The Electrical Engineer lll will lead the electric design process from components, systems, assemblies, & the master model architecture. This will be done from concept to production following the product development process and timeline, using 3D modelling tools such as Solidworks electrical, and/or other 3D modeling tools.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Design and development of DC harnesses for the marine market, from concept through production release
- Participate in all phases of new product development, especially Concept Development, Design Validation and Production Process Validation.
- Coordinate efforts as necessary between Product Development & Engineering, Operations, Purchasing, Quality & suppliers.
- Serve as subject-matter expert (SME) for electric machine design and development
- Participate in the Engineering Change Request/Notification (ECR/ECN) process as needed, including writing ECR’s and approving
- Work closely with other Product Development and Engineering personnel to establish, update and manage Bills of Material.
- Contribute and Lead problem solving activities and cost reduction tasks
- Support system-level boat testing and validation of electronics on the boat
- Participate in and facilitate failure analysis and corrective actions
- Provide project teams with cost tracking to established target cost throughout the product development cycle
- Strong teamwork skills and ability to work among cross-functional teams
- Is aware and well versed in new and advanced electrical systems technologies in the marine, powersports, agriculture and auto industries
- Provide vision for electrical systems architecture and wiring strategies to drive commonization and efficiency across models
- Experience designing for assembly and design for manufacturing
- Experience partnering with suppliers for design solutions
- Has a strong CI / VA / VE mindset to minimize costs while maximining consumer value.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering required
- Five years of engineering experience working with DC electronics and 12v systems in a manufacturing environment is required.
- Lean Manufacturing; minimum Green Belt required
- Basic understanding of electrical harness fabrication tools and processes
- Knowledge of GD&T print documentation
- The individual would be strong in 3D modeling and problem solving
- Must have good written and verbal skills necessary to communicate effectively with all levels of management.
- Strong accurate analytical problem-solving skills.
- Individual must be self-motivated and capable of working in a team or individual non-supervised environment.
- Basic knowledge of the products produced as well as design and manufacturing processes.
- Must have a working knowledge of a Bill of Material, its development and application.
- Ability to independently analyze risk, make recommendations to the appropriate authority and when solicited make decisions.
DEMONSTRATED SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Proficient in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.
- Proficient working with Solidworks electrical and/or other electrical modeling CAD systems
- Understanding of DFMA tools and software a benefit.
- Less than 15-20% travel to be expected in a year.
- Must have an ability to work effectively with personnel at all levels
- Demonstrate effective verbal, written, and presentation communication skills
- Be a self-starter capable of working both independently, as well as part of a team
- Demonstrated ability to manage projects to successful completion
- Must have strong analytical and problem-solving skills
- Must have strong computer skills and be proficient with Microsoft Office software.
- Be willing to work more than 40 hours per week periodically to assure timely completion of critical projects
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk, hear, see, sit, and use arms, hands and fingers to key and maneuver a mouse on a PC system. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, bend, stoop, kneel, climb, balance, and use arms and hands to reach, pull, push, clasp and move a variety of materials. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. The noise level in the office work environment is low to moderate.
The employee will frequently be exposed to a heavy manufacturing work environment that includes high noise level and exposure to chemical vapors, moving mechanical parts, airborne particles, vibration and electricity. PPE and eye/hearing protection, as well as steel toed shoes, are required at all times in the manufacturing environment.