Sales Engineer-Utilities-130K+ [JOB POSTING]

SUMMARY

The Sales Engineer position is an important role for a international manufacturer. We are seeking a candidate with strong product knowledge of power transformers and previous experience selling to the utilities private and public.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Work directly with private and public utilities within assigned geographical territory.
  • Knowledge of industry pricing.
  • Be the voice of the customer to define opportunity for product sale.
  • Oversee projects from cradle to grave.
  • Rep agency knowledge
  • Road warrior

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Degreed Engineers
  • Previous sales experience
  • Previous experience selling to the decision makers at the utilities both private and public

WII.FM  –What’s in it for you?

  • Generious salary and benefits
  • Ability to work remote-home office location is Midwest
  • Work for a financially stable company with low turnover and that value their employees
  • Growth potential

Privately held international manufacturer servicing the power transformer manufacturers.

Foster Conner International provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Foster Conner International  complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training

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Senior Electrical Design Engineer-Transformer Designer [JOB POSTING]

Our company is a custom manufacturer of magnetic components such as dry type transformers and inductors. We design both analog and digital power supple controls. Due to growth in the market we are seeking an experienced Senior Electrical Design Engineer-Transformer Designer with experience with power electronics and electromagnetic design and AC and DC custom power supplies.

We offer a rich benefits package which includes paid vacation, holiday and personal time, health, dental, life, short term and long term disability. We offer a flexible spending plan a 401K plant, tuition assistance and profit sharing. With an excellent work life balance. If you are interested in working for a company that allows you to wear multiple hates and allows for both professional and personal development this is the opportunity for you.

If you have these qualifications and have ever felt like a number or less than the most valued asset at your current company do yourself a favor and apply for this position!

Qualifications:

  • BSEE with at least 5 years of power electronics and electromagnetic design.
  • Experience designing power converts.
  • Experience designing high power 10kW and above AC and DC custom power.

Only candidates that have the qualifications and have legal authorization to work in the USA will be contacted.

Previous experience from a transformer manufacturer is highly desired.

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Specialties: Executive Recruiter in Power Transformer, Distribution Transformers, Magnetic Transformers, Switchgear and Substation, Distribution Class Switchgear, Paralleling Switchgear, Motors and Drives and sub-sets.

Mechanical Transformer Design Engineer [JOB POSTING]

Leading manufacturer of custom medium voltage oil filled transformers and other power generation equipment.   Servicing a broad range of utilities and industrial markets throughout the world. We are actively seeking a Mechanical Transformer Design Engineer to join our staff.

 POSITION SUMMARY:

 Ø      Develop and design prints and mechanical documentation for manufacturing and assembly of customized transformers in reference to electrical design and customer specification.

Ø      Consult the assembly plan in compliance to customer specifications and electro-mechanical documentation. 

Ø      If needed, work directly with customers to understand equipment/system requirements and to ensure an optimized solution for the clients’ application(s).

Ø      Address shop floor and field quality issues and take necessary design measures through ECN to enhance product quality and/or reduce manufacturing and material cost.

 ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

1.      Mechanically design electro-magnetic products to meet customer specifications at requested delivery dates.

2.      Using electrical design sheets, develop the mechanical design of coil/core assembly, clamping hardware, enclosure and/or additional assembly outline for the entire system.

3.      Specify and document special assembly instructions and/or hardware.

4.      Develop mechanical documents for enclosures and other mechanical parts to be outsourced and work with the third party toward the fulfillment of required specifications.

5.      Work with Engineering, customers and Manufacturing teams towards achieving quality goals and design validation.

6.      Design and develop manufacturable products that are cost competitive and in adherence to the material standards.

7.      Define and document bills of materials and process routing steps.

8.      Work with quality and manufacturing teams to resolve field or shop floor issues and questions.

SKILLS:

Ø      Proficiency in use of ProE, AutoCAD, MRP tools, Microsoft Word and Excel.

Ø      Experienced in developing routing documents and Bill of Material in a manufacturing environment.

