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At IEM, we pride ourselves in setting and raising the bar for innovation in the electrical distribution industry. From advanced engineering and technologies, to our parallel manufacturing process, quality control practices and experienced management, IEM is making a difference and so can you.

Our success depends on cultivating the diversity and skills that our employees bring to our business. We offer challenging projects, collaboration with smart people and an inventive culture. IEM employees appreciate working in an autonomous environment that fosters creativity and individual growth.

We’re looking for talented individuals who consistently go the extra mile for a project, client and colleague, people who are committed to continuous professional growth.


To apply for a career opportunity with IEM, send a cover letter and your resume to careers@iemfg.com and include the title of the position(s) you are applying for in the subject line. Please submit these documents as attachments in Word, Excel or Adobe PDF formats. Do not provide hyperlinks to websites for download. Compensation is commensurate with experience.

 

Available Positions: 


PROJECT MANAGER (SWITCHGEAR) - FREMONT, CA

Responsibilities Include:

As Project Manager, you will be responsible for (but not limited to) the following for our key enterprise clients:

Develop and maintain project schedules:

  • Coordinates customer deliverables with plant production.
  • Reconciles production schedule to customer demand.
  • Reconcile customer forecast changes to production plan, update system and provide status reports to all stakeholders.
  • Coordinates with materials team and vendors to ensure production deliverables are met.
  • Works with logistics team to coordinate shipments to customer sites.

 

Administering and coordinating customer’s entire cycle will include but not limited to:

  • Participate in weekly/daily scheduled deployment update meetings and contribute status information.
  • Ongoing daily communication regarding capacity, inventory, ship dates, delivery dates, pull-ins, push-outs, delivery addresses, contact information, requests for documents, managing change orders, etc.
  • Keeping stakeholders appraised of ship dates, changes, etc. and keeping things on track.
  • Coordinate factory material support for field service including updates to tracking tools.
  • Coordinates with materials team and vendors to ensure production deliverables are met.
  • Experience managing multiple projects with value in excess of 3+ million at any given time.

Requirements:

A minimum of 2 years experience as a successful Project Manager in a fast-paced environment are required. Being flexible and exhibiting an outgoing/service-oriented and positive personality is a must. Strong organizational, written and verbal skills, excellent attention to detail, and strong proficiency in Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint are also required. The ability to prioritize and be effective with many “moving pieces” without supervision is a must. A technical background or experience in a manufacturing/sales environment is a plus.

Benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Dental insurance
  • 401K
  • Vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • 401K matching
  • Retirement plan
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health savings account
  • Employee assistance program

 


APPLICATIONS ENGINEER - Electrical and Switchgear

Location: Portland OR or Flexible for Experienced Candidates

Purpose of Position:

In this newly created position, you will be responsible for providing applications engineering support to our sales and engineering teams with a focus on three-phase power, automation and communication within low and medium voltage switchgear, applying high-level engineering concepts to solve real world problems for our clients.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide pre-order engineering support and assist with high-level design challenges. This may include generating preliminary drawings, communications diagrams, sequences of operation and bills of materials.
  • Provide technical support to the design engineering team and collaborate with mechanical design and production teams to identify novel solutions for unique applications.
  • Provide input to the development team on potential new products or changes to existing products.
  • Provide technical/engineering input on customer plans, specifications and scope of work for new and prospective equipment orders before hand-off to the design engineering team. Ensure the product offering fits the application and the information supplied is complete.
  • Assist with building a library of standard design details, tools and CAD resources for repeatable applications.
  • Provide technical training on IEM products and applications.

