Wilmington-Clinton County Chamber of Commerce

Electrical Engineering Manager

Posted: 04/03/2022

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Electrical Engineering Manager reports to senior Engineering leaders(s) and works closely with other functional leaders in the company, including those in product management, marketing, sales, finance, manufacturing, procurement, operations, regulatory, and quality. The Electrical Engineering Manager is responsible for supporting New Product Development and Sustaining Engineering projects and products including but not limited to: PCB design, layout, firmware, and IoT initiatives. Work will include review, testing, prototype builds, applied concept development, test equipment development, validation and support, root cause for electrical issues for products, firmware debugging and validation, and electrical and systems level documentation.  The Manager will work closely with functional leaders of Ferno Group Companies, Contract Engineering Firms, Contract Manufacturers, and the Field Service Resolution team to achieve objectives.  The Electrical Engineering Manager is the go to person responsible for global electrical support.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide technical direction and guidance, as well as hands-on project management, for all product development, continuous improvement, testing, and technical writing functions

    • Develop specifications for brushed and brushless DC motor systems, ST and PIC series microcontrollers, LiFePO4 batteries, wireless communications, displays, and associated equipment.

  • Responsible for development of embedded software and firmware.  

  • Sole responsibility for engineering documentation and drawings enabling release of electrical and electronic components and assemblies for production using Altium and Solidworks.

  • Ultimate responsibility for material selection for mating components, such as connectors, sensors, cabling, EMC shielding, and enclosures.

  • Familiarity with IEC, UL, UN, CSA, CE, and EN electrical and regulatory standards. 

  • Drive implementation of formal processes to support the product development and NPI effort to increase speed to market

  • Responsible for meeting process controls and requirements for all activities within prescribed area.

  • Ensure the optimal application of technology and engineering resources to meet or exceed customer and commercial requirements per product requirement specification(s) 

  • Influence, monitor, and drive new product development and NPI activity, drive operational efficiency, reduce cost, and increase speed to market

  • Establish and manage team objectives, initiatives and accomplishments

  • Responsible for primary hiring, on-time performance appraisals, coaching/counseling, employee development, employee engagement, and necessary communications regarding employee performance 

  • Responsible for projects being completed on time and within budget

  • Provide technical expertise to engineers in the area of design best practice, failure modes, failure analysis, and test requirements

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have launched multiple electrical engineering based products from concept to commercial market, medical device products a plus

  • Undergraduate degree in Engineering, MS preferred

  • Minimum of ten years of experience working as an engineer on successful product development programs 

  • Understanding or ability to quickly conform to FDA 21 CFR 820 and ISO 13485 process controls and requirements

  • Demonstrated product design transfer (NPI) proficiency on successful new product introductions, manufacturing experience a plus

  • Ability to make decisions impacting team members regarding training, coaching/counseling and appropriate follow-up

  • Ability to make decisions in regards to compliance, product reliability, and analysis of testing methodologies

  • Strong operational and project management skills

  • Demonstrated team building and leadership skills

  • Systems integration, metal fabrication, electro-mechanical, and hydraulic familiarity required
     

PHYSICAL/SAFETY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Job demands include prolonged sitting, may need to stoop, bend and stand as appropriate

  • Requires coordination of hands and/or eye/hand/foot

  • Meets cognitive demands to include visual discrimination/memory, auditory discrimination/memory reading ability, independent decision making and retention of specific knowledge

  • Requires use of safety glasses in designated areas


    Ferno is an equal opportunity employer and that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran or disability status.