Electrical Engineer in Portland, Oregon - #65211 | VanderHouwen

Portland, Oregon

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Job Id: 65211

Electrical Engineer
We have a rewarding opportunity available for an Electrical Engineer to join our team in Portland, OR!

As our Electrical Engineer, you will have experience in the electrical design of custom circuit boards. All facets of design will be required of you. If you are an Electrical Engineer and want to focus on pure electrical design of products, this is the job for you!

This is a hybrid position. 

Electrical Engineer Responsibilities
Translate product level requirements into implementable circuits.
Work with Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering, and Management in an interactive manner to develop electrical solutions to project requirements.
Design electrical solutions for products implemented as BOMS and Schematics in Altium.
Low power (2 — 60W), low voltage (3, 5, 12, and 48 VDC) power circuits.
LI-ION battery charging and monitoring circuits.
PoE circuits.
High Speed signal routing for Ethernet ports (100 Mbps to 10 Gbps).
Simple micro-processor design and firmware development (mostly board hotel functions).
Build parts and maintain library within Altium – Layout of circuit boards in Altium.
Provide parts placement board models to Mechanical Engineering. 
Participate in the normal back and forth to address thermal and fitment issues.
Ability to layout boards and generate complete board fabrication packages is desired.
Provide detail electrical design guidance when utilizing external board layout resources (e.g. isolation, stack up, signal transmission requirements, etc).
Provide advance BOM's to Purchasing.
Be proactive in the identification of long lead items. Acquire samples and small lots early in the design process to mitigate timing impact.
Provide technical guidance as needed to board assembly house.
Board turn-up/debug/test- Perform basic turn-up and debugging of boards.
Develop and test any microprocessor-based functions on the board (usually simple board hotel functions).
Develop and execute Design Verification Testing.
Support Mechanical Engineering during physical integration of electronics into modules.
Experience with EMI/EMC and ESD testing and debugging is preferred.
Provide complete design packages to enable production build. Board production quantities are in the high hundreds per year utilizing mostly on-shore suppliers.
Develop and provide simple functional test plans/systems to board assembly house.
Coordinate/communicate with management regarding schedule, milestones, technical status, etc.

Electrical Engineer Qualifications 
4-6 years direct design experience of circuit boards.
BS in Electrical Engineer required.
Deep experience in the design of circuit boards in Altium.
The ability to layout boards in Altium is desired.
Experience with MIL-STD-810G, MIL-STD-461, and MIL-STD-471 is desired.
Familiarity with design of network devices (Switches, Routers) and servers is a plus.

Salary: Up to $105K (DOE)

Paid Time Off, 401K with Employer Match and Profit Sharing, Health and Wellness Benefits, Learning and Development Opportunities, Referral Program, Competitive Pay, Recognition, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Inclusive & Supportive Culture.

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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