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Director of the Grainger Engineering Design Innovation Laboratory

Job Title: Director of Grainger Engineering Design Innovation Laboratory
Job Location: University of Wisconsin – Madison
Position Vacancy Listing: PVL # 87471
Official Title: DIR, UNSPECIFIED (7)(M93DN)

Degree and area of specialization:
Advanced degree in engineering or related field.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
Minimum of five years of experience in engineering design and/or design-related instruction.

This vacancy is being announced simultaneously with PVL# 87472, please note only one vacancy exists. The two position vacancy listings represent the interest of the College of Engineering to interview candidates with both faculty and non-faculty credentials for this new position.

Principal duties:
The Director of the Grainger Engineering Design Innovation Laboratory is responsible for the management of a new facility currently planned for the College of Engineering. The facility is being designed to provide an accessible, safe, and broad opportunity for students to create prototypes and final products based on their engineering design ideas. Major capabilities will include 3D printing, electronics, including circuit board fabrication, and small machining. Students will use the facility for both curricular and extra-curricular activities.

The Director of the Grainger Engineering Design Innovation Laboratory is responsible for developing, supporting, and promoting programs offered by the facility.

The Director will perform the following duties:

– Develop policies for the use and management of the facility.
– Develop a plan for staffing the facility, in conjunction with existing facilities, such as the machine shops.
– Manage the permanent and student staff employed within the facility.
– Manage the supervision and training of users of the facility.
– Manage maintenance programs for all hardware in the facility.
– Manage the budget.
– Explore opportunities for the acquisition of new equipment.
– Develop and lead educational programs in the facility, including outreach and summer programs.
– Explore the development of design-related degree programs for engineering students.
– Encourage and manage user-led workshop and training programs.
– Establish a user community through social media and other means.
– Form an advisory group consisting of College of Engineering faculty and staff as well as local industry and alumni.

Additional Information:
The Director of the Grainger Engineering Design Innovation Laboratory reports to the Executive Associate Dean.

Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Candidates that apply by the ensured consideration date will receive priority in the screening process.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.

Department(s): ENGR/ACAD AFFRS
Full Time Salary: Minimum $80,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Rate: Depending on Qualifications
Term: N/A
Appointment percent: 50% – 100%
Anticipated begin date: NOVEMBER 01, 2016
Number of Positions: 1
Application must be received by: SEPTEMBER 30, 2016

Apply Online
In order to apply, applications must be submitted online at
To apply, upload your CV and a cover letter explaining your relevant professional experience. Please reference PVL #87471 in your cover letter.

Questions about the position can be directed to:
Jason Jankoski
1415 Engineering Dr
2620 Engineering Hall
Madison, WI 53706-1607
Phone: 608-890-0921
Fax: N/A
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

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Please indicate in writing if you request that your identity be kept confidential. If you do not indicate your preference to remain confidential, the University may be required to disclose your identify and/or application materials. The identity of finalists and successful candidates will be revealed upon request. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

Electrical Hardware Engineer

Position: Electrical Hardware Engineer
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Duration: 6 to 12 Months
Type: Onsite

Mandatory Skills
· Design efforts like understanding the platform architecture, end solution requirement, design schematics, work with PCB layout team to get PCB layout done, meeting Design Guidelines, DFM and DFT requirements, release of Gerber to the FAB house and working on any queries from FAB house.
· Design digital and/or analog circuits at the or board-level using industry-standard tools and techniques.
· Work with team on defining the boundary conditions for the board design, board assembly house to release the Bill Of Material on a timely manner.
· Performing the first boot, debug, validation & integrated system level testing as per the plan.
· Carrying out experiments for performance validation of the system and optimizing the performance.
· Performing any compliance testing required for the board/ system.
· Documenting the results.
· Knowledge on working with Environmental Chambers, EMI/EMC test setup.

Preferred Skills
· Knowledge on working with Environmental Chambers, EMI/EMC test setup.
· Ability to work with offshore teams in HW design.
· Co-ordinate activities for Firmware and Mechanical teams.


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Senior Project Engineer – Hardware Engineering

Job Location: Milwaukee, WI
Job Type: Full-Time
Position Title: Senior Project Engineer – Hardware Engineering

Position Summary:

This is a high visibility engineering leadership role will focus on providing architecture guidance for next-generation products.  The successful candidate will coordinate the efforts of multi-discipline team leads to define (develop, refine, and select) architectures for next-generation products.  The successful candidate will have a strong electrical engineering background, and, as a result of the multi-discipline responsibilities of the role, will also demonstrate strong aptitude in the areas of mechanical and firmware/software design.  In addition, the successful candidate will have strong experience collaborating with Product Management (Marketing) and Project Management in new product development.

The successful candidate will lead efforts to analyze high-level product requirements and then partition these requirements into logical functional blocks, taking into account cost, size, performance, and market constraints.  The candidate will continuously identify tradeoffs and areas of risk in the proposed architecture, lead efforts to research alternate approaches, develop and test prototypes and/or perform simulations as needed to optimize the final system design, and provide regular updates to the business leadership team.  The successful candidate will lead and participate in the creation of specifications for the various functional blocks to a level of detail that supports detailed design in the execution phase of the project.  During the execution phase, the successful candidate will be a leader and contributor to activities, including detailed design and analysis, documentation, verification testing, cross functional reviews, and manufacturing release.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering and 12 years of experience in embedded hardware design.
  2. Demonstrated expertise as a Project Engineer/leader of a multi-discipline project team for new product development, thorough attention to detail, and the ability to meet deadlines.
  3. Experience with at least 5 of the following:Microprocessor or microcontroller-based embedded system design; Current sensing techniques;Analog circuit design, including analog filter design and antialiasing filter design;Digital circuit design, with an emphasis on maintaining signal integrity in difficult EMC environments;Typical embedded control peripherals (ie. RAM, Flash, FPGA, SPI, I2C, UART, PWM, A/D and D/A converters, CAN);Offline switching power supply design and test; Ethernet hardware design and test, from the core processor to the Ethernet physical layer;High density, high speed multi-layer printed circuit board design;
  4. Demonstrated skills in the hardware development process, including circuit simulation, component derating, hardware debug & checkout, and electromagnetic compatibility design & test.
  5. Familiarity with packaging designs for electrical & electronic devices, including design for mechanical robustness, EMC, and thermal considerations.
  6. Proven ability to analyze and solve complex problems which involve hardware, firmware, and mechanical interactions.
  7. Understanding of bus architectures & inter-processor communication strategies.

 Desired Qualifications:

  1. Experience with single and three phase industrial power systems and motors.
  2. Familiarity with applicable motor control and protection standards, including the EN/UL 60947-x series.
  3. Experience with TI ARM Cortex M3 or M4 and/or TI MSP430 embedded microcontrollers.
  4. Hands-on development and test experience with EtherNet/IP products.
  5. Experience with writing system and module requirements specifications.


Contact Person:

Joel Frank – J. Frank & Associates, LLC – – 414-651-4503