Senior Electronic Hardware Engineer - Winona MN.

Watlow, 1241 Bundy Blvd, Winona, Minnesota, United States of America Req #505
Friday, March 2, 2018

The world’s leading companies start with Watlow. Watlow®, a privately owned company, is the industry leader in the design, manufacture and integration of complete thermal systems including electric heaters, temperature sensors, temperature controllers, power controllers and supporting software. At Watlow, we are constantly driven to do more to help our customers. We take on big technical challenges. We are committed to projects that help our fellow human beings and we strive to learn more. From single components to high performance systems, we bring our thermal expertise to numerous applications, including semiconductor processing, energy processes, diesel, foodservice equipment, life sciences and others.


In the Senior Electrical Hardware Engineer role, the successful candidate will have responsibility for electronics design and development activities on a team focused on supporting customers in a critical Watlow market.  These activities will include typical hardware design activities such as component selection, schematic design, overseeing pcb layout, managing prototype builds, test plan development, product validation, cost control, and planning and leading internal design reviews.


Finally, Watlow understands that you can’t do your best work if you don’t have a real understanding of the Watlow business as well as strong relationships with team members from across the organization.  At Watlow you will have many opportunities, both formally and informally, to build and maintain the cross-functional knowledge and relationships that you need for a successful and rewarding career. 


Your Key Responsibilities will include:

  • Developing design approaches with a systems mindset.

  • Collaboratively designing and developing the electronic hardware functions of new products within multi-discipline teams that utilize lean product development methods and tools.

  • Planning and participating in regular design reviews.

  • Contributing to development of product and technology roadmaps.

  • Performing component level board design using schematic capture.

  • Overseeing and directing PCB layout to comply with all project requirements including environmental, EMC, mechanical, manufacturing, test, and firmware/software development.

  • Developing products and appropriate tests from system requirements.

  • Supporting hardware engineering needs on existing product.



Must have:

  • Advanced degree in field of specialization or Bachelor’s degree and related experience, or equivalent experience (5-8 years)

  • Experience within cross functional teams that deliver complete product from concept to delivery.

  • Strong understanding of design for reliability, manufacturability, and cost.

  • Experience designing microcontroller/microprocessor based controllers and implementing modern communication buses, A/D Converters, Sensor interfaces, displays, etc.

  • Understanding of best practices for PCB layout for power, HS digital, communications and analog sections to produce EMI rugged designs.

  • Experience with electronics engineering design/analysis tools.

  • Understanding of thermal management of power semiconductor circuits.

  • Designing of embedded controllers for industrial environments


Additional success factors:

  • Power electronics background, especially power conversion.

  • Mentor Graphics experience.

  • Lean product development experience.

  • Self-motivated to meet team defined goals.

  • Demonstrated strong communication and problem-solving skills.



If you are interested in this opportunity and do not require sponsorship for U.S. work authorization now or in the future, we are happy to have you apply.


Watlow thanks all those who apply.

Only those who are best qualified may be contacted for an interview.


Watlow is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer including Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities


Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
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