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Electrical Engineer II

Company: AOB Products Company
Location: Columbia
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

: American Outdoor Brands was forged in innovation and the desire to produce products that support the everyday shooter, hunter, defender, and outdoorsman. AOB is coveted for its leading innovative product development capabilities and processes. The Electrical Engineer II (EE) plays an important role in the new product development function of electrical products. The EE supports New Product Development by completing the design, development, and sourcing of electrical assemblies for new products and/or upgrades to current products. In addition, the EE may support software and embedded firmware development activities. Additional responsibilities include developing documentation, testing, and production designs for electronic components and assemblies, providing technical sourcing aid to the purchasing function before and after production release, and providing collaborative and pro-active support to product development, sales, and marketing. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, self-motivation, and experience with hunting, shooting, and outdoor accessories. Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering preferred
  • 5+ years of experience preferred Competencies and Skills:
    • A high degree of project management proficiency in a development environment
    • Demonstrated ability to be a technical lead in the department for other engineering staff and technicians
    • An ability to determine and implement product cost reduction programs
    • Strong knowledge of engineering principles (DFMEA, DVP&R, and etc---)
    • Strong knowledge of industry and mil standards i.e., ANSI, IEEE, FDA.
    • Working knowledge in Data Acquisition equipment and principles
    • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects at the same time with accelerated timelines
    • Knowledgeable in use of electronics troubleshooting and SMT rework equipment
    • Experience with Embedded Firmware Development (EFD) in Assembly, C and/or C++ is desired
    • Experience with programming in the Windows Operating environment
    • High proficiency with Microsoft Office products
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills are required, and must be solution driven with the ability to generate creative/innovative solutions.
    • Ability to work well in a collaborative development environment
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required
    • Firearms experience desired Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
      • Execute the design, analysis, and evaluation of assigned projects using sound engineering principles and adhering to business standards, practices, procedures, and product / program requirements
      • Work directly with Product Designers and Product Engineers, to incorporate PCBs into custom housings, integrated mechatronic systems, and finished good product
      • Software and embedded firmware experience is preferred
      • Provide Electronic Circuitry Design to include a wide range of weapon mounted flashlights, laser aiming solutions, firearm scopes/optics, red dot sights, and new technology introduction (NTI)
      • Responsible for developing printed circuit board (PCB) design and interface to support design function from concept to manufacturing
      • Ability to identify and secure all necessary components and equipment to support the product design process.
      • Construction of fixtures as required for prototype evaluation and testing
      • Be a leader of innovation, for existing products, products in development, and during new product conception
      • Generation of new product ideas, and involvement in product conception and definition activities
      • Capable of performing work independently, using advanced techniques, theories, and processes to complete work
      • Creation and management of standards and test instructions to qualify product to industry standards.
      • Generate and/or assist with the development of product specifications NOTE: This list presents only the principal duties of the position and is not intended to be comprehensive. The duties and responsibilities listed above may be changed or supplemented at any time in accordance with business needs and conditions. Physical Demands:
        • Regular and predictable attendance is required.
        • Some work is required in "off-hours" for business meetings/company events.
        • Ability to sit for prolonged periods of time in front of a computer.
        • Ability to move about facility on regular basis to perform physical activities, such as, but not limited to, lifting heavy equipment (up to 50 lbs. unassisted), bending, standing, climbing or walking.
        • Visual and hearing acuity. NOTE: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions . Work Environment and Personal Protective Equipment:
          • General office environment, with some exposure to plant environment, with fork lift and other general hazards.
          • Exposure to the outdoors, unstable ground, and some climbing.
          • Safety glasses with side shields and hearing protection required when on manufacturing floor Within any of our facilities, employees may be exposed to manufacturing noise, airborne liquid chemicals, fine particulate dust, ambient temperatures, and industrial lighting. Work environment is similar to most manufacturing and distribution operations. May be exposed to excessive noise, temperatures, hazards associated with working around moving machinery, work in confined quarters, exposure to vibrations and shop lighting, continuous exposure to hot temperatures, may be humid, odors, dust, continuous exposure to mechanical hazards, and occasional exposure to chemical hazards. American Outdoor Brands (and its affiliates) is an equal opportunity employer and considers for employment and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, veteran status, military service, application for military service, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other status protected by applicable state or local law. Candidates must possess proper authorization to work in the United States and, where applicable, to possess technical data as defined in the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR) 22 CFR 120.10.


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