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Sr. Hardware Engineer

Job Description

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:



  • Researches, designs, validates, and brings new hardware products to market.
  • Specifies precise new product functional requirements; designs, tests and integrates a variety of moderately complex components to produce final designs; and evaluates the design's overall effectiveness, cost (including cost/benefit analysis), reliability (risk analysis), and safety.
  • Designs, develops, executes and evaluates fitness-for-use testing, product specifications and process validation plans for a variety of moderately complex products and/or components; creates and reviews material part specifications and bills of materials.
  • Collaborates with internal manufacturing partners, contract manufacturers, designers and product specialists to optimize moderately complex designs for manufacturability.
  • Supporting product development plans (schedule, product cost, meeting design inputs)
  • Acts as a resource to mentor and teach less experienced engineers.
  • Travel to other Client facilities as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Physical demands:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, or related technical discipline.
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience, including a minimum of 5 years of experience in hardware design.

Preferred Qualifications:


  • Experience in design of industrial/automotive electronic control systems and assemblies
  • Experience with Freescale PowerPC and/or Microchip PIC microcontrollers
  • Experience with Altium Designer for schematic capture and layout
  • Familiarity with simulation software such as P-Spice, Mentor Graphics Hyperlynx, Matlab Simulink
  • Experience with designing battery charging circuitry, Switch-Mode Power Supply (SMPS)
  • Knowledge of Digital Signal Processing
  • RF/wireless controls knowledge
  • Conduct FMEA/DFMEA analysis
  • Experience with design release process
  • Knowledge of PID loops
  • Communication protocol/ hardware interface knowledge, such as RS232, RS485, CAN, Ethernet, USB, SPI, I2C, Flash, EEPROM, ADC/DAC, WiFi/Bluetooth
  • Design to meet agency compliance such as UL, CSA, NEC, CE, FCC, NFPA, EPA
  • Experience with Agile software development practices and tools

Job Snapshot

Location US-WI-Waukesha
Employment Type Contractor
Pay Type Year
Pay Rate N/A
Store Type Engineering & Aerospace, Other
Other Compensation: Company paid Basic Life; other benefits avail.
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Company Overview

Column Engineering

Column Engineering has been in business since January 1, 2000 and was formed to provide software, hardware and mechanical engineering consulting services to the Midwest engineering community. Column Engineering provides experienced engineers capable of solving customer concerns related to the design, implementation and testing of computer-based systems. From R&D and Design Engineering to Manufacturing we can promptly and efficiently satisfy your staffing need whether it's contract, contract to perm or direct hire. Learn More

Contact Information

US-WI-Waukesha
630-271-1541
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Column Engineering
Company:
US-WI-Waukesha
Location:
Contractor
Employment Type:
Year
Pay Type:
N/A
Pay Rate:
Engineering & Aerospace, Other
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Job Description

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:



  • Researches, designs, validates, and brings new hardware products to market.
  • Specifies precise new product functional requirements; designs, tests and integrates a variety of moderately complex components to produce final designs; and evaluates the design's overall effectiveness, cost (including cost/benefit analysis), reliability (risk analysis), and safety.
  • Designs, develops, executes and evaluates fitness-for-use testing, product specifications and process validation plans for a variety of moderately complex products and/or components; creates and reviews material part specifications and bills of materials.
  • Collaborates with internal manufacturing partners, contract manufacturers, designers and product specialists to optimize moderately complex designs for manufacturability.
  • Supporting product development plans (schedule, product cost, meeting design inputs)
  • Acts as a resource to mentor and teach less experienced engineers.
  • Travel to other Client facilities as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Physical demands:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, or related technical discipline.
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience, including a minimum of 5 years of experience in hardware design.

Preferred Qualifications:


  • Experience in design of industrial/automotive electronic control systems and assemblies
  • Experience with Freescale PowerPC and/or Microchip PIC microcontrollers
  • Experience with Altium Designer for schematic capture and layout
  • Familiarity with simulation software such as P-Spice, Mentor Graphics Hyperlynx, Matlab Simulink
  • Experience with designing battery charging circuitry, Switch-Mode Power Supply (SMPS)
  • Knowledge of Digital Signal Processing
  • RF/wireless controls knowledge
  • Conduct FMEA/DFMEA analysis
  • Experience with design release process
  • Knowledge of PID loops
  • Communication protocol/ hardware interface knowledge, such as RS232, RS485, CAN, Ethernet, USB, SPI, I2C, Flash, EEPROM, ADC/DAC, WiFi/Bluetooth
  • Design to meet agency compliance such as UL, CSA, NEC, CE, FCC, NFPA, EPA
  • Experience with Agile software development practices and tools
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