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General Cable
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Manchester, New Hampshire
United States
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Automation Engineer

General Cable


Requisition ID 2017-1275
# of Openings 1
Category Engineering


Designs, develops and supervises all aspects of electrical control systems, equipment and machinery. Responsible for the installation and technical support of PLC based hardware.


  • Develop and maintain a high level of knowledge of wire and cable equipment and processes.
  • Support the maintenance department in electrical/electronic systems troubleshooting and training.
  • Provide engineering support and direction to the maintenance department for maintaining electrical and electronic equipment in a manner which optimizes operational performance and safety.
  • Manage assigned projects which include cost estimations, designs, specifications, approvals, procurement, installation, startup, cost control, safety and overall implementation to achieve Plant and organizational objectives.
  • Manage outside electrical engineering, construction and consulting firms according to the Contractor Management Program.
  • Manage outsourced repairs of critical electronic components. Maintain an awareness of the equipment spares inventory and offer recommendations for storeroom adjustments and critical spares as required.
  • Assist the Engineering & Maintenance Manager with the preparation of the annual capital and expense budget for management review.
  • Adhere to all Corporate and Plant practices and policies in all aspects of work and ensure compliance with Federal, State and local electrical codes, and regulations.
  • Develop, write, and de-bug control logic for machine control, make design modifications and improvements to complex electrical, electronic, and mechanical equipment.
  • Analyze and interpret electrical schematics to the component level as required to make repairs and return equipment to operation.
  • Utilize programming devices to analyze P.L.C. programs for failures or improvements. Maintain detailed records of critical process variables and ensure that programs are logical and as comprehensible as possible.
  • Provide direction to electricians in troubleshooting, repair and program AC/DC drive systems.
  • Troubleshoot issues utilizing current technology including electrical test equipment and computer diagnosis equipment.
  • Carefully and thoroughly document all electrical work. Keep existing documentation current and accessible to other team members. Ensure that copies of software are up-to- date and available to the rest of the Electrical Team Members and that sufficient back-up copies are maintained in a safe location.
  • Work with the Operations to solve manufacturing problems, initiate productivity improvements, and identify future opportunities for the overall continual improvement of the Manchester operation.
  • Liaison with Engineering and Maintenance Team.
  • Perform other related duties as per direction of the Manager.
  • Back-up all programs and setups with up to date versions on company drive


  • Advanced computer skills required including PLC programming and CAD. (Experience with Wonderware a plus).
  • Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering, Electrical/Electronics Engineering or an Associate Degree in Electrical/Electronics.
  • Minimum 2-5 years of experience in manufacturing, (wire & cable experience highly desirable).
  • Will work in both factory and office conditions.
  • RSLogix 500 & 5000 programming with Allen Bradley CompactLogix and MicroLogix PLCs
  • Parker Drive programming / PLC interface
  • Wonderware HMI programming
  • Electrical print knowledge


General Cable is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons shall have the opportunity to be considered for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, military service and veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. General Cable will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please let us know.