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Engineer I

Date: Sep 11, 2021

Location: York, Pennsylvania, USA

Company: Voith Group


About the Voith Group
The Voith Group is a global technology company. With its broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digital applications, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has more than 20,000 employees, sales of € 4.2 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the larger family-owned companies in Europe.

For the Voith Hydro, Automation & Plant Systems Engineering department, we are looking for:

Engineer I  
York, PA


Summary –

The BoP (Balance of Plant) design engineer provides design efforts from inception through production both in new product design and in existing product redesign.​  The Engineer I uses existing procedures to solve routine or standard problems. The Engineer I requires instruction, guidance and direction from others. Duties are performed under close supervision or mentorship by more experienced co-workers.


Responsibilities –

  • Maintain customer, job and drawing files per Engineering Department Standards.
  • Learn the methods of developing manufacturing drawings of repairs, replacement parts, etc. using customary methods and/or industry standards for machining.
  • Review customer source control drawings, specification control drawings and other applicable specifications to determine requirements and/or feasibility of the component. 
  • Prepare preliminary design proposals such as quotes.
  • Interact with mechanical personnel to define and solve manufacturing/design issues and implement cost reduction ideas with regard to company products.
  • Perform liaison function between customers, sales group, engineering and all mechanical services operations for any related issues, problems or improvements.
  • Work with the quality department sales and others to define problem areas and implement product improvements based on customer repair/rejection concerns.
  • Participate in engineering and general design review as required.
  • Prepare technical data such as standard customer reports and special reports when needed.
  • Interact with customers on engineering design and any questions/problems they may have.
  • Interact with vendors concerning parts they supply or propose to supply to company.
  • Coordinate as required with internal groups including purchasing, quality control, sales, mechanical shop, and cover production and accounting personnel.
  • Review job cost sheets and update sales order as necessary to provide accurate final sales amount for final invoice to customer.
  • Keep supervisor advised of work status, workload, problems and progress as related to work assignments.


Qualifications –


  • Bachelors of engineering degree or a combination of equivalent experience may be considered in lieu of college degree
  • Demonstrate effective teamwork skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task based on business need
  • Excellent time management skills
  • AUTOCAD Electrical and/or 3D design tools (SOLID EDGE) experience is a plus


Other Specific Responsibilities

  • Learn to search for documents, OEM drawings and resources on Share Point Site.
  • This position is for working in the Automation & Controls Engineering, with Balance of Plant Equipments (BoP) and systems required for operating Turbine & Generator in a Hydro Electrical Power Generation plant. Work activities includes system design including calculations, preparation of specifications, Bill of materials and procedures, single line and detailed circuit and layout design drawings coordination, selection of instruments and sensors, support to field installations, commissioning and troubleshooting, interface with other Engineering departments (Mechanical engineering, Automation, etc.), support to OtO and direct interface with suppliers and customers.
  • The BoP engineer works closely with the Mechanical engineering on necessary instrumentation and interconnection of the electrical cables (for power and control) or piping (for oil and air), busbars and related conduits, tray or trench or any supports and fittings necessary. A coordinated design with the mechanical engineering is part of expected work, including design review, on-site inspection, installation review, etc, in a way to contribute to the integration and efficiency of generator and turbine design.


This job description is not all encompassing, however, is intended to be a general description of the responsibilities of this position.

Balance of plant equipment and systems include generator switchgear, surge protection, step-up and auxiliary transformers, AC/DC station service equipment’s, medium & high voltage equipment’s, cabling, busbars, drainage & dewatering systems, fire detection/protection systems, grounding/neutral grounding systems,  HVAC systems,  hydraulic systems, lighting, lube & high pressure oil lift systems, generator cooling, brake & jack systems,  servomotors systems, air valve systems, etc.


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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.


* This job description is not all encompassing, however, is intended to be a general description of the responsibilities of this position.


Voith Hydro is an EEO/AA/VEVRAA compliant Federal Contractor and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. We welcome everyone to apply, especially those individuals who are underrepresented in the industry including people of color, LGBTQI+ community, women, individuals with disabilities (both seen and unseen), Veterans, people of any age or family status. We embrace the competitive advantage that diversity brings and we strive to create a working environment that is inclusive of thought and talent.

Nearest Major Market: York PA
Nearest Secondary Market: Lancaster