Ø      Resource planning to accomplish the completion of documentation for a given project at a scheduled time-frame.

Ø      Ability to efficiently work within mechanical team and interface well with other departments and remain well organized and disciplined.

Ø      Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal with attention to details.

Ø      Ability to make independent decisions with initiative and tact.

Ø      Ability to train, coach and assist junior team members.

Our client offers a business casual work environment, a competitive benefits package including medical, dental and vision insurance; 401k and paid vacation and holidays – along with a competitive salary and bonus program.

Only candidates in the USA with proper documentation to work will be considered.  For a confidential conversation please email Nanette[at]fosterconner[dot]com

Contingency VS Retained-which is better for the company?

For those of you who don’t know my background let me give you the Readers Digest version.  Girl is working for corporate America, girl meets boy in city she was transferred to, girl marries boy..girl doesn’t want to travel.  Hence, how my career began as a electrical industry recruiter.  After several years with a national agency, I left deciding that I wanted a more personal, client focused business.  But, what did that mean?  To me, it meant servicing fewer clients with better, faster results.  How does a contingency recruiter do just that without starving?  Simple, or so one would think.  Choose to only work on a retained basis.  Makes sense, right?  After all, I don’t think many people would show up for work without the guarantee of some kind of pay.  I mean let’s be candid here would any hiring manager show up daily, do a job and then not get paid?  That is what happens to contingency recruiters-we do a search, focus all of our attention on it, only to have the dreaded call the position has been put on hold.

So, in my quest for changing the world and bringing people together , these are the things I have learned.  Let me start with addressing why most recruiters work on a contingency basis.  Very simple it is easier to “sale” when you can say-“you will only pay my fee if you hire my person”.  In other words it cost you nothing to look at my candidate.  You only pay my fee if you hire them.  The challenge with this thought or idea.  The candidate you are interviewing is also interviewing with all of your competitors.  Since this is no longer 2009 and technical talent is at a premium, the company that moves the fastest and pays the best gets that candidate.  Folks forgive my honesty here but this is what happens.  Remember contingency recruiters only get paid if a offer is made and accepted.  They are going to give themselves the highest odds of getting an offer for that candidate.  Hence, a payday for them.  The big challenge of using a contingency recruiter with no sales ability…who do you think is selling the candidate on your position?  Bet, you never thought of it that way!

What does this mean to the companies that have a search that requires a giraffe, with pink and white polka dots and speaks four languages?  It means, that more than likely that search will not be worked on no matter how many agencies you give it out to.  Why?  Simple-they cannot afford to work on a search that is not exclusive and is more difficult than finding Nemo.  Now, my real epiphany is this, why is there not more retainers for technical talent when it is nearly impossible to fill the openings being created just by the Baby Boomers retiring, let’s not mention how many of us, that went to college in the 1980’s and 90’s and did not get technical degrees.  Yes, there is a HUGE shortage of technically competent candidates in the USA.

Let me try to get back on track and the whole reason I decided to write this today.  As I have been talking to those former clients the ones that I can now freely talk with (someday I will write about my feels on non competes) and they are filling me in on how they were “dubbed” by giving a retainer to someone that had no qualifications to fill the role.  In other words, someone told them they were an “expert” and this was the only way to get the position filled was to pay them up front…shame on those unethical recruiters…

I believe in the value of a retained model.  That stated, the only way I would EVER give a recruiter a dime of my hard earned money is to make sure of a few things.

  1. They must have a deadline to deliver an agreed upon amount of QUALIFIED candidates.
  2. That recruiter needs to be able to answer certain questions about said industry for me to believe they are an expert.
  3. Last but not least, retained searches should be paid based on performance.  I personally focus on a model that pays part of the fee at the start of a search but the remaining fee is not paid until the candidate says yes.

In closing, I now have such a clearer understanding of why companies do not want to do a retainer.  As I talk with them, I understand their frustration of giving someone a retainer and expecting results as they should!  My question is this…what results did that recruiter promise?  Was the fault more that the chosen agency didn’t know the industry?

