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Electrical Engineer I (Entry Level)Newport News, VA | Job ID 16898

  • Job ID 16898
  • Division Mining
  • Organization Liebherr Mining Equipment Newport News Co.
  • Area of employment Research / development
  • Country United States
  • Entry level Professionals
  • Type of contract full time

The Electrical Engineer I assists in developing and designing electrical components and systems for use in large mining haul trucks.


  • Works with Engineers and assists Drafters in developing the electrical design of products using drafting tools or Computer-Assisted Design (CAD) or drafting equipment and software.
  • Works with Engineers to process Engineering Change Requests (ECRs) & Engineering Change Notices (ECNs).
  • Works with Engineers to specify proper electrical components.
  • Works with Engineers to investigate and test vendors' products.
  • Works as a team member with other Engineers, Designers, and production personnel on ad hoc projects.
  • Works with Engineers to design, install, test, analyze, and maintain electrical products, equipment, systems and processes to meet requirements, applying knowledge of engineering principles.
  • Works with Engineers to research and analyze customer design proposals, specifications, manuals, and other data to evaluate the feasibility, cost, and maintenance requirements of designs or applications.


  • Bachelor’s degree (BSEE/EET) or equivalent, A.A.S in Electrical discipline with two years electrical experience in engineering environment, or five to six years electrical experience in engineering environment, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of drafting tools or CAD or drafting equipment and software.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance manuals and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as algebra, fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to apply basic electrical equations to circuit analysis.
  • Knowledge of electrical schematic types with emphasis on JIC (Joint Industrial Council) format.
  • Ability to use MS Office.
  • Knowledge of BaaN system as it relates to truck BOM structure and inventory control.
  • Travel to customer or supplier sites domestically and internationally up to 20% of the time.
  • Ability to complete and maintain mine certifications or safety training such as Mine Safety and Health
  • Administration (MSHA) hazard training.
  • Ability to maintain a valid driver’s license and passport.

Our Offer

An interesting and ambitious role in a successful international company. We offer a secure work environment with a comprehensive benefits package and competitive salary. We hire as soon as possible.

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  • Job ID 16898
  • Division Mining
  • Organization Liebherr Mining Equipment Newport News Co.
  • Area of employment Research / development
  • Country United States
  • Entry level Professionals
  • Type of contract full time

The company

Liebherr in the USAIn line with its international growth, Liebherr’s venture into the United States began in 1970. Within a couple of years, the company expanded and completed its production facilities in Newport News, VA for its product line of hydraulic excavators. It was later converted into Liebherr’s manufacturing facility for mining trucks and remains home to Liebherr Mining Equipment Newport News, Co.  In addition to its production facility, Liebherr markets a wide variety of products and technologies through its companies located across the United States. The companies are Liebherr- Aerospace Saline, Inc., Liebherr Gear Technology, Inc., Liebherr Automation Systems, Co., and Liebherr USA, Co., the umbrella company for eight divisions that are positioned across the United States. Liebherr is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. 

Contact person

Sandra Draeger