Electrical Engineer I in Rochester, MN at Benchmark Electronics

Date Posted: 7/16/2020

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Job Description

Job Title
Electrical Engineer I

Job ID(Requisition ID):

Job Summary
b>Electrical Engineer I with our Design Engineering Team

Location: Rochester, MN, Winona, MN, or Arden Hills, MN

The Electrical Engineer I is responsible for the coordination and technical leadership of electronic hardware strategies and the electrical design and development of customer products.

Essential Functions and Competencies

  • Design and document electronic hardware for customer products and related electronics, with management direction, to meet both the customers’ requirements and manufacturing requirements.
  • Provide assistance to the Mechanical Design, PCB Design, Functional Test and ICT test for product, test and tooling development.
  • Perform evaluation of quality measurements on electronic designs in accordance with a verification plan.
  • Create documentation related to an electronic design project.
  • Contact and work with hardware, software and equipment vendors.
  • Follow project plan; Report project status to leadership.
  • Assist in the coordination of electronic hardware engineering strategies for customers.
  • Assist in project proposals and associated cost estimates.
  • Participate in the development of advanced/new technologies.
  • Participate in research and development for new design methods and tools.
  • Assist with Design for Excellence (DFX) reviews and create necessary documentation.
  • Develop an understanding of DFX philosophy and promote with customers.
  • With management guidance, work with customers to understand requirements regarding a product design.
  • Communicate with customer technical personnel regarding technical issues.
  • Work with Sustaining Engineering (product, process, test and quality) to develop products that leverage manufacturing and test processes.
  • Communicate technical challenges and work with peers to create and implement solutions.
  • Participate in a continuous improvement activity with complete documentation, including a follow up review with the team in a presentation format.

Qualifications / Education / Experience
  • Demonstrate a basic engineering level understanding of electronic components, circuits and systems and troubleshooting; Ability to utilize this level of understanding to creatively and efficiently design products and assemblies based on various applications and technologies.
  • .Demonstrate a good understanding of mechanism design; Ability to creatively and efficiently design mechanical portions of products, tooling and test fixtures based on various applications and technologies.
  • Ability to make judgments, with management guidance, using sound engineering principles and techniques.
  • Effective organization and prioritization skills.
  • Effective interpersonal skills.
  • Proven ability to complete projects in a timely manner.
  • Ability to support a 24/7 global business operation as required.
  • Demonstrate discretion, confidentiality and professionalism when representing the company.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, as well as presentation skills.
  • Ability to work well individually or in teams.
  • Ability to take on project leadership/ownership with management guidance.
  • Require close supervision for completion of tasks.
  • Demonstrate ability to work effectively with suppliers or customers.
  • Understanding of and ability to use continuous improvement tools.
  • Knowledge of schematic capture tools, including but not limited to: Cadence OrCad, Cadence Concept, Mentor Design Architect, Mentor Design Capture, Mentor DX Designer, Veribest, Innoveda.
  • Strong presentation and communication skills, both written and verbal with internal and external customers.
  • Available for travel up to 5% of the time, including day and overnight travel as required.
  • 0-5+ years of experience in electronics manufacturing, developing electronic hardware and software.
  • 4 year Engineering or Technical Degree preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience as approved by executive management.

Job Category
Design Engineering
Job Location
Rochester, MN, USA

Pay Type
Travel Requirement
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