I will end with this thought.  Retainers work, it is truly a win/win for each party.  The recruiter knows the company is serious and therefore will work on the search.  The company should have expectations of when the position will be filled.  But, the true question is are you working with a recruiter that specializes in your industry and can fill the position that needs filled.  Are you trusting a rookie with your most valuable assets-your future employees?

 

 

Test Manager Transformer Manufacturer [Job Posting]

JOB SUMMARY:

Manage test department and finished product testing on high voltage power transformers and lead troubleshooting and reporting test/inspection results to the customer. Will also conduct in-process testing as needed. This position shall lead the design, build, selection, calibration, and operation of test/inspection equipment.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Apply quality assurance and manufacturing department procedures to tests.
  • Supervise testing staff to complete electrical power tests such as the following: ratio tests, polarity and phase relation, resistance, insulation resistance, insulation power-factor, losses and excitation, impedance voltage, temperature rise, lightning impulse, switching impulse, applied voltage, induced voltage, discharge, noise, equipment loss, and tap changer testing (including off-site tests as required).
  • Analyze and interpret blueprints, drawings, manuals or other information required to determine specifications, inspections procedures, testing requirements and certification methods.
  • Provide leadership for customer testing; maintains positive customer relations and support.
  • Lead troubleshooting, problem solving and implements countermeasures as needed for test failures.
  • Completes statistical analysis of test/inspection data and makes/leads continuous improvement projects.
  • Lead the test/inspection data collection/reporting efforts, so as to provide a leading-edge solution for collection and reporting of all customer related data/information.
  • Review customer test specification and implement appropriate product testing to meet the customers’ requirements.
  • Perform and/or coordinate repairs on components, assemblies, and testing equipment for compliance to specifications.
  • Lead evaluation of testing equipment, makes design recommendations, supports the purchase, installation, and maintenance of test equipment
  • Lead test team to the successful completion of all testing required by the customer while meeting the production and customer delivery schedules.  Takes appropriate countermeasures to assure delivery of an on-time and on-quality final product.
  • Perform calibration and TPM tasks as needed to maintain production testing and compliance.
  • Prepare reports on operational performance, production deliveries, safety, quality, costs, delivery, etc.
  • Practice 6S and adhere to all safety rules, guidelines and safe working practices.

 JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor Degree in Electric Engineering or related technical field with minimum 2 years’ experience in transformer testing or equivalent education and experience.
  • Broad knowledge of applicable Quality Assurance and Manufacturing Department procedures.
  • Broad knowledge of electrical power tests such as the following: ration tests, polarity and phase relation, resistance, insulation resistance, insulation power-factor, losses and excitation, impedance voltage, temperature rise, lightning impulse, switching impulse, applied voltage, induced voltage, discharge, noise, equipment loss, and tap changer testing.
  • Experience using inspection tools, instruments and equipment required.
  • Experience leading production teams and meeting customers’ requirements.

Benefits, including:

  • Medical, Dental, and Life Insurance
  • 401(k) Program
  • Holidays
  • Vacation
  • Community and Volunteer Activities

For more information contact Nanette[at]fosterconner[dot]com

 

 

Transformer Engineering Manager [Job Post]

Do you have a minimum of 15 years of experience in the transformer industry? Have you been a manager? If so, we have a client that is seeking a new leader for their engineering department. This position will manage several individuals and will require critical thinking skills and good decision making. We are not looking for a manager that only wants to push paper. We are looking for a hands on engineer that can help mentor others and be involved in the manufacturing process. This is not a position for a rookie. There is opportunity for growth beyond this position.

Focus of Position:
Medium voltage power liquid filled transformers.
Non-standard, custom design and specialty applications.

Candidates that have worked in a job shop environment would be a perfect fit.

The Transformer Engineering Manager will be encouraged to participate in the IEEE transformer committee.

All inquires are in confidence. For more information please contact Nanette[at]fosterconner[dot]com