Optical Engineer

Job Title: Optical Design Engineer
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job Location: Middleton, WI

Job Description:
Join the exciting world of *SHOWBIZ*!!

ETC, the world leader in Theatrical Lighting, has an immediate opening for an Optical Design Engineer. Join the team that will bring the next generation of LED lighting products to a theatre near you!

The ideal candidate will have a B.S. in Optics along with some hands on experience designing optical systems. Familiarity with optical design programs like Zemax and TracePro and a good understanding of optical component design tolerances are a plus.

Come join a company with a refreshing work environment, great benefits, and a close knit family of the best coworkers around!



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 https://uwjobapply.wisc.edu/Apply.aspx?pvl=87471
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
Email: jpjankoski@wisc.edu
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. )

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: http://www.oed.wisc.edu/478.htm


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.


Raghav Ranjan
Technical Recruiter
Net2Source Inc.
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Electrical Engineer III

Job Title: Electrical Engineer III
Regular/Temporary: 6 months
Job Location: Minneapolis, MN, United States

RF Electrical Engineer position will work as part of a team to deliver products to the marketplace which contain wireless technologies. RF engineer responsible for taking input from the use cases, designing an antenna and verifying the RF system against those requirements.


• Provide technical input to product specification and requirement generation for wireless medical products.
• Coordinate and attend meetings to determine the correct specification for wireless performance and compliance.
• Create documentation for wireless specifications and compliance.
• Adhere to the quality system requirements through the product development process.
• RF design, Link budget, implementation, and release of wireless products
• Participate in DFMEA and risk assessment and risk mitigation for product development.
• Drive test environment definition as well as testing and troubleshooting of product to characterize the unit and system level RF performance
• Generate test plans and procedures to characterize the unit and system level RF performance.
• Coordinate product testing and report generation.
• Analyze report and track/troubleshoot RF performance bugs.
• Review internal and external wireless and system level specifications and determines compliance to specifications.
• A proactive approach towards problems and projects in addition to creativity and latitude is expected.
• Drive continuous improvement in product and process
• Pursue test automation where appropriate.
• Support transfer of products into manufacturing
• Troubleshooting and resolve EMI interference issues
• 4+ years of experience with Bachelors Degree in an appropriate engineering discipline.
• 2+ years of experience with Masters Degree in an appropriate engineering discipline.
• Experience with Consumer Electronics product development.
• Experience in medical device product development
• Experience with the development of high reliability devices
• Experience working as a RF Engineer
• Experience with engineering statistical tools/methods such as DOE, Monte Carlo, Minitab
• Experience using and FMEA and FTA methods;
• Specify, direct and perform design characterization and verification of the RF system.
• Hands-on problem-solver.
• Proven capability to convert ideas into working designs, which are feasible, cost-effective, and manufacturability.
• Competence with EE simulation tools, such as HFSS.
• Design, develop, verify and maintain LabVIEW and C++ based software.
• Experience with RF technologies. (Bluetooth, MICS(Medical Implant Communication Service), Wifi, Cellular)
• The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Ability to interact with a computer and test environment including RF chambers
• Doing computer-based work for extended periods of time.
• Limited travel globally up to 10%.


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Sr Recruiter
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Senior Electrical Engineer

Job Title: Senior Electrical Engineer
Job ID: 050616
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job Location: Madison, WI

bb7 is looking for an experienced Electrical Engineer/Physicist to join our client’s growing R&D Team. Our client, located in Fitchburg, WI, is a fast growing company specializing in accessories for spectrometers. This position will be responsible for research, development, and testing of new optical/electromechanical accessories for spectrometers for petrochemical, food, forensic, pharmaceutical, semiconductor, agriculture, government and the material science industries as well as many academic and government institutions around the world.


  • Participate in the development of optical instrumentation and precise measuring devices
  • Participate in the development of control algorithms, including firmware development and hardware design
  • Participate in the development of communications interfaces
  • Will be required to use schematic capture, PCB layout and routing tools
    • Experience with Mentor Graphics – PADS tool a plus
    • Develop BOMs and documentation
  • Provide documentation for assembly of existing products
  • Assist in software testing
    • C#, .Net and Java coding experience is helpful
  • Use of agency compliance guidelines when designing products (UL, CE, CSA, etc.)
  • Request and organize subassembly diagrams
  • Assist Manufacturing Engineer in support of new products
    • Build and test hardware prototypes, failure analysis, write ecns
    • Assist in defining test specifications
    • Develop documentation for new products including testing, alignment, configuration and BOMs
    • Assist with user manuals
    • Assist in the development of test fixtures to aid in alignment and testing of products


