Electrical Engineer

East Bay, CA

Posted: 02/11/2019 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: IT Job Number: JOS000007889

Title: Sr. Electrical Engineer  

Reports to: Sr. Manager, Electrical Engineering 

Supervises: None 

Department: Electrical Engineering 


This company is a global leader in ALD/CVD technology, takes great pride in their people. We are looking for the best and brightest to strengthen our team and drive our business going forward. 


The Electrical Engineer IV position reports to the Sr. Manager of Electrical Engineering and requires strong knowledge of electrical engineering principles and design 


Who we want: 

Chargers: People who seek out the hard projects and work to find just the right solutions. 

Team mates: Partners who listen to ideas, share thoughts and work together to move the business forward. 

Strategic thinkers: Engineers who propose innovative ideas and consistently exceed their performance objectives. 

Game changers: Persistent winners who will stop at nothing to live out the company’s mission to deliver profitable innovation. 


Major Responsibilities: 

  • Designs, develops, modifies and evaluates schematics, components and processes used in the generation, manipulation, transmission and storage of electricity 
  • Analyzes equipment to establish operating constrains, conducts experimental tests and evaluates results 
  • Collaborate with systems, software, electrical and mechanical engineers to develop and implement hardware/ firmware requirements 
  • Selects components and equipment based on analysis of specifications and reliability 
  • Completes documentation and procedures for installation and maintenance  


Mandatory Qualifications: 

  • Electrical Engineering degree from an accredited BSEE or MSEE university program  
  • 5-8 years of direct experience in electrical engineering principles  
  • 3-5 years of direct experience in the semiconductor capital equipment industry 
  • Strong working knowledge of DeviceNet and EtherCAT bus system with PLCs 
  • Robust knowledge of motion controls, close-loop temperature controls 
  • Strong Knowledge and proficiency in electrical engineering and operation of devices and sensors such as:  thermocouples, electric actuators, motors, heaters, pressure sensors, pressure controllers, flow controllers 
  • Hands-on experience in electronic circuit design (analog, digital), development, troubleshooting and validation 
  • Strong ability to manage tasks and projects independently with extreme urgency 
  • Proficient with basic computer programs: MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project, Visio 
  • Experience with CAD programs: EPLAN and/or AutoCAD or other schematic capture software 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required 
  • Capability to work effectively in a team environment 
  • Ability to travel locally and internationally about 5% of the time 


Highly Desired Qualifications: 

  • Hands on experience with Beckhoff, Allen-Bradley, Pilz automation PLC 
  • Expert level troubleshooting of complex electro-mechanical systems 
  • Good understanding of the safety requirements/ regulatory compliance (e.g. SEMI S2, S14, S22, NFPA79, EMI/ EMC etc.)  
  • Interest and experience in power distribution and control system design of complex systems (such as unmanned vehicle, drones, robotic systems or similar machines)  
  • Proven leadership and business acumen skills 
  • Proven ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines 
  • Experience with LabView, C, C++, Python, etc, TeamCenter, NX, ProE, SMARTSHEET 
  • Working experience with teams located offshore (India, Korea, Taiwan, etc.)

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