Electrical and Automation Engineer

Date:  May 17, 2023

Virginia Beach, VA, US, 23452

Busch Vacuum Solutions is a leading manufacturer of vacuum pumps, compressors, and blowers for use in industries such as semiconductor manufacturing, food processing, metallurgy, biomedical, and material handling.


Busch Vacuum Solutions has an immediate direct hire opportunity open for an experienced Mechanical Designer at our headquarters in Virginia Beach, Virginia! 


The primary objective of the Electrical & Automation Engineer will be assigned project task to develop accurate and efficient creation of PLC, HMI programs and configuration of VFD’s, Softstarters and configurable electrical/electronic instrumentation. The Electrical & Automation Engineer will assist in the design, debugging, troubleshooting, and testing of electrical control components, instruments, PLC’s, HMI’s, and control panels for vacuum pump systems. The successful candidate will be a motivated team player with keen attention to detail and possess electrical/electronic, PLC and HMI programming background. Electrical & Automation Engineer will assist and provided feedback as assigned or requested to the Electrical & Automation Technician, Electrical Designer/Programmer I, II and III. This role shall perform under the direct supervision of the Engineering Manager.


If you are a highly motivated and creative individual, looking to join an amazing team, apply now!


Qualified individuals should apply NOW for an opportunity to find out why Busch Vacuum Solutions is an amazing place to work!

Job Responsibilities:


  • Generates programmable logic controller and human machine interface programs for automated vacuum control systems to meet customer needs for standard, general and custom applications.
  • Generates required parameterization of VFD’s, Softstarters, Hart Transmitters and other instrumentation necessary to configure for use with automated vacuum systems
  • Utilize multimeters, signal conditioners and other troubleshooting tools and instruments to identify and rectify issues found during testing of automated vacuum systems.
  • Review and mark-up design drawings as necessary to provide feedback to designers of issues with design and need for corrective actions
  • Generates sequence of operations and other engineering specification documents for automated vacuum control systems to meet customer needs for standard, general and custom applications.
  • Leads and/or assist in the re-design, creation or maintenance of standard electrical designs, programs and documentation for automated vacuum control systems.
  • Performs bench test (simulation of actual system operation required) and final system testing of automated vacuum systems in the production environment to validate conformance to project design requirements and complete required quality documents.
  • Writes Sequence of Operations, commissioning and initial start-up procedures for electrical installations of automated vacuum systems.
  • Prepares project cost and work-time estimates.
  • Visits end user sites to provide start-up and commissioning assistance, to include training of personnel on the provided Busch vacuum systems.
  • Collaborates with engineers and other personnel to identify, define, and solve technical issues.
  • Visits customers with the Sales team to provide technical input on sales opportunities as directed, requested, or required.
  • Develops and/or assist in the review of existing Electrical Engineering guidelines and procedures to identify necessary revisions, deletions or amendments as directed, requested or required.
  • Contributes to the continued increased efficiency in use of the design and programming software through an in-depth knowledge of the software.
  • In conjunction with the Agile teams develop and/or promote technical solutions which support the business requirements within their area of expertise. They may be accountable for specific deliverables and profitability in relation to the development of a project support or may lead the technical activity within their area of specialism.


Required Experience:


Technology or equivalent specialized experience in PLC/HMI and automation skill and knowledge

Experience: 5 plus years of experience in PLC and HMI programming: Required

Working knowledge of PLC and HMI program creation, digital test instruments (i.e., multi-meters); Working knowledge of Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) programming, Operator Interface Terminals and similar automation control systems and components; Familiarity with analog

(4-20ma) transmitters, and adjustable pressure/vacuum switches; Working knowledge for Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) and or Adjustment Speed Drive (ASD); Hands on experience with common hand tools used in the electrical field; Experience in technical writing; Working knowledge reading and interpreting electrical wiring, Piping and Instrumentation Diagram/Drawing (P&ID) and associated electrical control documentation; Programming and configuration of PLC's, Operator Interface Terminals (OIT) and VFD's; Knowledge of power distribution systems, automated control systems, electrical and controls instrumentation, and the National Electrical Code (UL 508A, UL 1203, NFPA 99 and NFPA 79); Ability to read and interpret electrical drawings

Computer Skills: Proficient computer skills, including electronic mail, Microsoft Office Suites (routine database activity, word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, etc.). Preferred: Ability to utilize AutoCAD to modify and review electrical assembly and wiring diagrams. Work with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems.


Personal Qualifications:

  • Work with a high level of initiative, be self-motivated, and possess professional maturity
  • Be detail, goal, and safety oriented
  • Must be organized and maintain a clean and orderly workspace
  • Must possess a positive attitude, be dependable, and trustworthy
  • Work independently or as a team, as necessary, to fulfill department and Busch goals and objectives
  • Possess strong oral and written communication skills in English

Job Requirements

  • Ability and willingness to pass a 10-panel drug screen, 7-year criminal history check
    • Most felonies are a disqualifier, misdemeanors are considered on a case-by-case basis
  • Must be willing and able to utilize all required PPE
  • Ability and willingness to travel (up to 10%) domestically and internationally

Physical Requirements

  • Constant reaching outward, lifting/carrying/pushing pulling up to 10lbs
  • Frequent standing, walking, sitting, lifting/carrying/pushing pulling up to 25lbs
  • Occasional climbing, squatting, kneeling, reaching above the shoulder, and lifting/carrying/pushing pulling up to 25lbs
  • All applicants must be able to hear and see audible and visual alarms and must be able to wear all required PPE, such as safety shoes, electrical hazards, safety glasses, and hearing protection.

Benefits & Opportunities


Busch Vacuum Solutions offers an attractive benefits package, which includes medical, dental, vision, EAP, tuition reimbursement, Legal Plan, 401K, PTO, and more! 


Opportunity for growth and advancement via on-the-job training, paid training/certifications, tuition reimbursement, and opportunities for advancement within the company.  Busch values promoting from within!


Work Environment

Moderately controlled manufacturing environment, moderate noise levels, fumes, and airborne particles, while working near moving mechanical parts.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily.


Why work for Busch Vacuum Solutions?


As diverse and boundless as the world of vacuum is, so are the jobs and tasks at Busch. We welcome all talents, regardless of education, age, gender, or nationality; worldwide.

Nearest Major Market: Virginia Beach