves the right to modify this job description or assign other duties to this position as needed. 

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