Electrical Engineer

Illinois Tool Works   •  

Appleton, WI

Industry: Technology


5 - 7 years

Posted 179 days ago

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Job Description


ITW Welding continues to build its capabilities in embedded systems development as a core competency in digitally controlled welding equipment, processes, and systems. To support the effort, we are looking for an experienced electrical engineer to play a key role on New Product Development initiatives for industrial based welding and heating equipment. The electrical engineer will be a key contributor in the investigation, development, and implementation of hardware and software solutions for new and innovative industrial products with primary focus on embedded controls, networking, and human-machine interfaces. This individual will also help lead common best practices on product development projects and strategic software initiatives to accelerate the New Product Development lifecycle. This position requires a highly motivated individual with exceptional communications and interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with engineering teams, marketing, and product management to develop innovative and reliable products to serve our customer needs.


  • Effectively work with power electronics, mechanical, and welding engineers to take projects from original concept through implementation.

  • Working with a sense of urgency while balancing calculated risks.

  • Primary responsibilities include design, development, and test of embedded device systems for the Industrial Equipment Division’s New Product Development initiatives.A critical part of this role is integrating embedded controls to achieve arc characteristics that continue delivering world-class arc welding performance.

  • Recommend and act to direct the analysis and solutions of problems.

  • Participate in hardware design/software programming, and development of divisional projects.

  • Participate in project meetings and be responsible for assigned action items.

  • Ensure adherence to quality standards and project deliverables.

  • Identify innovative patentable solutions to end market needs.

Job Requirements



Limited travel may be required.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science/Engineering with a minimum of 5-years of industry experience.

  • Understanding of electricalcircuity design for both digital and analog applications with direct involvement in hardware design activities including: system architecture, component selection, schematic layout and assembly, troubleshooting, compliance testing and documentation, and product introduction.

  • Proficiency with circuit modeling/simulation tools and strong understanding of PCB layout and EMI reduction techniques,

  • Experience in selecting, designing, and troubleshooting DSP and/or microprocessor and microcontroller-based hardware to support an embedded system.

  • Demonstrated proficiency with C, C++, and object-oriented coding techniques for 8, 16, and 32-bit processors with the ability to specify, architect, design, code, test, troubleshoot and support embedded applications in a team environment.

  • Experience in numerous embedded controls (e.g. PID control loops, motor control, FIR and IIR digital filters, state machines, low-level peripheral drivers, etc.)

  • Proficiency with software development processes and tools including requirements management, design modeling / UML, IDE, source code control and configuration management, software testing, task/issue/defect tracking and review.

  • This individual must be self-starter and have strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Candidate must be a team player with a positive attitude.

  • Familiarity with continuous integration build server technology

  • Familiarity with serial communication protocols such as SPI, USB, RS485, Ethernet/IP, etc.

  • Experience in VHDL on FPGA or CPLD