Hardware Design and Validation Engineer

Hardware Design and Validation Engineer


Grafton, WI


26 June 2022

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Client Overview:
Our client is a world leader in providing conveyor, packaging machinery and line productivity solutions to customers in industry sectors - including food, beverage, household, personal care, container manufacturing, and more.

TotalTek is a Technology Company focused on managed services specializing Engineering and IT solutions.  We are a minority owned company with onshore and offshore capabilities that originated in northeast Wisconsin. Our workforce solutions and customized delivery in Project Outsourcing, Managed Resource Program and Staff Augmentation have expanded our capabilities to better serve companies in these niche industries. Our core value is Improving Lives for Clients and Consultants alike and is why we believe TotalTek is a simple solution to your complex Engineering and IT problems.

  • Design and develop electronics control hardware for electric motors including permanent magnet, induction, electronically commutated motors, standalone controllers, and mixed analog and digital electronic circuits
  • Select and assess suitability of electronic components, such as IGBT/IPM, Diodes, SCRs, DC link Capacitors and DC linked chokes based on switching characteristics and losses
  • Design and develop Switch Mode Power Supplies (SMPS) - Front end Buck/Boost + PFC converter for AC to DC Conversion
  • Support design of complex projects from concept to realization based on commercial requirements including topology and component selection, schematic capture, circuit board layout, test plan development, and validation testing and documentation
  • Simulate and optimize circuit designs using computational analysis tools
  • Be proficient with test equipment such as oscilloscopes, power, loads, and data acquisition systems
  • Demonstrate leadership and initiative by independently identifying, assessing, and recommending solutions for technical issues or opportunities
  • Communicate clearly and concisely to team members and leadership
  • Research and promote industry best practices for hardware development
  • Collaborate across the organization to increase speed of development and meet cost, performance and timeline targets
  • 3-5+ years of experience in electronics design
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced, highly collaborative setting
  • Strong ability to rapidly research, conceptualize, prototype, and evaluate new technologies such as communications protocols, motor controls, power electronics, and other digital
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related field
  •  hardware
  • Proficiency in design, evaluation, laboratory testing, and agency testing of digital and analog electronics, such as UL60730
  • Experience in circuit design and simulation, including tools such as Altium, Allegro Cadence, PSIM, MATLAB
  • Experience with controls for Electrical Rotating Machines (120V – 690V, 1Ph, 3Ph, 0.37KW to 15KW)
  • Knowledge of evaluating reliability of electronic circuits
  • Familiar with EMI, Hi-Pot, transients, ESD, Surge, Ground leakage/Ground bond
  • Designing for manufacturability and testability

All Qualified Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.  Qualified Applicants are United States Citizens or Permanent Residents (Green Card Holders) who have the legal right to work in the United States without sponsorship and meet the Minimum Qualifications listed above.

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