Panel Designer

Full-time Position, Available on: 2023-10-09

This position will be responsible for the design, development and manufacturing set-up of Electrical Panels for the HVAC/R Market. This person will work in the ECP (Electrical Control Panel) division in Carel USA under the supervision of the ECP manager.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Assist in Designing Electrical Panels for the HVAC/R market (heat pumps, chillers, air handling units, refrigeration racks, cold rooms, etc).
Communicating with the branch offices to define and formalize the needs of the customer.
Estimating the development and manufacturing time along with costs of Panel projects.
Work with the Purchasing Department to source the necessary components.
Assisting sales people to formulate a commercial offer by analyzing the costs of labor and materials.
Designing the product following Carel’s guidelines and procedures, and UL standards (when required).
Work with the Operations’ Manufacturing Engineers, Test Engineers and Value Stream Leaders to manufacture Panel prototypes and pre-series.
Work with R&D engineers for specific Carel product knowledge and development.
Assist the Quality and Operations departments in monitoring the production of the products (manufacturing quality, delivery times) and work on the continuous maintenance and improvement of existing ECP projects.
Any other similar or associated duties necessary to accomplish job objectives, or as assigned by the manager.

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.

Education – 2 year technical or Associate degree in Electrical Engineering or related field.
Experience – Experience with electronic CAD design tools, preferably SolidWorks. Experience in Electric Control Panels design and manufacturing is a plus.
Language and Communication Skills – Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, and technical procedures. Talking to others to convey information effectively. Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Reasoning Ability- Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Problem Solving — identifying problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Computer Knowledge – Proficiency in MS Office (Excel and Word). Knowledge of Google suite of application. Solid knowledge of electrical and mechanical related CAD tools.
Teamwork/Collaboration – Working as part of a team and the ability to demonstrate interpersonal skills along with excellent verbal and written communication. Steady, collaborative personality.
Attention to Detail – Ability to read and interpret purchasing related documents and working with details on a daily basis for prolonged periods of time.
Organizational Support–Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization’s goals and values.


Knowledge of the EPLAN design tool (Panel Design Software)
Knowledge of UL 508A, UL Standards, and UL Certifications
Experience with ERP systems (Oracle)


Willing to learn about and achieve UL 508A Manufacturer Technical Representative (MTR) certification
CAREL USA, Inc. is an innovative, high-tech company that offers professional development and skills enhancement opportunities, both nationally and internationally working for CAREL means taking an active role in building the company’s success, and enjoying a professional experience that involves developing a spirit of initiative, a sense of responsibility and an aptitude to work within multicultural and change-oriented environment.

Founded in 1973, CAREL is a world leader in control solutions for air-conditioning, refrigeration and heating, and systems for humidification and evaporative cooling. We design our products to bring energy savings and reduce the environmental impact of machinery and systems. Our solutions are used in commercial, industrial and residential applications.

Specifically, we have operations in the Americas (North, Central, and South), Asia Pacific, Africa and Europe; we have 18 fully-owned subsidiaries and 7 production sites, in addition to partners and distributors in a further 75 countries.

Our mission of high-efficiency solutions summarizes the model that CAREL has adopted, both the starting point and the final objective that enclose the entire process, from conception to production and marketing of our systems. Research, innovation, and technology are the keys to our success: for more than forty years, customer needs have been at the center of our design work, so as to offer elements of differentiation in terms of both functions and appearance.

Carel offers great medical, dental, and vision, and life insurance benefits, vacation, sick and personal time, along with a 401k plan. Find out more about us:

Company: The Carel Group

385 South Oak Street

Contact: Hank Gehron
(717) 664-5356