Electrical Designer

Electrical Designer

Chicago, IL

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement for this position.


DMC has a challenging opportunity for an electrical design professional who has a desire to advance their technical skills while providing top notch customer service. Electrical Designers will be responsible for creating panel drawings, including BOM, layout, and component sizing, generating IO lists, designing power distribution, and creating loop drawings for field instruments. They will be required to understand and design within various standards such as UL and IEC.

DMC works on a wide range of projects in a variety of industries from automotive to healthcare to food and beverage. Our engineers are constantly learning new technologies in order to continually provide cutting edge solutions.

Founded in 1996, DMC is a technology company located on the near north side of Chicago. This position will operate out of our Chicago office which was named one of the Best Places to Work in Chicago by Crain’s! DMC employees enjoy a great benefits package, a well-stocked office full of snacks & games with a roof deck and gym, & an active culture which includes company-sponsored athletic, cultural, & social events.

DMC Office Locations

  • Chicago (Headquarters)
  • Boston
  • Dallas
  • Denver
  • Houston
  • New York
  • Seattle
  • St Louis


  • Specify automation and electrical components to meet customer specifications, application requirements, and industrial standards.
  • Create custom control panel layouts and bills of materials.
  • Design wiring diagrams, schematic diagrams, and one-line power distribution drawings.
  • Perform IO checkout and validation.
  • Perform enclosure FLA and heat dissipation calculations.
  • 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.
  • Traveling to customer sites as needed.


  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical, Mechanical, or related field
  • Minimum 6 years’ experience
  • U.S. citizen or national

Required Skills

  • AutoCAD electrical
  • Ability to design to UL and IEC requirements, including certification
  • Familiarity and ability to design to NEC
  • Working knowledge of PLCs, IO Modules, VFDs, Motors, and other standard automation equipment.
  • Working knowledge of industrial communication networks
  • Ability to size power components, including breakers, fuses, VFDs, Disconnects, etc.
  • Ability to determine and layout power distribution
  • Ability to create PDF drawings utilizing cross reference clicking
  • Ability to size panels and calculate heating/cooling requirements
  • Ability to create BOM from high level requirements
  • Generate Loop Drawings
  • Generate one-line drawings
  • Microsoft Excel

Nice to Have Skills

  • Experience programing or configuring PLCs, HMIs, or SCADA systems
  • Familiarity with safety PLC wiring
  • Familiarity with PL and SIL electrical design requirements
  • Ability to read and understand P&ID drawings
  • Familiarity with industrial communication network design
  • Familiarity with National Instruments or DAQ equipment
  • Understanding of noise mitigation and signal integrity considerations for panel design
  • Knowledge of high voltage and high power component design (both AC and DC)
  • Familiarity with quality control standards such as ISO9001 and AS9100
  • Understanding of FOD (foreign object debris) protection procedures, ESD protection standards, other important safety and quality control best practices
  • Ability to do basic mechanical CAD
  • Ability to do software testing
  • Familiarity with PCB design and able to develop simple PCB schematic

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.