Electrical Design Engineer in Valley, NE at Valmont Careers

Date Posted: 11/13/2022

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28800 Ida St Valley Nebraska 68064-8016

Why Valmont

Welcome to Valmont, where a world of opportunity awaits. When you join our team, you become part of a passionate group dedicated to changing lives and conserving resources around the globe. We want problem solvers who roll up their sleeves to foster progress and innovation for all people. At Valmont, we provide infrastructure, irrigation, tubing and coatings to the world. We strengthen cities. We nourish croplands. We design, manufacture and coat. Our products and services make a difference.

A Brief Summary of This Position:

The primary responsibility of the Electrical Design Engineer is to lead the design and development of new products as an integral part of the product development team.  The incumbent will be responsible for the design, development, and testing of new technology products including solar energy systems, energy conversion systems, power electronics, embedded control systems, embedded user interfaces (UI), or remote communication products as defined by the Product Management Team and the customer.  The incumbent is expected to take on the role as Project Team Leader responsible for scheduling and monitoring workflow of the design team to meet milestone dates for those projects assigned.  The design team consists of individuals from product engineering, product management, manufacturing engineering, marketing, field support engineering, and engineering services.  The Electrical Design Engineer is responsible for supporting the development of “engineering best practice” procedures and design validation standards. The Electrical Design Engineer leads technical design review meetings and provides technical design inputs and direction when needed.  To provide the end results required by this position, the incumbent follows design and development procedures and recommends updates to these procedures when needed and should continually acquire an increasing knowledge of existing assemblies, stay up-to-date on manufacturing capabilities, and develop an awareness of the field usage of the products.

Essential Functions:

  • Lead the new product development process for strategic projects 
  • Maintain positive relationships with customers, field personnel and other Valmont departments to ensure the most efficient working environment
  • Provide detailed project documentation as defined by Product Development procedures
  • Maintain appropriate professional competencies to ensure successful new design conception, utilizing the latest state-of-the-art technology
  • Review and provide input on product development procedures to ensure continuous process improvement
  • Provide technical design inputs and technical direction for design reviews as needed
  • Liaison between Management and development teams
  • This role may require occasional overnight domestic or international travel up to 20%
  • This position reports into the Director of Innovation & Design Engineering and has no direct reports

Required Qualifications of Every Candidate (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 5+ years relevant experience from accredited program
  • Desire to take on new challenges and provide innovative solutions
  • Experience with designing and troubleshooting analog and digital circuits and power electronics
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office – Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • A strong working knowledge of National Instruments LabVIEW, and Rockwell RSLogix500 software
  • Ability to resolve complex problems and large challenges both individually and as a collaborative team
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with customers and peers
  • Passion and integrity with the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:

  • Licensed professional engineer or willingness to pursue licensure within a designated period
  • Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field from accredited program
  • 5+ years of technology based product development experience is preferred
  • 2+ years of project leadership experience is preferred
  • Working knowledge of NEC, IEC, and UL requirements
  • Experience with photovoltaic design and simulation with Homer Pro, PVsyst or equivalent

Working Environment and Physical Efforts:

Work is typically performed in a lab environment or office setting; however, incumbent may be required to work at times in a field environment. The work environment can be demanding at times with harsh weather conditions while working outdoors. While visiting the manufacturing areas of the plant, the use of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is required at all times. The incumbent is regularly required to sit for extended periods of time, as well as talk and listen on the phone and attend meetings.  Travel is rare and represents up to 20% of the work schedule.

The Electrical Design Engineer is constantly using hands and fingers. Reaching hands and arms above shoulder height while working in the office may be needed. The employee is frequently required to move about the office or plant. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, visual color perception as well as depth perception. Due to the visual requirements of this position, employee must demonstrate acceptable vision. The determination of acceptable vision will be made by the Health Wellness Safety Services Department on an individual basis.


Valmont does not discriminate against any employee or applicant in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

If you have a disability and require any assistance in filling out the application for employment email EEOCompliance@Valmont.com.