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Field Projects Electrical Engineer IIINewport News, VA | Job ID 14656

  • Job ID 14656
  • 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 Field Projects Electrical Engineer III researches, develops, designs and tests electrical components and systems for use in large mining haul trucks.


  • Works in a cross functional team environment to resolve field issues, insuring that products meet the customer’s expectations.
  • Identifies and investigates field issues; analyzes data and customer reports, visits mine sites.
  • Plans and performs test tasks; to include physical work on the equipment, makes instrumented measurements, observes and records performance of systems (lab, proving grounds, active mine sites).
  • Designs and specifies test equipment.
  • Performs a Root Cause Analysis; which may include electrical, mechanical and/or software related design aspects.
  • Effectively communicates all project status updates with members of the cross functional team, as well as other business units.
  • Simultaneously manages multiple projects of varying complexities.
  • Creates and organizes electrical schematics for clarity and ease of understanding using JIC(Joint Industrial Council) symbol format.
  • Formats and documents solutions for use in manuals, reports and presentations.
  • Ensures release packages from the department comply with all quality and technical content standards.


  • Bachelor’s degree (BSEE/EET) or equivalent, Associate’s degree (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.

  • Working knowledge of AC/DC Drive Systems, Motors, Controls and PLCs; as well as incorporating these items together into an integrated system.
  • Familiarity with the implementation of CANopen control bus applications.
  • Must possess well developed electro-mechanical troubleshooting skills and diagnostic abilities.
  • Ability to clearly explain the details of systems and sub-systems to others.
  • Knowledge of the use of Pro-E/CREO to accomplish basic tasks.
  • Knowledge of use of electrical CAD software to create/modify electrical schematics.
  • Knowledge of modeling and multidimensional tools.
  • Knowledge of technical fundamentals of electrical engineering.
  • Ability to effectively respond to common inquiries; complaints from customers, regulatory agencies or other members of the business community.
  • Ability to use MS Office.
  • Knowledge of MRP (BaaN, LIKV) systems as it relates to product 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.
  • Physical ability to perform electrical/mechanical work on a mining truck and test equipment.

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 14656
  • 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

Rachel Swicegood