Our client has an exceptional opportunity as an Electro-Mechanical Engineer for their global headquarters in Portland, Oregon. The successful candidate will apply technical expertise in mechanical engineering, electronics, physics, and computer sciences in the design, modification, and operation of measurement systems and automated test equipment to generate valid data. Typical test data will be mechanical (force, pressure, vibration, etc.) or electrical (voltage, current, frequency) in nature from which design engineers, test technicians, and other customers make manufacturing process, product design, and/or testing process decisions. In addition, this role is highly interactive within the company and may require using engineering judgment to make recommendations to an internal audience regarding testing or design.
Assist with development of new measurement platforms including custom instrumentation.
Design and build data acquisition systems - develop and maintain data acquisition/analysis and test control software routines in LabVIEW.
Design and build mechanical and/or electrical systems for use in automated performance or reliability testing of products. Experience in using Solidworks and AutoCAD Electrical for design work is preferred
Programs in C++ or Visual Basic.
Operate, maintain, and upgrade data acquisition systems for existing applications.
Assess measurement system & data integrity.
Determine specifications and validate performance of measurement systems.
Troubleshoot machine faults, errors, and erroneous data outputs.
Data collection & analysis, including final reports with recommendations and alternatives.
Review reports submitted by technicians.
Identify test improvement opportunities.
Clearly defined and documented project requirements, timing, and resources.
Cost estimates/cost targets, including capital requests and budget monitoring where necessary.
Conduct and participate in design reviews.
Perform corrective actions on existing measurement equipment, including electronic equipment.
Works with design engineers to develop new testing methods and processes and new instrumentation as required by product development projects.
Provide/arrange calibrations services.
Perform ergonomic & safety assessments.
Implement documentation requirements.
Maintain open communication through conversation and formal/informal documents.
Training recommendations for self and/or other team members.
Train lab staff in data acquisition systems.
Technical articles (outside publications).
Technical presentations to Eng./Director/internal levels.
Record & track system problems.
Represent interests to OEMs & standards organizations.
Communicate department needs to organization.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in physics, mechanical engineering, or electrical engineering, with demonstrated experience in multiple engineering disciplines other than major degree area required.
3 - 5 years of experience as a measurement engineer or similar role.
Experience with multi-channel data acquisition systems.
Experience with high speed and thermal photography.
Experience in mechanical design of test systems.
Electrical engineering experience preferred, but not required.
Project management experience.
Experience with a broad range of manufacturing processes.
Experience with product application, especially in the outdoor power tool/lawn & garden market, is desired.
Solve problems analytically; search out relevant information and determine importance.
Rapidly responds to changes in direction, priorities, and project requirements.
Contributes to an atmosphere that enhances productivity and collaboration.
Ensures that deadlines are met by managing lead time, equipment, and resources.
Coaches internal customers on testing options and appropriate testing balance.
Anticipates the need of future resources and responds appropriately.
Effective written and oral communication skills; able to express oneself clearly and in technical and non-technical terms to varied audiences while receiving feedback.
Demonstrate ability and willingness to learn; seek out development activities to improve skills and increase knowledge; learn from other team members and own mistakes.
Take initiative, seek and act on opportunities to improve organization performance.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel) and data management software (SAP preferred).
Benefits are available to eligible VanderHouwen contractors and include coverage for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, and matching 401k.
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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