Electrical Designer/ Controls Designer

 Job Title:  Electrical and Controls Designer

Department:  Design

Reports to:  Head of Electrical and Controls Design and the Chief Operating Officer


  • Provide design services for FTSI automated electrical systems.
  • Supervise the work of assigned Electrical Draftspersons and Detailers.
  • Maintain engineering standards and practices within the department.
  • Interface and coordinate with all departments throughout the design/ build phases.

Maintain FTSI design processes, documentation and drafting standards


  • Verification of client specifications in order to lead the design of control and electrical systems that meet or exceed client specifications.
  • Manage FTSI manufacturing and purchasing databases throughout the design process.
  • Perform or direct electrical design, engineering, documentation, and drafting/modeling duties for each of the following: revisions to existing FTSI stock products, production of new FTSI equipment, design of test fixtures, and facility interface designs to accommodate FTSI equipment.
  • Perform calculations to provide engineering analyses of electrical loads and requirements as it pertains to electrical design.
  • Perform optimization and value engineering reviews of both existing and new FTSI equipment for improvements in manufacturing cost and efficacy.
  • Prepare bills of materials for finished electrical assemblies and assist in the procurement of outside vendor parts and services.
  • Lead internal and external engineering and design reviews and produce redline/revision packages for review.
  • Create physical testing criteria of equipment and coordinate expected and actual results analyses with fabrication and testing personnel.
  • Assist in the creation of finished electrical assembly and fabrication drawings, O&M manuals and final client submittal packages.
  • Research and specify components from industry manufacturers for FTSI electrical designs.
  • Create or direct the creation of bills of materials, component sourcing, and/or component substitutions for the purpose of supporting, maintaining and developing FTSI proprietary PCB designs.
  • Coordinate 3rd party and outsourced engineering and design services.
  • Provide data for the creation of project quotations, budgets and final cost analyses.
  • Continue to expand FTSI’s application of emerging technologies for the purpose of designing and producing leading edge controls technology.
  • Other engineering duties as required by the demands of special and custom projects.


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.

  • Six years minimum experience using AutoCAD 2000 or higher in a professional full-time setting to create electrical schematics, preferably with AutoCAD Electrical.  Additional experience with a 3D modeling program (i.e. Inventor, SolidWorks) and AutoCAD Mechanical Desktop.
  • Five years minimum experience with outsourcing surface mount multilayer and through-hole printed circuit board manufacturing and assembly.  Experience in PCB layout and design is desirable.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office products and must have strong understanding of Microsoft Windows Operating systems.
  • Must be able to work appropriately as the leader of a team be self-motivated and be able to work unsupervised and be able to multi-task and prioritize work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work as part of a team with engineering and technical staff, work within deadlines and adjust personal schedule as required and the ability to create and maintain a positive relationship with departments and clients are all important.
  • Ability to be a creative thinker; willingness to try new approaches to job.
  • Ability to continue education outside of normal office hours in order to increase knowledge and awareness of industry trends and technology.
  • Familiarity with UL 508, NFPA 70e, NEC as well as variety of standards, code and regulations required for the application of cutting edge controls technology in the entertainment industry.

To apply for a position, please email a cover letter and resume to jobs@fishertechnical.com and clearly indicate “Electrical Designer” in the subject line!



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