 

Requirements:

  • BSEE or equivalent and a minimum 3 years of experience working in a design, applications or field service role with a focus on POWER PRODUCTS. This must include a solid grasp of three-phase electric power concepts including distribution systems, control and protection strategies and rotating machines.
  • Solid understanding of communications hardware, topologies and protocols with emphasis on Ethernet networking, Modbus and IEC 61850.
  • Familiarity with the National Electric Code and UL / IEEE standards for various types of electrical equipment ie. UL 891, 1558, 508A; IEEE C37.20, etc.
  • Must be a team player with strong verbal/written communication skills and self-motivated with an ability to work independently without supervision.
  • PREFERRED: experience with AutoCAD, EasyPower, SEL QuickSet and Architect, Simulink, SPICE.
  • A PLUS: Switchgear design experience. Ability to read and interpret mechanical assembly drawings. PLC and HMI application programming experience. Power study and protection coordination experience. Python programming experience.

 


ELECTRICAL DESIGN ENGINEER

Purpose of Position:

You will be responsible for high-level design, including creation of drawings and Bills of Materials for custom switchgear products, primarily for data center, industrial, and paralleling generator applications. In addition to designing, you will provide oversight and guidance to junior engineers.

This Includes:

  • Create drawing package for custom equipment, including LV and MV switchgear, switchboards, ATS’s, control panels, and other power products.
  • Apply automation components such as PLC’s, HMI’s, protective relays, and advanced networking equipment to accomplish required automation sequences
  • Select components and create detailed bills of materials
  • Collaborate with mechanical design team to generate layout drawings of IEM equipment
  • Review customer plans and specs, raising any discrepancies in IEM product offering
  • Identify solutions or alternate designs, where design issues exist and work with sales, production or clients to optimize IEM’s product offering.
  • Perform project oversight from an engineering perspective to the manufacturing plant as projects move through various stages of production. Provide feedback to commercial, project management, or field service teams within IEM for any problem items.
  • Attend customer design meetings and lead factory witness tests.
  • Provide technical training and product support

 

Requirements:

  • BSEE or equivalent and a minimum 3 years of experience designing MV/LV Switchgear. This must include a solid grasp of three-phase electric power concepts including distribution systems, control and protection strategies.
  • Familiarity with the National Electric Code and UL / IEEE standards for various types of electrical equipment ie. UL 891, 1558, 508A; IEEE C37.20, etc.
  • Must be a team player with strong verbal/written communication skills and self-motivated with an ability to work independently without supervision.
  • Must have experience with AutoCAD and Microsoft Office products.
  • Previous mentoring or training experience highly preferred.

 


FIELD SERVICE ENGINEER - Switchgear and Controls

Purpose of Position:

In this position, you will be responsible for on-site commissioning activity management and hands-on field service work in support of IEM equipment at customer sites nationwide.

This Includes:

  • Commissioning of switchgear, power products and related control systems.
  • Working with systems integrators to facilitate communication and integration with other vendors’ equipment, including but not limited to generators, UPS’s and SCADA systems
  • Creating and Maintaining issue tracking logs for multiple sites with multiple pieces of IEM equipment
  • Attending project meetings and coordinating with high profile clients at multiple sites
  • Coordinating with our manufacturing facilities to find solutions to product or commissioning issues identified by IEM or reported by the customer in the field
  • Working with the Field Service Manager to help schedule additional field resources or teams to cover service needs
  • Performing preventive maintenance, field installations and modifications
  • Technical product support and troubleshooting
  • Working with project engineers and project managers to identify solutions to real world problems encountered in the field.

 

Requirements:

  • A technical degree or equivalent and a minimum 3 yrs. of experience working in a field service role working with ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT, switchgear highly preferred.
  • A willingness to travel (up to 80%), being a team player, having strong communication skills and an ability to work independently without supervision
  • Living near a major airport
  • Experience commissioning switchgear
  • WOULD BE A PLUS - Experience with paralleling generator control systems and complex automation or monitoring systems.

 


PRODUCTION AND QUALITY CONTROL ENGINEER

Purpose of Position:

In this position, you will be responsible for on-site commissioning activity management and hands-on field service work in support of IEM equipment at customer sites nationwide.