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Physics and a minimum of 5 years of experience required; Master’s degree in Engineering or Physics and 10+ years of experience desired
  • Knowledge of analog and digital control systems including microprocessors and supporting hardware, PWM controllers, A/Ds, D/As, servo motor drivers and amplifiers
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Visual Studio development environment and .NET is a plus
  • Experience with USB, RS232 and RS485 communications
  • Automation, optics and amplifiers experience is highly desired
  • An individual that knows how to get things done independently but is also comfortable working with others and communicating clearly through verbal and written skills
  • Client-centric approach to the R&D process, including ability to present and interact with an international client base
  • Ability and interest in international travel is ideal but not required

Our client offers a fun, casual work environment with Free Lunch Wednesdays, and a great benefits package including Medical/Dental, vacation, holidays, 401(k) – there is even a company dog!

To apply for this position, please send a resume to careers@bb7.com

bb7 and its Clients are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. We participate in E-Verify


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 – jfrank@jfrankllc.com – 414-651-4503


Electronics Design Engineer

Job Location: Sheboygan, WI
Job Type: Full-Time
Position Title: Electronics Design Engineer

The Electronics Design engineer is responsible for designing analog and digital circuits for a variety of products. Responsibilities will include capturing requirements, and translating them into engineering specifications, component selection and qualification, schematic design and entry, PCB layout, and overseeing prototype fabrication. In addition, abilty to troubleshoot and bring up hardware is expected.

1. Perform electrical engineering design, analysis & testing for a wide range of electronic and electro-mechanical plumbing products and subassemblies.
2. Work with electronic and electromechanical suppliers and development partners in the management of outside design & manufacturing activities.
3. Work with and provide direction and mentoring to analysts and technicians.
4. Under guidance of senior-level engineering and/or management; juggle multiple projects and priorities, with the ability to switch focus as priorities change.
5. Work with marketing, project manager and other team members to develop specifications for product or process systems from customer requirements.
6. Coordinate activities with other functional areas, suppliers, contractors and consultants.
7. Work with team, suppliers and others to establish project schedules and budgets. Establish and review plans for multiple activities/projects; monitor and take corrective action as schedule impacts occur.
8. Determine technical feasibility of new electronics product concepts.

Supervisory Relationships:
• Reports to Supervisor or Manager – Electronics Engineering
• Receives general direction but exercises discretion as to personal work details.
• May coordinate work to designers, technical writers, analysts, engineering technicians and CAD designers/drafters.

Organizational Relationships:
• Frequent contact with Program and Project leadership, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Design, Marketing, Purchasing and Manufacturing Engineering.
• Moderate contact with the client international divisions in the collaboration & development of global products.
• Occasional contact with Accounting, Consumer Affairs, Corporate Management, Legal, and other company groups as required.

External Business Relationships:
1. Frequent contact with suppliers, consultants, contract manufacturers and product development firms regarding product specification, design and manufacturing.
2. Occasional contact with outside legal and market research firms.
3. Occasional attendance to engineering & product trade shows and seminars to investigate new products, technologies & processes.

1. Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited engineering program, with 4-5 years of experience.
2. Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited engineering program, with 2-3 years of experience.
3. Experience with circuit design and analysis tools, schematic capture and PCB layout tools (Altium is preferred).
4. Experience designing with 8/16/32 bit microcontrollers/processors.
5. Experience in high speed digital systems design
6. Experience with design for EMC.
7. Experience in complete development cycle – requirements to qualification and release.

Paula Zachowicz
pzachowicz (at) bb7.com
Technical Recruiter
p. 608.224.0377

Electrical Design Engineering Manager in Chicago, IL

Job Title: Electrical Design Engineering Manager
Location: Chicago, Illinois

Reports To: Senior Director, Product Development
Scope of responsibility:  loT connected products, garage door openers, wet/dry vacs, lighting, power tools

Job Summary:  Create meaningful innovative and product solutions to targeted problems.  Lead engineering of products from ideas and concepts.  Direct, create and manage conceptual ideation, proof of concept building and testing, and prototype design engineering.  Create and manage circuit designs, microprocessor code and functional algorithms, PCB/gerber design files, related IP documentation and supporting assets.  Provide technical guidance of product definition and specification creation

