Electrical Designer - Test and Measurement

Electrical Designer - Test and Measurement

Chicago, IL



Tired of designing the same old electrical panels job after job? Craving eCAD variety? DMC has a unique opportunity for an electrical design professional who has a desire to advance and/or expand their technical skills, while providing top notch customer service. It’s a chance to collaborate with colleagues, customers and vendors while leveraging your problem-solving skills to design cutting-edge test and measurement systems. The Electrical Designer – Test & Measurement Engineer will be responsible for working collaboratively with Test Systems Engineers to transform their project concept drawings into clear, concise, and standardized electrical drawings for manufacturing at the DMC fabrication Studio or using external build partners.

About DMC

DMC is a leading engineering consulting firm, delivering high-caliber engineering and custom software development services globally. Specializing in innovative solutions for manufacturing, testing, and product development, our expertise spans industries from aerospace to consumer packaged goods to healthcare, and more. Our engineers excel in staying ahead of cutting-edge technologies and delivering top notch solutions. We prioritize technical excellence and cultivate a collaborative environment for independent and team-based work, reflecting our commitment to professional growth and providing forward-thinking solutions to clients.

Candidates in (or open to relocate) Chicago are preferred to collaborate with our fabrication studio. If well experienced, you may be considered for your DMC location preference with the ability to travel to Chicago 30%-40% of the time. 


  • Interprets and understands project requirements and concept drawings 
  • Collaborates with teams to understand quality, efficiency, and cost control 
  • Specifies electrical components to meet customer specifications, application requirements, industrial standards, and manufacturing team needs 
  • Creates custom electrical panel layouts, wiring diagrams, and bills of materials 
  • Creates Test Rack layouts, wiring diagrams, and bills of materials 
  • Creates Rack sub-system layouts, wiring diagrams, and bills of materials 
  • Designs wiring diagrams, schematic diagrams, and layouts for assembly 
  • Creates and maintains AutoCAD Electrical templates, blocks and symbols library 
  • Organizes and maintains project drawings/technical information 
  • Ability to manage time amongst multiple projects 
  • Occasional travel 

Everything under Engineering Level II is in addition to Engineering Level I. 

Engineer Level I (0-3 years relevant experience) 

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical, Mechanical, or related field.  
  • GPA of 3.4 or higher 
  • 4+ years of relevant experience 
  • Must be authorized to work in the US without sponsorship 
  • Ability to do basic mechanical and electrical CAD 
  • Basic use of Microsoft Excel and Office tools.  
  • Familiarity with National Instruments (or similar) Data Acquisition (DAQ) equipment, test/instrumentation rack design and layout.  
  • Familiarity with common electrical components, connectors, industrial panel designs, and quality control standards such as ISO9001 and AS9100 

Engineer Level II (3-5 years relevant experience) 

  • Familiarity with AutoCAD electrical (eCAD)  
  • Ability to select electrical panel components based on electrical/mechanical requirements  
  • Ability to design to UL and IEC requirements, including certification 
  • Knowledge of high voltage and high-power component design (both AC and DC) 
  • Familiarity with noise mitigation and signal integrity considerations for panel design  
  • Familiarity with PCB design and able to develop simple PCB schematic 
  • Ability to create PDF drawings utilizing cross reference clicking and BOM from high level requirements 
  • Ability to size panels and calculate heating/cooling requirements 
  • Familiarity with PL and SIL electrical design requirements, industrial communication network design and safety PLC wiring 
  • Basic electrical testing and troubleshooting skills  

ITAR Requirements 

To conform to U.S. Government commercial space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3), applicants for employment at DMC must be a U.S. citizen or national, lawfully admitted for permanent residence into the U.S. (i.e. current green card holder), or lawfully admitted as a refugee or granted asylum under 8 U.S.C. § 1157-1158. 


Starting compensation is based on industry and location standards. 

  • Engineer Level I (0-3 years relevant experience): $80,000 - $95,000 
  • Engineer Level II (3-5+ years relevant experience): $95,000 - $110,000 
  • Over 5 years of experience: Apply to our Senior Engineer role 

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