Electrical Controls Engineer



The position of Electrical Controls Engineer is based at our Carrollton, TX facility and is NOT a remote role.


Position Summary:  The Electrical Engineer is responsible for providing industrial automation, product development, and manufacturing and application support.  This position supports both electrical controls related R&D product development as well as operations/production needs.



  1. Description of Essential Job Functions:
  1. R&D Support
  1. Research and develop products using gateway process for new and continuous product development.
  2. Coordinate information between departments, including engineering, sales, purchasing, production, and technical support.
  3. Establish the baseline budget and schedule for the project.
  4. Analyze project problems and recommend corrective action that has the least impact to cost and schedule.
  5. Troubleshoot, support, maintain and design production electrical testing area.
  6. Design custom control circuits for special customer requirements.
  7. Maintain and document information related to product use, costs, and operational implementation for all phases of product design and rollout related to new and current product in electrical, operational, and cost capacity.
  8. Establish rollout plans and implement with operations team.
  9. Prepare and present presentations both for internal and external uses.


  1. Operations Support
  1. Independently manage all aspects of assigned projects.
  2. Develop, maintain, and support panel designs for both standard, custom, and master/combo panels including schematic drawings, bills of material and wiring tables.
  3. Develop electrical component programs.
  4. Interface with internal teams, customers, and/or distributors to explain product functionality and troubleshooting techniques for operation and maintenance of 4Front equipment/products.
  5. Troubleshoot both remotely and on site when issues arise with product.
  6. Troubleshoot, support, maintain, and design production electrical testing area.
  7. Look for opportunities to take cost out of project and improve overall quality and competitiveness.
  8. Develop manuals with the aid of entire staff specifically around electrical installation and troubleshooting.


  1. Supervisory Responsibilities:


  1. Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and/or Electrical Technology.
  • 5-7 years of engineering experience, preferably in product design with a strong background within a manufacturing environment.
  • 1-3 years of knowledge/experience with VFD drives, PLCs, and industrial controls.
  • Experience managing multiple simultaneous projects.
  • Advanced/Intermediate experience with industry drafting and CAD standards.
  • Experience with AutoCAD, AutoCAD Electrical, and Auto LISP preferred.
  • Experience in product design, GD&T using CAD tools, and DFMEA preferred.
  • Significant “hands on the product” type experience with ability to recognize problems, predict potential outcomes, and implement countermeasures quickly enough to avoid problems.

Computer Skills


Certificates, Certifications, Licenses, Registrations:

  • None


Other Skills, Abilities, or Core Competencies:

  • Ability to lead an engineering project.
  • Advanced/Hands on approach to problem solving and analysis.
  • Customer service orientation and approach to daily responsibilities.
  • Ability to function as a team member and contribute to group goals.
  • Ability to develop, coordinate, and manage multiple concurrent projects.
  • Detail oriented with the ability to track and monitor projects from inception to completion.
  • Ability to organize personal workload, prioritize activities, and accomplish tasks under deadline pressure.
  • Excellent electrical and mechanical aptitude/troubleshooting skills, and the ability to read engineering drawings.
  • Ability to solve problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardizations exist.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills to communicate with managers, fellow employees, customers, and vendors.
  • Maintain thorough knowledge and understanding of each customer’s specifications, standards, and other engineering requirements.
  • Ability to work in a group setting and independently while multi-tasking and adjusting to changing priorities in a minimally supervised fast paced environment.
  • Requires independent judgment and discretion with project framework for planning, organization, control, integration and completion of projects and company objectives.
  • General understanding and working knowledge of manufacturing, assembly, sewing, and welding equipment and tooling including design, gauges, equipment design, automation, robotics, or manufacturing processes.
  • Working knowledge of material types specifications and characteristics used in dock levelers, dock seals & shelters, impactable dock doors, high speed and high-performance doors, and other entrance automation products and warehouse solutions.
  • Thorough understanding of company product, trade terminology, quality management and control systems and techniques, manufacturing processes including material controls, workflow, scheduling, just-in-time/pull system, machine operation, and company policies as standards.
  • Safety Focus - Adheres to all workplace and trade safety laws, regulations, standards, and practices by learning and following safe work procedures in a manufacturing environment.
  • Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Contributes to profits and revenue; Conserves organizational resources.
  • Communications - Communicates accurately, clearly, effectively, and directly both verbally and written, internally and externally, across all mediums, audiences, and situations.
  • Flexibility - Adapts to and works with a variety of situations, individuals, and groups; is open to different and new ways of doing things; willingness to modify one’s preferred way of doing things.
  • Global Mindset - Embraces the idea that there are differences between the global and local levels, and that these differences should be acknowledged and leveraged as a strategic business advantage.
  • Core Values - Ability to genuinely champion Company vision, mission, values including the ability and willingness to demonstrate and uphold the Company's Core Values of Empowerment, Innovation, and Integrity.
  • Customer Focused - Demonstrates dedication to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and acts with customers in mind.
  • Quality Orientation - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; strives for continuous improvement and looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Demonstrating Beliefs and Principles - Openly confronts actions or decisions that do not align with his/her core beliefs, values, and principles; lets people know where he/she stands on issues and why; willing to agree to disagree when appropriate.
  • Creativity and Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; develops innovative approaches and ideas; encourages new ideas and innovations; presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.
  • Accountability & Dependability - Takes personal responsibility for own actions and the quality and timeliness of work, and achieves results with little oversight; follows instructions, responds to management direction; keeps commitments and completes tasks on time; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.
  • Valuing Diversity - Appreciates and leverages the capabilities, insights, and ideas of all individuals including those with culturally different backgrounds; works effectively with individuals of diverse style, ability, and motivation; values diverse perspectives and working with others as a way to achieve the best output possible.
  • Diagnostic Information Gathering - The ability to identify the information, assistance, and support needed to clarify a situation, seek that information from professional partnerships with others inside or outside the organizations, and use skillful questioning to draw out the information, when others are reluctant to disclose it.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; able to do firsthand investigation, analysis, and track back to arrive at the root cause of a problem and then identify best possible solutions or countermeasures that must be done to resolve the problem or achieve the goal; works well in-group problem solving situations.
  • Technical & Professional Skill and Expertise - Ability to demonstrate depth of knowledge and skill acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience to perform one's job at a high level of accomplishment; works with, understands, and evaluates technical information related to the job; advises others on technical issues.
  • Self-Development & Continual Learning - Displays an ongoing commitment to learning and self-improvement; making an effort to acquire and apply new knowledge or skills for work; uses training, feedback, or other opportunities for self-learning and development; actively seeks feedback and works on compensating for weakness and limits.
  • Fostering Teamwork - Ability and desire to work cooperatively with others on a team; encourages and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust, and group identity; fosters commitment and team spirit; capable of working well with others both on the team and cross-functionally to achieve individual goals, team goals, department goals, and/or organizational goals; supports team decisions.
  • Leveraging Customer Networks - Understands how work gets done in organizations; purposefully develops internal and external customer relationships to build value through collaboration; builds networks that allow him/her to efficiently drive projects through the organizational structure; maximizes productivity while staying within constraints of formal organizational policies and rules.
  • Facilitating Change - The ability to develop, sponsor, or support different and innovative approaches to addressing problems and opportunities including the introduction of new and improved methods, products, procedures, or technologies to improve the organization's effectiveness; facilitates the implementation and acceptance of change within the workplace by encouraging and helping others successfully manage organizational change.
  • Integrity, Trust, & Respect - Accomplishes results while maintaining respect for others, empathy, trust, fairness, and positive communications and relationships; demonstrates high ethical standards, integrity, and moral character; supports Company policies and practices in all work activities; is seen as a direct, truthful individual; follows through on commitments; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; doesn’t misrepresent him/herself for personal gain.
  • Guiding Behaviors - Demonstrates 4Front's guiding behaviors: develops and maintains effective relationships with others; takes the initiative on actions to accomplish goals and objectives and proactively looks for ways to improve existing processes; takes personal responsibility for own actions and for the quality and timeliness of work, and acts with a sense of urgency to achieves results; can be counted on to exceed goals successfully and constantly drives for results.


Other Qualifications, Experience, or Requirements:

  • Limited business travel in the field for project implementation, training, field testing, and/or customer support.
  • Requires a valid motor vehicle operator’s license and the ability to operate a motor vehicle while carefully observing all traffic rules and regulations.
  • Requires the ability to use a variety of office/production related equipment such as a telephone, photocopier, facsimile machine, and precision measuring instruments.
  • Work beyond the traditional 40 hours per week may be required as workload or projects dictate, including weekends and holidays.


  1. Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The phrases “occasionally,” “regularly,” and “frequently” correspond to the following definitions: “occasionally” means up to 1/3 of working time, “regularly” means between 1/3 and 2/3 of working time, and “frequently” means 2/3 and more of working time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects or controls, and talk and/or hear.  The employee is regularly required to stand and/or walk.  The employee is occasionally required to reach above shoulders, climb and/or balance, and/or stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds while performing duties such as moving tooling or boxes of parts. 
  • Specific vision requirements of this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


  1. Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The employee must occasionally travel on Company business.
  • The employee regularly works in proximity to moving mechanical parts.
  • The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places, outdoor weather conditions, and is exposed to fumes, airborne particles, and the risk of electric shock.  
  • The employee must wear safety glasses and steel toed shoes while working in manufacturing areas.
  • The noise level in the work environment is moderate while working in the office but may be loud while working in production areas.




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Carrollton, TX, US, 75006

Engineering & Science
Travel Required: 0%-10%
Not applicable

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth