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Senior Electrical Engineer

Company: Transition Staffing Group
Location: Poway
Posted on: January 16, 2023

Job Description:

Lead a group of electrical engineers and support staff in the design and development of automation controls solutions for semiconductor handling equipment.

Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities: Design, develop and maintains automation control solutions, including electronic systems, components, circuitry and systems integration for semiconductor test handling equipment.
Work on challenging new products or enhancements to existing products.
Participate in all phases of the assigned projects, including design, testing and integration of electro-mechanical systems.
Follow established engineering procedures and specifications for design and development of analog and digital circuits, electrical components and electrical systems.
Investigate, select and test vendor products for use in multiple products.
Support manufacturing floor as required.
Interface with customers and sales on projects as required.
Work independently or collaborate with cross-disciplinary team members to find the best, cost effective engineering design solutions.
Supervisory Responsibility: May provide work leadership and training to lower level technical or professional employees.

Education/Training: B.S. in Electrical Engineering or related discipline from an accredited four-year college or university. M.S. degree a plus but not required.

Experience: Minimum of eight years relevant electrical engineering experience. Experience in automation, machine design, semiconductor test handlers, is a plus.

Design ExperienceMotor and drive selection to match mechanical and motion performance requirements
Motion system architecture for device handlers
Temperature control systems with single feedback
Development of engineering design specifications and test procedures

Integration ExperienceSetting up, tuning and profiling multi axis servo and stepper motion
Analog and digital I/O control for pneumatics valves, sensors, actuators and other discrete controls
Temperature control
CANopen, EtherCAT automation network protocols



Skills/Technical Requirements: Strong control system theory (large system with subassemblies) and system integration
Motion control
Power electronics/power systems and power distribution systems
Industrial equipment design-machine design, semiconductor test handler experience (preference for pick and place)
Automation experience
Experience with servo motors - tuning servo motors (nice to have)
R&D, Design of Experiment, Failure Analysis, V&V
Knowledge of Industry Regulatory and Safety Standards (CE, SEMI, and UL)
Ability to work cross functionally with Mechanical, Software, Manufacturing and Field Engineers
Interface with Customers and Sales to define requirements
Ability to design and layout custom PCB
Embedded firmware, software and microcontroller a plus
Communication BUS - CanOpen and EtherCAT a plus
Ability to write Engineering design specifications and test procedures
Ability to specify and source components such as motion control hardware, communication modules and temperature controllers.
Ability to define requirements, set schedule, and work independently on projects and interface effectively with other team members.
Strong analysis and problem solving skills.
Knowledge of good engineering practices and the ability to follow existing guidelines and processes.
Effective written and verbal communication skills.
Familiarity with schematic capture programs such as ORCAD and Altium.

% of Time Spend

50% -- Sustaining EE work on existing products/handlers (CPI)-new options, support technical support and field service. Respond to supply chain issues
20% -- Support for legacy products - machines installed at customer sites - interface with engineering team in Melaka, Malaysia
30% -- New product development (senior more time on NPD)

Keywords: Transition Staffing Group, Poway , Senior Electrical Engineer, Other , Poway, California

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