Electrical Engineer in Asheville, NC at Volt

Date Posted: 5/22/2018

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Job Description

Electrical Engineer

Site: Asheville, NC

Estimated Duration of Need: May 21 – Nov 16 2018

Significant Duties/Responsibilities

  • Lead or participate in projects to evaluate product quality, cost, and throughput from Product Design Engineering and configure it for the production process
  • Develop proper specifications for electrical system and subsystem/component performance.
  • Troubleshoot electrical systems including both analog and digital circuits.  Ability to troubleshoot electrical systems and components to correct existing problems and improve product quality and reliability.
  • Analyze electrical systems using simulation software to improve design and performance. Familiarity with C and C+ programming languages.  Work will include analog circuit design, digital circuit design, and software design and troubleshooting.  This includes interface to electromechanical systems.
  • Develop and execute test plans to validate electrical system performance while utilizing design for reliability tools and performance sensitivity analysis. Consideration must be given to the applicable third party certifications, for example: Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Underwriters Laboratories (UL), European Mark (CE), Canadian Standards Association (CSA) etc.
  • Improve current electrical systems by use of Design for Manufacturability and Design for Assembly, and design electrical systems for ease of service and cost reduction.
  • Work closely with outside suppliers to identify opportunities for improvements to current designed products.
  • Familiar with commonly used PCB CAD design tools.  Must have good computer skills including Microsoft Office.
  • Work alongside other team members and with other cross-functional groups to develop electrical and mechanical systems and identify/implement projects for design optimization of the company’s laboratory products, including freezers, biological safety cabinets, shakers, incubators, and water systems
  • Actively participate in product development cycle to optimize product productivity
  • Review and approve Engineering Change Requests (ECR’s)
  • Create 3D CAD models and 2D drawings for designs of new and existing products.
  • Create Bills of Materials (BOM)
  • Work with internal project team which consists of quality, regulatory, R&D, operations, supplier/sourcing, manufacturing, marketing, and sales
  • Document project progress and track future product development milestones & tasks
  • Update management on a regular basis on project status.  Identify what is falling behind and what assistance is needed from management to move process forward
  • Perform all job duties in a safe manner and obey all safety policies and procedures
  • Perform all job duties consistent with the Code of Ethics and the 4-I Values
  • Perform all job duties within ISO standards, regulatory or statutory requirements
  • Other projects, tasks or special assignments could be assigned by the leadership team

Desired Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing or Materials Science or… Junior or Senior level electrical engineering student at UNCA or other local college
  • Ability to work effectively with people throughout the organization to produce necessary results
  • Manufacturing environment -- Ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time
  • Manufacturing environment -- Ability to sit for extended periods of time and utilize CRT/laptop to perform job functions
  • Manufacturing environment -- Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

Desired Qualifications and Experience:

  • Experience in a technical manufacturing environment
  • Experience with regulated environment –including UL, CSA and FDA
  • Exposure to Design for Manufacture and Design for Assembly
  • Demonstrated understanding of Engineering Change Notices and Bills of Materials
  • Ability to sit and talk with suppliers on the telephone or in person for extended periods of time
  • Ability to handle internal and external customer complaints in an effective and efficient manner
  • Ability work long hours under stressful conditions, closely
  • Certification as a PMP or Green Belt
  • Exposure to Design for Manufacture and Design for Assembly
  • Refrigeration manufacturing processes/technology and mechanical/equipment areas, and are skilled in statistical process control methods (DOE / capability analysis / tolerances)


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