This Includes:

  • Commissioning of switchgear, power products and related control systems.
  • Working with systems integrators to facilitate communication and integration with other vendors’ equipment, including but not limited to generators, UPS’s and SCADA systems
  • Creating and Maintaining issue tracking logs for multiple sites with multiple pieces of IEM equipment
  • Attending project meetings and coordinating with high profile clients at multiple sites
  • Coordinating with our manufacturing facilities to find solutions to product or commissioning issues identified by IEM or reported by the customer in the field
  • Working with the Field Service Manager to help schedule additional field resources or teams to cover service needs
  • Performing preventive maintenance, field installations and modifications
  • Technical product support and troubleshooting
  • Working with project engineers and project managers to identify solutions to real world problems encountered in the field.

 

Requirements:

  • A technical degree or equivalent and a minimum 3 yrs. of experience working in a field service role working with ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT, switchgear highly preferred.
  • A willingness to travel (up to 80%), being a team player, having strong communication skills and an ability to work independently without supervision
  • Living near a major airport
  • Experience commissioning switchgear
  • WOULD BE A PLUS - Experience with paralleling generator control systems and complex automation or monitoring systems.

 


QUOTATIONS ENGINEER

Purpose of Position:

As a part of the Quotations team that will provide the sales force with support by performing proposal preparation you will be responsible for providing technical quotations through the analysis of cost of materials & labor associated with designing, engineering, and producing final custom assemblies for our LV/MV Switchgear. Responsibilities encompass completing quotations/proposals that would include reviewing and interpreting engineered drawings and specifications, working closely with our suppliers, interacting regularly with our sales, engineering, production, and purchasing departments.

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineer or equivalent and a minimum of 3 years of experience.
  • Solid knowledge of LV/MV switchgear
  • Experience with complex proposals/quotations in manufacturing environment is essential. Excellent computer, communication and organizational skills are a must.
  • Experience with paralleling controls and/or PLC/HMI controls are a plus.

 


SALES ENGINEER

Purpose of Position:

As a Sales Engineer for IEM in the SF Bay Area, you will be responsible for the sale of IEM power distribution products (MV/LV Switchgear, Switchboards, Panelboards) through direct channels. This includes developing and maintaining medium and large Electrical Contractor accounts and developing contacts and sales with key end user accounts. Candidate should be skilled in assembling large project package quotations to include IEM and non IEM products as necessary to furnish a complete bill of material to the customer.

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering or related field
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the sale of power distribution equipment - MV/LV switchgear/switchboards
  • Strong track record of negotiating medium and large project orders, successfully developing new contacts, maintaining current relationships with major contractors throughout the sales cycle and maximizing client potential is a must
  • Experience generating accurate project proposals utilizing MV/LV switchgear plus non IEM products to present a complete bid package is required
  • Self-motivated individual with a high level of professionalism, excellent communication, presentation and negotiating skills are also required
  • Ideal candidate will be known in the Bay Area electrical equipment market and will have developed a trust with a core group of existing contractors, end users or electrical distributors

 


SR SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

Purpose of Position:

As a member of the IT division, you will be working on software development by researching, designing, implementing, and managing software programs. You will be writing and implementing efficient coding, determining operational practicality, and maintaining and upgrading existing systems.

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent professional experience preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience working in electrical power industry.
  • Knowledge of Low Voltage/Medium Voltage switchgear is a plus.
  • JAVA experience a MUST
  • Experience with the VLOOKUP function
  • VBA experience a plus
  • SQL familiarity a plus
  • Git experience a plus
  • Javascript experience a plus
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Ability to handle multiple concurrent tasks
  • Communicate with the team to implement features
  • Experience with ERP systems, including researching costs for components

 


AUTOMATION ENGINEER - JACKSONVILLE, FL

Purpose of Position:

