Electrical Systems Technician Career - Midwest Engineered Systems



Under the direction of the Electrical Shop Manager, the Electrical Systems Technician uses schematics to wire panels and other various electrical components, wire field devices like sensors and switches, fits and assembles wire way or conduit according to assembly blueprints. The Electrical Systems Technician also fabricates various bracketry from prints or shop inventory to support auxiliary electrical components. The use of different electrical and pneumatic hand tools is necessary to complete day-to-day tasks as is basic mechanical ability with other hand tools. Working knowledge of machine construction and operation, electrical schematics, electrical components, wire gages, electrical standards and wiring troubleshooting skills.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time.

  • Organize and maintain electrical schematics, shop materials, job inventory and tools to insure that the panel shop portrays a professional image.
  • Assist the Electrical Shop Manager in maintaining the shop schedule and workload in order to keep it realistic and on time.
  • Wire electrical sub-panels from schematics and customer specifications.
  • Modify enclosures as required to fit components.
  • Operate a variety of labeling devices and machines.
  • Install cord grips, hardware, flexible and rigid conduit to interconnect enclosures.
  • Light fabrication and mechanical assembly.
  • Proficient with industry electrical code, NEC, ANSI, NFPA, and OSHA
  • Must have own set of tools
  • Must be able to work night and weekends required
  • Travel is required
  • Comply with all quality and safety regulations.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.


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 equivalent to a High School diploma required. Vocational or Technical College training preferred
  • 3+ years’ experience building custom electrical panels
  • Must have the ability to read and understand electrical schematics, electrical code manuals, and other manufacturing instructions
Language Skills
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret documents such as general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or government regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondences, and instruction/procedure manuals. Ability to write correspondences and routine reports.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and present information one on one and in group situations to customers, clients, vendors and other employees within the organization.
Mathematical Skills
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plan and solid geometry and trigonometry.
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, rations and proportions to practical situations.
Reasoning Skills
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in written, mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Technology Skills
  • Requires the ability to operate a wide variety of standard office equipment, such as a computer and keyboard, a calculator, telephone, FAX, photocopier, etc.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite programs including Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook
  • Proficiency of Visual Basic, .NET programming, and other computer programming systems


The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 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 regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk; reach above shoulders; and stoop, kneel, or crouch, lift and/or move drawings, files, manuals, and metal parts weighing up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Follow all company policies and procedures as outlined in the employee handbook. ​

The above statements reflect the general details necessary to describe the principle functions of the occupation described and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the occupation.​