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Electrical Project Engineer - PLC

Company: Springs Window Fashions
Location: Middleton
Posted on: July 3, 2024

Job Description:

Springs Window Fashions is hiring an Electrical Engineer in our New Product Innovation group based in our Middleton, WI Corporate Headquarters
Springs Window Fashions has been part of the window treatments industry since 1939. Our products are available in nearly every major retailer, in thousands of designer showrooms and showcased in large commercial buildings.
Our company is privately owned with products marketed across a broad portfolio of brands including Bali, Graber, Mecho, SWFcontract and SunSetter. Responsible for creating, designing, testing, supporting, and developing new and innovative electronic motor and control systems for existing and new products. Scope of role spans motors, controls, hardware and software. This is successfully accomplished by understanding, accurately specifying, and adhering to customer requirements, utilizing and applying quality tools and methods and pursuing continuous improvement in all aspects of product and process design.
These efforts will have a direct impact on increasing average sales price per unit and improving value, reliability, and performance. Product responsibilities include Graber, Bali branded products, private label brands, and all support componentry. The associate will plan and manage product design engineering activities related to conceptualization, product design, testing / validation and manufacturing process functions. The Senior Electrical Engineer reports to our Vice President of Innovation and is a key member of our Innovation team.
Collaborate with the Executive, Product Management, Engineering, and Channel Marketing teams to introduce and develop new product concepts and existing product enhancements.
Creates and maintains systems architecture for blinds, and how the blinds interact with end user controls and home / building systems. This includes the motors, controls, connected and IoT solutions, product interfaces, and systems interfaces as well as any languages or communications protocols used.
Engaged in continuous improvement initiatives, recognizing process improvement methods to identify root cause, develop solutions, and implement solutions.
Responsible for all electrical product and design engineering activities for the Graber, Bali, and private label product lines and other associated products.
Lead role on motorization of all product lines: motors, controls, software, user controls, systems interfaces
Collaborates on strategic application development and integration of connected deices including partnerships and voice control systems such as Alexa, Google Home, others
Ensures designs comply with all relevant codes (electrical wiring, etc.) Designs products and components with safety, quality, durability, reliability, value, and assembly as priorities.
Develops and plans short- and long-term goals in accordance with SWF strategies and goals.
Establish design specifications, material selection, and potential suppliers with regards to product design.
Estimates project and product costs, assists with project justification, and recommends required materials and tooling.
Facilitates design reviews to discuss concepts and proposed product designs, engaging other functional areas of the business, to gain input regarding product manufacturability and quality and incorporating those inputs into final design.
Participates on project teams for new products, product enhancements, and NPS teams using the 4D stage gate process and teaming principles.
Develops engineering solutions for design related customer field complaints.
Develop and implement cost reduction measures in accordance with financial objectives.
Maintains and controls engineering files, records, and documentation for part and process specifications, drawings, and patents.
Interface with purchasing and suppliers to investigate, resolve, and assure compliance to specifications for supplier quality issues.
Manages projects based on timelines established by product management priorities.
Develops, plans, and implements timetables for engineering related projects.
Interacts and collaborates with associates in marketing, quality, manufacturing, customer service, external suppliers, and other key stakeholders with regards to quality and product improvement.
Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering
3+ years design engineering experience in consumer products / controls related industry
Familiarity with the design of motors, controls, user interfaces and software.
Experience with CAD drawing (Solid Works)
Experience and knowledge of typical drafting standards, electrical / circuit drawing standards and software documentation
Knowledge of current practices, standards, and trends in home and commercial building controls preferred
Data collection and management of database.
Technical writing skills for memos, lab reports, and project updates.
Technical Writing
General computer skills Excel, MS Word, Lotus Notes, MS Project and Access
Preparing Samples for Testing and Analysis
Drive Engagement - Creating a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its objectives
Consumer/Customer Focus - Building strong customer relationships and delivering on customer-centric solutions

Keywords: Springs Window Fashions, Madison , Electrical Project Engineer - PLC, Professions , Middleton, Wisconsin

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