This position is responsible for programming, developing, configuring, testing, training and providing remote support for PLC, HMI and SCADA and advanced industrial communications systems as part of switchgear and related power products.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Analyze specifications provided by the customer.
  • Identify hardware and software solutions for application in switchgear and power products.
  • Complete programming assignments utilizing PLC/HMI’s, protective relays, industry-specific dedicated automation controllers and networking equipment
  • Translate sequence of operations into hardware/software solutions.
  • Lead shop testing and support startup efforts for advanced automation projects.
  • Attend site meetings and walk-throughs; provide input to engineering and sales teams on automation and switchgear solutions within IEM products.
  • Coordinate with project team members to determine timescale for implementation, configuration, and troubleshooting to ensure successful project completion.
  • Provide training, technical guidance and support to field engineers and test technicians for systems with advanced industrial Ethernet networks, communications, and automation systems.
  • Document and ensure design specifications, installation instructions, and other system related information are created for each project.
  • As required, travel to customer sites to support other techs/engineers with commissioning/troubleshooting of projects with automation and networking elements.
  • Perform other duties as be assigned by supervisor.

 

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering from a four-year college or university or 4 years of direct experience programming PLC/HMI’s for switchgear applications.
  • At least 2 years of experience with Automation/Control Systems.
  • Advanced Industrial Ethernet and Network Management Protocols
  • Time synchronizations protocols such as PTP and NTP
  • PLC/HMI programming for switchgear and/or industrial control applications
  • Familiarity with IP networking concepts including: switching, subnetting, routing, firewalls, QoS and NAT
  • Familiarity with common communications link methods and media including: 10/100/1000 Base-T(x) Ethernet, Fiber Ethernet, RS485, etc.
  • Familiarity with IEC 61850 protocol
  • Hands on computer and network configuration experience.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • This position requires up to 40% travel.  Frequently travel is outside the local area and overnight.

 


FIELD SERVICE ENGINEER (SWITCHGEAR AND CONTROLS) - CALIFORNIA

Purpose of Position:

In this newly created position, you will be responsible for site project management,  hands-on field service work and commissioning of IEM equipment at customer sites primarily on the West Coast.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Attending project meetings and coordinating with high profile clients at multiple sites
  • Commissioning of switchgear, power products and related control systems. 
  • Working with systems integrators to facilitate communication with other vendors’ equipment, including but not limited to generators, UPS’s and SCADA systems
  • Creating and Maintaining issue tracking logs for multiple sites with multiple pieces of IEM equipment
  • Coordinating with our manufacturing facilities to find solutions to product or commissioning issues identified by IEM or reported by the customer in the field
  • Working with the Field Service Administrator to help schedule additional field resources or teams to cover service needs
  • Performing preventive maintenance, field installations and modifications
  • Technical product support and troubleshooting
  • Working with project engineers and project managers to select and coordinate the replacement of parts

 

Education and Experience:

  • A technical degree or equivalent and a minimum 3 yrs. of experience working in a field service role working with electrical equipment, switchgear highly preferred.
  • A willingness to travel (up to 80%), being a team player, having strong communication skills and an ability to work independently without supervision
  • Living near a major airport in CA
  • WILL RELOCATE from out of state for this position.
  • Military experience (electrical equipment) (a plus)
  • Experience with paralleling generator control systems and complex automation or monitoring systems (a plus)

 


FIELD SERVICE TECHNICIAN (ELECTRICAL) - BOARDMAN, OR

We will relocate to Boardman, OR, which is an emerging hub of data, technology, and renewable energy along the banks of the beautiful Columbia River.

IEM will provide training on our specific equipment and commissioning process.

 

Purpose of Position:

You will be responsible for hands-on field service work at customer sites, with a focus on installation of components and subassemblies, and basic commissioning of IEM equipment primarily in data center or industrial applications. 

 

Essential Functions:

  • Attending project meetings as required, including coordination with contractors and clients.
  • Installation and modification of electrical or mechanical components and subassemblies which may include: Panelboard interiors; Circuit breakers; Bus bar; Switchgear section doors and subpanels; Addition of control components; Power Cabling and control wiring;
  • Perform basic testing of modified assemblies (visual, ductor, etc.).
  • Perform basic commissioning of switchboards, controls panels, and power products.
  • Troubleshooting of electrical circuits and networking equipment.
  • Coordinating with Technical Project Manager or manufacturing facilities to find solutions to product or commissioning issues identified by IEM or reported by the customer in the field, and identifying additional field resources needed for installation and replacement parts
  • Performing preventive maintenance, field installations and modifications to existing equipment
  • Technical product support

