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Electrical Engineer

Chelmsford, MA 01824

Employment Type: Contract Industry: Engineering Job Number: 49709

A client of ours is seeking an Electrical Engineer to join their team!

In this role you will work Independently to evaluate, select, and apply  standard engineering techniques (Good Design Practices), procedures, and criteria to the design, development and enhancement of new and currently marketed Medical Device Products. Architects, designs, tests, qualifies and documents new and revised electrical systems/subsystems including related analog, digital, power supply, electrical isolation and high voltage circuitry. Works closely with other electrical, mechanical and software engineers to design, develop, and support complete systems and subsystems. Efforts are primarily technical in nature but may include limited managerial activities such as project management duties. Works with outside vendors and contractors as required to accomplish tasks.

Design of system interconnection hardware for internal power and communications, generally instantiated as flex circuits or rigid flex circuits. Work will include work with communications protocols including UART, SPI, I2C, I2S, USB, and Ethernet. Creation of supporting documentation, including requirements corresponding verification test plans, as well as stress and tolerance analyses.

Essential Functions:
  • Acts in the role of hands-on, high level electrical designer
  • Works as a member of a new product design and development team where he/she may coordinate the efforts of a small group other staff
  • Often coordinates the efforts of 1-5 indirect reports including EE technicians, manufacturing engineers/ technicians, purchasing, or documentation
  • Works with outside vendors as required to specify, develop, and qualify custom components, assemblies, etc. required to accomplish design, testing and product qualification goals.
  • 40% Architecture, design, development and product qualification tasks associated with new or currently marketed products. Effort will require extensive design documentation, including design and documentation reviews.
  • 30% Documentation of new or revised products.
  • 15% - Debug testing, or qualification of designs
  • 10% Direct or indirect coordination of company personnel to design, prototype, integrate new or revised products.
  • 5% Participates in technical design reviews or new or revised products.


Skill Requirements:
  • Experience in the design, documentation, and testing of analog and digital electronics; power supply and high voltage circuit design helpful but not required
  • Experience in flex circuit and rigid flex circuit design techniques required
  • Product-specific experience, such as designing defibrillators, pacemakers or low level analog signal equipment would be a strong plus
  • Familiarity with medical device safety agency approval processes such as UL or ETL a plus
  • Medical product design experience a definite plus, especially with IEC60601-1 and related standards
  • Computer literacy and proficiency required
  • Mastery of English language in verbal and written communication


Required/ Preferred Education and Experience:
  • BSEE or equivalent degree, MSEE is preferred
  • Requires a minimum of 5 years of electrical engineering and circuit design experience


Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity. Essential and marginal job functions are subject to modification.

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