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(Mid-Level) Electrical Engineer – KIEL, WI USA


Plan, organize, direct, and help execute all aspects of electrical engineering projects as it relates to the design, startup, commissioning, and aftermarket support of OEM bag making machinery and other related web handling equipment. This includes (but not limited to) sizing/selection of electrical components, system layout/design, machine programming, as well as testing/commissioning support of machine lines. Provide technical assistance and leadership to engineering department and other associated departments.  Direct the work of other engineers, designers, and detailers on specific tasks.  Researches and develops new utilization of electrical components.  Other duties as assigned by the engineering manager.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs and coordinates the electrical design, development, startup, and commissioning of new products or modifications of existing equipment.
  • Able to communicate effectively when coordinating design efforts with other electrical, mechanical, and manufacturing engineers.
  • Programming PLC’s (IEC languages), Motion control, HMI’s, and other peripheral equipment as it relates to bag making/web handling machine lines.
  • Demonstrates an intimate knowledge of programming techniques involved with the motion control of web handling equipment (web registration, rotary knife applications, etc.).
  • Responsible for providing customer assistance with electrical issues on installed machines.
  • Demonstrates a clear understanding of local and national codes (i.e. UL508, OSHA, NFPA79, etc.) as well as company standards for design and safety.
  • Responsible for the accuracy of design and the quality of the final detailed electrical drawings.
  • Communicate and present with manufacturing, assembly and service to resolve conflicts, reviews designs, and incorporates suggestions in improvements.
  • Must stay current on new developments in component technologies and trends in the industrial and motion control industries.
  • Expected to produce designs, which comply with HolwegWeber engineering standards, which apply to the locale in which the machine is sold.
  • Participates in the design review process for all assigned projects.  Communicates with manufacturing, assembly and service to resolve conflicts, review design, and incorporates suggestions for improvement.
  • Corrects design problems, errors or inaccuracies found in design.  Processes non-conforming material reports, engineering change notices, and engineering change requests when required.
  • Participates in the design estimation process, which includes determining the feasibility of design, estimates design times required, assembly time, test time and project costs.
  • Communicates with the Technical Publication Department to maintain accuracy of technical information for the customer manuals.
  • Coordinates and performs testing of new technologies.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as required.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Education and/or Experience

Requires bachelor’s degree in engineering and 10 years of experience in the design/programming of web handling or related machinery. Strong PLC/HMI/motion programming and effective communication skills are required.

Language Skills

Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively communicate information and respond to questions from HolwegWeber groups, clients and customers. Ability to function both independently and as part of a group. Ability to function team environment. Prefer ability to speak French and/or German.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical

Reasoning Ability

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Other Qualifications

Requires the ability to operate a variety of standard office machines, to include a computer, telephone, fax, copier, etc., and the ability to operate a variety of test and development equipment. Ability to concentrate in a noisy environment.  Prefer ability to travel up to 30%.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly and for long periods of time required to sit; use hands to finger, walk steps, handle, or touch objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach above shoulders; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move drawings, files, parts, and manuals weighing up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The work environment is an office like setting with the extended computer use. When on the shop floor, large machines may be loud. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, occasionally loud.