Design Engineer - Rolling Start Rotational Program in Greater Pittsburgh Area at Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc.

Date Posted: 11/24/2020

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Overview

About Us


Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc. (MEPPI) is owned by Mitsubishi Electric Corporation of Tokyo, Japan.  MEPPI was incorporated in 1985 to supply products to electric utility companies in North America. Today, the company is headquartered in Warrendale, Pennsylvania with a national workforce of over 900 employees. During its past 30 years, the company has expanded into other markets including transportation and power quality industries.   Products include gas circuit breakers, vacuum circuit breakers, power transformers, gas insulated substations, power electronics and electricity transmission technologies, generator services, uninterruptible power supplies, and rail transportation equipment.  While most of MEPPI’s products are not obvious to the general public, numerous sporting and entertainment venues feature the company's world-famous Diamond Vision® large-display screens. 

Job Description and Requirements

Job Description

Entry level Design Engineering position in the Rolling Start Program involving two years of rotational assignments within MEPPI, including an assignment in a MELCO Japan factory.

  • Perform Design, Project, or Systems Studies Engineering work within assigned Divisions.
  • Rotate to a new assignment approximately 6 months.
  • Participate in a 6 month assignment at relevant factories in Japan.
  • Report to the assigned Engineering Department Manager for specific duties within each Division.
  • Interact and collaborate with customers, suppliers, contractors, MELCO, and MEPPI sales, production and QA functions.
  • Attend off-site training as appropriate.
  • Attend conversational Japanese Language lessons.
  • Design Engineer
    • Review order documents to ensure that MEPPI meets the technical requirements of the contract, including all exceptions, clarifications, and confirmations to the customer’s technical specification.
    • Prepare required customer drawings and manufacturing information.
    • Supervise the preparation of all drawings required to support order placements, manufacturing/assembly operations, and customer software needs.
    • Prepare instruction books and renewal parts lists.
    • Participate in design and development activities.
    • Perform product analysis to recommend and implement design improvements and cost reductions.
    • Develop and design U.S. supplied components as required.
    • Assist Manufacturing and QC with any production problems.
  • Project Engineer
    • Review order documents to ensure that MEPPI meets the technical requirements of the contract, including all exceptions, clarifications, and confirmations to the customer’s technical specifications.
    • Participate in order turnover meetings and all customer and project meetings.
    • Design and coordinate (or coordinate the efforts of design contractors) the multiple components and systems which comprise a MEPPI project order.
    • Prepare or supervise the preparation of all drawings and documents required to support the order, such as bills of material, purchase specifications, requisitions, instruction books, test plans, etc.
    • Assure resolution of all customer and supplier technical questions.
    • Perform product analysis to recommend and implement design improvements and cost reductions.
    • Support, when assigned, in the preparation of proposals in response to customer specifications and technical information requests.
    • Participate, when assigned, in the preparation of technical proposals in support of customers including engineering support, proposal works, post-award system studies, and project management.
  • Systems Studies Engineer
    • Contribute to the studies department using software programs.
    • Support, when assigned, the preparation of proposals in response to customer specifications and technical information requests for power systems engineering analysis, system studies, and other technical projects.
    • Participate, when assigned, in the preparation of large-scale technical proposals including engineering support, proposal works, and post-award system studies.

Basic Qualifications


Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, and experience through summer internships or co-op programs, or equivalent education and experience.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Intermediate interpersonal and communications skills required to communicate with customers, employees, and suppliers.
  • Ability to read, understand and create technical drawings and material.
  • Intermediate analytical and problem solving skills. 
  • Computer experience with emphasis on MSOffice products, CAD software, and ERP/MRP systems.
  • 3.5 GPA or above.


EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability