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POST DATE 9/1/2016
END DATE 12/30/2016

MTD Products Inc Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix, AZ
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree




This position will be primarily responsible for battery and charger designs at MTD HPD. This position will also design, develop, and production launch other electrical systems, components, and assemblies in support of Electrical & Battery powered outdoor power equipment. This position will also contribute to battery/charger global sourcing strategies and technology roadmaps.

This position will require some domestic and international travel (MX, China). Also this position will require some work schedule flexibility, when communicating with international suppliers.

This individual will use standard engineering processes such as benchmarking, critical path planning, DFMEA, DVP&R for assigned projects. This individual will support results through continuous improvement, professional and technical growth, collaboration, and team focused participation. The Engineer will support new product development and current production.

Experience/Skills Required:


Bachelor s degree or equivalent in Electrical Engineering; minimum of 3 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge of Li-ion battery fundamentals, and Li-ion battery charger fundamentals (hands-on experience a plus).

Experience/knowledge of electrical based regulatory/safety standards such FCC, UL, ETL, CE, etc.

Experience designing digital/analog circuit boards and embedded software.

Experience with e-CAD software a plus (Altium preferred)

Experience designing electrical systems to meet domestic & international regulatory/safety standards, such as FCC, UL, ETL, CE, etc.

Ability to guide and perform trouble shooting techniques and root cause diagnosis of electrical system issues.

Experienced designing electrical systems that minimizes part complexity through strategies, scalable configuration management schemes and system development.

Experience with product design risk management tools such as design reviews, DFMEA, and DVP&R.

Ability to effectively communicate with off-shore vendors.

Experience with designing for high volume manufacturing of consumer goods a plus.

Experience/knowledge of analytical problem solving methods a plus.
* less than mechanical component design experience including plastic injection, die-cast, screw machine, powdered metal and metal stamping components a plus.

Core responsibilities:

Lead engineer for battery and charger designs

Perform detailed electrical system and part design using CAD (UG NX)/e-CAD software.

Manage part and system designs through product life cycle using Team Center.

Develop component, assembly, and system, and product level engineering specifications.

Manage/minimize product design risk through product development tools such as design verification/validation, DFMEA, and design reviews.

Assist Project Management to develop and maintain a schedule.

Coordinate & lead team activities concerned with technical developments, scheduling, and resolving engineering design and test problems.

Interface with internal customers to provide project status report and ensure customer requirements are met.

Support current production product design activities which include assembly, regulatory compliance, cost improvements and warranty improvements.

Implement engineering changes per internal engineering change processes.

MTD is an equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V.