Electrical Engineer - Milford, DE

Date: Jul 3, 2024

Location: Milford, DE, US, 19963

Company: Dentsply Sirona, Inc


Dentsply Sirona is the world’s largest manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies, with a 130-year history of innovation and service to the dental industry and patients worldwide. Dentsply Sirona develops, manufactures, and markets a comprehensive solutions offering including dental and oral health products as well as other consumable medical devices under a strong portfolio of world class brands. Dentsply Sirona’s products provide innovative, high-quality and effective solutions to advance patient care and deliver better and safer dentistry. Dentsply Sirona’s global headquarters is located in Charlotte, North Carolina. The company’s shares are listed in the United States on NASDAQ under the symbol XRAY. This position is located in the heart of Southern Delaware; located just 25 miles north of Rehoboth Beach and only 20 miles south of the state’s capital, Dover. Also, we are centrally located east and south of Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington DC. Whether standing at a scenic point along the downtown River walk, or spending the day at one of Delaware’s beautiful beaches, know that underneath the calm tranquility is the energy of a community on the move!


Bringing out the best in people


As advanced as dentistry is today, we are dedicated to making it even better. Our people have a passion for innovation and are committed to applying it to improve dental care. We live and breathe high performance, working as one global team, bringing out the best in each other for the benefit of dental patients, and the professionals who serve them. If you want to grow and develop as a part of a team that is shaping an industry, then we’re looking for the best to join us.


Working at Dentsply Sirona you are able to:


Develop faster - with our commitment to the best professional development.


Perform better - as part of a high-performance, empowering culture.


Shape an industry - with a market leader that continues to drive innovation.


Make a difference -by helping improve oral health worldwide.  



Electrical Engineer


This role is responsible for supporting the Site Engineering Team, which is responsible for daily plant support, new product development/scale-up, and the continuous improvement of processes that manufacture various Dentsply Sirona products. This role will work with a cross-functional team, including electricians/e-techs on the Site Maintenance Team, to provide electrical, instrumentation and machine control systems support for all production equipment across both Milford manufacturing sites. This role must be able to work unsupervised and be able to maintain, troubleshoot and repair electrical / electronic, electro-mechanical components, and motor and automation control systems (hardware and software). The Electrical Engineer applies the highest level of skill in determining plant equipment and machinery malfunctions and restoring equipment to normal operation. The Electrical engineer will also be heavily involved in troubleshooting control system malfunctions (i.e. – PLC, PC based, AC & DC Drives, servo controls, stepper motors, HMI’s, Robotics, controls networks) and electrical / electronic problems on automated equipment using appropriate test equipment and documentation / diagrams. This role must be able to work on panel building, panel installation and wiring installation for new machine or existing machine upgrades. 


This role will also coordinate and oversee the design, build and maintenance of all machine electrical and control systems. This includes establishing electrical hardware and software control standards, the development and implementation of machine programming and electrical training programs, the maintenance of machine program backup systems, and overall accountability for compliance with applicable regulations relative to NEC electrical codes. 


  • Follow all site environmental, health, safety, quality and regulatory guidelines and maintain compliance with OSHA, FDA, cGMP, ISO and NEC regulations.
  • Design and/or coordinate the design of, electrical and control systems for automated, semi-automated and manually operated production equipment, including motion control, vision systems, robotics and SCADA.
  • Direct and supervise the building, rebuilding, troubleshooting and repair of electrical and control systems, panel installations, and electrical/control cable installation including conduit/wires/termination and assemblies for all production equipment.
  • Display thorough knowledge of Allen Bradley PLC’s and associated software including HMI and visualization software for Allen Bradley and another make of HMI.
  • Define and document electrical control system requirements for equipment design to meet all expectations including safety, quality, delivery, inventory and cost.
  • Design electrical and control systems for new plant equipment or modification of existing equipment taking into consideration cost, level of technology, available space, time limitations, company planning, and other technical and economic factors.
  • Develop and conduct electrical control system training programs for technicians and maintenance mechanics.
  • Work closely with cross-functional project teams to develop electrical and control system process requirements ensuring equipment is designed to provide expected product volumes, quality, and performance.
  • Prepare and/or direct the preparation of electrical and control system layouts, detailed drawings, and schematics (using SolidWorks or AutoCAD). Ensure that all designs, whether designed in-house or by a contractor, are adequately documented and documentation is available for maintenance, redesign, and training.
  • Develop and maintain a program designed to insure accurate and current documentation of machine code and electrical schematics (for PLC/HMI/Drive systems).
  • Troubleshoot electrical and control system malfunctions on production machines and plant equipment resulting in recommendations for corrections and/or modifications.
  • Participate in TPM event for electrical/control system maintenance.
  • Identify and work closely with perspective equipment manufacturers to ensure effective communication of electrical and control system requirements, specifications, and contractual obligations while obtaining quotations to build and install equipment.
  • Other duties as requested, directed, or assigned.


  • Requires an Electrical Engineering BS degree with emphasis on E&I Controls and Instrumentation systems or equivalent degree.  A minimum of five (5) years electrical control system engineering experience working in a manufacturing environment, preferably a medical device or pharmaceutical environment, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • N/A

Years and Type of Experience:

  • Hands-on experience or similar experience required:
  • PLC Programming, Rockwell, Factory Talk, .Net, Labview, C++ logic
  • Variable Speed Drive systems (AC & DC)
  • Integration of PLC algorithms
  • Servo / Motion Control systems
  • Robotics (Adept, Fanuc)
  • HMI development of Computer Based Operator Interface systems, Panelview, Red Lion, Maple,
  • Control Systems Integration
  • Industrial Control Networks (DeviceNet, Modbus, Ethernet protocols, distributed I/O, analog and digital signal processing)
  • Hard Wire Motor Controls
  • Electrical/Control Systems troubleshooting and diagnostics. 
  • Exposure to the requirements of ISO-9000 and GMP is preferred.

Key Required Skills, Knowledge and Capabilities:

  • Strong electrical background
  • Process Instrumentation experience
  • Design of chemical process control systems including the ability to read P&ID, PFD, electrical and construction drawings.
  • Ability to present, organize and convey problems/issues by applying technical knowledge and learnings to group/team ability to analyze data and prepare reports.

Good communication skills, both orally and written, at all levels of an organization.

Communication Skills:

  • Ability to communicate and present projects to all levels of management and employees, as well as, manufacturing associates. Ability to write in a precise, concise, professional manner. Must be able to prepare manufacturing procedures for new machine/process/product implementation. Ability to read, analyze and interpret common, scientific, and technical journals, financial reports, contracts, and legal documents. The ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers and regulatory agencies. The ability to read, and interpret drawings, specifications, safety rules, operating maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

Mathematical Skills:

  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, fundamentals of plain and solid geometry, and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, metric measurement, and proportions to practical situations. Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations and permutations. Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distributions, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.

Reasoning Ability:

  • Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, etc.) in its most difficult phases. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret and extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form.

Other Skills:

  • Must possess a hands-on working style with involvement in all phases of projects. Good inter-personal skills to tactfully resolve and implement changes as they occur. Must be able to visualize objects. Be computer literate with working knowledge of AutoCAD, MS project (or other project software), Excel, MS Word, or other word processing software, and any other related engineering software.






Dentsply Sirona is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or protected Veteran status. We appreciate your interest in Dentsply Sirona.

If you need assistance with completing the online application due to a disability, please send an accommodation request to careers@dentsplysirona.com. Please be sure to include “Accommodation Request” in the subject.


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Nearest Major Market: Delaware