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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: 


ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (ORDER ENTRY) - LANGLEY, BC

Essential Functions:

  • Prepare engineering submittals, enter  orders and track deliverables for our enterprise team.
  • Work hours are 8am –   4:30pm,    Monday - Friday.
  • Accurately and efficiently, process and manage customer orders and revisions
  • Manage tracking of customer milestones throughout organization
  • Report management – prepare and/or extract report data within in variety of platforms
  • File management – organize and maintain records of all transactions
  • Communicate effectively with internal partners and customers and industry contacts (where required), in a timely and professional manner. Ensure all affected departments are well informed and provided with timely updates to open projects/concerns
  • Reports to the Strategic Account Manager with additional support to the Technical Account Manager and Enterprise Business Executive as requested

 

  • Education and Experience:
  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and at least 1 year of experience in an administrative support or customer service role.  This must also include:
  • Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Office software: Excel (creating & editing spreadsheets, including complex formulas and conditional formatting), Outlook (advanced calendar management).  Knowledge of Bluebeam would be an asset.
  • Well developed time management and work planning skills.  Proactively seeks out opportunities to streamline ongoing assignments more efficiently.
  • Strong critical thinking, problem solving, and analyzing skills – recognizes and responds quickly to potential problems
  • Ability to quickly learn and adapt to new computer software systems
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information
  • A technical background or experience in a manufacturing/sales environment would be a plus.
  • Must have your own vehicle as there is no public transportation near us.
  • Ability to relocate to South Surrey in early 2021.

 


PROJECT MANAGER / ADMINISTRATOR - LANGLEY, BC

Essential Functions:

Finished goods Inventory deployment planning including:

  • Plans loads and coordinates shipments to finished goods inventory and/or 3PL warehousing.
  • Plans loads and coordinates shipments to finished goods inventory and/or 3PL warehousing to customer sites.
  • Coordinates with our production plant
  • Coordination of customer demand and forecast.
  • Coordination with Production Plant regarding weekly run rates and finished good product availability
  • Reconcile customer demand forecast spreadsheet with requested on-site dates/quantities (minimum weekly, often multiple times per week)
  • Reconcile IEM internal demand forecast spreadsheet with requested on-site dates/quantities (minimum weekly, often multiple times per week)

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

  • Participate in weekly/daily scheduled deployment update meetings with customer and contribute status information.
  • Build quantities, tracking delivery address and site contact information
  • Ongoing daily communication with various departments in customer regarding capacity, inventory, ship dates, delivery dates, pull-ins, push-outs, delivery addresses, contact information, requests for documents, etc.
  • Keeping customer appraised of ship dates, changes, etc. and keeping things “on track”
  • Equipment delivery coordination with each site and confirmation of startup and commissioning schedules/
  • Coordination with IEM Field Service to provide site schedules for technicians.
  • Occasional travel may be required.

 

Education and Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and a minimum 5 years of experience as a successful Administrator or 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.
  • Ability to relocate to South Surrey in early 2021

 


PROJECT MANAGER (SWITCHGEAR) - LANGLEY, BC

Essential Functions:

Reconcile IEM production plan with requested on-site dates/quantities for each site issued (minimum weekly, often multiple times per week)

Order management (O/E) and releases to production

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

  • Significant track and reporting of such things as purchase orders and deliverables
  • Participate in weekly/daily scheduled production update meetings with customer and contribute status information.
  • Manage build quantities, tracking delivery address and site contact information
  • Ongoing daily communication with various departments in customer regarding capacity, inventory, ship dates, delivery dates, pull-ins, push-outs, delivery addresses, contact information, requests for documents, etc.
  • Coordination of Construction schedules, shipment of finished goods, Vendor Management Inventory and the product planner in the plant, and Field Service for start-ups/commissioning
  • Keeping customer appraised of ship dates, changes, etc. and keeping things “on track” with delivery coordination at each site
  • Coordinate with Production, Materials Group, Engineering, Commercial Sales, Shipping to manage and fulfill change orders or back orders at all stages of project fulfillment.
  • Close-out, warranty, close-out/record documentation and deliver to the entity managing for a given build.
  • Manage Warranty and Field Service requests from each site. May consist of sending replacement parts, sending an IEM technician to site (site construction manager, general contractor, electrical sub-contractor)

 

Education and Experience:

  • A minimum 5 years of experience as a successful Senior Administrator or Project Manager in a busy/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.

 


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

 


LEAD MATERIAL CONTROL ATTENDANT - JACKSONVILLE, FL

Purpose of Position:

This position is responsible for planning, organizing and monitoring the shipping of products and receiving, storing and distributing of all items received to ensure a smooth and consistent operation so parts and supplies are located and distributed in an effective and efficient manner.  Responsibilities also include maintaining an accurate inventory along with performing cycle counts and an annual physical inventory.  This position is at our North location.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Plan and coordinate work, trains and monitors activities of Material Control Attendant.
  • Verifying and keeping records on incoming and outgoing shipments and preparing items for shipment.
  • Receive incoming products and materials.
  • Prepare and expedite shipments.
  • Prepare and tag metal for Paint.
  • Check in and verify metal returning from paint.
  • Oversee cycle counts
  • Oversee incoming and outgoing receiving/shipping activities to ensure accuracy, completeness and condition of shipments as well as inventory accuracy.
  • Direct movement of shipments from shipping and receiving area to storage work areas.
  • Notify and/or deliver incoming product to end user.
  • Maintain inventory of shipping materials and supplies.
  • Interpret packing slips and enter into computer system.
  • Complete shipping and receiving reports.
  • Perform daily inspection of Fork Lift.
  • Adhere to established safety guidelines.
  • Perform other duties which may be required by supervisor.

