Electrical Engineer

Posted on July 12, 2018

Department: Engineering

Location(s): Sanger, CA

Hours: 40+ hours per week

Apply to: info@adcomfg.com

Date Position(s) Opened: 07.12.18

About ADCO:

Founded in 1958, ADCO is a leading U.S. manufacturer of packaging machinery and systems. ADCO’s innovative product line includes horizontal and vertical end load cartoners, top load cartoning systems, paperboard wrap around sleevers, corrugated tray formers, case packers, robotic packaging systems and custom packaging machinery and systems. ADCO serves customers around the world in such industries as refrigerated and frozen foods, convenience foods, bakery and snack foods, confectionery, personal care, cosmetics, and household products.

Job Description:

We are currently looking for an experienced Electrical Controls Engineer to join our team in Sanger, CA. The Electrical Controls Engineer is responsible for designing controls panels and other electrical systems that drive ADCO's various packaging machines. This will include preparing technical drawings and specifications of electrical systems. Successful candidate will be responsible for design, review and issuance of required electrical schematics that detail power supply, Programmable Logic Control (PLC) and accompanying Human Machine Interface (HMI) screen logic.

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Apply electrical engineering knowledge to machinery principles and materials, manufacturing methods and processes to ensure that designs are functional, practical, economical, safe, meet required codes and satisfy customer operating requirements.

  • Interface with senior engineers, project managers and occasionally customers to understand and clarify specifications and project design objectives.

  • Operate computer-assisted design software to perform engineering tasks.

  • Work with panel shop technicians to ensure that assembly, wiring, installation and operation of control panels and electrical systems conform to quality standards, applicable codes and customer requirements.

  • Construct accurate and complete bills of material based on designs that conform to cost and performance objectives.

  • Inspect, install, troubleshoot and debug machine systems during manufacture and prior to shipment.

  • Proactively revise designs to meet specifications and deadlines.

  • As needed, provide on-site and off-site technical support to the Company’s Field Service Technicians and customers to address and resolve issues encountered during machine installation, start-up, repair and retrofit.

  • Write, compile and produce preventative maintenance procedures for ADCO control panels and electrical systems.

  • Manage electronic files and database library to ADCO standards.


  • BS in Electrical Engineering (Masters preferred)

  • 5-7 years practical experience in electrical design and/or application engineering---advanced coursework may satisfy this requirement

  • Familiar with UL, NEMA and CE code

  • Proficient with AutoCAD Electrical and/or ePLan P8 electrical design software

  • Knowledge of electrical design standards, PLC & HMI logic, servo/AC/DC motors, electrical power distribution

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Good interpersonal skills to successfully interface with superiors, peers and external customers

  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment

  • Flexible and dedicated to doing what it takes to get the job done

  • Ability to effectively prioritize duties and handle multiple projects concurrently to meet deadlines

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite


This position offers a competitive salary based on experience, plus benefits.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Email us a pdf resume at our HR managers email link provided below. If your resume is in Microsoft Word, please feel free to copy and paste your text in the message box of the form provided.

Send us your resume

Maureen Say - HR Manager
ADCO Manufacturing
Email: Msay@adcomfg.com