Position Description

Electrical Engineer - TS
Location Spokane Valley, Washington
# of openings 1
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Are you ready to join a world class team? Wagstaff, Inc. is the place you want to come and build your career! We are a family owned, progressive, international manufacturing company and the world leader of aluminum casting technology. We believe that our employees are our greatest resource, and support them with exceptional benefits, competitive wages, and exciting growth opportunities. We offer a comprehensive wellness program, which includes a 1200 square foot onsite gym! Come and join Wagstaff to become part of our team and family.

Job Summary

Apply electrical engineering knowledge to the unique set of technical circumstances at each customer location while commissioning and supporting the operation of Wagstaff supplied equipment. Substantial and extended international and domestic travel is required.

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Perform installation and commissioning of equipment in customer plants in coordination with the Automated Systems Group and Mechanical Engineering
  • Provide Technical Service to customers in response to emergency calls or service requests in troubleshooting and repair
  • Provide training to customer personnel in PLC based automation system operation and maintenance in conjunction with commissioning or in response to independent requests or requirements
  • Perform hardware and software testing
  • Participate in product development activities
  • Participate in research activities related to aluminum casting technologies
  • Abide by company policies
  • Assist in the preparation of PLC and SCADA packages for projects in coordination with Project Managers and other engineers involved in the commissioning process
  • Attend Engineering Design Review meetings at customer sites
  • Domestic and international travel required depending upon customer and company business needs
  • In order to achieve business objectives, work weeks in excess of 40 hours may be required
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team
  • General Characteristics
    • Acquires basic knowledge and develops skills in a specific practice area
    • Applies prescribed and/or standard techniques and procedures in accordance with established criteria to perform assigned tasks
    • Exercises limited judgment on details of work and in application of standard methods for conventional work
    • Acquires an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities
  • General Technical Responsibilities
    • Designs a complete project, system, component, or process of standard complexity
    • Performs standard computations or analysis
    • Prepares drawings
  • Leadership Skills
    • Assigns tasks to and coordinates with designers
    • Coordinates with departments as necessary
  • Direction Received
    • Receives close supervision on unusual or difficult problems
  • Communication Skills
    • Academic oral and technical writing skills
    • Attends customer project meetings and presents specific aspects of engineering assignment, May occasionally lead the meetings

Working Environment

While performing the duties of this job on Wagstaff premises, work is performed primarily in an adequately lit, well ventilated, climate controlled general office environment.  Close computer work is regularly required.  The work usually involves minimal physical exertion.  The noise level in the general office environment is usually moderate. 

This job may require occasional or more frequent interaction with employees on the manufacturing shop floor.  While on the shop floor, the employee may be exposed to fumes, airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risks of moving equipment and parts, and other risks associated with a manufacturing environment.  Because of this environment and associated risks, coordination with shop floor managers/employees may be necessary before entering the shop floor, and use of job appropriate personal protective equipment and clothing is required on the shop floor.  The noise level on the shop floor is often loud.

This job may also require occasional or more frequent travel to and work at customer sites.  While at customer sites, the employee may be exposed to fumes, airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risks of moving equipment and parts, and other risks associated with a construction and/or manufacturing environment.  Because of this environment and associated risks, coordination with customer managers/employees may be necessary before entering the customer site, and use of job appropriate personal protective equipment and clothing is required at customer sites.  The noise level at customer sites is often loud.

Mental and Physical Requirements

The physical and mental requirements described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Key: Constant -71%+, Frequent-31-70%, Occasional- 11-30%, Seldom, 0-10%

  • Reading           Frequent                    
  • Lift 10 lbs. or less   Frequent
  • Writing  Frequent
  • Lift 10-25 lbs.  Frequent
  • Speaking  Frequent
  • Lift 26-50 lbs.  Occasional
  • Interpreting Data  Frequent
  • Lift 51-100 lbs.  Occasional           
  • Planning  Frequent
  • Lift 101+ lbs.  N/A
  • Organizing  Frequent
  • Carry 10 lbs. or less  Frequent
  • Supervising  Occasional
  • Carry 10-25 lbs.  Frequent
  • Problem Solving  Frequent
  • Carry 26-50 lbs.  Occasional
  • Attention to Detail  Constant
  • Carry 51-100 lbs.  Seldom
  • Multi-Tasking  Occasional
  • Carry 101+ lbs.  N/A
  • Sit  Frequent
  • Push/Pull, Slide/Transfer 10 lbs. or less  Frequent
  • See  Constant
  • Push/Pull, Slide/Transfer 10-25 lbs.  Occasional
  • Stand  Frequent
  • Push/Pull, Slide/Transfer 26-50 lbs.  Occasional
  • Walk  Frequent
  • Push/Pull, Slide/Transfer 51-100 lbs.  Seldom
  • Drive  Seldom
  • Push/Pull, Slide/Transfer 101+ lbs.  N/A
  • Hear  Frequent
  • Climb/Balance  Occasional
  • Turn/Twist/Lean  Frequent
  • Stoop/Kneel/Squat  Occasional
  • Reach/Manual Dexterity  Frequent
  • Crouch/Crawl  Occasional
  • Bend  Occasional

Wagstaff, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation for purposes of participating in the application/hiring process with Wagstaff, Inc. If you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access the wagstaff.com careers as a result of your disability,  you can request reasonable accommodations by calling Spokane, WA Jobs (509) 922-1404 ext. 3911 or Hebron, KY Jobs (859) 689-6261.  Thanks for your interest in Wagstaff, Inc.

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