Hardware Engineer
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories - Pullman, WA

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The Opportunity: If you thrive on challenges and are motivated to work on variety of electronic circuits you are looking at the right job. This Electronics Design Engineer (R&D – Communication Products) position at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL) offers a broad range of learning opportunities by exposure to a variety of communication products including, but not limited to fiber optic transceivers, modems, radios, satellite-synchronized clocks, Ethernet switches and accessory products. The key responsibility for this position is to design, build, troubleshoot and test analog, digital and switch mode power supply electronics to meet product specifications. SEL provides systems, services, and products for the protection, monitoring, control, automation, and metering of utility and industrial electric systems worldwide. SEL’s corporate office is located in Eastern Washington where you'll enjoy an unmatched quality of life. Enjoy the smaller town life: country space, freedom from traffic, easy access to recreational activities in nearby mountains, rivers, and forests, as well as great schools and universities. This position is located in Pullman, WA.
Electronics Design Engineer (R&D Communication Products) Responsibilities:
  • Participate in preparation of system level specifications.
  • Assist in the development of hardware specifications.
  • Analyze, design, and develop conventional analog and digital circuits as required.
  • Demonstrate and document product and circuit robustness using computer simulations, conventional analysis and standard testing methodologies.
  • Conduct design reviews.
  • Design, implement, and document firmware or software required for product development.
  • Write and analyze test plans, conduct design tests and evaluate test results.
  • Prepare and maintain product documentation, including data sheets, instruction manuals, project notebooks, and design and test documentation.
  • Provide and maintain accurate product cost estimates.
  • Provide basic labor estimates.
  • Generate and maintain accurate Bills of Material.
  • Participate in industry technical meetings, seminars, and conferences.
  • Provide and maintain accurate project plans. Manages and/or leads hardware projects of moderate complexity.
  • Follow and improve R & D processes.
  • If Experienced: Direct the efforts of associate engineers and technicians. Coordinate engineering activities with purchasing and manufacturing.
Qualifications:
  • B.S. and/or M.S. in Electrical Engineering or equivalent years of industry experience
  • Experience in 2 of the following areas: analog circuit design digital design with microprocessors power supply design
  • Strong writing, documentation, and speaking skills
  • Ability to learn new skills and assume new responsibilities
  • Ability to work cooperatively in team environment
  • Background check results satisfactory to SEL
  • Ability to adhere to SEL's tobacco free workplace policy
  • Negative drug test result(s)
Preferred Qualifications:
  • A minimum of 4 years experience in 2 of the following areas: analog circuit design digital design with microprocessors power supply design
  • Working knowledge of project management processes and procedures
  • Experience with VHDL or RTL for FPGAs
  • Working knowledge of Ethernet switching, Layer 2 protocols and Ethernet standards
  • Knowledge in communication networks
  • Experience with fiber optic communications and protocols
To Apply For This Position: We ask all candidates to submit their resume through our website at www.selinc.com/applynow. If your qualifications and experience match any of our current openings, please submit your resume for that position so that you may be considered immediately.

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SEL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

An Award Winning Company Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL) has earned a reputation for quality, reliability, integrity, and service. This has enabled us to expand within both the electric utility and industrial markets to include international customers and OEM markets.

In 2012, SEL earned a spot on the FORTUNE Magazine 100 Best Companies to Work For list. This prestigious ranking celebrates the SEL 100% employee-owned culture as one of the best in the country. SEL has received numerous awards, including the Puget Sound Business Journal’s 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in Washington State (1999 through 2003, 2010, and 2011), Inc. Magazine’s 500|5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies (1990, 1991, 2008, 2010, and 2011), the Association of Washington Businesses (AWB) Manufacturing, Workplace, and Community Service Award (1998 through 2010), the Washington State Quality Achievement Award (WSQA), and the Washington Secretary of State Corporations for Communities Award (2010). Puget Sound Business Journal has also ranked SEL as one of Washington State’s Top 100 Largest Private Companies every year since 2007.

In an independent survey conducted by Newton-Evans Research Company, SEL ranks first in all performance categories including: technology, features, security against hackers, web/internet information ability, technical service and support, maintenance cost, relay setting PC software, and price. Since 2006, SEL has also held the elite VPP STAR status certification from Washington State Department of Labor & Industries. Less than 2,000 companies in the U.S. earn the VPP STAR status for outstanding safety and health programs. Apply Your Talent. Make a Difference. Enjoy the Rewards. Are you ready to be part of a highly motivated and well-equipped team? Are you a quick learner who likes new challenges? If so, then you are ready to join us at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories.

Dr. Edmund O. Schweitzer III delivered the first commercial digital protective relay in 1984. Under his technical, managerial, and fiscal leadership, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories has expanded to become a leader in the power industry, employing over 3,700 people world-wide. Dr. Schweitzer understands and supports the need for investing in employees. In return, he expects that we hire only the best, most highly motivated team members, and that we deliver simple, reliable, and cost-effective products and solutions.

Our products and solutions must be simple and reliable because they protect the largest, most complicated machine on earth: the electric power grid. Blackouts in the U.S. and Canada remind us that reliable electric power is crucial to our society. SEL provides systems, services, and products for the protection, monitoring, control, automation, and metering of utility and industrial electric systems worldwide.

Our company and our products exist to make electric power safer, more reliable, and more economical. That purpose has made SEL very successful, and the company is managed with sound fiscal judgment and that purpose in mind. Profits are reinvested to fuel the company’s growth.

In addition to offering a variety of challenges in a supportive, stable environment, SEL shares its success with employees by giving them stock in the company. All employees earn stock at the same rate. And because only employees can own SEL stock, the stock price is not subject to market volatility. Even when the stock market value has plunged, SEL stock consistently increased in value.

Employee Testimonial Video: SEL employees describe the opportunity and rewards of a career working at a 100% employee owned company! www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMyhbe7Hklo

Benefits: SEL has an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, and vision for all regular full-time employees and their entire family; long-term disability and life insurance; education assistance programs; a very generous employee stock ownership plan; 401K; flexible benefit account; and an outstanding work environment.

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Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) designs, manufactures, and supports a full line of products that keep electric power systems...