This position is responsible for conducting new system and subsystem development while also making continuous design improvement, application improvement and manufacturing support for a product consisting of a distributed electronic system containing high-level software and low-level embedded-firmware.
DETAILED REQUIREMENTS / PREFERENCES:
Embedded control based digital and analog electronic hardware design, simulation, prototype and test, hardware/software debug and defect resolution, data analysis, project management, manufacturing, and customer experience required.
ADDITIONAL ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITY:
Designing and developing electrical/electronic boards and assemblies compliant with domestic and international regulatory standards. These include Single board computers, embedded control boards and other daughter/side boards that perform motor, pump, valve and sensor controls.
Unassisted design, development and sustaining of Embedded Control based hardware/firmware and other facilitating analog and digital electronic circuitry.
Proficient in debugging hardware and firmware issues to support and maintain the existing electronic circuitry.
Familiar with embedded C and assembly language programming/deubg for firmware development and support.
Being knowledgeable of domestic and international regulatory bodies and standards (FCC, UL).
Developing, stewarding and managing mid-level technical supplier relationships for specific equipment platforms and for specific customer requirements.
Providing input to and implementing strategies and technical development plans to ensure the products competitive advantage in quality, cost, and technical performance.
Leading new technology commercialization plans appropriately to support business initiatives.
Independently managing a few simultaneous, mid-range projects with varying time horizons.
Experience developing and deploying new subsystems, features, enhancements and bug fixes into an existing installed base of legacy systems at live customer sites.
Managing small to medium sized projects / schedules / budgets required.
Embedded software skills such as embedded C programming preferred with motor, pump, valve and sensor controls with interface electronics.
Experience with domestic and international regulatory agency approvals for product safety, electromagnetic emissions and susceptibility and other environmental impairments preferred. Experience with regulatory aspects of food handling systems a plus.
Requires excellent oral and written communication skills to influence and negotiate with senior leadership: - the timelines and solutions to technical problems; - the suitability of design components, equipment materials and technical design modifications; - any new technical concepts and their associated costs and capital investments; - any risks or dependencies to the project or program; - clearly distinguish between fact and professional opinion in all communication - work with development partners to build solutions and communicate effectively to build consensus on technical viewpoints - Requires effective communication with cross-functional teams and management.
Function Specific Activities:
Utilizes lab and field testing to evaluate equipment or products against technical requirements, fit to concept or performance specifications (e.g. functionality and operational feasibility)
Applies fundamental engineering tools and concepts (such as Design for Manufacturing and Testability, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, Root Cause Analysis) to equipment design, manufacturing processes, and customer applications in order to improve quality, costs, efficiencies, or fitness for use.
Apply experience, concepts, and techniques to problem-solving and business planning.
Embraces object oriented design practices to support reuse of standard hardware components, circuits and functional blocks.
Applies methodologies that build in design flexibility and facilitate future extension of the design.
Decides whether technical test results are acceptable and uses analytical / problem solving skills to determine why performance failures occur.
Identifies system level impact of local design weaknesses. Identifies impact of component, circuitry or code defects/failures on the larger system. Identify how these issues may appear in system error log reports (defect signature).
Decides which new package, equipment or technology designs will meet performance and business needs. Problem solves production capabilities and capacities for new packages, equipment, or technology.
Leads and develops mid-scale projects. Impacts the Foodservice business by researching and developing new equipment technologies and technology strategies. Works with peer level personnel at equipment manufacturers, service organizations, marketing, innovation, finance, procurement and industry groups.
Embraces existing development process while continually looking for ways it can be improved.
Complex problem-solving: The ability to identify technical performance gaps, use data mining and analytical tools to characterize the business impact and identify root causes, and use engineering skills and tools to develop and implement solutions to complex problems with significant impact to performance or customers.
Project Management: Ability to lead projects that involve cross-functional teams. Includes the ability to manage moderate budgets, moderate scopes, a few suppliers and/or team members from partner companies
Engineering Skills: Knowledge of and the ability to understand, design, apply and troubleshoot mechanical and electrical systems.
Managing Technical Supplier Relationships: Knowledge of and the ability to influence technical relationships for design improvement, manufacturing efficiencies, and quality management.
Quality Management: Knowledge of and the ability to apply and implement fundamental principles of Total Quality Management Systems within TCCC operating entities and cross-functional stakeholders.
Reliability Engineering: Knowledge of and the ability to understand, design, and conduct lab/field evaluation of the ability of a system to perform its stated function over a specified period of time.
Asset Improvement: The ability to use engineering principles to troubleshoot and improve existing line and plant layouts and design, plant and dispensing equipment, dispensing systems, control systems and installation/maintenance issues in an efficient and effective manner
KEY SKILLS & EXPERIENCES:
8-10 yrs of High Speed (Logic and Bus Design)
8-10 yrs of embedded controls
4-5yrs of working with firmware using embedded C and assembly
4-6 yrs of CAN, or similar distributed control Bus experience specifically in regards to Motor Controls and Embedded control systems preferred.
6-8 yrs of product development utilizing embedded control and application hardware to interface motors, pumps, valves and sensors.
4-6 yrs of system design in a distributed embedded multiprocessing architecture.
4-6 yrs of providing design engineering support to sustain an installed base of product, including bug fixes, planned maintenance upgrades and End of Life considerations. International experience in this area is a plus.
6-8 yrs of RFID / NFC (Near Field Communication) desirable
Knowledge of Regulatory and Compliance for domestic and international e.g. FCC, UL, CE
A Bachelor of Science in Electrical/Electronic Engineering is required. A Masters degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering preferred