Embedded Systems Engineer in New Hartford at Warner Electric

Date Posted: 9/17/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description


Under the direction of the Engineering Project Manager, the Embedded Systems Engineer will focus on New Product Development (NPD) projects. The Embedded Systems Engineer will work cross-functionally to execute and deliver through the design, development, and application of proprietary electronic controls for electromagnetic clutch and brake technologies spread across a variety of markets such as industrial automation, material handling, and mobile off-highway vehicles.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Design and review schematics and PCB layouts.
  • Research applicable industry standards, analysis of systems, create preliminary and detailed engineering designs to comply with required agency standards and certifications as CE, UL, CSA.
  • Create and review technical specifications documentation and interact with all stakeholders to gather design critical information.
  • Conduct detailed hardware and firmware validation testing to assure quality product; perform root cause analysis (RCA, FMEA) on defective / suspect hardware and drive corrective and preventive action with appropriate Quality Assurance group(s).
  • Plan, organize, and perform detailed electrical and/or control system design and testing activities.
  • Ensure manufacturing, installation and operational testing conform to functional specifications and customer requirements.
  • Design, write, and debug firmware programs and control systems with an emphasis on generating code that is organized, structured, maintainable, and reusable.
  • Assume responsibility and ownership of multiple controls projects concurrently from specifications to a finished production product while meeting commercial launch schedule and project budget.
  • Provide project cost and time estimates.
  • Identify technical risks/issues and develop contingency plans to mitigate impact on project schedule or scope throughout product development lifecycle (project management).

Job Requirements

Critical Competencies

  • Work alongside a dedicated hardware engineer to design and test Analog & Digital Circuits, and microcontroller-based circuits.
  • Schematic and PC Board layout review.
  • Communication Protocols: Experience with RS-485, Modbus, CAN Bus, Ethernet/IP, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi.
  • Firmware: Proficient in C on ARM and Microchip mcu platforms   Knowledgeable in the use of PWM, DMA, ADC, DAC, I2C, SPI and advanced timer peripherals.
  • Preferred Tools: MS VSCode, Makefile, GCC, GDB, OpenOCD, MS Outlook, MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.), Altium, STM32Cube, MPLab , Solidworks Electrical.
  • Experience leading controls and software engineering projects.
  • Experience in specifying, designing, programming and maintaining embedded microprocessor-based control systems, ability to program and modify new and existing applications.
  • Competent to write, debug, flash, and interface microprocessor code in C.
  • Ability to design robust safety circuits and specify components of varying industry requirements, agency standards and certification requirements.
  • Working knowledge of CAN, Modbus, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi/Wireless, and other industrial communication protocols.
  • Experience with structured source code management & versioning systems and build environments.
  • Ability to structure product design, bills of material and configurations for use in a formal manufacturing environment. Engineering output must be easy to understand and employ by technical services & publishing groups, production, stakeholders and customers (sales, contractors, systems integrators, end users, etc.).
  • Able to develop and maintain strong working relationship with all internal groups.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to effectively discuss both commercial and technical aspects of a project to all stakeholders.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Communications or other related technical field.
  • 5+ years in development and design of embedded devices.
  • 2+ years of design project leadership.

Physical Demand and Work Environment          

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position may require occasional travel. The employee must be able to fly or drive out of town to attend meetings with members of other Altra facilities or customers and suppliers or to attend training. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and to stand 50% of the day. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and peripheral vision.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal to moderate.

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