 

Education and Experience:

  • A technical degree or equivalent and 1-2 yrs. of experience working in a manufacturing environment or field service role with electrical equipment.
  • Must be a team player and have strong communication skills
  • Ability to work independently without direct supervision is a must
  • Ability to travel (minimal).  Must be willing to work evenings and weekends.
  • Experience with switchgear and electrical controls system. (a plus)
  • Military experience (a plus)
  • Ability to read and interpret electrical wiring diagrams (a plus) 

 


FIELD SERVICE ENGINEER (SWITCHGEAR AND CONTROLS) - PORTLAND, OR

Purpose of Position:

In this newly created position, you will be responsible for site project management,  hands-on field service work and commissioning of IEM equipment at customer sites primarily on the West Coast.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Attending project meetings and coordinating with high profile clients at multiple sites
  • Commissioning of switchgear, power products and related control systems. 
  • Working with systems integrators to facilitate communication with other vendors’ equipment, including but not limited to generators, UPS’s and SCADA systems
  • Creating and Maintaining issue tracking logs for multiple sites with multiple pieces of IEM equipment
  • Coordinating with our manufacturing facilities to find solutions to product or commissioning issues identified by IEM or reported by the customer in the field
  • Working with the Field Service Administrator to help schedule additional field resources or teams to cover service needs
  • Performing preventive maintenance, field installations and modifications
  • Technical product support and troubleshooting
  • Working with project engineers and project managers to select and coordinate the replacement of parts

 

Education and Experience:

  • A technical degree or equivalent and a minimum 3 yrs. of experience working in a field service role working with electrical equipment, switchgear highly preferred.
  • A willingness to travel (up to 80%), being a team player, having strong communication skills and an ability to work independently without supervision
  • Military experience (electrical equipment) (would be a plus)
  • Experience with paralleling generator control systems and complex automation or monitoring systems (would be a plus)
  • Will relocate to Portland, OR

 


SWITCHGEAR LEAD DESIGN ENGINEER (DATA CENTER PRODUCTS) - JACKSONVILLE, FL

Purpose of position:

In this newly created position, you will be responsible for supervisory design of power products, primarily for data center applications.  In addition to designing products, you will provide oversight and guidance to junior engineers to create an overall package.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Create drawing package for custom equipment, including LV and MV switchgear, switchboards, ATS’s, control panels, and other power products.
  • Select components and create detailed bills of materials
  • Collaborate with mechanical design team to generate layout drawings of IEM equipment
  • Review customer plans and specs, raising any discrepancies in IEM product offering
  • Review and redline drawings completed from other engineers, primarily for data center clients.  Suggest solutions or alternate designs, where applicable.
  • Ensure that drawing packages created by different design engineers are complete and create a consistent package that meet requirements for particular data center clients.
  • Perform order coordination duties to ensure that the greater engineering team is meeting obligations for data center clients.  Provide feedback to commercial, project management, or field service teams within IEM for any problem items.
  • Attend customer design meetings and participate in factory witness tests.
  • Complete programming assignments for automation components, protective relays, digital meters, communication devices, etc.
  • Provide technical training and product support

 

Education and Experience:

  • A BSEE or equivalent and a minimum 5 years of experience designing MV/LVSwitchgear.  This must include a solid grasp of three-phase electric power concepts including distribution systems, control and protection strategies.
  • Familiarity with the National Electric Code and UL / IEEE standards for various types of electrical equipment (UL 891, 1558, 508A; IEEE C37.20, etc.)
  • Must be a team player with strong verbal/written communication skills and self-motivated with an ability to work independently without supervision.
  • Must have experience with AutoCAD and Microsoft Office products.
  • Previous mentoring or training experience highly preferred.

