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Electrical Engineer

Apply Job ID 25007 Date posted Jan. 23, 2023 Location Sussex, Wisconsin

As a global marketing experience company, Quad’s goal is to help our clients win every day. We use our data-driven integrated marketing and manufacturing platform to streamline solutions for our clients, reduce friction and enhance their marketing spend effectiveness. We’ve built a rich legacy by believing in our people, allowing them to act like owners and to take charge of their own success. Whether an operator, sales rep, a graphic artist or a clinician, we’re all driven to perform at our best— for ourselves and our clients. At our core, we’re a company that believes we can always create a better way.

The QGMS team is seeking an Electrical Engineer with PLC programming and system design experience. This position, based at our Corporate Headquarters in Sussex, WI, is responsible for developing and supporting motion control and plant data acquisition solutions for new and existing product lines, working with teams in local and remote plants.


The Quad/Graphics Equipment Engineering team delivers innovative solutions that support production machinery and processes utilized throughout the corporation. Projects include the development of special equipment for printing and material handling as well as integration of third party systems and control system upgrades. The candidate will work in a dynamic setting individually or as part of a project team that may include other engineers, plant production, and production support personnel. Some travel to remote plants is required for gathering project requirements, installation, and commissioning of equipment. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience
  • Experience with PLC and motion control system design incorporating the following range of topics:
  • Designing motion-based controls for automated machinery
  • Experience Specifying Power, Control/PLC, Motion/Drive, and HMI Components
  • Configuring, and programming PLC systems and motion automation
  • Ability to design complete motion control systems
  • Strong technical aptitude, attention to detail, problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Team player with the ability to communicate to various backgrounds and levels
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office and general PC/Networking knowledge

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years experience
  • Familiarity with web-handling equipment, including tension control applications
  • Familiarity with specifying and programming motor drives, including servo applications
  • Experience with Siemens and Rockwell PLC applications, Motion Platforms, and Software
  • Experience with the use of applicable industry standards
  • Some experience designing and programming HMI’s and user interface applications
  • Ability to direct the work of Electrical Designers during the documentation creation process
  • General Understand of Mechanical Subsystems as they apply to Motion Control
  • Ability to travel nationally

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We offer excellent benefits to eligible employees, including 401(k), holidays, vacations and more.

Quad is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We are committed to creating a place of belonging — a space where employees do not need to sacrifice who they are to exist and grow in our workplace. Quad does not discriminate on any unlawful basis including race, religion, color, national origin, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Quad also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories.

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