Electrical Engineer R & D

Position: Electrical Engineer R & D
Closing Date:February 10, 2013
Location:Calgary, AB
Job Category:Manufacturing
Reference #:ELECENGRD2013

Position Description


Position:              Electrical Engineer R & D

Location:              Manufacturing Facility - Calgary, Alberta


Objectives of the Position

Responsible to design & document the electrical designs related to oil field drilling equipment, supervise the assembly of prototype units and manage projects at subcontractors


Responsible to:     Director, R&D

Internal Relationships:  Co-workers, shop floor personnel, management

External Relationships:  Business unit personnel, field support personnel, customer representatives, supplier representatives

Educational Qualifications

         Bachelorís degree in Electrical Engineering

         Registered with APEGGA as professional Engineer

Principal Tasks

         Devise new approaches or apply existing criteria in a new manner and make sound conclusions for comparative designs

         Select and manage subcontractors during the manufacture of prototype equipment

         Prepare and maintain equipment layouts and schematics using cad software

         Prepare design calculations

         Prepare, design, write and maintain PLC programs for top drive and other oil field equipment

         Provide Engineering support for the selection, installation, commissioning and solutions related to flux vector drives.

         Select electrical components and materials

         Work closely with other Engineers to ensure designs meet appropriate codes and standards

         Review the work of other designers for technical accuracy

         Initiate Engineering changes to improve product design and/or documents

         Resolve problems during assembly on the shop floor

         Assist co-workers to resolve electrical issues in the field

         Mentor less experienced personnel

Specific Expertise

         10+ years of design experience in a manufacturing environment of which at least 2 years are on oilfield equipment

         Excellent knowledge of the Canadian electrical code, IEC and NEC.

         Hands on experience with shop  floor practices is essential

         Excellent drafting skills with AutoCAD

         Working knowledge of Labview software and PLC programming (Cimplicity preferred)

         Experience with designing equipment for hazardous environments is essential.

         Experience with preparing/designing equipment for the European market would be considered as an asset

         Previous project management experience is essential.

Competencies Required For Effective Performance

         Excellent organizational skills

         Excellent problem solving skills (theoretical & practical)

         Innovative spirit

         Work with minimal supervision

         Excellent communication skills in English in both written and verbal form

If you would like to join a team of global leaders in the design, manufacture and service of technology based solutions for the upstream energy industry, submit your resume in confidence using the online application form, before February 10, 2013

Note: if you are unable to submit your application on-line, please print and complete the on-line application form and fax it to Human Resources at (403) 723-7826.

All applicants are thanked in advance, only individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. Tesco retains resumes for 6 months should future opportunities arise. Please notify us if you prefer not to have your resume retained.