Job Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Generate new designs from ideas and concepts or direction and vision.  Manage iterative design process implementing changes, improvements, and feedback to accomplish objectives.
  • Develop and evolve existing products implementing new advancements, improvements, cost-outs or innovations.
  • Continuously seek meaningfully innovative technologies and contribute to product and technology road mapping process.  Participate in cross functional product team meetings.
  • Responsible for creation and testing of prototypes – directly fabricating bread board / rapid prototype PCB, coding and programming, contracting outsource, or collaboration with manufacturing vendor partner.
  • Manage transitioning conceptual designs to external manufacturing vendor partners, facilitating vendor based engineering’s effort to develop production assets from concept designs.
  • Work crossfunctionally with mechanical engineering to achieve proper integration between electrical and mechanical systems.
  • Work crossfunctionally with product management ensuring full immersion in product essence and strategy.
  • Work with product managers, legal, and vendors to develop and substantiate performance claims to support the marketing of our products
  • Utilize project management tools including detailed timelines and other tools to deliver on-time product introductions
  • Coordinate and execute competitive product evaluations in the laboratory to fully understand the design, performance, usability and industry best practices for the product category
  • Conduct regular product development update or prototype presentations
  • Study competitive market, evaluate product and become an expert in the space.  Stay aware of current trends and notable product or market moves

Education Experience: Bachelor’s Level Degree
Years of Related Experience: 5-10 years
Travel Requirements: 25%

Job Requirements:

  • BS degree in Electrical Engineering required, MS degree preferred.
  • 5+ years experience directly designing electrical aspects of elector-mechanical consumer durable products.  Solid understanding of Design for Manufacturability (DFM), Design for Assembly (DFA)
  • 5+ years direct experience creating complex, mass production-grade, microprocessor based circuits and code relating to electro-mechanical consumer products
  • 5+ years’ experience creating advanced development grade proof of concept PCBs and related code
  • Direct experience with rapid prototyping technologies and services
  • Design knowledge of wireless communication technologies and best practices
  • Thorough understanding of product development, testing and manufacturing processes
  • Solid understanding of value proposition need vs want design prioritization, factoring performance, complexity, reliability, timing and cost
  • Team player with proven ability to excel in a cross-functional team environment
  • Ability to manage working on multiple projects across various product categories with     varying priorities. Ability to change directions quickly without emotion
  • Leadership attitude, self-starter ambition, strong work ethic, energetic enthusiasm
  • Superior verbal and written communications skills
  • Superior project/program/time management skills
  • Superior ability with word/excel/PowerPoint/image manipulation and digital file management
  • Intuitively mindful of expenses with ability to be resourceful, ensure proper value from expenditures

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience designing or using power and hand tools
  • Experience designing or knowledge of lot and connected products and building block technologies
  • Mechanical engineering knowledge or experience
  • Advanced development product engineering
  • Product management experience
  • Experience managing engineers or designers

Salary range: $100,000-150,000/year (+/-) based on experience

Contact / Inquiries:Jim Levin / email: jameslevin (at) mail.com or jameslevin (at) earthlink.net
Telephone:  262.468.4893 / 720.841.3981

Hardware Test Engineer

Job Location: Middleton, WI
Job Type: Full-time

Be a part of ensuring that Extreme Engineering Solutions products conform to required specifications through environmental and electromagnetic interference (EMI) testing. Create procedures, perform tests and analyze results to determine design capabilities of embedded systems that will operate in rugged environments – including projects for industrial, commercial, military and aerospace customers.

Specific responsibilities include

  • Perform Environmental Qualification Testing (EQT) – including shock, vibration, humidity, storage temperature and operating temperature tests.
  • Perform Power Verification Testing (PVT) to determine total power draw of products in a variety of scenarios.
  • Create and release test procedures, logs and reports.
  • Work with project managers and the sales team in developing custom ruggedization requirements.
  • Use on-site equipment and off-site testing labs to perform tests in accordance with US Military Standards.

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Computer Engineering or a related field is required; or Associate’s degree with 2+ years related work experience.
  • Knowledge of electronic assemblies and computer functionality.
    Prior experience with embedded systems is a plus.
  • Familiarity with any of the following is preferred: PowerPC, Intel and/or Freescale processors, Design for Simulation and Test, Scripting and Linux.

Compensation and Benefits
Extreme Engineering Solutions offers a competitive compensation package with excellent benefits, including group health and dental insurance, 401k and paid vacation.

To Apply
Please submit your resume to X-ES through our online application system at: https://x-es.hiringthing.com/job/26207/hardware-test-engineer

Hardware Engineer

Job Location: Middleton, WI
Job Type: Full-Time


In this position you would be responsible for taking an existing LAN like system and modifying it to prepare for production. You would examine existing firmware or hardware and make recommendations to turn the existing prototype into a truly functional salable product. Lead definition of product architecture for both internal and customer-specific products


  • Technical Degree: BSEE, BSCE, ASEET, ASET or equivalent
  • 3-5 years relevant development experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Experience with electrical design and development
  • Ability to develop electrical schematics, including circuit simulation where required
  • Ability to work with mechanical engineers and PCB layout designers to implement physical layout of circuit

Michael Baker
Column Engineering