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Sr. Electrical Engineer

Total Tech Specialists Western Suburbs Full-Time
$100,000.00 - $120,000.00 / year
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The Sr. Engineer 1, Electrical is responsible for applying advanced electrical engineering knowledge to support NPD, sustaining and productivity designs that have above average complexity. This role will be heavily involved in platform technology development for new product development projects. This role has the technical ability to combine existing and new technology to build product platforms.  Additionally, this role will be responsible for maintaining engineering quality by mentoring other engineers, peer reviewing designs and as needed formal design review.   

Essential Functions: 

Research technology and prototype new technology that support the lines of business product portfolio.

Define and generate documentation for hardware architecture in new product development platforms.

Mentor other design engineers, interns and apprentices by reviewing work product and giving technical feedback.

Maintain engineering technical quality by reviewing designs and participating as needed formal design reviews.

Create SFMEA, DFMEA and 8D using companies quality tools.

Lead failure analysis and problem solving tactics by using six sigma design practices.

Analyze and simulate analog and digital electrical circuits by using Multisim.

Analyze and simulate RF circuits and structures by using Genesys and Momentum.

Design electrical circuits and PCBs by using Altium Designer.

Test and troubleshoot electrical circuits by using common test equipment such as power supplies, signal generators, oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers and network analyzers.

Build prototype electrical circuits by using basic soldering skills and basic project management skills.

Write technical documentation like specifications and test reports to support project deliverables.

Conduct peer review for product design by acting as the technical reviewer on ECNs.

Provide work estimates and develop NPD project schedules by utilizing Microsoft project.

Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies.

Contribute to the team effort by accomplishing related results and participating on projects as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering

Minimum of 10 years of experience

Six Sigma Green Belt certification

Ability to travel up to 25% of time; international travel required


Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in electrical engineering

Experience with electrical components, switch mode power supplies, power management circuits, motor control circuits, analog circuits, positioning systems, PCB design, display technology and RF impedance matching.

Experience with wireless communication standards like WiFi or Bluetooth.

Experience with product safety standards for  products like UL325 and IEC60335.

Experience with EMC regulatory standards for products like FCC, ETSI and ANZ4268

Six Sigma Black Belt certification

Ability to lead a team of engineers to create electro-mechanical products

Strong analytical skills

Ability to efficiently communicate to all levels of organization or outside partners

Good presentation skills

Skills required

Manufacturing Processes
Prototype (Manufacturing)
Creo Elements/Pro (Computer Aided Design Software)
Microsoft Office
Manufacturing Engineering
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Total Tech Specialists is a premier technical recruiting firm that specializes in the recruitment and placement (permanent and contract) of qualified and certified engineers in order to meet the individual needs of established engineering companies throughout the Chicago land area. Each applicant we represent has been very carefully screened and interviewed which allows us to customize the right person for the right position.

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