Department:  Engineering

Vanair Manufacturing, the industry leader in mobile power equipment consisting of air compressors, generators, welders, hydraulics, and engine starters, is seeking an experienced Electrical Engineer at our location in Michigan City, Indiana.

Job Summary

As a member of the Engineering staff, the Electrical Engineer is responsible for the design of new products, prototypes, and carries through to full production. This Engineer will also be responsible for technical support of some mature products currently in production. This includes Code Changes, maintenance of Bills of Material, electrical schematics and drawings, assistance in troubleshooting and new installation verifications, design reviews, simple mechanical designs, documentation packages, pre-production builds and transfers to production.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides technical direction, serves as a point of contact or business liaison, prepares briefings for senior management and assists in problem resolution specific to the program / project.
  • Designs and tests electrical and electronic products or systems.
  • Designs and maintains electrical control systems and components to required specifications, focusing on safety, reliability, and cost.
  • Creates wiring schematics, electrical harnessing, and Bills of Material relevant to electrical systems.
  • Sizes and integrates overload and short circuit protections based on current applicable safety regulations, such as NEC, UL, and SAE.
  • Writes manufacture and test procedures and reports. Participates in project teams and all activities related to the development and maintenance of products.
  • Collaborates within the Engineering team to ensure design constraints are met, tested, and delivered on time and within budget.
  • Provides technical support to Sales and Marketing for bids and proposals.
  • Productively function in a fast-paced Engineering department that works intimately with manufacturing plant.
  • Works cross-functionally with all other departments regarding electric controls and systems.
  • Must be able to juggle priorities effectively.
  • Must be able to transition from hands-on R&D or troubleshooting environment back to desk / office tasks effectively.
  • Function well with group-oriented tasks, as well as solitary projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree (BSEE or BSECET) from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a job relevant to degreed field
  • Experience in design, repair, and analysis of electrical systems.
  • Experience with CAN communication (SAE J1939 preferred).
  • Must have exposure to electrical engineering principles and methodologies.
  • Demonstrated 2D CAD system proficiency (preferably AutoCAD).
  • Exposure to C, C++, and / or other programming languages.
  • Data logging and sensor interface experience
  • Self-motivated, driven and goal-oriented
  • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred

  • Knowledge of PID controllers
  • CAN communication experience
  • Vehicle speed control experience

Plusses

  • Knowledge of compressor systems
  • Advanced degree (MBA / MSEE)

Benefits

Vanair offers a comprehensive salary and benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, matching 401k, and paid vacation, holidays, and wellness time. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Interested and qualified candidates should apply below.

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