Electronics Design Engineer

Closing Date: 28th September 2019
Reports To: Engineering Manager
Position Summary:

The Electronics Design Engineer will support New Product Development and Current Product production.  This individual will be responsible for concept design, development, testing, product certification, and introduction into production. 

Location: USA - Milwaukee
Division: Rotork Controls
Rotork Office: USA - Milwaukee - Rotork Controls Inc.
Job Type: Full Time
Area Of Interest: Engineering
Contact: Amie Beatty
Contact Email: amie.beatty@rotork.com

Main Responsibilities:

Assist in the development of product design specifications in conjunction with the sales and marketing functions.
Produce and evaluate concept designs using outlined design requirements.
Produce final designs in accordance with the design specification, results of concept development, and project design specification.
Ensure the integrity of the design process, through:
   Development of design specifications (hardware)
   Technical Design Calculations 
   Simulation of design using tools such as Spice
   Nodal Analysis (prototype verification)
   Leading/supporting design review process
Produce all necessary production and assembly documentation:
   Electronics test plans
   Manufacturing documentation
Circuit Design
   Analog Design-basic circuit design for specific use (eg filters, isolation amplifiers, I/O circuitry)
   Digital Design-Defensively design systems incorporating safety measures (e.g watchdogs, voltage monitoring)
   Power electronics – Can design and implement basic motor control circuits such as a brushless DC motor and switching power supplies
   Low power design – Is able to implement a battery powered system designed for an industrial environment
Have working proficiency with schematics capture/PCB layout software. (DX Designer, PADS, Altium preferred).
Experience with CAD package such as AutoCAD, Solid Edge
Provide technical support to the sales, service, production, purchasing and quality assurance departments.
Provide leadership and direction to others on the design team.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Project lead, when required, liaising with internal departments and suppliers, whilst supervising and auditing the work of others.  This may  entail the generation and maintenance of the project plans with details of major milestones, completion dates, costs and resource requirements.
Participate in design reviews to facilitate the approval of owned projects, while assisting with verification of work undertaken by colleagues.
Testing & debugging - has practical experience of debugging new and legacy designs
Design for EMC (and testing) - Experience in pre-compliance testing and resolving EMC issues during/after EMC testing
Electrical safety – Meet applicable Local, North American and International Standards
Hardware design reviews – Able to lead a design review of someone else's design
Industrial network protocols (general) – Is aware of and has used some industrial networks such as MODBUS, Profibus, Foundation Fieldbus, HART, etc..
Is able to read and understand firmware (written in C) to assist in debugging designs.
Can write basic C code to prove the hardware operation of a board.  More advanced skills a plus.
Undertake visits to global customers, suppliers, consultants, subsidiaries, licensees and associated companies.

Candidate Specification:

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with 10 years of new product development experience.
Understand Lean manufacturing principles/philosophies and how they apply to both the design, manufacture, and assembly process.
Working knowledge of Hazardous approval/Electrical safety requirements for IECEx, ATEX, FM, CSA and CE.
Experience leading design projects/teams and facilitating the activities of those projects/teams.
Have good experience in the product design of an electro-mechanical systems, at a level commensurate to the tasks required for this position in the “main responsibilities” section above.
Possess experience of the full range of the design process, from conceptual design through manufacture.
Embedded applications –knowledge of C language and experience with ARM Cortex-M and Microchip processors
Experience with lab equipment, including Oscilloscopes, programmable power supplies, Spectrum analyzers, fast burst transient generators

Functional/ Technical Competencies:

Technical expertise

Critical thinking


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