Senior Electrical Engineer

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Hydro-Thermal Corporation
Waukesha, WI, United States

Phone: 262-548-8900
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Senior Electrical Engineer


Waukesha, WI 

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Job Description:

Have you ever been in a position where you were an expert in all the automation technologies in the marketplace, but still believed that there was a better way to control things? Maybe you always wanted the opportunity to let your ideas flow into a new, ground-breaking product, or maybe remake an old product-line in a better, more modern way. This is the opportunity available right now at Hydro-Thermal.


Brewing is a 10,000 year old tradition, but a re imagining of the process is long overdue. The Lighthouse project currently underway, at Hydro-Thermal Corporation, has taken aim at just that job. Rethinking however does not end at mechanical processes, but equally drives the need to push the electrical and controls systems into the future. The guided implementation of the EtherCAT and IO-Link based field bus system along with the management of our java based control program (in a PLC free environment) is critical to the commercialization of this revolutionary system.

This team is a collaborative, innovation team who is assembled to build something new and different. Something everybody has told us cannot be done. Funny thing, we are already half-way there, and we need your help to take us to the finish line and beyond. We need a thinker and collaborator who never says, “This is the way it has always been done”. Someone who will never be satisfied with, “It’s good enough!”. Someone with a healthy base of work experience in the status quo (listed in the qualifications), but one eye fixed on the bleeding edge of technology. If you think this sounds like an opportunity you cannot pass up, then take a look at why we think is it so special and tell us why we can’t pass you up!

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Company Background: Hydro-Thermal Corporation, based in Waukesha, Wisconsin, is a growing and profitable manufacturer of engineered food and beverage processing equipment as well as equipment and systems for industries such as: pulp and paper, petrochemical, ethanol, pharmaceutical and wastewater treatment.

 Overview: The Senior Electrical Engineer is responsible for the development of new and existing products as well as engineered-to-order projects and process system solutions for customers. The Senior Electrical Engineer will be the systems and controls specialist designing electrical control panels and associated systems, defining and developing control algorithms targeting PLC and similar hardware for safe, effective, and efficient operation of HTC products.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Design electrical control systems and panels for HTC products and skidded process systems while adhering to codes, standards, and customer specification requirements
  • Create, validate and verify electrical and mechanical process systems to comply with customer requirements and internal product development projects
  • Develop, test and validate PLC software programs for equipment and systems
  • Develop panel drawings complete with bill of material released in the PDM and ERP system
  • Provide labor and material estimates for electrical and control system programs & designs
  • Support the Sales Team with technical information and discussions where required Communicate with Customers and HTC technical personnel on troubleshooting and support of equipment and systems both in the manufacturing facility and in the field
  • Conduct presentations on equipment / systems for Channel Partners, Customers and internal personnel
  • Coordinate with suppliers to execute designs for products and custom solutions
  • Training and demonstrating equipment to internal and external customers and technical support staff
  • Testing standard and custom products/systems to ensure proper functionality and quality
  • Identify & execute improvements for equipment designs and execution processes within the department
  • Review and interpret customer specifications and proposals to develop engineered-to-order products/systems
  • Develop equipment operation manuals (IOM’s) for controls and systems
  • Perform in house laboratory testing of new products and custom systems
  • Redesign standard systems, improving quality and productivity, while reducing costs
  • Evaluate and select electrical/electronic components for control systems

Preferred Education and/or Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related technical discipline
  • Professional Engineering license or master’s degree a plus
  • 5+ years of electrical engineering and controls design experience
  • Direct experience providing technical and engineering support in a commercial sales team structure
  • ERP and CRM system software experience


  • Up to 20% travel, domestic and occasional international locations
  • Must possess legal authorization to work in the US and a valid US Real ID driver’s license


In addition to your base compensation, you are provided with a wide range of benefit programs which are designed to enhance the quality of your life, to provide protection and help when some of life's problems may occur.

  • Continuing Education/Tuition Reimbursement
  • Vacation and Personal Time Off and paid Holidays
  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • 401k with company match
  • Company provided Life/AD&D

Hydro-Thermal is always on the lookout for exceptional people. We value innovative, growth-centric minded folks who have integrity and never stop being a customer advocate.  

EEO Statement Hydro-Thermal Corporation provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.