Senior Engineer (Electrical)

S&C Electric Company

S&C Electric Company, Alameda County, CA, USA

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Integrity, enthusiasm, sustained energy. These are the traits that S&C has always looked for and found when seeking people to join our 100% employee-owned team. S&C supports these qualities with a strong package of pay and benefits, excellent education and training programs, a challenging work environment, and broad opportunities for advancement.

Location: Alameda
Address of Location: 1135 Atlantic Ave , CA , Alameda94501
Education Requirements: Bachelor’s Required
Relevant Work Experience Requirements: 11 to 15 Years

Job Summary

S&C’s Feeder Automation Group is responsible for product development, product quality, product operations support, and product issue resolution. The Electronic Hardware group is responsible to produce electronic design and high reliable electronic hardware. In this position, you will report to the Manager-Electronics Hardware. This position can be based in Alameda, CA or Chicago IL or Franklin, WI.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
Designing, simulating and troubleshooting analog circuits, Power supplies and Power electronics circuits
Designing and testing electronic circuitry in lab
Architecting complex, multi-disciplinary systems
Participating in cross-functional teams at multiple geographic locations.
Defining systems-level product qualification testing, life testing and production test requirements
Writing requirement documents, functional specifications, hardware test plans, and design documentation
Providing engineering support for existing product lines
Occasional travel up to one week required.
BS degree in Electrical Engineering required. MS degree in Electrical Engineering preferred.
10+ years’ experience designing analog circuits, power supplies and power circuits at the PCB level.
Should have design experience from Concept to Production.
Should have involved in two or more successful new product introductions.
Strong desire of bringing quality products to market on time and within budget
Experience in small to medium volume production environment
Thorough knowledge of analog circuitry, with deep expertise in one or more of the following:
Buck, boost, buck-boost, fly back, SEPIC and variant topologies. DC voltage up to couple of 100V
AC 3phase Power supply design. AC voltages up to 480V
Energy storage and motion control, H-bridge circuitry
Transformer & Inductor design
Constant Current Source
Experience with high power circuit board layout on mixed-signal boards, circuit board debugging, able to rework SMD and supervise technicians
Experience with high voltage/high power electronics, design for EMC compliance and mitigation is highly desirable.
Experience in: feedback control systems, design verification & validation, writing requirement documents, writing specification documents, developing test plans & following stage gate development process.
Well-versed in DFR (FMEA, Root cause determination, Tolerance analysis, Derating analysis), DFM & DFT techniques
Knowledge of Engineering analysis, Simulation models, Electric power system control & protection desired, Electronic components, Risk assessment, Six Sigma design
Knowledge of schematic and board layout tools such as Allegro, Cadence & ORCAD
Proficiency with relevant lab instrumentation (scopes, DMMs, logic analyzers, network analyzers, power analyzer, etc.)
Proficiency with mathematical analysis tools such as MATLAB, MathCAD, Excel & Simulation tools (Ex: PSpice)
Must be self-motivated, well organized, and productive with minimal direct supervision
Excellent verbal and written communications skills.

MAJOR PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Standing: Occasional standing for work on complete control assemblies
Lifting: Occasional lifting of controls and test equipment, less than 50 pounds
Walking: Occasional walking throughout the facility
Carrying: Occasional carrying of light objects
Pushing: Infrequent pushing of objects, possibly related to rearrangement work
Pulling: Infrequent pulling of objects, possibly related to rearrangement work
Bending: Occasional bending during access to equipment
Reaching: Infrequent reaching
Handling: Frequent handling of parts or tools
Environment: Frequent use of personal computer, keyboard, and monitor, lab tools, etc.

Number of Openings: 1.00
Employment Status: Exempt
Employment Classification: Full Time
Shift: 1
Core Working Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

S&C Electric Company is a global provider of equipment and services for electric power systems. Founded in 1911, the Chicago-based company designs and manufactures switching, protection, and control products for electric power transmission and distribution. S&C has global offices in the United States, Mexico, Canada, Brazil, the UK, and Australia.

S&C continues to advance new solutions for electric power delivery systems as the electric grid undergoes transformative changes in the 21st century. Utilities are working to integrate renewable energy sources, address peak loading issues, and manage the needs of electric vehicles. Looking at an increasingly complex and dynamic grid, S&C is working closely with it’s electric utility customers to understand their electric grids and business challenges they face – then innovating solutions to address their power-delivery challenges.

Additionally, S&C offers a wide range of engineering, laboratory, testing, and field services for electric utilities and commercial and industrial power systems.

Thank you for your interest in S&C Electric Company. S&C has a proud and longstanding tradition of providing equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Further, S&C is committed to taking affirmative action to ensure that qualified females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities can pursue equal employment opportunities. For information regarding equal employment opportunity, please see