Position: Electrical Engineer - Controls SME | Manufacturing Solutions

Plymouth, MI


2022 was a record-breaking year for RedViking! New customers, markets and custom projects. 

We are looking for an innovative Electrical Controls Engineer who values a knowledge-sharing work environment and has a deep understanding of Complex Manufacturing Solutions.

Controls Engineering Subject Matter Expert (SME) Responsibilities: In this role, you will function as a multi-discipline SME for Electrical Design, Software Design, Controls and Networking Architecture and related Controls Engineering systems. You will provide expert-level guidance on electrical design, software development and leadership to our engineering teams and serve as a technical mentor for Application and Project Engineers. Mentor and train staff engineers within the business unit to foster career growth and engineering capabilities. You will be fully empowered to make decisions and drive improvements in areas such as Quality, Risk Analysis, and Cost Savings and ensure that project-specific assignments and deliverables are achieved. Hybrid work schedule.

Assists with implementation:
- Technical training scheduling and tracking
- Engineering professional development
- Critical design processes
- Development and improvement of RedViking engineering standard processes
- Approval of internal technical standards
- Design process audits for project teams
- Champion of Engineering standards, including, but not limited to:
+ Design Failure Mode Engineering Analysis (DFMEA)
+ Process Failure Mode Engineering Analysis (PFMEA)
+ Safety Risk Analysis
+ Introduction and Implementation of engineering process improvements
+ Continuous improvement in standards through development

- Project teams as needed
- Applications Engineering on proposed solution and technical risk
- Customer milestone meetings and acceptance activities
- R&D project development and execution - Department continuous improvement initiatives

SME Requirements:

  • BS in Electrical Engineering or in a related field of study or equivalent experience
  • 7-10 years in engineering, preferably in a leadership role
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with:

+ Rockwell (CLX) and/or Siemens (S7) PLCs

+ Motion Controls Experience with different types of Servo Drives and Variable Frequency Drives

+ Communication network experience, (Ethernet/IP, Profinet, I/O Link)

+ Hardware design such as panel layout or industrial controls required using AutoCAD Electrical

  • Plant floor experience required
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal, able to explain highly technical information in an understandable way
  • Travel 10-15% domestic/international
  • Willingness to work above and beyond to meet company and customer goals
  • Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) require that applicants are legally authorized to work in the U.S. for any employer and do not require sponsorship for an employment visa now or in the future


What I like most about working at RedViking are the problem solving solutions we develop for our customers. It goes beyond selling a product. It’s forming a collaborative partnership with our customers that enables them to be successful and keeps them coming back to RedViking with new challenges for us to help them solve. Jeff DeClue - Sales Manager of Dynamic Test Systems
First of all, it’s the people. Some of the smartest engineers I have ever worked with are here. But more than that, we all are trying to do our best and be better every day. Everyone is working to improve themselves and the company and that creates a synergy of improvement that you just don't see most places.

Second, I truly feel empowered and supported by management. They are always striving to create an environment where the staff can learn and grow. They are always looking to do what they can to make this a welcoming, friendly, inclusive, supportive environment for professional and personal growth.

And last but not least, it’s the work! I love being a part of creating the next generation of machinery. From AGVs to robots we do some very cool stuff and that makes coming to work fun. One day you’re assembling aircraft engines and the next day you’re working on an AGV that carries a garbage truck. If you think that’s cool, then you understand why I love being a Viking!!
Andy Potter - Subject Matter Expert - CE
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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value diversity. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit and business need. Offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a drug screen and background check.
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