Electrical Engineer/PLC Programmer

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Date: May 29, 2024

Location: Eagle Rock, VA, US, 24085

Company: Dover Corporation

MAAG Pump Systems, Automatik Plastics Machinery, Maag Gala Industries, Reduction Engineering Scheer, Ettlinger, AMN, and Witte – seven successful and well-experienced companies have joined forces to become the global partner for the polymer industry. As a manufacturer of gear pumps, pelletizing, and filtration systems, and pulverizers we offer top-grade equipment for your demanding requirements – not only for polymer applications but also for the chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, and food industries

Main position objectives

The Electrical Engineer/Programmer provides the highest quality electrical design of control systems on the Maag family of equipment.  Working independently but supported by sales and sales engineering, the incumbent is the electrical PLC representative for the customer’s controls equipment.

  • Requires a thorough knowledge of Engineering and Manufacturing practices and methodologies.
  • Must have an in-depth understanding of 3-phase motor controls, Allen Bradley, Siemens PLC’s, programming and HMI screen design, and related products.
  • Must be able to read & understand motor control ladder logic drawings. Motor control design ability is a must, along with valve control, relays, timers and related control equipment.
  • A thorough knowledge of Siemens and Allen Bradley controls is a must.
  • MS Office experience is a plus. MS Excel experience is a must.
  • Ability to work effectively with networking, and internet devices is a plus.
  •  Bachelor’s or Associates Degree in Electrical Engineering / Technology, or a related field of education, or relevant experience is required.
  • Some travel to customer’s facility to assist in startups should be expected at times.

The incumbent considers all interests of quality, accident prevention and occupational safety as well as environmental safety in a preventive manner within his scope of responsibility and supports the avoidance of damages to people, facilities, assets, material and environment actively.

The incumbent is obliged to perform tasks requested by management that relate to his position scope or arise from company needs. This job description reflects current status, right to make changes reserved

Work Environment

Generally, electrical engineers/programmers work in a plant setting. One of their main tools include a computer with proprietary software to create,and modify their programs.  While performing the duties of this job in a plant setting, the employee may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration, hot equipment, hot and cold weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud and PPE may be required.

Physical Requirements

  • 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.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, sitting and climbing. 


  • The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Job Specification



  • Bachelor’s or Associates Degree in Electrical Engineering or 3 yr. relevant job experience
  • Training on logic circuits, electric motors, gears / mechanical devices
  • Familiar with large rotating equipment
  • Able to read and explain manufacturing drawing, schematics and piping and instrumentation diagrams

Professional experience (description incl. No. of years)

3 year experience with programming in Siemens or Allen Bradley PLC


Experience in plastics processing equipment is highly desirable.

Interpersonal skills and behavioral competencies


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly organized and efficient in approaching tasks
  • Independent self-starter with ability to problem solve and anticipate and avoid issues
  • Strong team player, work ethic and commitment to win
  • Customer-focused

Language skills



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   Monday to Friday   2 Shift   3 Shift   Other:  possible weekends, night hours or holidays as needed


Travel frequency in %

(e.g. 1 week per month = 25%)

70% - average trip is 5 days in duration; international trips could last up to 3 weeks.





Work Arrangement : Hybrid  

Salary Range :    -   

We consider several job-related, non-discriminatory factors when determining the pay rate for a position, including, but not limited to, the position’s responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, a candidate’s education/training, the position’s location, and the key skills needed for the position.  Pay is one of the Total Rewards that we provide to compensate and recognize employees for their work.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, genetic information, or any other factors prohibited by law.

Job Function : Manufacturing & Operations

Nearest Major Market: Roanoke

Job Segment: Electrical Engineering, Facilities, Manufacturing Engineer, Pharmaceutical Sales, Electrical, Engineering, Operations, Sales

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