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Electrical Engineer

Caldwell Group
Rockford, Illinois 61109
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift
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The Caldwell Group is a growing, employee-owned company located in Rockford, Illinois. Founded in 1954, we are a leading manufacturer of below the hook lifting solutions and we are seeking qualified, talented individuals to join our team.

This position is responsible for creating original electrical designs and details for company products that relate to product function and use and generates sales interest through customer appeal. Other duties include modifying accepted designs, incorporating such changes per customer application requirements, as required, examining designs and prototypes of new or modified products to visualize creative design concepts and preparing final drawings. Also commonizes and integrates new technology solutions that will result in savings without eroding profitability.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Develops electrical aspects of equipment design by studying customer requirements and applying established specifications, standards, and regulations.
  • Uses SolidWorks design software to design and create electrical schematics, including bills of material.
  • Identifies areas of inefficiency in existing products and identifies alternative solutions.
  • Uses established specifications and standards to transform initial rough product designs into prints use CAD software (SolidWorks).
  • Provides engineering support to team members in the manufacturing process. Revises designs and drawings, as required.
  • Meets engineering schedules and works with a Mechanical Engineer when functional, structural or scheduling issues arise.
  • Identifies product improvement opportunities. Commonizes components and components and implements technology improvements on standard and custom products.
  • Evaluates and incorporates new or improved electronic components into company designs.
  • Provides guidance and support to the electrical assembly team.
  • Validates, tests, and approves electrical aspects of machinery prior to shipping.
  • Programs PLC's, when applicable.
  • Specifies system components or direct modification of products.
  • Works with suppliers to spec out electrical components.
  • Develops specifications for purchase parts and creates accurate bills of material on assembly and detail drawings.
  • Verifies compliance to National Electrical Code and UL compliance, when required.


Qualifications and Skills


  • Minimum BS/BA degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Minimum three years of experience in an Electrical Engineering design position
  • Experience designing and revising prints using AutoCad, SolidWorks, or other automated design software. (SolidWorks experience preferred.)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office, including excel and basic comfort level wtih technology
  • Proven customer service orientation toward both internal and external customers.
  • Proven ability to work alone or on a team on a broad variety of projects
  • Proven ability to successfully manage multiple tasks in a rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to travel up to 10%
  • Knowledge of the rigging and/or crane industries a plus.

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. This position also requires the employee to frequently stand and walk. Occasionally this position requires the employee to lift and/or carry up to 10 pounds.


As an Employee Owned company, Caldwell provides a unique ownership opportunities through stock ownership to its employee-owners. In addition, we offer a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life, short-term disability, 401k and employee stock ownership plan. We also provide development opportunities to help our employee-owners grow with us!


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Posted: 2020-02-13 Expires: 2020-03-14

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Caldwell Group
Rockford, Illinois 61109

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