Employment Opportunities

Western States Machine Company, a manufacturer of large capital process equipment for the food, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries is always looking for outstanding individuals considering a new challenge. Western States offers excellent benefits available for full-time employees including health, dental, and 401K options.

Electrical Engineer

Western States Machine Company, a manufacturer of large capital equipment for the food, chemical and pharmaceutical industries, located in Fairfield, Ohio, needs an Electrical Engineer. Our Electrical Engineers are responsible for developing electrical and controls system solutions based on engineering principles. This includes selection, sizing and specifications of motors, controls and other electrical equipment.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Confer with supervisors and Sales Department relative to customer needs. Act as an advisor in Electrical Engineering field.
  • Use principles of electrical engineering, knowledge of previous installations and the demands of customer as basics in creating the design of new or modified equipment.
  • Create drawings, PLC ladder logic, and HMI displays to implement new designs.
  • Check finished drawings, specifications and bill of material lists before release in ample time to assure on time shipments.
  • Advise Purchasing Department on the selection of motors, controls and other electrical equipment as determined by engineering specifications.
  • Work with vendors on the assembly of electrical components and check completed work.
  • When required, assist production in supervising machine testing. Document the results, and update the drawings and instructions to reflect any change resulting from the test.
  • Provide detailed operating instructions on the operation of equipment.
  • Investigate and act on problems reported from the field.
  • Occasionally visit domestic and international customer plants to obtain data, install, or modify electrical equipment or programs.
  • Keep abreast of new ideas through reading books, technical journals and studying specifications of new products and systems.

What we are looking for:

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering.
  • Minimum five years of experience in electrical design.
  • Experience in design, repair and analysis of electrical systems. Must have experience applying electrical engineering design principals and methodologies.
  • Proficient in Autocad (Autocad Electrical preferred)
  • Ability to develop and troubleshoot software for PLCs and HMIs (Allen Bradley and Siemens preferred)
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Able to utilize MS office products such as Word, Excel, and Outlook.

What we offer:

  • Family oriented company culture
  • Competitive pay and competitive benefits such as medical, dental vision, life insurance, short and long-term disability insurance
  • Vacation and paid holidays
  • 401K with company match
  • And much more

Come join our team at Western States!

Western States Employment Application Form (PDF)

Download the Western States Employment Application Form (above), save the form onto to your computer, complete the form and with your resume send it to the following address:

Celia Cano Ramon
Western States Machine Company
625 Commerce Center Drive
Fairfield, OH 45011
Western States - ccano@westernstates.com

Western States is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Western States provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Western States complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Western States expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Western States’ employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.