• Electrical Designer

    Job Locations IE-Cork
    Posted Date 9 months ago(11/7/2018 3:45 PM)
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    Position Title: Electrical Designer

    Reports To: Electrical Design Team Leader

    Location: Fermoy, Co. Cork

    Job Type: Full-Time


    Company Background:

    ABEC is a leading supplier to the biopharmaceutical manufacturing industry.  ABEC’s unique value is based on combining long experience with the ability to engineer, design, manufacture, commission, qualify, and service the entire bioprocess to reduce overall cost, shorten time to market, and maximize productivity.  ABEC’s products include process and equipment engineering/consulting services, comprehensive site services, bioreactors and fermenters, filtration and chromatography systems, prep and hold systems, and cleaning/sterilization systems. 


    Position Summary:

    Electrical Designers work under the direction of the Electrical Design Team Leader and utilize independent judgment to perform the day-to-day project duties of designing, developing and releasing detailed electrical schematics, control panel assembly drawings and the related bills-of-material. The Electrical Designer’s responsibilities involves utilizing AutoCAD software and Syteline materials management software to generate electrical design documentation for equipment manufactured for the pilot and commercial scale biopharmaceutical industry. This position requires a good understanding of electrical control circuit design for PLC’s, process-related instrumentation and motor controls, along with documentation requirements for pharmaceutical industry equipment.


    • Design the installation and wiring of process instrumentation and control devices using documents such as I/O list, P&ID, customer specifications and applicable codes and standards
    • Design of PLC and DCS control loops
    • Design of motor controls and variable frequency drive circuits
    • Design layout and wiring of PLC, DCS, VFD and motor control panels
    • Design layout and wiring of digital networks and connections
    • Familiarity with engineering documentation systems
    • Electrical Installation verification
    • Interfacing with Engineers and other design disciplines to provide an integrated system design
    • Construct wiring schematics Generate assembly designs for power distribution panels, control panels and remote I/O panels. Design is achieved using documents such as schematics, customer specs, and applicable codes and standards
    • Create and maintain bill of materials within the ERP system for each assembly drawing created
    • Make conduit schedule based on schematics and system layout
    • Conduct electrical design review meeting with larger engineering team
    • Interface with project management and project engineers during the design, execution and startup phase of projects
    • Provide assistance to manufacturing as required
    • Support and assist customer field service requirements
    • Execute other tasks as assigned
    • Ability to travel when required


    • Two (2) year technical degree or equivalent certification in Computer Aided Design and Drafting
    • Two (2) or more years of electrical design experience with Industrial control systems
    • Two (2) or more years of electrical design experience with process control loops, motor controls and instrument connections
    • PLC/DCS hardware experience, preferably Rockwell, Siemens and Delta V
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications; including Word and Excel
    • Experience with ERP software for item and bill-of-material creation; Syteline preferred.
    • Detail oriented with a solid understanding of drafting standards and design fundamentals
    • Strong attention to design detail, in regards to specifications, codes and other regulatory standards
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Good organizational skills with the ability to multi-task
    • Must work well both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment

    Preferred Experience:

    • Experience with ERP/SAP platform(s) is desired
    • Instrumentation application
    • Ability to read and understand P&ID’s
    • AutoCAD Electrical basics
    • Autodesk Inventor basics
    • Electrical panel assembly and wiring


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