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Senior Electrical Engineer

Chelmsford, MA 01824

Employment Type: Contract Industry: Engineering Job Number: 49708

Our client, located in Northern Massachusetts, is currently seeking to hire a Senior Electrical Engineer to join their team!

Job Overview:
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 external medical devices. Architects, designs, tests, qualifies and documents new and revised electrical systems and 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 high voltage (5kV) isolation techniques, for power and communications. Work will include work with communications protocols including UART and CAN. 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 and 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 Electrical Engineering Technicians, Manufacturing Engineers and Technicians.
  • Works with outside vendors as required to specify, develop, and qualify custom components, assemblies, etc., 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, and 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.
  • 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 is a plus.
  • Medical product design experience is 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 and Preferred Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’ s Electrical Engineering or equivalent degree, Master’ s Electrical Engineer is preferred.
  • Requires a minimum of 8 years of Electrical Engineering and circuit design experience.

Other Duties:
  • 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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