Job ID: 42090

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Electrical Engineer
We are seeking a talented Electrical Engineer to join our clients engineering team and help build a positive service experience for our internal and external customers. The Electrical Engineering team designs and builds embedded systems that form the core of our clients most important products. Hardware design and testing is about 1/3 of the activity, with firmware development and testing the remainder. It is a quick moving environment with lots of projects and lots of creativity. This position will be located in the Portland, Oregon facility. 

Electrical Engineer Responsibilities
Design and troubleshoot all aspects of Analog and Digital circuits for an embedded system. 
Use CAD software for schematic capture and PCB layout. 
Integrate products using USB/serial or wireless methods to computer systems for control and monitoring. 
Design products to comply with EMC regulations as well as coordinate and conduct EMC testing.
Develop product specifications and test plans for electrical and electromechanical assemblies. 
Conduct research, test concepts, and create technology briefs. 
Interact with Industrial Design and Mechanical Engineers to develop complex electromechanical assemblies. 
Identify process improvements to eliminate defects and waste. 
First article review and approval of components for manufacturing approval. 
Ongoing design improvement, component consolidation and cost reductions of existing product lines. 

Electrical Engineer Qualifications
Required Education and Experience:  
BS in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering or related field.  
Firmware experience using C. 
Experience using basic communication interfaces such as UART, I2C, SPI, CAN, USB and similar. 
Hardware experience with schematic and PCB layout design.
Experience troubleshooting/testing both hardware and firmware using oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, programmable supplies, and programmable loads.

Preferred Experience: 
Schematic and PCB layout design using Altium Designer.
Firmware development with PIC, AVR, Freescale or similar platform using C.
Create schematic, layout and firmware from PCB specification document.
Developing PCB specifications.
Developing test specifications for PCBs.
Hand soldering PCBs and PCB rework.
Developing automated tests for PCBs.
Designs using DC motors and solenoids. 

Benefits are available to eligible VanderHouwen contractors and include coverage for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, and matching 401k.

About VanderHouwen
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide.  Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.


VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws.

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