 

Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • At least 5 years of experience in shipping/receiving, preferably in a manufacturing environment.
  • Must be a licensed fork lift operator or have the ability to become licensed.

 


SUPERVISOR OF TEST DEPARTMENT – JACKSONVILLE, FL

Purpose of Position:

This position is responsible for supervising the employees of the In Factory Test Department to ensure manufactured equipment is in compliance with all functional test requirements, and customer expected shipping schedules are maintained. Perform testing as required and assist Engineering and Commercial Services Departments regarding schedule and documentation related issues. 

 

Essential Functions:

  • Experienced in the manufacture and testing of Low and Medium Voltage switchboards and switchgear up to 38kV
  • Experienced in the manufacture and testing of Industrial Control Panels
  • Schedule all testing personnel to meet required ship dates.
  • Assist Scheduling and Commercial Services Departments in preparing overall production planning and shipping schedules.
  • Provide training and support to staff as needed.
  • Develop custom test reports as required. Assist field service group with detailed site acceptance documents when needed.
  • Maintain standard test records and documentation for all equipment manufactured in factories
  • Confirm all test reports, time, redlines and vendor supplied reports are properly filed prior to equipment shipping.
  • Investigate and work with Engineering to resolve technical issues.
  • Perform inspections and wiring checks.
  • Work with the Automation group on programming of multi-function meters, protective relays and multi-function controllers.
  • Work with Automation group on Testing of PLC and HMI programs.
  • Perform dielectric strength testing per all regulatory standards.
  • Initial powering of A/C, D/C and control circuits.
  • Verify proper operation of equipment per IEM drawings and sequence of operation.
  • Handle coordination with production and scheduling groups to maintain shipping schedules.
  • Perform other duties which may be required by supervisor.

 

Competencies:

  • Leadership
  • Technical Capability
  • Problem Solve/Analysis

 

Education and Experience:

  • Four year college degree in Electrical Engineering.  One year of relevant work experience may be substituted for one year of required education.
  • At least 10 years of experience in power generation, project management, switchgear testing, programming and start-up.

 


SALES PROJECT MANAGER III - FREMONT, CA

Purpose of Position: 

This position is responsible for effectively managing and maintaining relationships between the company and our customers during the order cycle by working directly with customers to access and help meet their needs. 

 

Essential Functions:

  • Maintain and/or develop proven systems to track orders from order entry to shipment/delivery to ensure timeliness of shipment to meet customer’s expectation.
  • Maintain strong support for and interact with the Regional Sales Managers and outside sale representatives in the bid process, which includes all order management activities.
  • Coordinate with other internal departments and outside sales representatives/customers to achieve on-time shipment.
  • Review customer Purchase Order and resolves any commercial/technical issues.
  • Prepare order for entry along with managing all associated documents and correspondence.
  • Participate in engineering handoff meetings when applicable.
  • Work with engineering and customer through the submittal and release process.
  • Work with engineering, quotations, sales and customer to manage change orders.
  • Interface with Supply Chain to ensure material availability
  • Use system generated reports or develop effective reports that track order status and flag potential issues with orders.
  • Proactively anticipate, identify and resolve possible issues with orders that may cause delays or other customer complaints.
  • Perform other duties, which may be required by supervisor.

 

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business and/or Project Management Certification.
  • Minimum 4-7 years of experience in a Project Management or similar position.
  • Manufacturing environment in an electrical power industry is a plus
  • Knowledge of LV/MV switchgear products is a plus
  • Excellent working knowledge of MS Office Suites (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, etc.)
  • Experience with ERP systems is required, Infor preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Sense of urgency, Well organized and self-managed
  • Comfortable working independently or as part of a team, with commitment to teamwork and collaboration
  • Able to manage multiple priorities efficiently

 


ENTRY-LEVEL PRODUCTION WORKER – FREMONT, CA

Low-Voltage and Medium-Voltage Assemblers - 1st Shift 6AM - 2:30PM

Essential Functions:

  • Complete the assembly of large and complex electrical equipment, including bus bar and electrical components
  • Mechanically inclined with the ability to use hand tools and tape measure
  • Working well with others, following instructions, and being capable of lifting 50 lbs. TRAINING PROVIDED

 

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Experience in a metal fabrication shop using mechanical equipment is a plus.
  • Welding experience is a plus.

 

Physical Demands:

  • Sitting - 10%; Walking/Standing - 90%
  • Frequently lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to bend, squat, crawl and climb.
  • Long periods of close work on small fonts and fine print on drawings and ability to see small or detailed items.

 

Mental Demands:

Interpret, analyze, research and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

 

Environmental Demands:

Shop/warehouse. Not climate controlled. Exposure to excessive heat and cold, wet/humid conditions, noise/vibration, hazards, dust and fumes.