Kaman Industrial Technologies Electrical Engineer in Tonawanda, New York

Business Kaman Distribution
Region/Platform Kaman Automation - Zeller
Requisition # 7466
City Tonawanda
State/Province NY
Electrical Engineer

KAMAN Corporation (NYSE:KAMN), headquartered in Bloomfield, CT is a diversified manufacturer and distributor of products to aerospace and industrial markets. Kaman Corporation is organized into two (2) business segments, its Industrial Distribution segment and its Aerospace segment. Kaman Distribution supplies mechanical, motion control, and fluid power products in over 230 locations in North America. With more than 200 branches and distribution centers and more than 40 years in the business, Kaman Distribution is one of North America's largest industrial distributors. KAMAN provides a wide range of products and systems ranging from bearings, to mechanical and electrical power transmission, motion control, material handling, and fluid power components for both MRO and OEM needs to customers in virtually every industry.

The Kaman Automation platform (KAI) of Kaman Distribution is the combination of Minarik, and Zeller and GCF. Kaman Automation is a leading provider of automation, control and energy management components, systems and services to original equipment manufacturers, industrial production plants and infrastructure facilities throughout North America.

Summary: The primary responsibility is to provide customer focused engineering support and services to internal and external customers.


  • Identify customer requirements and provide technical engineering solutions to meet or exceed customer needs.
  • Communicate with customers both on the phone and in person. Frequently will visit the customer office site to review application requirements or to obtain more detailed information.
  • Attend in-office meetings as required, attend conference calls with team members, or in-office customer meetings to review the project status or the readiness for the application programming for an upcoming installation.
  • Conduct on-site service calls or on-site project meetings as required to install programming changes and/or to perform hardware or software modifications supplied for start-up.
  • Attend training or conferences as required for skilled training in the office or at a customer site.
  • Ability to read and interpret specifications and plans to determine contract requirements and communicate and execute solutions based on specifications and clarifications.


Education: Bachelor's or Associates Degree in Electrical Engineering or Electrical or Engineering Technology.

Experience - A minimum of three to five years of applicable work experience in the Engineering field is required. Prior Engineering work experience in the electrical or controls field is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong desire to learn about the products and industry to be able to apply product applications.
  • Ability to think analytically and creatively problem-solve.
  • Self-directed and strong self-motivation. Detail oriented. Strong organizational and time-management skills.
  • Must have the ability for self-training and self-motivating to quickly learn customer software and hardware preferences.
  • Strong teamwork skills to identify the correct resources and effectively and efficiently communicate project needs, working as a team.

  • PLCs: Experience with Schneider Unity (M340/M580) and Schneider/Modicon 984LL programming Proworx NxT/Proworx32 preferred. Rockwell PLC5, SLC500, CompactLogix and Logix L6x, L7x versions 15 through 29 programming experience preferred. GE R3xi and 9070, Seimens also a plus.

  • Ladder programming
  • Function block programming
  • Structured text
  • DeviceNet, EthernetIP and ControlNet experience
  • PLC conversions from old to new versions

  • SCADA/HMIs: Experience with Wonderware, Citect, Indusoft, Vijeo Designer, Proface GP Pro Ex preferred. FactoryTalk View ME/SE, iFix 5.5/5.8, GE Cimplicity ME/SE, WinCC a plus.

  • Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs): Experience with Schneider Altivar, Rockwell preferred. Yaskawa, Toshiba, and others considered.

  • Motion Setup/Programming: SoMachine and Lexium, Kollmorgen workbench preferred. Rockwell Kinetix a plus.

  • Safety PLCs: Rockwell Logix safety, Sick Flexisoft preferred.

Physical Requirements

  • Able to lift up to 25lbs
  • Able to pick-up material at floor level
  • Able to lift items above shoulder height.
  • Able to stand or kneel for 10-20 minutes as required.
  • Walking or standing for extending periods of time.
  • Able to travel via automobile 30 minutes to 5 hour trips as required.
  • Carry equipment with or without a cart including a laptop and a tool bag.
  • Installation of minor equipment inside a panel for electrical wiring.

As a growing company and an industry leader we offer a very comprehensive compensation package and benefit program to include:

  • Your choice of medical insurance plans, Dental & Vision insurance, and Flexible spending accounts
  • Company matching 401(k) with a great vesting schedule
  • Company paid Life (family) & STD insurances
  • Employee discounted Stock Purchase Plan
  • 100% tax free tuition reimbursement
  • Paid Vacation & Sick time, and Company Holidays

If you enjoy a growing and successful organization, send your resume TODAY!

KAMAN Hires Great People!

We are committed to a safe and drug free environment for our employees!

EEO. M/F/D/V Kaman Industrial Technologies recruits, hires and promotes individuals without regard to race, creed, color, religion, age, gender, national origin or ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or physical or mental disability unrelated to an individual's ability to perform the job, or any other status protected by law, all in accordance with applicable Federal, state or local law.

We are committed to a safe and drug free environment for our employees! Candidates must successfully pass a post offer, pre-employment drug screen test.

Kaman is an EO Employer-M/F/Veteran/ Disability; All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected class.