Overview

ATSS has a client located in Bay Minette, AL Looking for Staff Electrical Product Development Engineer. 
 
Pay is based off experience. 
 
 
Summary Description
As a Staff Electrical Product Development Engineer, your primary responsibility will be to lead the design of electrical or electronic design, software and/or control system development of new products, from conception, into feasibility and through launch, as well as the development of tests (both manual and automated), the implementation of product improvements, cost reductions, and product issue resolution efforts for existing product lines.   Additionally, you will be the subject matter expert with regard to electrical standards and good electronic design practice within the Engineering department.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Collaborate with Marketing and other Engineering support areas to provide input and direction for new product concepts based upon functional requirements provided by sales and marketing as well as personal innovation.

Travel to Conventions and product shows, train new engineers, sales and marketing on product performance, features and competitive advantages of current products

Translate customer functional requirements into engineering design requirements.

Brainstorm innovative, creative and novel solutions to common customer problems as part of a team.

Coordinate and document the collection new product ideas and incorporate and organize this information into a written, schematic electronic diagram or other formal documentation method mean to capture and document these ideas

Independently lead the design and development of breadboards, preliminary software or other electronic 3-D models, samples, components and assemblies in order to take functional and design concepts and visualize them through working samples or prototypes

Develop detailed project plans, outlining timing, resources, critical path along with identifying mitigation and contingency plans.

Translate electronic concepts into schematics, control systems, hardware or software utilizing appropriate software.

Prepare and approve product design and test plans, manage design reviews and recommend adequate changes to the approved prototypes before actual role out of new products

Evaluate existing designs for performance and/or manufacturing enhancements, component cost reduction and improved product reliability and manufacturability.

Initiate, process and release ECO’s including BOM, specifications and item maintenance updates.

Develop and author test protocols, develop automated tests using LabVIEW, conduct testing for hardware/software design verification and compile validation reports

Provide direction and Regulatory insight to help prepare documentation for 510(k) approvals.

Maintain Design History File (DHF) to ensure completion for products, including risk analysis and project plans

Communicate and train QA, engineering and manufacturing regarding new and revised documentation.

Lead, train or mentor junior engineers or technicians with regard to best practices for electronic design, development, testing, etc.

Ability to fill-in for Engineering Manager when required.

Prompt regular attendance is required.  
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:
Education and/or Experience:
Minimum four year technical degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or a related field.

More than twelve years’ experience in a regulated, stage gate product development process.

Proven experience designing products within a manufacturing environment with project leadership responsibility.

Expertise with small electric assembly parts, motors, batteries, control boards, software development/validation, Wi-Fi/Bluetooth protocol, small rotating components and very tight tolerancing.

Proven experience with test/experiment design and statistical analysis of results.

Experience within an FDA registered facility or ISO 9000/9001 or knowledge of stage gate product development processes.

Expertise designing embedded systems using commonly available microcontrollers.

Expertise with analog design experience with sensors, op-amps, signal conditioning, power electronics and switching.
Language Skills:
Read, write, and verbally communicate in English.

Ability to effectively communicate in a polite and diplomatic fashion with persons of various nationalities.
Computer Skills:
Proficiency in using the personal computer, including Windows-based applications.

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite Applications.

Competence in the C programming language or other language appropriate to microcontroller programming.

Understanding with various assembly languages.

Working knowledge in schematic design and PCB layout, using Eagle, OrCAD or similar CAD packages.

Knowledge of National Instruments Data Acquisition and LabVIEW programming.
Reasoning Abilities:
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw conclusions.

Person must be resourceful and a self-starter.

Ability to prioritize and multi-task.

Ability to define problems, collect inputs and formulate solutions which can be visualized through working breadboards, programming, apps, working models, etc.

Must be able to translate engineering design requirements into working designs.

Ability to perform basic electronic testing and troubleshooting.

Must be able to flowchart reasonable algorithmic solutions to problems, in preparation for writing software/firmware.
Authority
Initiate solutions to quality related problems.

Prevent non-conforming product.

Make and implement decisions within their areas of responsibility.

                            
Physical/Mental Demands:
Must be alert, able to concentrate, able to use good judgement and analytical skills.

Able to sit, stand and perform repetitive activities for sustained periods of time.

Uses hands to type on standard pc keyboard frequently.

Works in normally stressful environment with significant pressure.

Move about facility to interact with employees.

Multi-task on several jobs at once.

Communicates verbally and in writing with employees and outside parties.

Reads written information and requires the ability to understand conceptual material.

Must be able to sit for long periods of time.

Must be able to organize documents.

Must be able to use a standard personal computer workstation.

Must be able to climb stairs.

Must be able to lift 50 lbs.

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