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Electrical Designer

Company: Plug Power Inc.
Location: Latham
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Electrical Designer

Status: Exempt (salaried)

Department: Mechanical Engineering

Position Summary

The Electrical Designer will create complex harness designs and electrical detailing for new Plug Power fuel cell systems. The successful candidate must be able to interpret multiple inputs and requests and balance these within system constraints, while striving for elegant and simple designs that can be sourced, inspected, assembled, and serviced efficiently. The role will require strong leadership, teamwork, and analysis skills to collaborate with various engineering disciplines as well as other cross-functional departments. The ideal candidate should be creative, self-motivated, able to handle multiple project assignments and willing to learn and adapt within a fast-paced engineering organization. Prior experience with electro-mechanical design is required.

Core Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with systems, electrical and mechanical teams to understand the system component requirements, constraints, and preferred layouts.
  • Create EIDs from System P&ID, component and electrical boards flow downs.
  • Designs and drafts layout for printed circuit boards according to engineering specifications, utilizing knowledge of electronics, drafting, and PCB design.
  • Select wiring, connectors, pass throughs, attachment areas, breakouts etc
  • Create device drawings for components connections.
  • Model/design harnesses and layout based on EID, system and mechanical models
  • Work with manufacturing and field engineering to understand multiple customer needs.
  • Oversee and assist prototype harness build for first run prototype of lab benches.
  • Communicate consistently and effectively to all cross-functional team members where needed to ensure that design intent is understood, and questions are answered to move projects forward.
  • Represent Plug Power in a professional manner in all interactions; support the philosophy of the organization to provide high-performing technology to maximize customer satisfaction.
  • Maintain change control documentation for components and subsystems.
  • Maintain service documentation for components and subsystems.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned

Education and Experience

  • Minimum BS degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or relevant engineering field is required.
  • Three (3) or more years of related work experience preferably within a New Product Development environment
  • Experience with Creo required.
  • Experience with Creo Schematic, PTC Harness 3D, PADs or Altium, Windchill, and Visio strongly desired
  • Electrical knowledge of wire and connector gauge sizing for both low and high voltage systems
  • Experience with complex harness design in tight spaces - wire sizing, connector selection, watertight designs, poke-yoke assembly, and routing
  • Ability to manage complex projects and multi-task effectively with excellent follow-through and commitment to deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Teamwork oriented and focused. Must be driven and self-motivated with excellent follow through.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

Plug Power, Inc. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Keywords: Plug Power Inc., Decatur , Electrical Designer, Other , Latham, Illinois

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