Electrical Engineer - Automation

Electrical Engineer - Automation

Chicago, IL



Are you an electrical design professional who wants to advance their technical skills while providing top-notch customer service? DMC’s Electrical Engineer 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.

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 ensuring 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.

This role will be in Chicago to collaborate with our fabrication studio.


  • Understands 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. 
  • Ability to manage time amongst multiple projects  
  • Traveling to customer sites as needed. 

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

Engineer Level I (0-3 years relevant experience) 

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical or Mechanical engineering, or related field/relevant experience 
  • Minimum GPA of 3.4 
  • Must be authorized to work in the US without sponsorship 
  • Proficiency with electrical design software, preferably 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 and one-line drawings 
  • Microsoft Excel 

Engineer Level II (3-5 years relevant experience) 

  • 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  
  • Understands 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  
  • Understands 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. 


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

Additional Information: