Alexander & Associates (A&A) is considered a leader in the design of special machines and machine integration. Our current staff is focused on machine design projects including mechanical design, controls system design, information systems and project management. A&A works to develop long term relationships with our customers promoting repeat business, with the overwhelming majority of our business being derived from current and past customers.

A&A currently serves the technical community from our offices in Cincinnati, Canada, West Virginia, & Maine. Since 1943 A&A has strived to assemble a dedicated team of professionals that can produce rapid, cost-effective solutions to our customers design needs.

Alexander & Associates has been recognized as a Quality Resource for Design Services for over 60 years and looks forward to serving our customers and meeting new challenges and opportunities.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Regularly use the following drafting software packages: AutoCAD and/or Promis-E
  • Generate electrical schematics, single line diagrams, and fluid power diagrams
  • Create panel layout drawings, including dimensioning and BOM creation
  • Use and manipulate file types used to manage a design package. Ex: JT, PDF, DXF, DWG
  • Follow NFPA 70, NFPA 70E, NFPA 79, UL508 & UL508A and other applicable standards
  • Take ownership for activities including verifying work prior to submission
  • Write engineering instructions (EI) and construction completion & startup checklists
  • Has a working knowledge of PLC and HMI applications
  • Work with PLC and HMI programs in the platform required (E.g., Rockwell)
  • Provide commissioning support for machine and system installations and start up support
  • Perform OEM/supplier panel and/or equipment inspections per QA System
  • Troubleshoot electrical hardware systems, components, devices, wiring, etc.
  • Has a working knowledge of industrial automation, including motor controls & process control
  • Has a working knowledge of fluid power systems (hydraulics & pneumatics)
  • Ability to read and understand technical documentation
  • Adhere to the A&A QA System
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Proven ability to work independently toward assigned goals and objectives
  • Interpersonal skills and a commitment to customer service
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily
  • The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required

Education and/or Experience:

  • Associates degree in Electromechanical Technology or Electrical Engineer Technology
  • Bachelor’s in electrical engineering (Preferred)
  • Or one to five years related experience and/or training
  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Computer Aided Drafting education/experience required

Mathematical Skills:

  • Basic math and problem-solving skills required
  • Voltage Drop and Ampacity calculations
  • Feeder and Branch Circuit Sizing (Conductors and OCPDs, Transformers and Disconnect Switches)
  • Conduct, wireway, and box fill calculations

Reasoning Ability:

  • Individual must have ability to make independent decisions that may be of a complex nature.

Computer Skills:

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Windows and affiliated software packages
  • Proficiency with MS Office (Excel, Word)
  • Promis-E and/or AutoCAD, or other electrical drafting experienced preferred
  • Rockwell/Allen-Bradley software preferred
  • Must be capable of learning other software packages

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • None required
  • Licensed Maine State Electrician is a plus
  • Any Rockwell classes, certificates are a plus, such as PLC Design, Troubleshooting, Programming, etc.

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Flexibility to support multiple machine start-ups and changing customer demands
  • Individual must possess the interpersonal skills to communicate with coworkers and/or customers at all levels of the organization and present data to diverse audiences


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