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FLIR Systems Electrical Engineer in Elkridge, Maryland

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At FLIR, we have a simple but ambitious mission: to develop market-leading thermal and sensing technologies which enhance everyday life. From saving energy, to saving lives FLIR is making a real difference in our world.Our products are used in a wide array of situations to rescue people in danger, detect criminals, conserve energy, navigate safely, provide security around the globe, and protect our environment.

We are looking for individuals who thrive on making an impact and want the excitement of being on a team that wins.

Job Description

Job Summary:

The Electrical Engineer will be responsible for the design and development of electrical systems and/or components to customer and internal specifications, focusing on economy, safety, reliability, quality, as well as sustainability. The engineer will be involved in projects from the concept and detail design through implementation, testing, and selloff to the customer. The engineer will work in a multi-disciplinary project team, including engineers from other disciplines, as well as marketing and sales staff, manufacturing personnel, technicians, and customer service personnel and will possess the technical knowledge as well as the ability to manage projects and multitask. Additional attributes, such as team leadership skills and commercial awareness, are required for career progression. The ideal candidate will demonstrate competency in decision-making, flexibility, planning and organizing, initiative, and interpersonal skills.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Identify customer requirements

  • Design electrical systems and products

  • Develop design specifications and technical drawings

  • Specify components, wire and connector sizing, and interfaces

  • Generate electrical schematics and drawings

  • Process electrical Engineering Change Proposals (ECPs)

  • Create bills of materials (BOMs)

  • Validate schematics and circuit diagrams

  • Research suitable solutions while estimating costs and schedule

  • Create models and/or prototypes of products

  • Work with others on the design, product management, and production teams

  • Work with clients and contractors

  • Design test plans and conduct tests

  • Record, analyze, and interpret test data

  • Propose modifications and retesting products as required for product compliance to specifications

  • Qualify the final product and/or system

  • Adhere to Quality Management processes and policies

  • Service and maintain equipment as necessary

  • Prepare product documentation, write reports, and give presentations for design and other engineering reviews and meetings

  • Ability to resolve process problems and provide recommendations to improve processes

  • Monitor products in use to improve on future design

  • Work with the National Electrical Code to ensure safety and compliance

Job Qualifications:

  • Applicants must be either a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, legal permanent resident, asylee, refugee or must be eligible to apply for and obtain the appropriate export control license from the U.S. Departments of State or Commerce

  • BSEE or equivalent relevant work experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in electrical/electronic design engineering

  • Strong electrical experience in AC/DC (alternating current/direct current)

  • Experience in electro/mechanical system design

  • Experience with soldering, crimping, MIL (military) specification connectors and harness design

  • Experience with Networking systems including wireless, ethernet, and serial communications

  • Experience with generators, chargers, and battery systems

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office to include Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Project

  • Experience with general office software tools; ability to utilize the Internet for research and resource gathering; ability to manage communications and calendars through email

  • Excellent communications skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in designing electrical components, assemblies, and subassemblies

  • Servo motor design and control

  • PLC (programmable logic controller) design experience is a plus

  • 2D AutoCAD experience

  • 3D SolidWorks experience (SolidWorks Routing a plus)

  • Experience with IPC & MIL standards

FLIR and all of our employees are committed to conducting business with the highest ethical standards. We require all employees to comply with all applicable laws, regulations, rules and regulatory orders. Our reputation for honesty, integrity and high ethics is as important to us as our reputation for making innovative sensing solutions.

FLIR is an equal opportunity employer.

FLIR Systems, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes technologies that enhance perception and awareness. We bring innovative sensing solutions into daily life through our thermal imaging systems, visible-light imaging systems, locator systems, measurement and diagnostic systems, and advanced threat detection systems.

FLIR Systems offers a fast-paced, dynamic environment that provides for a challenging career and the ability to achieve professional growth. It is the talent of our employees that sets us apart as the technology and market leader in the infrared community.