Senior R&D Electrical Engineer

Senior R&D Electrical Engineer

Pune I, India.
Contract type
Full time

Position Summary:

Vanderlande’s Product Development Department is responsible for the concepting, designing, specifying and launch of material handling equipment for our internal and external customers. In this position you will work in a multi-disciplinary, collaborative customer-focused environment to determine and translate customer needs into simple and effective design solutions, provide accurate time estimates, produce manufacturing and assembly drawings, manage documentation, and create BOMs.


  • Translate concepts into realized alternatives, with a focus on own discipline, taking into account the functionality, feasibility, quality, manufacturability, costs, and completion time
  • Takes into account other relevant disciplines. Makes optimum use of team members expertise
  • Responsible for maintaining VI USA Equipment Product lines, including supporting documentation
  • Defines a planning for the work to be done, estimates the workload and lead time and communicates to relevant colleagues about changes and risks pro-actively. Adapts to changes and is solution oriented
  • Finalizes a design and its deliverables, according to our processes, in order to guarantee a smooth transition to the relevant stakeholders
  • Be a resource for coordinating technical details with VI USA Supply Chain
  • Make improvements to existing equipment designs
  • Occasional travel to manufacturing facilities and project sites to evaluate processes and design improvements

Required Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in engineering or technology (Electrical/Electronics) from a recognized University/Institution.

10-12+ years of industry relevant experience out of which minimum 4+ years’ experience in material handling related industry

  • Control panel design to UL508A
  • Understanding & working knowledge of AutoCAD Electrical
  • Working knowledge of E-Plan Electric P8 (added advantage)
  • Concepts and requirements of Machine Design Safety standards
  • Safety related parts of control systems
  • Direct experience designing UL rated cabinets and enclosures to accommodate PLC controlled systems, including power distribution, motor protection and control, industrial communication and networking (i.e. ASi-bus, Ethernet, Profinet, TCP/IP, Control-net)
  • Experience designing controls systems involving multiple hardware platforms for industrial control applications, including A-B/Rockwell, Siemens, Schneider, SEW, Nord etc. etc.

Skills-Abilities (Competencies):

  • Understanding of a variety of hardware
  • Understanding of product data/document lifecycle management software Enovia, Bitbucket, JIRA and Agile tool suits
  • Knowledge of controls engineering theories and principles
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Knowledge of the metric system
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

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