Electrical Designer - Test and Measurement

Electrical Designer - Test and Measurement

Chicago, IL



Tired of designing the same old electrical panels job after job? Long for some eCAD variety? Looking for technically challenging projects, so you can learn something new, but still apply all that you know?

DMC has a challenging opportunity for an electrical design professional who has a desire to advance and/or expand their technical skills, while providing top notch customer service. This is not your ordinary Electrical Designer/ eCAD position.  This is an opportunity to collaborate with co-workers, customers, vendors, and partners - to put your problem-solving skills to work - and design cutting-edge Test and Measurement systems that delight our customers.  You’ll become a key member of our team and encouraged to grow in your career.

The Test and Measurement Electrical Designer will be responsible for working collaboratively with Test and Measurement 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.

Throughout the course of this work, they will communicate with both the engineering and fabrication teams to create ‘ready to build’ electrical-panel, rack sub-system, and full test equipment rack drawing packages. This work includes BOM finalization, rack and panel layouts, component rating/sizing, generating IO lists, and designing power distribution. After handoff of these materials for build, the Test and Measurement Electrical Designer will be a key reference and project resource for the assembly engineers and technicians.

DMC’s Test and Measurement team works on a wide range of projects in a variety of industries from automotive to aero-space and defense, and everything in between.  Our engineers and designers are constantly learning new technologies in order to continually provide cutting-edge solutions to our customers.

At DMC, we maintain an active company culture, which includes weekly company-sponsored athletic, cultural, and social events. Full-time employees will enjoy a great benefits package including health, dental, and vision coverage as well as 401K matching, generous paid vacation time, and a well-stocked kitchen full of snacks. Additionally, we were recently named the #2 Best Mid-size Place to Work in Chicago by Crain’s!

DMC Office Locations

DMC has a strong preference for candidates located in Chicago in order to collaborate with our fabrication studio. If well experienced, you may be considered for your DMC location preference if you are able to travel to Chicago 30%-40% of the time. 

  • Chicago (Headquarters)
  • Austin
  • Boston
  • Cincinnati
  • Dallas
  • Denver
  • Houston
  • Nashville
  • New York City
  • San Diego
  • Seattle
  • St. Louis
  • Washington D.C.


  • Interpret and understand project requirements and concept drawings.
  • Work with build teams to understand their needs for quality, efficiency, and cost control.
  • Specify electrical components to meet customer specifications, application requirements, industrial standards, and manufacturing team needs.
  • Create custom electrical panel layouts, wiring diagrams, and bills of materials.
  • Create Test Rack layouts, wiring diagrams, and bills of materials.
  • Create Rack sub-system layouts, wiring diagrams, and bills of materials.
  • Design clear wiring diagrams, schematic diagrams, and layouts for assembly.
  • Create and maintain AutoCAD Electrical templates, blocks and symbols library.
  • Organize and maintain project drawings and technical information.
  • Work with project managers and operations manager to schedule and prioritize tasks.
  • Occasional traveling to customers, DMC offices, and fabrication sites as needed.


  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical, Mechanical, or related field. 
  • Minimum 4 years of related experience. 
  • U.S. citizen or national. 

Required Skills

  • Ability to do basic mechanical CAD
  • Ability to do basic electrical CAD
  • Basic use of Microsoft Excel and Office tools. 
  • Familiarity with National Instruments (or similar) Data Acquisition (DAQ) equipment
  • Familiarity with common electrical components and connectors. 
  • Familiarity with test/instrumentation rack design and layout 
  • Familiarity with industrial panel design   
  • Familiarity with quality control standards such as ISO9001 and AS9100

Nice to Have Skills

  • 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
  • Ability to create BOM from high level requirements
  • Ability to size panels and calculate heating/cooling requirements
  • Familiarity with PL and SIL electrical design requirements
  • Familiarity with industrial communication network design
  • Familiarity with safety PLC wiring
  • Basic electrical testing and troubleshooting skills 

 What we offer: 

  • Paid Time Off 
    • 15 days paid vacation to start 
    • Paid holiday and sick time 
    • Parental leave options 
  • Flexible Working Environment
    • Flexible work schedule 
    • Hybrid work environment 
    • $500 stipend for home office set-ups 
  • Financial Benefits 
    • 401(k) with company match 
    • Access to financial advisors       
    • Profit sharing program 
  • Health & Wellness
    • 75% employee & 50% dependent medical plan premium coverage
    • 75% employee & 50% dependent dental and vision insurance coverage
    • 100% employee life and disability insurance 
    • Medical, Dependent Care and Commuter FSA
  • Inclusive Culture & Fun 
    • Company-sponsored athletic, cultural, and social events
    • Unique company traditions including: welcome parties for all new employees, FedEx Day, All Day Company Meetings, and Yearly Office Events
    • Employee Resource Groups
    • Weekly catered meals and stocked kitchens 
    • Open office workspace and with fun amenities such as ping pong, pool, & shuffle board 
    • Regular employee engagement surveys 
  • Employee Development 
    • Mentorship program 
    • Career and leadership development programs
    • Ongoing technical and soft skills training 


Please note compensation is based on credentials and location:

  • Engineer Level I (1-3 years relevant experience): $70,000 - $85,000
  • Engineer Level II (2-5 years relevant experience): $85,000 - $95,000
  • Engineer Level III (5+ years relevant experience): $95,000 - $120,000+

DMC typically evaluates compensation and grants raises on an annual basis (raise amounts are dependent on company and individual performance).


DMC believes in rewarding employees for additional effort beyond what is expected. One of the ways we recognize employees is through Extra Effort bonuses, intended to reward employees for periods of working extremely long hours, working more than the occasional weekend, or other acts of extra effort.

Additionally, DMC offers Site and Travel Compensation, which is intended to compensate employees for time spent working out of DMC's offices due to the travel requirements of the position.

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.

Salary Description

$70,000 - $120,000 Annually