Principal Electrical Engineer - NPD

Brookfield, Wisconsin

Date Posted: 5/24/2021

Job Snapshot

Employee Type: Full-time
Date Posted: 5/24/2021

Job Description

INNOVATE WITHOUT BOUNDARIES! At Milwaukee Tool we firmly believe that our People and our Culture are the secrets to our success -- so we give you unlimited access to everything you need to create disruptive new technologies and solutions on our electrical engineering teams. Our Engineering Team is responsible for giving life to the batteries, motors, and electronics that power solutions changing the lives of our users. Every developmental phase of these critical components happens in-house under the watch of this team. We continue to invest in electrical engineering resources to design and develop leadership in electronic capabilities; something unique within the industry. And we're pushing the limits in firmware engineering, power electronics, embedded systems, machine learning, and the use of artificial intelligence.

Behind our doors you'll be empowered every day to own it, drive it, and do what it takes to design and develop the biggest breakthroughs in the industry. Meanwhile, you'll have the support and resources of the fastest-growing brand in the construction industry to make it happen.

Year after year, our team continues to make significant breakthroughs in the industry. We're just getting started. To learn more about our story click HERE.

The Principal Electrical Engineer - NPD will manage and lead the design, implementation and testing of electrical and electronic systems for our outdoor power equipment products. You are responsible for identifying engineering trends to drive strategies and Milwaukee Tool's technical direction. You will work through the product development process in a team environment interacting with cross-functional stakeholders such as hardware, firmware, product development, and reliability engineers.

You'll also be DISRUPTIVE through these duties and responsibilities:

  • Manage and lead a small to medium size team of electrical engineers in the designing, prototyping, testing, and troubleshooting of electrical systems including but not limited to embedded systems and power electronics for a variety of projects.
  • Lead the design and implementation of concepts/schematics/test plans/procedures and test cases for new products and subsystems development.
  • Define and drive technical roadmaps identifying critical electronic components and creating robust design architectures.
  • Mentor and coach the team in engineering best practices including task management, Gantt charts, root cause analysis, circuit / PCB design, and PCBA manufacturing.
  • Effectively communicate and motivate up, down and across the organization to a diverse range of technical and non-technical team members.
  • Own technical project schedules and work break down structure.
  • Drive urgency in project schedules and accountability for establishing and achieving key project metrics that meet the organization's needs.
  • Ensure the team is given the time and resources required to succeed by creating and managing robust project roadmaps and resource plans with converged project scope.
  • Develop plans to evaluate and assess the emerging technology market space to fit/compliment Milwaukee Tool product initiatives and development.
  • Champion technology investigations including system requirements, architecture definitions, and reusability strategies.
  • Quickly, effectively, and candidly frame-up and escalate business risks/opportunities to senior leadership.

What TOOLS you'll bring with you:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering Computer Engineering, or related field.
  • 7+ years of electrical and electronics systems integration, including solid embedded systems experience and power electronics experience.
  • 3+ years of experience leading, project managing, or mentoring a team.
  • Firm understanding of analog and digital circuits and the interaction between firmware and electronics. Ability to realize component level design.
  • Practical knowledge in analog/digital system tradeoffs and design, especially related to signal integrity, noise analysis, and margin considerations.
  • Familiarity with using schematic capture, PCB layout software, SPICE, and knowledge of industry best practices.
  • Expertise in C programming and related development tools and processes, especially relating to microcontroller peripherals.
  • Self-motivated, organized, efficient, process oriented with a strong work ethic.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, exercises independent judgement and works well under pressure in a dynamic environment.
  • Ability to travel 10% of the time (domestic and international).

Other TOOLS we prefer you to have:

  • Master's degree in Electrical Engineering or related field.
  • Working knowledge of a second modern programming language such as Python or C++.

We provide these great perks and benefits:

  • Robust health, dental and vision insurance plans.
  • Generous 401 (K) savings plan.
  • Education assistance.
  • On-site wellness, fitness center, food, and coffee service.
  • And many more, check out our benefits site HERE.
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