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Electrical Engineer
Ref No.: 18-07703
Location: Asheville, North Carolina
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 resultsManufacturing 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 functionsManufacturing environment
-Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

Desired Qualifications and Experience:
Experience in a technical manufacturing environmentExperience with regulated environment
–including UL, CSA and FDAExposure 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 mannerAbility work long hours under stressful conditions, closely
-Certification as a PMP or Green Belt
-Exposure to Design for Manufacture and Design for AssemblyRefrigeration manufacturing processes/technology and mechanical/equipment areas, and are skilled in statistical process control methods (DOE / capability analysis / tolerances)