 


FIELD SERVICE ENGINEERS (SWITCHGEAR) - STERLING, VA, JACKSONVILLE, FL, AND MID/WEST COAST

Purpose of Position:

IEM is seeking hands-on field engineers to support the modification of switchgear and controls, with a focus on industrial automation equipment. The professional chosen for this position will work with the IEM team to assess, troubleshoot, and commission industrial networking and automation hardware into existing customer sites.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Perform inspections, troubleshooting, and commissioning of a diverse range of LV/MV power and control products. These systems may include automation systems, PLCs, and / or data acquisition systems
  • Identify and propose solutions to system integration issues with equipment from other vendors, including generator sets, UPS’s, transformers, servers, etc.
  • Modify Programs for complex automation and protective relaying systems
  • Identify and propose solutions to product, application, or commissioning issues as reported by customers in the field
  • Provide training for end users at customer sites
  • Travel to customer sites, up to 80%, depending on location
  • Technical product support
  • Document all service related activity

 

Education and Experience:

  • A minimum 2 years of experience in the field working with SWITCHGEAR and  electrical distribution equipment
  • Must be able to manage a jobsite independently, creating and executing a plan from a high level directive
  • Familiarity with: lock out tag out procedures involving multiple power sources; Modbus TCP/Serial, Ethernet/IP and networking concepts, troubleshooting of switchgear functions such as circuit breaker mis-operations
  • Ability to read and interpret complex electrical schematics and mechanical drawings.
  • Customer coordination experience with excellent communication skills

 


SWITCHGEAR & CONTROLS DESIGN ENGINEER - JACKSONVILLE, FL

Purpose of Position:

This position is responsible for the design of custom MV/LV switchgear for commercial applications, often projects ranging from $300K to $40 million.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Create drawings and bills of materials from which IEM will build custom electrical switchgear/switchboards (control systems involving PLC’s, intelligent controllers and protective relays will be implemented within designs)
  • Write detailed Sequences of Operation on certain projects with automation components
  • Travel to customer sites occasionally for commissioning, troubleshooting or evaluation purposes as well as travel for job training, project testing or other project related business (should not exceed 10%)

 

Education and Experience:

  • A BSEE or equivalent and a minimum of 4 years designing MV/LV SWITCHGEAR including an understanding of basic electrical and control system principles and a familiarity with reading electrical schematics, three-line diagrams and control/communications diagrams. 
  • Previous hands-on field experience, willingness to travel, excellent skills with Microsoft Office products and AUTOCAD
  • Knowledge of IEEE/ANSI C37.20,  UL891/1558 design guidelines, NFPA70E and industrial automation are desirable. 
  • A positive attitude, attention to detail, pride in workmanship,  a team player, excellent communication skills

 


TECHNICIAN (POWER PRODUCTS) - STERLING, VA

Purpose of Position:

This position is responsible for hands-on field service work at customer sites, with a focus on installation of components and subassemblies, wiring, and basic commissioning of IEM equipment primarily in data center or industrial applications.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Installation and modification of mechanical components and subassemblies of panel board interiors, circuit breakers, bus bar, doors and subpanels, Perform basic testing of modified assemblies (visual, ductor, etc.).
  • Installation and modification of electrical/control components, including wiring.  Perform basic testing (continuity checks, initial power up)
  • Coordinate with Field Project Manager and/or manufacturing facilities to find solutions to product or commissioning issues identified by IEM or reported by the customer in the field
  • Work with the Field Project Manager to identify if additional field resources will be needed
  • Perform equipment inspections upon arrival and after installation; document deficiencies
  • Perform preventive maintenance, field installations and modifications

 

Education and Experience

  • A technical/vocational degree or equivalent and a minimum 1 yr. of experience working in a manufacturing environment or field service role with a focus on power products.
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time. The majority of work is expected to be within (50) miles of Sterling, VA, but domestic or travel internationally may occasionally be required.  Must be willing to work evenings and weekends.
  • Must have a Good Driving Record
  • Must be a team player and have strong communication skills
  • Ability to work independently without direct supervision is a must
  • A PLUS:  Ability to read and interpret mechanical assembly drawings .Familiarity with lock out tag out procedures involving multiple power sources