Electrical Systems Engineer
at ITW Employee Network

Date Posted: 9/27/2019

Job Description

Electrical Systems Engineer - Norwood, MA
Instron® is a global organization that designs, manufactures, sells and services materials testing systems.  Instron is a clear global leader in materials testing applications and its leadership in the marketplace is continually expanding.  You will find that our established strength, commitment to our core values and team focus provides an engaging work environment and offers exceptional opportunities for personal and career development.

As an industry leader in materials testing, Instron is looking for an electrical systems engineer to work in our sustaining engineering group.  The ideal candidate will be able to work effectively as both a design/continuous improvement engineer and Manufacturing/Process Improvement Engineer on highly complex systems in a lean manufacturing environment with a strong background in electrical and software development.
  • Design/Continuous Improvement Engineering
    • Drives and executes design projects that resolve issues on our current product lines leading to increased function, improved quality/reliability or resolving open customer escalations.
    • Acts as a technical resource for other functions of the business, including Manufacturing personnel, Product Management, Sales, Technical Support and Field Service.
    • Evaluates failure of product to meet specifications and makes recommendations for changes to product design if required.Develops, verifies and implements suggested changes as required.
    • Lead structured cost down efforts focused on major sub-assemblies
  • Manufacturing/Process Improvement Engineer
    • Serves as manufacturing liaison with Development Engineering Department on complex manufacturing problems and new products.Evaluates and analyzes the design of each part to determine the most economical methods and procedures for manufacture.Defines appropriate tools, equipment, and facilities.
    • Supporting contract manufacturing of PCBA and Power Distribution boxes, including issue resolution, test fixture design and obsolete component replacements
    • Designs and maintains manufacturing test software (VB.net and C#) that automates the control and interaction between units under test and test equipment.
    • Assists in training Manufacturing personnel in production of new products and improved methods for existing products.
  • 7-10 years of Engineering experience in a design or manufacturing environment with the ability/willingness to operate in the other.
  • Knowledge and skills in the principles and methods of engineering analysis and design, typically acquired through attainment of a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical, Computer, or Systems Engineering.
  • Design and manufacturing knowledge involving electronic or E/M devices, precision mechanisms, basic analog and digital circuitry, and general laboratory instrumentation. Understanding of PCBA design/manufacturing is desirable
  • VB.Net / C# development, testing and release
  • Ability to diagnose electrical/mechanical problems to the root-cause. Good analytical and problem-solving ability, including an aptitude for identifying fundamentals and the ability to balance technical demands with production realties. Good mechanical aptitude a must
  • Ability to prepare clear and accurate project reports and process documentation
  • Strong Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Willingness to learn and adopt the ITW toolbox principles
  • Project management experience is a plus
Work Conditions:
  • Office and laboratory conditions with significant periods on the factory floor.  Exposure to noise, dust, and dirt.
Take this opportunity to join a successful and enthusiastic global team where you can make a significant impact immediately.  Enjoy a competitive salary and generous benefits that includes health, dental, life and LTD insurance, 401k (with match), and a 100% tuition reimbursement program.  Instron is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  We employ, train, compensate and promote regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law.

  • Limited travel. Travel to other Instron facilities, suppliers or customers when related to specific projects


Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Norwood
  • Job Type: Engineering
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 9/27/2019

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